Fatty tissue can be used from the abdomen (DIEP Flap), the back of the thigh (PAP Flap), the hips (LAP Flap) and the buttock region (GAP Flap). More and more we are also performing Stacked flaps, where we combine tissues from different parts of the body in tandem to reconstruct the breasts. The advantage is the use of the DIEP is a vascular carrier for these other flaps which at times have smaller blood vessels. The results are amazing and our patients are very satisfied.

If both halves of the abdomen are used for reconstruction of one breast, this is termed as the Stacked DIEP Flap. We are also using Stacked GAP Flaps and Stacked PAP Flaps and also Stacked DIEP & GAP or Stacked DIEP & Hip Flaps for breast reconstruction.

Combined DIEP & PAP Flap Breast Reconstruction

If both halves of the abdomen are used for reconstruction of one breast, this is termed as the Stacked DIEP Flap. We are also using Stacked GAP Flaps and Stacked PAP Flaps and also Stacked DIEP & GAP or Stacked DIEP & Hip Flaps (Lower Body Lift Flap) for breast reconstruction.

Combining tissue from the abdomen (DIEP) and the thigh (PAP) allows us to perform a thigh lift and a tummy tuck simultaneously and the tissues can be contoured into breasts.




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