Tissue Flaps

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

What is Autologous Tissue Flap?

Autologous tissue (abdominal tissue reconstruction)- Just as above, there exists a paucity of both skin and volume which can be reconstructed using fat and skin from the abdomen. The typical incisions are the same as that of a tummy tuck, which is a side benefit of the procedure. There are several techniques used to transfer this tissue up to the chest, depending on the amount of tissue needed and potential effects on the abdominal muscles. Dr. Gordley is facile in “free” microsurgical tissue transfers, and muscle-sparing procedures (DIEP, SIEA, and muscle-sparing TRAM, GAP) will be used in select patients. The upside of this method is the natural-appearing and natural feeling result, which requires no implant. An added benefit is the simultaneous tummy tuck. The downside is the longer recovery (6-8 weeks), the potential for abdominal hernia and muscle weakness, and a more complicated lengthy procedure.

Autologous Procedure


Autologous Procedure


What his patients have to say …

“Being diagnosed with breast cancer was a scary and stressful time for me. Dr. Gordley took his time explaining my options and helped me through the whole process. He took away a lot of the anxiety I came in with and actually gave me things to look forward to. I thank him dearly for being a great and caring doctor with hands that do fabulous work.”