Are you unsatisfied with the results of your previous breast reconstruction surgery? Do you wish you could enhance and balance your overall body shape? A TDAP flap, or Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator, is an option for women who have previously had breast reconstruction. The procedure can change the volume of your breasts and perfect their contour. The procedure requires a high level of skill and should only be performed by an experienced microsurgeon such as Dr. Usal in Paramus, NJ. Learn more about this procedure when you contact us today and schedule your consultation with our qualified team.
TDAP Flap Benefits
One of the major benefits of a TDAP flap is that it leaves the latissimus dorsi muscle intact. Doing so reduces the risk of seroma or hematoma and shortens post-surgical downtime. The procedure is ideal if you have:
- Radiation damage to your breast tissue
- Small amounts of contouring needed
Fat grafting techniques can be used if you need larger amounts of volume and to provide a natural looking and feeling breast using your own tissues. Some women opt for a small implant for additional volume instead.
What Will the Results Look Like?
Dr. Usal will do the best job possible to provide your breasts with a natural look and feel. Following your main procedure, you may have one additional outpatient surgery to perfect symmetry and the overall aesthetic of your breasts. Dr. Usal will give you a clear understanding of what you can expect prior to surgery.
What is the Recovery Time?
TDAP flap surgery is a surgical procedure requiring a short hospital stay. Once you return home, you should be able to perform necessary tasks, and you should be back to living your normal life within a few weeks.
How Do I Know if I Am a Good Candidate?
The TDAP flap is only suited in certain cases for specialized patients. Dr. Usal will fully assess you and determine if you are a good candidate. During your consultation, we will explain the best options for your reconstruction or post-reconstruction augmentation. Our goal is to provide you the information and support you need to achieve the best results possible.
If you are ready to find out if the TDAP flap is right for you, please contact the office of Dr. Usal in Paramus, New Jersey, to schedule your initial consultation. We are committed to helping you look and feel your best!