Kettering Health is the first healthcare system in the Dayton region to perform the Profunda Artery Perforator (PAP) flap for breast reconstruction.
The PAP flap procedure is unique because it uses tissue from the patient’s inner thigh to create new breasts after a mastectomy. Other breast reconstruction procedures use tissue from the abdomen.
The PAP flap procedure reconstructs breasts that feel and look more natural without the need for breast implants. Patients also don’t lose muscle from another part of the body, and the surgical scar on the inner thigh is well hidden.
“We are excited to be the only Dayton healthcare system to offer this life-changing surgery,” said Dr. Nickolay Markov, plastic surgeon at Kettering Health. “By offering this surgery, we’ve expanded options for breast reconstruction to women throughout the region.”
The PAP flap is among the newest types of flap surgeries for breast reconstruction. Women interested in the surgery can schedule a consultation by calling 1-855-500-2873.