Breast reconstruction using body tissue

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Using a flap from your back (a latissimus dorsi flap)

Using a flap from your abdomen (a TRAM flap)

Taking just skin and fat from the abdomen (DIEP reconstruction)

Taking fat and skin from the buttock (SGAP or IGAP)

Taking fat, skin and muscle from the thigh (TMG or TUG)


  • Less immune response because of body's own tissues.

  • No chemical load.

  • Long term results.


  • Prolonged surgery.

  • More scars.

  • Risks complications during and after surgery.