The LAP flap procedure is an autologous breast reconstruction technique that is ideal for patients with insufficient fat at the lower abdominal region or the thighs.
LAP flap reconstruction is indicated for women who are not candidates for deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction. This includes women who lack sufficient fat at the lower abdomen or thigh region. Alternatively, the LAP flap is considered in women who have had previous abdominal surgery, whereby DIEP flap reconstruction is not possible (i.e. previous tummy tuck or major abdominal surgery whereby vessels supplying the DIEP flap have been transected).