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Breast Reconstruction Options: Latissimus Dorsi Flap

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An option for breast reconstruction with the use of the Latissimus Dorsi Flap - a back muscle. 

The procedure first consists of mastectomy typically performed by the general surgeon. Then the plastic surgeon brings the muscle and skin from the back to the breast, using the patient's own tissue. 

Oftentimes there is not enough skin, muscle, and fat to create the entire breast mound, so a tissue expander or breast implant can be used. This uses the patient's own breast tissue along with an expander or implant to give more volume.

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