The following images are from actual patients treated by Dr. Elisabeth Potter who have undergone DIEP Flap Reconstuction surgery.
Diagnosed with left breast cancer, this 36 year old patient chose to have a bilateral mastectomy with immediate DIEP flap reconstruction. She followed with one revision surgery, an implant placement under her DIEP flap, for breast augmentation.
Diagnosed with left breast cancer, this patient, age 55, initially opted for a left breast lumpectomy, but when pathology demonstrated positive margins for residual cancer, she chose a bilateral mastectomy with tissue expander placement after chemotherapy. Following surgery, she completed her cancer treatment with left breast radiation therapy and began her final breast reconstruction with DIEP flaps. She subsequently had two minor revision surgeries with fat grafting.
This patient, 40 years old, was diagnosed with a genetic susceptibility to breast cancer. She underwent a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with immediate DIEP flap reconstruction and followed up with one revision surgery.
This patient, a 45 year-old female with a history of right breast cancer and the CHEK2 gene mutation, underwent a bilateral nipple sparing mastectomy and immediate reconstruction with DIEP flaps and implant placement. She followed with one revision surgery.
Diagnosed with left breast cancer, this patient, age 66, underwent a lumpectomy with positive margins. Her next step was a bilateral mastectomy, with immediate DIEP flap reconstruction, after genetic testing revealed a gene mutation making her a higher risk for breast cancer. She followed up with two fat grafting sessions and completed her reconstruction with 3D nipple tattoos.
This patient, age 39, was diagnosed with left breast cancer. She began with a left breast lumpectomy followed by chemotherapy. Because of residual cancer, she proceeded with a second lumpectomy and eventually a bilateral mastectomy with immediate DIEP flap reconstruction when she continued to show positive margins. Originally a DD cup, she requested to be a C after surgery. She had one revision surgery followed by 3-D nipple tattoos.
After testing positive for a genetic susceptibility to breast cancer, this patient, age 35, underwent a bilateral nipple sparing mastectomy followed by immediate DIEP flap reconstruction. Later, she added bilateral implants under her breast flaps for augmentation purposes.
This patient, age 52, was diagnosed with a breast cancer genetic susceptibility. She opted for a prophylactic nipple sparing bilateral mastectomy with immediate DIEP flap reconstruction.