The surgery is still rare in the world as a short number of surgeons offer this surgery. The surgeon you choose should have some experience in it. Choosing the right clinic for your treatment is the most important part of a treatment. It is due to the reason that not all of the clinics in the UAE are delivering the best services at a reasonable cost.
*Facts You Must Know
|Cost of Treatment|
|Time Required||6-7 Hours (First Session)|
|Recovery Time||1-2 Week|
|Success Rate||Very high Success Rate|
In order to qualify as a perfect candidate for this treatment, the treatment aspirant must fulfill the criteria set by doctors. Although the criteria vary from person to person and only the surgeon you are seeing will be able to inform you about the criteria. To teach you about the treatment, we are listing down some important points. The criteria include but not limited to;
- You are ready to have a flap from abdomen removed
- You have realistic expectations with the results of the surgery
- You have not had a surgery before that have injured perforated vessels
- You do not have a condition that limits your ability to withstand general anesthesia
The treatment is very beneficial and aims at achieving plenty of goals. Some of the notable goals are listed below;
- To reconstruct a natural-looking breast
- To reconstruct the breast(s) of the patient
- To remove the extra fat and skin on abdomen area
- To make both breasts symmetrical and proportional
Different surgeons often come up with slightly different techniques to perform this procedure. The most common technique to reconstruct the breast with DIEP flap is to remove a flap from the abdomen area and to harvest it on the breast area.
Your doctor will ask you to follow some instructions before the procedure. These instructions include by not limited to the following;
- Use the medication prescribed by the doctor
- Do not use any medication without consulting your doctor
- If you are a smoker or drinker, you will have to quite before the surgery
As a matter of fact, it is not a one-time procedure. The treatment is performed in 3 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. The flap thus removed will be attached at the site of mastectomy. In this process, the surgeon will try to keep the flap removed from the abdomen alive. Using this reconstruction method for breast, the reconstruction of one breast takes about 4 hours. In the case of two breasts’ reconstruction, about 6 to 7 hours are needed.
Stage 2: Tweaking Stage
This stage consists of cosmetic treatment of the flap harvested in the previous stage. This stage of the procedure 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 done in stage 3 can also be combined with the procedure in stage 2. This 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. Mean to say, the creation of areola with the tattoo art.
The procedure is very beneficial and delivers good results to every patient. a typical DIEP flap microsurgery is expected to deliver the following benefits;
- It spares abdominal muscles
- It delivers permanent results
- It preserves the rectus sheath
- It preserves the rectus muscle
- It aesthetically performs tummy tuck
- It involves less post-operative pain compared to the TRAM
- The breasts will feel more natural than the breasts after implants
Like all other surgeries, this procedure also has some side effects. The DIEP flap microsurgery 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.
Of these 3 to 4 days, the first day will be in ICU and the remaining days in an ordinary room. During this hospital stay, you will be monitored; you will be able to move, walk during your hospital stay.
You will have to take great care even after the treatment. Your doctor will provide you with some important instructions that you will have to follow. The process will take
The results delivered by this procedure are good. The treatment is a good option to have one’s breast reconstructed with one’s own part of the body. The extra fat or skin is removed from abdomen area. This skin is utilized to reconstruct the breast. The treatment is good to get long-lasting and natural-looking results.
Dubai Cosmetic Surgery is one of the leading cosmetic surgery houses in the UAE with clinics across the UAE. We will love to have a conversation with you over the phone if you are interested in areola reduction breast procedure. Contact us for a free consultation today.
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