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Gluteal free flap is a less common type of breast reconstruction
surgery. The surgeon cuts a flap of muscle, fat, and skin from the buttocks and
moves it to the chest to create a new breast. The blood vessels are also cut.
After the flap is in place, the surgeon sews the blood vessels in the flap to
blood vessels in the chest area. This requires careful surgery using a
Gluteal free flap may be a good choice for thin women who don't have
enough belly tissue for DIEP or TRAM flap surgery. But the buttocks may be
uneven after surgery.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerLaura S. Dominici, MD - General Surgery,
Current as ofJuly 26, 2016
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Laura S. Dominici, MD - General Surgery,
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