Dr. Marga is a board certified Plastic Surgeon with additional training as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She is the Founder of the National Institute of Lymphology and serves as a Medical Advisor to the Norton School. Dr. Marga promotes the the highest standard of lymphedema care for surgical patients nationwide.
TDAP Flap (Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator Flap)
The TDAP flap is a perforator flap composed of skin, fat and the associated blood vessels that keep it alive that can be rotated from the back in to a position on the chest wall. It is not a microsurgical flap and does not require the use of the operating room microscope. However, it does require loupe magnification of the blood vessels as they are meticulously dissected free of associated nerves under the arm.
TDAP flaps are an excellent way to add volume to an existing breast reconstruction without the need for breast implants or microsurgery. Moreover, they are an excellent way to undergo a breast augmentation using your own tissues.
Please feel free to ask Dr. Marga about breast augmentation using TDAP flaps.