Surgical Breast Reconstruction Technique
A TRAM flap surgery: a surgical breast reconstruction technique in which tissue from the lower abdominal wall is grafted onto the chest.
The procedure's name refers to a small portion being removed along with fat, skin and blood vessels. The flap can remain attached to its original blood supply or it can be connected to the new site using advanced microsurgical techniques.
TRAM flap breast reconstruction is suitable for many women who have undergone a mastectomy to treat breast cancer. Other indications that suggest suitability for the procedure include:
Patients should have realistic expectations for surgical outcomes and how they are coping with their cancer diagnosis and treatments.
Breast reconstruction is a major operation that takes place in a hospital. General anesthesia is administered. Dr. Feledy removes the tissue flap from your abdomen and grafts it onto the new site. A breast implant may also be done at the same time for optimal results. Dr. Feledy will close all incisions after reconstructing the breast, which may include creating a new nipple and areola.
TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction Results
Most Northern VA RAM flap breast reconstruction patients will require up to five days of hospitalization before returning home. It takes six to eight weeks before normal activities can be resumed.
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