What Are The Benefits?

  • Allows for increase in breast reconstruction volume without the use of implants
  • Avoids complications of implants, including capsular contracture, rupture, and need for replacement
  • Acellular dermal matrix provides core projection and augments volume of breast reconstruction 
  • Durable, long-lasting, natural-appearing results
  • Results mimic a natural-looking breast 

What Is HyPAD® Breast Reconstruction?

The HyPAD® (Hybrid Flap, Pre-pectoral Acellular Dermal Matrix) breast reconstruction technique is an innovative hybrid breast reconstruction technique developed by Dr. Neil Tanna and colleagues that combines the following into one integrated procedure:

  • A Flap (i.e. DIEP or PAP Flap)
  • Pre-Pectoral Acellular Dermal Matrix (ADM)
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The HyPAD®

(Hybrid Flap, Pre-pectoral Acellular Dermal Matrix) breast reconstruction technique is an innovative option for women who wish to avoid an implant in their breast reconstruction but lack adequate donor site volume to achieve their desired breast volume. The HyPAD® technique combines the flap (i.e., DIEP or PAP flap) with stacked pre-pectoral acellular dermal matrix (ADM), without the use of an implant.

The stacked ADM serves a similar purpose as a small implant, providing core projection and allowing for soft tissue augmentation of the flap. ADM comes in different thicknesses, sizes, and shapes, so it can be customized to fit the specific needs and desires of a patient. Given the benefits of ADM in breast reconstruction, it has now been routinely incorporated into hybrid reconstruction. 

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Who Is A Good Candidate?

  • Those who lack the necessary donor fat to perform a full reconstruction using autologous tissue
  • Those who seek an enhanced breast profile with a fuller breast volume
  • Those who seek the softness and naturalness of autologous tissue reconstruction but don’t wish to compromise on size and projection
  • Those who are in good mental and physical health
  • Those who are realistic in their expectations for their outcome

    What Will Recovery Entail?

    Hybrid reconstruction surgery requires a four to six week recovery period. While patients are ambulatory immediately after the procedure, Dr. Tanna does restrict exercise for four weeks.

    Driving can resume in two to three weeks after surgery. After your hybrid reconstruction surgery, Dr. Tanna will provide you with a detailed and individualized aftercare plan.

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