What is TRAM Flap Reconstruction
TRAM Flap reconstruction, which stands for Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous – a muscle found in the lower part of the abdominal wall between the waist and pubic bone. TRAM Flap breast reconstruction is a surgical technique that uses the abdominal tissue including the skin, fat, and sometimes muscle and reattaches is to a patient’s chest to form the breast mound. Because the tissue in this region is very similar to breast tissue, it has become one of the most commonly performed types of autologous reconstruction. However, a second operation to achieve a correctly positioned, natural-appearing breast or to perform nipple reconstruction may be necessary.
Am I A Candidate for TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction?
TRAM Flap breast reconstruction is a good option for patients who are opposed to, or are not ideal candidates, for implant-based reconstruction. It is also an alternative for patients whose perforators are too small for DIEP flap reconstruction. Dr. Kari Colen and Dr. Steven Colen can help you determine if you’re a good candidate for TRAM Flap breast reconstruction during your consultation in our Park Avenue Suite in Manhattan or Hackensack, New Jersey office.