A Deep Dive into Understanding DIEP Flap Reconstruction

Photo of Dr. Light in BW with white copy: DIEP FLAP

Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) flaps are the most common natural tissue reconstruction we perform in our practice.⁠

A modern DIEP flap is more than just transferring skin and fat from the abdomen to the breasts. Over the upcoming weeks I’ll will be talking more about what goes into a successful DIEP flap, including how to optimize breast shape, preserve muscle tone & avoid abdominal wall bulges, and restoration of sensation to the breasts after mastectomy. You can follow me on Instagram @dr.davidlight or check back soon for more information.

Dr. Light ERAS scan of muscle where anesthesia is injected

ERAS: A Thoughtful Approach to Post-Operative Pain Management

June 16, 2021

Postoperative pain management is an essential component of any successful procedure. Unfortunately, efforts to keep patients comfortable after surgery can sometimes be shortsighted, leaning on…