This young 40 yo woman had previously had left breast cancer treated with a lumpectomy and radiation several years ago. She then recurred and opted for bilateral mastectomies. Due to the radiation, she underwent immediate DIEP flap reconstruction and followed this up with implant placement and fat grafting. She was too thin to be able to achieve her size goal with fat grafting alone, hence the implant. She has opted not to do nipple reconstruction and instead is going to get a floral tattoo, which we are anxious to see and show. I do like that her result is a good demonstration of how the DIEP flap can reconstruct the breast tissue so to speak, and if followed up with an implant, it can give a slightly enhanced look, almost like an augmentation.

Performed by Dr. Cain Linville

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