Inner Thigh Flap (TUG) Anyone?
Hi all.... I was wondering if any of you have undergone or know much about the Transverse Upper Gacilis Flap procedure being done for breast reconstruction.
I am interested in having my 9 year old silicone implants removed (upper body pain syndrome that I think is at partially the fault of my 400 cc implants - ) and having natural tissue used instead.
I met with a microvascular/reconstructive surgeon last week who proposed this method, as a good option since I do not have much tissue on the belly and need to stay as far away from my lumbar spine as possible having had spine surgery and ongoing issues with that.
I've done a bit of research and understand the shape of the breast tends to be very natural and projection is good from the inner thigh (even though I don't think I have much tissue there either despite my dr. saying I had enough to spare for a B cup size?)
I just haven't seen any ladies on the forums who have had this... and no real life photos except for some medical journal articles.
Would love to hear from anyone with experience or insight!