Breast reconstruction is a broad term encompassing all the different ways a woman’s breast can be rebuilt after mastectomy. The options that are available will depend on factors such as your body type, your reason for breast reconstruction and your preferences.
A TRAM flap is one example of breast reconstruction. TRAM stands for transverse rectus abdominus myocutaneous. Part of the abdomen tissue, including skin, fat and muscle, is taken and used to reconstruct tissue of the breast. The abdomen appears flat after this procedure.
TRAM flap procedures are part of a larger body of flap breast reconstructive techniques. Consult with a plastic surgeon at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington if you would like to discuss your options in greater detail.
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