About SGAP Reconstruction
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.
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.