Other Techniques

Other than the DIEP or SIAE flap, both harvested from the abdomen, the breast can be reconstructed with other tissues from the body, as those harvested from the inner thigh, TMG flap (Transverse Myocutaneous Gracilis), or from the upper buttock, SGAP flap (Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator), with similar procedures.
The execution of these procedures is more difficult and uncomfortable due to location of the donor area, with operative time lengthening; for this reason Prof. Santanelli di Pompeo considers these flaps as second choice techniques.


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