Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator (SGAP) Flap Reconstruction
In a Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator (SGAP) flap procedure, skin, fat and blood vessels are removed from the upper region of the buttocks and transplanted - using microsurgical techniques - to the chest to form a natural looking breast following mastectomy.
The gluteal muscles are spared, enhancing recovery and preserving function, while the patient experiences the added benefit of a buttocks and thigh lift as a result of this flap procedure. The remaining scar is easily hidden by undergarments.
Women who do not have adequate abdominal tissue may be candidates for a SGAP flap. Please consult with your physician to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.