Am I a good candidate for breast reconstruction surgery?

Good candidates for breast reconstruction have had a mastectomy or are planning on having a mastectomy, and desire restoration of their breasts. Ideal candidates for DIEP flap breast reconstruction surgery have extra belly fat in the lower abdomen. Most prior abdominal surgeries may not exclude you from DIEP flap surgery, but we encourage you to mention these to Dr. Downey or Dr. Bullocks ahead of time.