​5 Reasons to Choose PRMA for DIEP Flap Reconstruction

By: Courtney Floyd

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PRMA Plastic Surgery is a world leading breast center specializing in today's most advanced breast reconstruction techniques--like the DIEP flap

Here is why we believe you should choose PRMA for your DIEP flap surgery:

1) PRMA is one of the most experienced breast reconstruction teams in the world!

Combined, the board-certified plastic surgeons of PRMA have over 100 years of breast reconstruction experience! Our team has performed over 8000 free flap procedures since the practice began in 1994. We routinely complete over 700 flaps per year with an over 99% success rate. How’s that for experience?!?!

2) Restore your breast sensation! 

Restoring breast feeling following a mastectomy is the latest achievement in reconstructive surgery and PRMA is at the forefront! Mastectomy patients choosing to have breast reconstruction using their own tissue may be candidates for an additional procedure called a "microneurorrhaphy", performed at the same time as their flap breast reconstruction. While very few centers worldwide offer this procedure, PRMA has been successfully performing sensory nerve reconstruction in conjunction with DIEP flap breast reconstruction for over 10 years.

3) Experience a shorter and easier recovery! 

Our Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol has been a game-changer for our patients! With this unique patient care plan, our patients now experience less pain, rarely take narcotics for pain control, feel less groggy after anesthesia, are up walking the day after surgery and can head home from the hospital much sooner (typically 2-3 days)!

4) Treat your lymphedema at the same time!

PRMA also specializes in the surgical treatment of upper extremity lymphedema. We are proud to offer our patients state-of-the-art procedures like the Lymphatic to Vascular Anastomosis (LVA) and Vascularized lymph node transfer surgery.

5) Our previous patients think you should pick PRMA too!

Patients from across the globe travel to experience the care and results that go beyond expectations from the PRMA team! But, don’t take our word for it! See what our patients have to say about their experiences:

"Oh what I would give to have found PRMA before my mastectomy, prosthesis, implants and 6 plus years of not being satisfied. I thank God every day for bringing PRMA into my life and I thank them for doing what they do so well. My wish is that PRMA reaches as many women possible early on so they too can benefit from the amazing work that they do for breast cancer patients. I promote PRMA every chance I have!" – Colleen

“So here I am, post surgery and all is looking good. I am thankful to PRMA, because you gave me a choice. I can now have the body I want. I've been trying to get the word out not only about DIEP flap but also about PRMA. PRMA has the training and expertise to help women have the choice as to what type of reconstruction they want. I think that is important when all of us facing these options did not have a choice in getting cancer.” – Lisa

“Thank you for giving me a new perspective on life. I never though I would be as happy as I am now after hearing the words "you have breast cancer."” -Barbara

Read more patient testimonies HERE

If you would like more information on undergoing DIEP flap breast reconstruction at PRMA, please give us a call at 800.692.5565 or fill out our contact form today!

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