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|7/5/2012||I have pretty severe stretch marks on my abdomen from pregnancies and excessive weight gain. Do people still have the DIEP procedure if they have moderate stretch marks or do they use another source of tissue? I am asking because I had implants in 2011 followed by radiation but the side that had radiation seems to be contracting. I still need to go back to my plastic surgeon to discuss but wanted to know what my options are for flap reconstruction if the implant cannot be fixed.|
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|7/5/2012||yes they do because in your case the outer skin from your tummy wouldn't be used; just the fat underneath of it. so the skin that you currently have covering the implants stays, the implants are removed, and that space is then filled with tummy fat. the skin from the tummy is tossed. If you need our help just call 443-287-2778. we are very experienced in doing this procedure on women who have had previous radiation.|
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