DIEP and DUG/TUG flaps

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Hi there, I’ve recently had a follow-up consultation with my surgeon to discuss options for risk-reducing mastectomy and reconstruction. Up till now I was expecting to go for a bilateral hemi-DIEP but have been told I’ve still not got enough tummy fat (in spite of eating like a beast for the last 6 months!) to create a similar cup size to what I have now.

My surgeon has offered a new option of using 4 flaps for the reconstruction: 2 from the tummy and 2 from the thigh area and I was wondering if anyone out there has had this done and can offer any insight?

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