Overall, TRAM flaps are the most commonly performed type of flap reconstruction , partly because TRAM flap tissue is very similar to breast.
During TRAM flap surgery, an incision is made along your bikini line and an oval section of TRAM Flap breast reconstruction - preparation.
Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure that restores shape to your breast after a mastectomy — surgery that removes your breast to treat or prevent breast cancer. Breast reconstruction with flap surgery is a complex procedure performed by a plastic surgeon.
The TRAM flap procedure is no longer recommended or performed at the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. We recommend newer procedures which offer less risk.