Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine


SGAP Flap procedure

SGAP Flap Procedure Information

The SGAP Flap, or the Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator flap (buttocks), is ideal for those who do not have an adequate amount of excess tummy tissue. The breast may be reconstructed with the skin, fat and the tiny blood vessels taken from the gluteal area.

Most women have enough excess tissue in this area to achieve a B or C cup breast size. The SGAP flap procedure is performed by using the tissue from the top part of the buttock without injury or sacrifice of the underlying gluteal muscles. A slight buttock lift results in the donor area with a fine line incision easily hidden within the panty line. The tissue is then transplanted to the breast and a microscope is used to connect the blood vessels supplying this tissue to those at the mastectomy site. The tissue is then sculpted into the new breast mound.

Key Benefits

  • soft reconstruction
  • complete preservation of gluteal muscles
  • minimally invasive
  • potential for restoration of sensation
  • Less recovery time
  • Less pain
  • No foreign material
  • Full return to normal activity

For more information about the SGAP flap procedure or to schedule an appointment, please call 713-441-6102.