A new breast shape(s) can be made using fat and skin taken from your buttock(s).
- You will have a scar on your breast(s) and a scar on your buttock (s). An SGAP flap leaves a diagonal scar on the upper buttock. This can usually be hidden by underwear with a higher waistband. An IGAP flap scar may be hidden in the crease between the lower buttock and thigh.
- One buttock may be slightly smaller than the other after surgery.
- Tissue in the buttocks is firmer than tissue in the tummy. This means breasts reconstructed with buttock tissue may feel firmer than one made from tummy tissue.
- There is a limit to the amount of tissue that can be taken and to the size of breast that can be reconstructed.