TDAP Surgery

TDAP Surgery

TDAP Surgery

TDAP BREAST RECONSTRUCTION BATON ROUGE, LA

Upper Back Tissue Breast Reconstrution Surgery

The TDAP Free Flap is a reconstructive breast procedure that uses the skin and fat tissue from the upper back to reconstruct the breast after cancerous tissue is removed. This tissue donor area is located on the outer areas of the back, near the upper back and underarm areas where women often have extra fat tissue. The thoracodorsal artery is used as the blood supply to rejuvenate the reconstructed breast. Your physician, Dr. Theunissen, can perform the TDAP during the initial removal of the cancerous breast tissue or years down the road, post-mastectomy. With many reconstructive procedures the most commonly used back muscle, the latissimus dorsi muscle, is used to restore the breast. With Dr. Theunissen’s high level surgical skill in microsurgery, he is able to spare the latissimus dorsi muscle with the thoracodorsal flap surgery.  Therefore the TDAP is a muscle sparing surgery that uses the patients own autologous tissue while not sacrificing the vital thoracic muscles.

SOME BENEFITS OF TDAP FREE FLAP INCLUDE:

BACK FAT REDUCTION – One of the best surgical reasons many women undergo the TDAP microsurgery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with Dr. Taylor Theunissen is the benefit of the reduction in the brassiere area fat. Often times women do not have a lot of fatty tissue in this area so the TDAP may be best combined with a hybrid flap or with an implant reconstructive surgery. This will ultimately be decided on between the patient and their surgeons.

NATURAL LOOK AND FEEL – Because it is an autologous tissue procedure, like the other microsurgeries Dr. Taylor Theunissen performs, the best results produce a more natural breast look and feel. The symmetrical appearance and feel that the microsurgical TDAP can produce is often times superior to implant reconstructions. Besides the natural look and feel, the TDAP Free Flap surgeries also enable a quicker recovery than muscle utilizing flaps by the fact that the patient gets to keep all of their muscle tissue. Additionally, the patient can also avoid implant complications if an implant is not needed or wanted with the thoracodorsal artery perforator procedure.

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    KEY INFORMATION

    • The TDAP flap is one of most advanced forms of breast restoration surgeries
    • The thoracodorsal artery perforator free flap uses the back’s skin and fat tissue for breast restorations
    • The TDAP flap preserves all the of the patients abdominal muscles
    • Nipple Tattooing is now available in-office for Dr. Theunissen’s patients
    • Enjoy the added benefit of a “slimmer back” for less brassiere “bulge”
    • Abdominal issues is low in comparison to TRAM Flaps.
    • Vascularized Lymph Node transfer can be performed in conjunction to treat lymphedema
    • Two talented microsurgeons will perform the procedure to ensure optimal results
    • Dr. Theunissen’s success rate is higher than the national average, making him one of the top breast reconstructive surgeons in the Louisiana region
    • To learn if you are a TDAP flap candidate or to schedule a consultation, please contact our Baton Rouge, Louisiana office here or call us at 225-218-6108.

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      TDAP Breast Reconstruction carried out by a breast reconstructive surgeon in Baton Rouge and New Orleans is 100% covered by insurance by law. Dr. Theunissen performs TDAP 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 3.5 hours. This helps reduce risk and recovery time for his patients. Recovery for a TDAP is 2 – 3 weeks

      Average Cost

      $0 OUT OF POCKET

      Recovery Time

      2 – 3 WEEKS

      Average Procedure Time

      DR THEUNISSEN: 3.5 HRS
      NATIONAL AVG: 10HRS

      Procedure Recovery Location

      1 NIGHT HOSPITAL STAY

      WHERE

      BATON ROUGE OR NEW ORLEANS HOSPITAL

      INSURANCE

      INSURANCE COVERS 100% OF ALL BREAST RECONSTRUCTIONS including TDAP

      KEY INFORMATION

      • The TDAP flap is one of most advanced forms of breast restoration surgeries
      • The thoracodorsal artery perforator free flap uses the back’s skin and fat tissue for breast restorations
      • The TDAP flap preserves all the of the patients abdominal muscles
      • Nipple Tattooing is now available in-office for Dr. Theunissen’s patients
      • Enjoy the added benefit of a “slimmer back” for less brassiere “bulge”
      • Abdominal issues is low in comparison to TRAM Flaps.
      • Vascularized Lymph Node transfer can be performed in conjunction to treat lymphedema
      • Two talented microsurgeons will perform the procedure to ensure optimal results
      • Dr. Theunissen’s success rate is higher than the national average, making him one of the top breast reconstructive surgeons in the Louisiana region
      • To learn if you are a TDAP flap candidate or to schedule a consultation, please contact our Baton Rouge, Louisiana office here or call us at 225-218-6108.

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      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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