About SGAP Breast Reconstruction Procedure
For women who are thin, cannot, or do not wish, to use their abdomen or thigh as the source tissue (donor site) for breast reconstruction, the superior gluteal artery perforator, or SGAP, flap may be an excellent choice. The SGAP uses available fat in the upper buttock area and tends to reduce the size of the upper buttock. The main advantage of this procedure is related to the scar in that it can be easily hidden in a bikini bathing suit or underwear. Together with Dr. Levine, you can determine the your best option in perforator flap breast reconstruction based on your body type and other factors, including your personal preference.
Like the DIEP, PAP and IGAP flaps, this perforator flap also does not sacrifice any muscle. The underlying gluteus maximus buttock muscle is entirely preserved with this operation.
VIEW OUR BEFORE & AFTER SGAP BREAST RECONSTRUCTION PICTURES:
The photographs in this section are of actual patients of Dr. Joshua Levine. They have undergone various types of autologous breast reconstruction (perforator free flaps), i.e. DIEP/SIEA, PAP, GAP, delayed, immediate, with nipple-sparing mastectomy, etc. Keep in mind that each patient is unique and results may vary. To view more before & after photos, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.