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GAP Flap Breast Reconstruction surgery- Does It Also Give You a Butt Lift?

Since GAP flap breast reconstruction surgery moves fat and skin from the buttock area to your chest, would it have the same effect as a butt lift surgery?

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SGAP and butt lifts

SGAP flaps can be an effective way to reconstruct breasts. The challenges (in addition to the typical challenges of performing microsurgery) are typically having enough tissue for an adequate reconstruction. In my practice a second operation may be performed to perform a buttock lift on the non-operated side to achieve symmetry. I hope this helps. Steven Williams, MD

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