TRAM FLAP BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
The Transverse Rectus Abdominus Muscle flap (TRAM flap) uses skin and fat from the lower abdomen to re-create the breast. The underlying abdominal muscle is used for blood supply to the tissue in the TRAM as the flap is tunneled under the skin to the chest. This flap, which is never fully disconnected, is brought up and out through the mastectomy site and the tissue is sculpted to look as much like the other breast as possible. The lower abdominal site is closed to achieve cosmetic results similar to a tummy tuck. The TRAM flap can be used to create one or two breasts, as is desired. The recovery time includes a 3-5 day hospital stay and 6-8 weeks for a full recovery.
Other Breast Reconstruction Procedures Available:
- DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction
- Latissimus Dorsi Flap Reconstruction
- Breast Reconstruction - Implants
In order to determine the best breast reconstruction option for you call Dr. John Taylor today. All of your questions will be answered during your personalized consultation.