Latissimus Flap + Breast Reconstruction Q&A

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Help with Choosing Method for Breast Reconstruction, Lift and Implants?

I need to make up my mind regarding breast reconstruction, with breast implants and breast lift. I have gone to different plastic surgeons. I am 50... READ MORE

Reconstruction of my chest wall, above breast area. Is there any way to fill in the gap?

I had a mastectomy 11 years ago. I was told by a plastic surgeon that my only option is a Latisimus (sp?) flap reconstruction as my skin is very... READ MORE

Benefit and risk factor of using a tissue expander and latissimus flap on radiation breast.

I had a double masctemony, chemo, and 30 rounds of radiation 2 years ago to left breast. PS was advised to remove TE on left breast and insert implant... READ MORE

Latissimus Dorsi after silicone with capsule. Will i feel numbness in a large area at my back?

Now: silicone; capsuled; 2x radical mastectomy; next procedure: LatDorsM + silic; will the risk of capsula decrease?  READ MORE

Had a bilateral mastectomy 4 years ago & radiation on my right side. I weigh 210lbs & I am 5 ft 6. Does my weight matter?

I live in Mississippi and the Diep Flap option isn't available here. My option is to use the latissimum muscle to reconstruction my radiated side. READ MORE

Can muscle movement be reduced in a Latissimus Dorsi Muscle flap?

I had a lattisimus Dorsi muscle flap reconstruction about 4 years ago after breast cancer. I have considerable muscle movement in the flap. It also... READ MORE

What is causing the pain when I lay on my back of my side?

I had double masctemony in March. Due to the skin dying, I had a latissimus dorsi flap surgery 3 days later. Now, I am still so uncomfortable when I... READ MORE

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