GAP Flap Breast Reconstruction (Gluteal Artery Perforator)
Women who do not have an adequate amount of abdominal tissue for reconstruction may be eligible for GAP (gluteal artery perforator) flap breast reconstruction. This procedure uses excess skin and fat from the gluteal (buttock) region and leaves all the gluteal muscle behind. Sparing the muscle preserves function and makes recovery easier.
- Women who do not have an adequate amount of abdominal tissue for reconstruction may be eligible for GAP
- All the patient's muscle is spared to preserve function and make recovery easier
- Your surgeon may take skin and fat from either your upper or lower buttock region
- Patients undergoing bilateral GAP reconstruction usually have one breast reconstructed at a time
- View GAP flap before and after pictures
- To learn if you are a GAP flap candidate or to schedule a consultation, please contact us here or call us on (800) 692-5565.