I'm having reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. It will be a DIEP flap procedure, will it also tighten my stomach muscle?

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Muscle tightening after DIEP

Often, but not always, we plicate, or tighten the fibrous sheath around the muscles during a DIEP.  This is similar to how we do it during a tummy tuck.  The end result is a more narrow waist, and less risk of pooching of the front of the tummy

Muscle tightening after DIEP

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Often, but not always, we plicate, or tighten the fibrous sheath around the muscles during a DIEP.  This is similar to how we do it during a tummy tuck.  The end result is a more narrow waist, and less risk of pooching of the front of the tummy

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