Tissue Expander and Implant Reconstruction
2 stage procedure which requires 2 separate operations
Immediate implant reconstruction
The Latissimus Dorsi muscle from the back of the shoulder blade is an expendable muscle that is elevated with a section of skin and fat is delivered to the chest wall to create a new breast mound. Many patients undergoing a Latissimus Dorsi flap procedure also require a an implant for additional volume. The Latissimus Dorsi Muscle provides coverage over the implant and allows for a more natural and softer breast reconstruction.
The surgery uses the patient's own abdominal tissue to reconstruct a natural, soft breast after mastectomy sacrificing minimal amount abdominal muscle.Maximum amount of abdominal (rectus)muscle is preserved.
The DIEP flap procedure is the most advanced form of breast reconstruction surgery available today. The surgery uses the patient's own abdominal tissue to reconstruct a natural, soft breast after mastectomy without sacrificing any abdominal muscle.Only abdominal skin and fat are removed.