The Institute for Advanced Breast Reconstruction is pleased to offer a robust selection of autologous reconstruction techniques, including the muscle-sparing SGAP Flap reconstruction procedure.
The SGAP flap procedure is one of the more difficult flap procedures that can be performed, which is why you’ll be glad to know that Dr. Dhivya Srinivasa brings an extensive amount of experience, along with double board-certification to the table. She’s one of the few surgeons to focus almost exclusively on microsurgical reconstruction, so you can rest assured and look forward to results that will truly restore your body (and your quality of life along with it).
The SGAP procedure typically takes between nine and twelve hours to complete. This will vary based on whether or not Dr. Srinivasa is going to be reconstructing one breast or both at the same time. Sometimes this can be done in a single operation, and Dr. Srinivasa will thoroughly discuss your options with you during your preoperative consultations. This will be your chance to ask any questions you may have about your upcoming procedure, as well.
An incision will be made along the top of the buttocks, enabling Dr. Srinivasa to remove an oval-shaped section of skin and fat, along with the blood vessels needed to keep them alive and healthy. This tissue flap will be moved up to the chest region, where it will be formed into the shape of a natural breast mound. Using advanced microsurgery, Dr. Srinivasa will then match the blood vessels to those located in your chest, completing the procedure.