The LTP flap stands for the lateral thigh perforator flap, a method pioneered by Dr. Robert Allen, a veteran breast reconstructive surgeon. This type of flap is taken from the saddlebag area or outer thigh region of the leg and is ideal for those who lack sufficient abdominal fat or inner thigh material to create a breast mound. It is an excellent solution for women with pear-shaped bodies who feel comfortable with a resulting scar on the outer thigh. Dr. Jamie Zampell’s Torrance LTP flap procedure can move you even closer to your reconstruction or beauty goals.
Who makes a good candidate for the LTP flap?
If a patient is not a candidate for an abdominal flap, but still wishes to avoid implants, the lateral thigh perforator flap may be a good option. As mentioned earlier, one of the benefits of this type of surgery is that it addresses excess outer thigh fat in addition to a minor thigh lift, so those patients desiring lower body contouring may be good candidates.
As with all surgeries, the best way to find out if you're a good candidate is to meet with Dr. Zampell in private at her Torrance office to discuss your options for reconstruction. She will perform an in-depth physical evaluation as well as a review of your medical history and will then make her best recommendation for the type of flap suited to your anatomy and aesthetic goals. Rest assured, Dr. Zampell’s Torrance and Beverly Hills LTP flap aesthetic restoring procedures are of the highest quality in the area.