This week, James E. Craigie, MD, of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question.
Question: I am 52 years old and thinking about a bilateral DIEP flap.
Answer: Thank you for your question. Have you already had a bilateral mastectomy? Do you have a specific question regarding the surgery? If you are thinking about a bilateral DIEP you have been considering options for breast reconstruction. This surgery can be done at the time of mastectomy or it can be done any time after. Also it can be appropriate for patients who have had breast cancer or who are at high risk for breast cancer. We would be glad to contact you for more specific information if you like.
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