PAP Flap Austin
A PAP flap is a type of breast reconstruction that uses only your own tissue. The breast is reconstructed using skin, fat, and blood vessels from the back of your upper thigh. The technique spares the muscle and leaves a scar just beneath the buttocks in a natural crease on the back of your thigh.PAP stands for Pudendal Artery Perforator, a blood vessel that runs through the thigh. A PAP flap is best suited for those who are not a candidate to use their abdominal tissue either because of previous surgeries or because they do not have the volume of belly tissue to make a breast.A PAP flap creates a soft natural feeling breast that does not require using an implant. A PAP flap usually creates a breast the same volume or larger than the breast that was removed in a mastectomy.