DIEP Flap Reconstruction – Page 2

The following images are from actual patients treated by Dr. Elisabeth Potter who have undergone DIEP Flap Reconstuction surgery.


This 54 year female, with a history of right DCIS breast cancer, underwent bilateral nipple-sparing mastectomies with tissue expander placement.  She subsequently had DIEP flap reconstruction.


This 44 year female, with a history of left breast IDC, underwent bilateral nipple-sparing mastectomies with tissue expander placement.  She later underwent bilateral DIEP flap reconstruction. She had one revision surgery.


This patient, age 38, diagnosed with the BRCA 2 gene mutation, underwent a bilateral prophylactic nipple sparing mastectomy and immediate DIEP flap reconstruction. She opted for one revision surgery.


This 42 year female, with a history of right DCIS breast cancer, underwent a right unilateral nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate stacked DIEP flap reconstruction.  She later underwent two small revision surgeries.

This 42 year female, with a history of left breast cancer, underwent a bilateral skin-sparing mastectomy and tissue expander placement.  She later underwent DIEP Flap reconsturction and one revision surgery.

This 45 year female, with a history of left breast IDC, underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy and a left unilateral skin-sparing mastectomy with tissue expander placement.  She later underwent left stacked DIEP flap reconstruction and right mastopexy for symmetry. She had one revision surgery.


This 39 year female, with a history of left breast IDC, was also diagnosed with the BRCA 1 gene mutation.  She underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy and then a bilateral nipple-sparing mastectomy with tissue expander placement with another surgeon.  After completing radiation therapy, she underwent bilateral DIEP flap reconstruction. She had one revision surgery.


This 43 year female, with a history of left breast IDC, was also diagnosed with the BRCA 1 gene mutation.  She underwent a bilateral mastectomy with tissue expander placement  to implant reconstruction with another surgeon.  She disliked the feel and position of her implants.  She opted for bilateral implant removal and DIEP flap reconstruction. She had one revision surgery.


This 38 year female, with a history of right breast IDC, underwent a right skin-sparing mastectomy with tissue expander placement. After completing radiation therapy, she underwent a left prophylactic skin-sparing mastectomy, right tissue expander removal, and bilateral DIEP flap reconstruction. She had one revision surgery and underwent nipple tattooing.