Hi BMarie. I had diep. As gma stated, you can go to my website www.truefacesofbreastcancer.org/diep.htm and find info on diep regarding things to evaluate, when seeking a Plastic Surgeon. There is also info about preparing your body for surgery. Don't forget that when you do have your mastectomy to request a skin-sparing mastectomy. It allows you to keep your breast envelope. Good luck.
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You might also want to check out FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, at:
The organization is for people affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, but many of the women there have had DIEP flaps and GAP flaps. Also there are photos in on our reconstruction boards.
Everyone that I know who has had a DIEP has been happy.