Breast reconstruction techniques have evolved considerably over the decades. These advancements have led to many more options that lend to achieving a natural looking appearance. Often times, a patient’s own tissue can be used to reconstruct the breast following a mastectomy. There are several methods of breast reconstruction, and individual factors should be considered when choosing which is appropriate for each patient.
One type of procedure uses the latissimus dorsi, a flat broad muscle on the back, as donor tissue. The tissue remains attached to its original blood supply and is tunneled underneath the skin and placed at the breast reconstruction site. This flap is usually used...Read Full Post