Latissimus dorsi flap and implant

Latissimus dorsi and implant reconstruction – A good mixture of the pros and cons of the previous procedures, the latissimus reconstruction is a reasonable option for some patients. By transferring a muscle from the back with overlying skin, the skin portion of the reconstruction is satisfied. Then, an implant is used to replace the missing volume. The back muscle is quite expendable and there is minimal functional impairment after the surgery. There is still the potential for implant-related issues and need for revisions in the future, but the recovery is 3-4 weeks and the aesthetic result is somewhere in between the other two options.

Latissimus dorsi with Implant Reconstruction

Bilateral Mastectomies, and then Latissimus dorsi flaps + Tissue Expander, and then implants