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If you've been scheduled for a Breast Reconstruction – SGAP operation, you probably have some questions. Our guide offers the answers you're looking for, and helps you prepare for your operation.

About the Operation

The superior gluteal artery perforator (SGAP) flap procedure uses tissue from the top of your buttocks to recreate the breast mound. This is usually done if your surgeon cannot use the tissue in your abdomen, because you don’t have enough fat or you have scarring from past surgeries.

This type of reconstruction will not be possible for every patient and depends on the amount of extra tissue available in your buttock area. However, the new breast will be softer and have a more natural shape than an implant.

Taking tissue from the buttock leaves a dent in that area that you can notice when you wear clothes. It also leaves a scar.