(PRNewswire) The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) awarded Dr. Maria M. LoTempio for her outstanding paper on the profunda artery perforator flap (PAP) for breast reconstruction. Dr. LoTempio was the only female surgeon to receive this honor in the January 2012 annual meeting.
Dr. LoTempio is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in microsurgical breast reconstruction. She is highly regarded for her innovative techniques that offers an alternative to a traditional implant. Dr. LoTempio has changed the lives of many women in need of reconstruction by creating a more perfect breast, using natural augmentation methods.
"I am honored to have received the award" explains Dr. LoTempio. "I have dedicated my medical career to helping women and am trained to treat unusual and difficult cases. I am constantly researching methods and techniques that produce the most effective and satisfying results. The PAP flap is an option for autologous breast reconstruction when the abdomen is not available or the patient wishes to use her fat and skin from the posterior thigh."
Prior to setting up roots in New York City, Dr. LoTempio treated patients around the world, focusing on complex cases, such as cancer patients who suffered from a single or double mastectomy and patients who suffered from lymphedema.