Hello Grace, happy to meet you, but sorry it had to be here. I have not yet had reconstruction, but I am considering it. You might get a lot of information on Google under breast cancer reconstruction.As I understand it, there are several flap operations with tram, free and the newer diep. Tram is the older, diep the newer, and free flap is used a lot because it is a shorter surgery than diep. A free vs diep was described to me as a difference of 2 inches, with diep involving micro surgery and free flap not. Because I had radiation, I might have to have a lat flap, from the back. I'll be seeing someone in a week to discuss this.
Someone here on the board who has had this surgery will probably reply soon. I believe you have made a good decision.
Good Luck, and let us hear from you.