Results from a traditional DIEP flap closure can result in a cosmetically disappointing belly button and an obtrusive abdominal closure.
She shapes the umbilical incision in a way that results in a hidden scar inside the umbilicus, for a more natural-looking navel. This careful shaping takes some more time in the operating room but provides better results after the initial reconstruction.
60-year old woman, 6 weeks after DIEP flap, without revision. Our surgeons use a specially designed umbilicus closure for a hidden scar within the navel, producing a more natural looking result.
Measure Twice, Cut Once – More Natural-Looking Navel After DIEP Flap – Christine Fisher MD