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DIEP Flap Reconstruction

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Topic: DIEP Flap Reconstruction
Posted By: Asovey
Subject: DIEP Flap Reconstruction
Date Posted: Mar 14 2019 at 3:54pm
I have finished my course of treatment and I am now looking at reconstruction.  At this point I plan to have my remaining breast removed and then have the DIEP flap reconstruction process done.  Has anyone Had this procedure done I have heard good things -know for sure I do not want the TRAM flap.  I would love to hear how your experience went if you have had this done.

Thanks,  Ann

Posted By: Kellyless
Date Posted: Mar 15 2019 at 11:45pm
Ha. I just commented on this in the other thread. I attempted it, had complications (nigntmare) and quit the process. Because of radiation. I'd be happy to elaborate if you've not done the skin expander yet. 
My friend that had tnbc had her surgery in December. It went perfectly! She's all healed up and her tummy  and breasts look great! She's still got to get her nipple tattoos, but they look terrific anyway. She had minimal pain and no complications. 

IDC, 2.2 cm, Stage IIb,lumpectomy 1/30/09 ACx4,Tx4 36 rads
6/1/16 Local recurrence same breast, same spot 1.8cm Carb.4x every 3 wks, Taxol 12x once wk. Dbl Mast. PCR!! Reconstruction fail, NED!

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