Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure with a variety of available techniques. Often, breast reconstruction requires using autologous tissue (tissue from your own body) or a prosthetic to reconstruct a breast. Autologous tissue techniques like the TRAM flap technique involve grafting tissue from one part of the body and using it to reform a natural-looking breast.
TRAM flap reconstruction specifically refers to the abdomen. TRAM stands for transverse rectus abdominus myocutaneous. The TRAM flap procedure involves using tissue from the abdominal area below the belly button and above the pubic area. Minor muscles, connective tissue, skin and fat are removed and used to create extra breast tissue. The TRAM flap technique is preferable for some because it also results in a tummy tuck. With the expertise of a board-certified practitioner like Dr. Lisa Taylor, a TRAM flap breast reconstruction can provide ideal results.
If you would like to discuss breast reconstruction in greater detail, please contact us at our office in Oklahoma.