Breast Reconstruction by Latissimus Flap with Implant – Case 34

Breast Reconstruction by Latissimus Flap with Implant – Case 34

A particularly difficult challenge facing a plastic surgeon is when a patient presents with breast cancer (necessitating mastectomy) and profound ptosis (breast sag).

Bilateral latissimus flaps and implants allow for aggressive skin shape change and improved overall breast shape. her post-op views (bottom row) show patient shortly after tattoo pigment added into reconstructed nipples. Interestingly, patient was quite pleased with the back lift she also obtained in the donor area-remember scars fade over time. (second set of photos).