Your reconstructive options may include having a new breast constructed using your own tissue. Your thighs are potential donor areas, where we can remove only fat and skin, without the need to sacrifice important muscles. Created and perfected in our breast center, this breast reconstruction procedure (PAP Flap) has been refined over the past three years to provide patients with a natural-looking result.

Profunda artery perforator (PAP) flap allows the surgeon to use fat and skin from the posterior thigh, underneath the buttock crease, for your breast reconstruction. The tissue removed is typically the same tissue that would be discarded in a thigh lift.  However in this procedure the tissue is used along with its vital blood vessels to reconstruct breasts.  The main advantage of this procedure is that the donor site scar falls in the crease of the buttock as it would in a thigh lift. This breast reconstruction procedure is optimal for patients who have had previous surgery that precludes the use of the abdomen as a donor site.

Our patients have been very pleased with the introduction of this procedure and the results from the both the breast recipient site and the donor site are superior.  With the introduction of this flap, we no longer have the need to perform TUG flap.  The TUG flap sacrifices the Gracilis muscle in the thigh for breast reconstruction.  In our breast center we believe that natural breasts do not contain muscle tissue and therefore muscles should not be used in breast reconstruction.  

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