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DIEP Surgeons in Wollongong

PLP Member Posts: 2
Hi all,
I'm looking for recommended surgeons to do my DIEP flap recon. I had a SMX (NOT skin sparing). Has anyone had surgery of this type in my area? I'd love to hear of your experiences x


  • Julez1958
    Julez1958 Member Posts: 946
    Hi I know you have asked about Wollongong but my skin sparing  mastectomy and subsequent DIEP flap surgery was done by Dr Southwell - Keely assisted by Dr Illie at St Vincent’s Private here in Sydney - I had the double.
    I am very happy with the results.
    I also know some one who had the surgery dine by Dr Illie with another assistant surgeon who was very happy.
    Its important to get someone with lots of experience in this surgery which is a lot more complicated than implants.
  • Julez1958
    Julez1958 Member Posts: 946
    Hi @PLP
    I forgot to say if you ask to join the private group on here “ Choosing Breast Reconstruction” there are lots of stories and photos there of ladies who have had a variety of types of reconstruction.