State-of-the-Art Breast Restoration: The DIEP Flap Offers Women an Advanced Tissue-Only Option
Few plastic surgeons across the country offer breast reconstruction after mastectomy using the muscle-sparing DIEP flap procedure. This revolutionary surgery is now available at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital from Dr. Bob Basu and Dr. Sugene Kim.
“The DIEP flap is an excellent option for women seeking a reconstructed breast using their own tissue without an implant,” says Dr. Basu, who now performs at least one DIEP flap procedure a week at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands with plastic surgery colleague Dr. Sugene Kim.
Plastic and reconstructive surgeons Dr. Basu and Dr. Kim discuss patient options for DIEP flap reconstruction, an advanced microsurgical tissue transplantation of excess lower abdominal skin and fat to the chest wall to create a breast mound.
“My patients in The Woodlands and surrounding areas are happy that they have access to state-of-the-art restorations that were formerly available only at the Texas Medical Center,” Dr. Basu says. “For the DIEP flap you need advanced microsurgical technology and a skilled OR staff, and the post-op nursing care is very important. The nursing care is excellent at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands. They’re excited about their patients and monitor them like a hawk.”