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 bilateral prophylactic nipple-sparing mastectomies 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 bilateral skin-sparing mastectomies and tissue expander placement.  She later underwent DIEP Flap reconstruction 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 bilateral nipple-sparing mastectomies 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 bilateral mastectomies 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.


This 41 year old female, with a history of right breast DCIS, had undergone a right breast lumpectomy and subsequent radiation. Genetic testing revealed ATM and CHEK-2 mutations, so she opted to undergo a prophylactic right completion mastectomy and a left mastectomy with immediate DIEP flap reconstruction.


This 57 year old female was diagnosed with left breast infiltrating lobular carcinoma. She underwent a right skin-sparing mastectomy, then later underwent right DIEP flap breast reconstruction and left breast reduction for symmetry.


This 43 year old patient was diagnosed with left breast invasive ductal carcinoma. She underwent a left nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate DIEP flap breast reconstruction, and later underwent one small revision surgery.