DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction Recovery | Patients Share Their Stories
By: Courtney Floyd
What is DIEP flap reconstruction recovery like?
Many believe DIEP flap breast reconstruction will be a more painful experience compared to implants. They also believe the DIEP flap recovery will take longer compared to implants. These are common misconceptions. In fact, recent studies show implant-based reconstruction patients report more pain and use more narcotics compared to DIEP flap reconstruction patients.
Thanks to our ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) Protocol, our patients are healing faster and experiencing less pain after surgery! Every patient experience will vary, but majority of our patients do not need narcotics for pain after surgery and are able to go home after three days.
Here are just a few of their stories:
Corinne underwent bilateral DIEP flap. Only two days after surgery, she is feeling well enough to be discharged from the hospital.
Allison traveled from Georgia to PRMA to undergo DIEP flap breast reconstruction. One week after surgery, she shares how well she is feeling.
Julie underwent bilateral DIEP flap and only one week after surgery, she is feeling great!