What is Latissimus Dorsi Flap

Latissimus Dorsi Flap Surgery Los Angeles

It is a procedure that uses mucles from the back of the shoulder blade which is brought around to the breast mound to create a new breast. During the surgery, sections of skin, fat and muscles are cut from the back and then are attached to the breast area. The majority of patients that undergo Latissimus Flap need an expander to obtain a good result.

Dorsi Flap Surgery

After a secondary operation, the expander is replaced with a permanent implant. Most women will have permanent scars on their back shoulder region and it can be sometimes seen through a tank-top, a swimsuit or a sundress. The women who are practicing sports must know that this operation will reduce the capacity to peform sports such as: golf, climbing, swimming, or tennis.

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