This operation uses a flap of skin, fat and sometimes muscle from the tummy area (abdomen) to create a breast shape. The procedure also tightens and flattens the tummy area (similar to a ‘tummy tuck’ operation). The tummy button has to be re-sited.
Types of reconstruction operations using tissue from the tummy area are:
- TRAM flap
- DIEP flap
- SIEA flap.