DIEP Flap surgery is a kind of breast reconstruction surgery that is still rare in the world as few surgeons offer it. During this type of breast reconstruction surgery, the blood vessels known as Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforators (DIEP) are transferred from the lower abdomen to the chest along with the skin and fat connected to them. The surgeon you choose for this treatment should have full experience in it. Also, choosing the right clinic for your treatment is the most important part of the treatment.
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In order to qualify as a perfect candidate for DIEP flap surgery in Dubai, you must fulfill the criteria set by doctors. Although the criteria vary from person to person, only the surgeon you are seeing will be able to inform you about it. You are an ideal candidate if you;
- Are ready to have a flap removed from your abdomen.
- Have realistic expectations from the results of the surgery.
- Did not have any surgery before that has injured perforated vessels.
- Do not have a condition that limits your ability to withstand general anesthesia.
The treatment is very beneficial and aims to;
- Reconstruct natural-looking breasts.
- Remove the extra fat and skin on the abdomen area.
- Make both breasts symmetrical and proportional.
Different surgeons often come up with slightly different techniques to perform DIEP flap surgery in Dubai. The most common technique to reconstruct the breast with DIEP flap is to remove a flap from the abdomen area and implant it on the breast area.
Your surgeon will ask you to follow some instructions before the procedure. These instructions include but are not limited to the following;
- Use the medications prescribed by the surgeon only.
- Do not use any medication without consulting with your doctor.
DIEP flap treatment in Dubai is not a one-time procedure. It is performed in three stages. These 3 stages are explained below;
Stage 1: Main Procedure
The DIEP flap microsurgery is performed in different stages. In the first stage, the flap from the abdomen is removed. It is then attached at the site of the mastectomy. In this process, the surgeon will try to keep the flap removed from the abdomen. Using this method, the reconstruction of one breast takes about 4 hours. For the reconstruction of both breasts, about 6 to 7 hours are needed.
Stage 2: Tweaking Stage
This stage involves the cosmetic treatment of the flap harvested in the previous stage. The tweaking stage can be performed as early as 3 months after the main procedure (1st Stage). The surgeon will perform this procedure on the chest and abdomen area.
Stage 3: Nipple Reconstruction/Tattoo
The procedure to be performed at the third stage can also be combined with the procedure of the second stage. The third stage involves the reconstruction of the nipple. It can be done under local anesthesia in a clinic. About six weeks after nipple reconstruction, you will have to visit your surgeon for the finishing touch – the creation of areola with the tattoo art.
You will have to take great care even after the treatment. Your surgeon will provide you some important instructions that you will have to follow.
The procedure is very beneficial and delivers effective results. A typical DIEP flap microsurgery in Dubai is expected to deliver the following benefits;
- It spares abdominal muscles.
- Delivers permanent results.
- Preserves the rectus sheath and muscle.
- It aesthetically performs a tummy tuck.
- Involves less post-operative pain as compared to the TRAM.
- The breasts will feel more natural than the breasts with implants.
The DIEP flap surgery in Dubai is a procedure that affects two parts of the body. That is why it takes some time to fully recover after the treatment. The patient will have to stay in the hospital for 3 to 4 days. The first day will be in ICU and the remaining days in an ordinary room. During the hospital stay, you will be monitored.
The results delivered by DIEP flap microsurgery in Dubai are good. It is a good option to have one’s breast reconstructed with one’s own extra fat or skin removed from the abdomen area. This skin is utilized to reconstruct the breast. The treatment offers long-lasting and natural-looking results.
Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic is one of the leading cosmetic surgery clinics in the UAE that is offering DIEP flap treatment. We will love to have a conversation with you if you are interested in learning more about the DIEP flap treatment in Dubai. Our board-certified breast surgeons are always available to help you. Fill in the form given below and book a free consultation today.
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