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Dispelling Misconceptions Around Diep Flap Breast Reconstruction and the Thin Patient

Posted by Melissa Chefec

Constance M. Chen, MD, MPH, FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in New York and leader in microsurgical breast reconstruction, is back on the podcast with host Keri Stephens to talk about misconceptions in natural tissue breast reconstruction, specifically DIEF flap breast reconstruction. They specifically look at misconceptions around this procedure, especially when it comes to thin patients—a topic Chen wrote about earlier this year.

Click HERE to listen.

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