Response to DIEP flap patient
I had breast cancer and had a diep to build the breast and tummy tuck my stomach right after just would not stay closed only in the middle I wore wound vac for months and then had a skin graft to close the stomach how can this ugly mess be fixed it looks awful and the scar is very high right below my belly button.
I am sorry to hear about your breast reconstruction healing issue. There may be several options available to lower your scar and to remove the prior skin graft area. Which option is best for you will depend on your body and tissue characteristic. If you are local you can contact my office for a consultation. If you are out of town you may want to send photos via email and set up a phone consult. There is often a solution to every problem and we can get fairly creative even in challenging situations.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta