Jacksonville, FL – The team of surgeons at Florida Plastic Surgery Group are proud to offer a variety of reconstructive options for women who have overcome breast cancer. Among the many techniques utilized, the surgeons emphasize the potential of the DIEP Flap (deep inferior epigastric artery perforator) surgery. They explain that this technique holds numerous advantages for the right candidate and can effectively restore the natural shape of a woman’s breast.

During the DIEP Flap breast reconstruction procedure, excess skin and fat tissue from the abdominal region, as well as their blood vessels, are harvested via microsurgery and transferred to the breast region. The surgeons at Florida Plastic Surgery Group explain that this lends several benefits to the patient:

  • No implant is needed
  • Muscle is preserved in the abdomen
  • Faster recovery compared to similar techniques
  • Abdominal contouring similar to that of a tummy tuck

The surgical team notes that this procedure can be performed at the same time as a patient’s mastectomy or later as a delayed procedure. The best candidates, they explain, are those with a moderate amount of skin and fat available in the midsection to be relocated.

The surgeons highlight that following a patient’s breast cancer diagnosis, breast reconstruction with the DIEP flap is usually a covered insurance benefit by the Women’s Health Act. Additionally, they say that women who have had previous implant reconstruction sometimes decide to replace their implants with their own tissue, like the DIEP Flap, so as to avoid further implant revisions.

Breast reconstruction is described by the surgeons as one of the most rewarding procedures they perform at the Jacksonville plastic surgery practice. The team encourages women who have battled breast cancer to learn about their reconstructive options and make sure they are fully informed before making a decision about their treatment.

Florida Plastic Surgery Group

Florida Plastic Surgery Group offers a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures to patients in the Jacksonville area. The team is composed of Drs. Ankit Desai, Michael Fallucco, and Joseph Parks, each doctor bringing a unique skill set to the practice. All three surgeons have individually been recognized for their commitment to the field of plastic surgery by being named “Top Doctor” in Jacksonville Magazine’s 2014 issue. The team is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Florida Plastic Surgery Group, please visit plasticsurgeryjacksonville.com.


Florida Plastic Surgery Group

14540 Old St. Augustine Rd. #2391
Jacksonville, FL 32258

2 Shircliff Way
Suite 500
Depaul Building
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Clay County:
1658 St. Vincent’s Way, Suite 210
Middleburg, FL 32068

(904) 262-3372

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