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)
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.