What is Flap Breast Reconstruction?
Alternatively, many women can avoid implants altogether by having a “flap reconstruction.” This breast reconstruction method uses a woman’s own tissue from the abdomen, back or buttocks to create the breast mound. Most commonly, lower abdominal tissue (TRAM, or DIEP flap) is used to create a new breast that often feels and looks more natural than one reconstructed using an implant. A secondary effect of this reconstruction is a tummy tuck. The Latissimus Dorsi Flap uses muscle and skin from the back to create the breast mound, often with simultaneous use of an implant to provide additional volume. Either of these flap reconstructions can be performed immediately at the time of mastectomy or in a delayed fashion at a future date.
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