What is HyFIL® Breast Reconstruction?
The HyFIL® (Hybrid Flap, Implant, Lipofilling) 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 Implant
- Fat Transfer (Lipofilling)
HyFIL®, the reconstructed breast size after surgery is no longer limited by the volume of the flap donor site (i.e. amount of tissue at the abdomen or thigh). In our HyFIL® Breast Reconstruction procedure, a small silicone or saline round implant is inserted in front of the chest pectoralis major muscle (pre-pectoral) and secured in place with acellular dermal matrix. A flap is then placed over the implant. While an ordinary flap procedure creates breast mounds using the patient’s native fat deposits, the hybrid procedure helps enhance the size and projection of the reconstructed breast by adding a small breast implant under the flap. Fat transfer (lipofilling) is utilized to improve the appearance and contour of the breasts as needed.