Tram or DIEP Flap Using Stomach Apron for Breasts After Weight Loss?
I had breast cancer (Chemo./Rads.), and am awaiting reconstruction. I have lost 175+ pounds, and have a large stomach apron of excess skin. I was hoping that some of this skin could be used for the breast, but my plastic surgeon said that the skin is unusable. Is this true? I hoped that a Tram/DIEP flap would let me get a tummy tuck, too, but the P. S. wants to do a Lattismus Dorsi flap instead. Also, the P. S. said that the other breast reduction surgery would result in loss of nipple sensation (formerly large breast, now flat). Help?