PAP/TUG Flap

PAP / TUG BREAST RECONSTRUCTION BATON ROUGE, LA

Thigh Lift Breast Reconstrution Surgery

The PAP(Profunda Artery Perforator) flap procedure uses tissue from posterior thigh (the back of the upper thigh), located beneath the buttock crease. It is a new procedure gaining in popularity, usually with thinner patients who are not good candidates for DIEP Flap breast reconstruction. The tissue used is typically the tissue that is used for a thigh lift. With this procedure the scar is hidden very nicely in the crease of the buttock area. It can be a very good option for patients who would like a “thigh lift” and aren’t good candidates for DIEP.

SOME BENEFITS OF PAP FREE FLAP INCLUDE:

  • Uses the tissue from the posterior thigh(back of upper thigh), beneath the buttock crease
  • The scar can be hidden very discretely in the crease of the buttock
  • “Thigh Lift” added bonus
  • Muscle Sparing – does not use muscles for reconstructed breast(s).
  • Muscle sparing quickens recovery time and much needed core strength is retained

NATURAL LOOK – Aesthetically, muscle-sparing procedures result in a much more natural and symmetrical breast appearance and feel than implant reconstruction because they use the patient’s own living tissue to reconstruct the breast. Appearance aside, the PAP and TUG Free Flap, similar to the DIEP Free Flap procedure, also results in a quicker recovery and more core strength retention. Additionally, you avoid all the high complication risks which may occur using a breast implant; such as, capsular contracture, infection or bottoming out.  In order to correct any of these issues it would require a second surgery, which most women would like to avoid.

    KEY INFORMATION

    • PAP flap breast reconstruction uses the tissue near the buttock crease, from the back of the upper thigh
    • The scar is discreatly hidden in buttock’s crease
    • Added bonus of a “Thigh Lift”
    • Like all of Dr. Theunissen’s Breast Reconstruction procedures, the PAP Flap is a muscle sparing procedure
    • To learn if you are an eligible PAP flap candidate or to schedule a consultation, please contact us here or call us at (225)218-6108.

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      PAP and TUG Breast Reconstruction surgery carried out by a breast reconstructive surgeon in Baton Rouge and New Orleans is 100% covered by insurance by law. Dr. Theunissen performs PAP and TUG breast reconstructions in a state-of-the-art hospital O.R. in Baton Rouge or New Orleans with the support of another experienced microsurgeon and licensed staff. This also includes a full-time Anesthesiologist to ensure optimal care for each patient. Dr. Theunissen’s success rate exceeds 99%, which is higher than the national average. The National Average surgery time for a double breast reconstruction is 10 hrs. Dr. Theunissen performs most double PAP or TUG reconstructions in 3 – 4 hours. This helps reduce risk and recovery time for his patients.

      Average Cost

      $0 OUT OF POCKET

      Recovery Time

      3 – 4 WEEKS

      Average Procedure Time

      DR THEUNISSEN: 4 – 5 HRS
      NATIONAL AVG: 10HRS

      Procedure Recovery Location

      3 NIGHT HOSPITAL STAY

      WHERE

      BATON ROUGE OR NEW ORLEANS HOSPITAL

      INSURANCE

      INSURANCE COVERS 100% OF ALL BREAST RECONSTRUCTIONS

      KEY INFORMATION

      • PAP flap breast reconstruction uses the tissue near the buttock crease, from the back of the upper thigh
      • The scar is discreatly hidden in buttock’s crease
      • Added bonus of a “Thigh Lift”
      • Like all of Dr. Theunissen’s Breast Reconstruction procedures, the PAP Flap is a muscle sparing procedure
      • To learn if you are an eligible PAP flap candidate or to schedule a consultation, please contact us here or call us at (225)218-6108.

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      THEUNISSEN AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY OF BATON ROUGE

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      THEUNISSEN AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY OF BATON ROUGE

      5233 Dijon Drive
      Baton Rouge, LA 70808

      CALL US

      225-218-6108

      OFFICE HOURS

      Mon-Thurs: 8am – 4:30pm
      Friday: 8am – 1pm

       

       

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