About IGAP Reconstruction
The “In-the-crease” inferior gluteal artery perforator, or IGAP, breast reconstruction is an excellent option for women who are thin, cannot or do not wish to use their abdomen or thigh as the tissue source (donor site.) This natural tissue breast reconstruction option is especially suited for women with extra lower buttock fat. With this flap we try to hide the scar within the lower buttock crease. We are also able to remove some of the outer thigh, or “saddle bag” area in harvesting this flap.
Like the DIEP and the PAP flap, this perforator flap also does not sacrifice any muscle. The underlying gluteus maximus buttock muscle is entirely preserved with this operation.
MEET YOUR BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGEON- DR. JOSHUA LEVINE:
Even though this operation is very highly sophisticated and technically demanding, having done thousands breast reconstruction procedures, we have made it very safe, efficient, and reliable. Dr. Levine is one of the top Perforator Flap surgeons in the world. Since 2004, Dr. Levine has dedicated his practice exclusively to the highly sophisticated and advanced forms of microsurgical breast reconstruction.