About IGAP Breast Reconstruction Procedure
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.
VIEW OUR BEFORE & AFTER IGAP 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.