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TUG and GAP reconstruction

Two surgeries with implants have failed and my chest is deformed. Twice my implants become contracted and infected.
Since I am very thin my options are limited. I thought GAP reconstruction would be best. However 3 surgeons who do the surgery do not like this.
They say the surgery results in a deformed donor site. The only option I am offered is using the
Gracilis muscle. In lieu of the tissue I would have no more tissue that a teenage boy.

What would you suggest to a patient like me? Is there an option that is overlooked?

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Plastic surgeon
Scottsdale, AZ
United States
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May 13, 2010 4:41 PM

I use to do the SGAP and IGAP with Robert Allen, MD. He invented the procedure and still practices in NY, LA and SC. His ex-partners are in New Orleans also, Frank Dellacroce, MD and Scott (more)
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