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|4/10/2012||I have recently read about a breast reconstruction surgery that uses a layered DIEP/GAP fat transplant for each breast after bilateral mastectomy for patients who do not have enough fat in tummy and waist for DIEP for both breasts. Apparently, a layered deep inferior epigastric perforator/gluteal perforator flap combination is used for each breast. Is this something that Johns Hopkins does and if so, what is the amount of time patients are typically in surgury for this procedure?|
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|4/11/2012||we have used 2 fat sources before for building new breasts. the time in the OR can be long. 10 hours. The length of time in the OR isn't the thing to worry about though- think of yourself like an airplane-- its the take offs and landings that are important. you have ample gasoline while flying. so there are several anesthesiologists with you all the time. close monitoring. it works well. if you want to come to us call 443-287-2778.|
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