- Question from Lissa: Could you tell me about GAP reconstruction? What is it, and for whom is it recommended?
- Answers - Joseph Serletti GAP reconstruction is using the buttock tissues and instead of taking any muscle with that, just taking the skin and fat with a perforator. We usually do that operation in patients who do not have adequate lower abdominal for a TRAM flap. It makes a very nice breast reconstruction, but still is not as natural as the reconstructions we obtain with our TRAM flaps.
The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Reconstruction Updates featured Joseph Serletti, M.D. and moderator Jennifer Sabol, M.D. answering your questions about breast reconstruction.
Editor's Note: This conference took place in May 2007.
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