What is PAP Flap Breast Reconstruction?
PAP Flap, or profunda artery perforator Flap, breast reconstruction is a surgical technique where a section of fat, skin, and blood vessels is removed from the back of your upper thigh (just below the buttocks) without any muscle removed to recreate a breast mound. Using this micro-surgical technique, Dr. Kari Colen or Dr. Stephen Colen of Colen MD will carefully reattach the blood vessels from the PAP with the blood vessels in the chest.
Another benefit of PAP Flap breast reconstruction is that because the flap is using the patient’s own skin and fat, the resulting breast mound feels very natural. Recovery from PAP flap reconstruction is also faster than other breast reconstruction techniques and there is less pain.
Am I A Candidate for PAP Flap Breast Reconstruction?
Women who have had earlier abdominal surgery or a very thin and therefore are not ideal candidates for TRAM or DIEP flap surgery, may find that PAP flap breast reconstruction is their ideal option. Dr. Kari Colen or Dr. Stephen Colen can discuss if PAP Flap breast reconstruction is ideal during your consultation at their Hackensack, New Jersey office.