Before & After
The TUG flap procedure uses tissue from the inner portion of the upper thigh (just under the groin crease) to reconstruct a "natural", warm, soft breast. The resulting thigh scar is generally very well hidden near the groin crease. Patients also receive an "inner thigh lift" as an added benefit of the surgery.
Depending on the tissue distribution over the inner thigh, some patients are better served by a VUG (vertical upper gracilis) flap which leaves a vertical scar along the inner thigh instead of a scar along the groin crease.