LATISSIMUS DORSI FLAP RECONSTRUCTION
Another option for breast flap reconstruction utilizes the latissimus dorsi muscle. This muscle flap is taken from the back of the body (next to the shoulder blade) and is tunneled to the front mastectomy site. Because there may not be enough “filler” tissue in this area of the back to match the size of the other breast or to achieve the desired size of the breast, this procedure may also require the placement of an implant. Generally, the latissimus dorsi donor site is used in cases where the abdominal tissue is not suitable for reconstruction.
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