Reconstruction of gluteal defects using free flaps

Shagun Aggarwal, David Pennington*

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Abstract

    The TRAM flap, DIEP flap, and gluteal free flaps are routinely used for breast reconstruction. However, these have seldom been described for reconstruction of buttock deformities. We present three cases of free flaps used to restore significant buttock contour deformities. They introduce vascularised bulky tissue and provide adequate cushioning for future sitting, as well as correction of the aesthetic defect.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1149-1152
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
    Volume66
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

    Keywords

    • Buttock reconstruction
    • Deformity
    • Free flap
    • TRAM

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