Tissue Based Reconstruction
Tissue Based Reconstruction: Overview
Some women have minimal excess abdominal tissue or have previously had surgery in this area. Tissue-based reconstruction may still be an option using a different donor site.
Am I A Candidate for Tissue Based Reconstruction?
Plastic Surgery Northwest surgeons have extensive experience using alternate donor sites for tissue-based reconstruction. Your surgeon can determine if the use of an alternate donor site is appropriate for your reconstructive goals.
Alternate Donor Sites
Alternate donor sites include:
SGAP (superior gluteal artery perforator) flap
IGAP (inferior glueteal artery perforator) flap
Latissimus muscle/skin flap
TAP (thoracodorsal artery perforator) flap
LAP (lumbar artery perforator) flap
TUG (transverse upper gracilis) muscle/skin flap
PAP (profunda artery perforator) flap
Before & After
Patient who had a Stage I right mastectomy and TUG (transverse upper gracilis flap) reconstruction, Stage II right breast fat grafting and left breast lift for symmetry, and Stage III nipple/areola reconstruction.