Breast reconstruction can be done using tissue from other areas of the body. The most common areas are the buttock or the inner thigh. It may also be possible to take flaps from other areas where there is enough fat and a suitable blood supply.
These operations are less common and not all breast reconstruction centres do them. They may be suitable if you want a reconstruction using your own tissue but are very slim or have scars on your tummy from previous abdominal surgery.