The TDAP and ICAP flaps represent pedicled techniques for breast reconstruction that are both innovative and efficient. With the TDAP flap, skin and fat are removed from the back, and with the ICAP flap, skin and fat are removed from the side of the chest. The latissimus and other local muscles are preserved during the transfer of tissue to reconstruct the breast. Dr. Zampell will ensure a successful, functional outcome as well as an aesthetically pleasing result.
What are the advantages of the TDAP and ICAP flaps?
- Enhances quality of life as well as long-term comfort and mobility
- Creates realistic, natural looking breast mounds
- No need for microsurgery
- Shorter post-operative recovery than with the latissimus dorsi flap
- Preserves muscles