Latissimus dorsi flap

In this reconstruction technique, the latissimus dorsi muscle is completely removed, taking a large piece of skin above it with it. Adjacent fatty tissue is also lifted. The only thing that is retained is the blood supply from the deep armpit by exposing this supplying blood vessel bundle. This whole muscle with the corresponding skin and fat is now swung forward and a new breast is formed, nourished and supplied with blood by the aforementioned bundle of vessels from the armpit.


This procedure is a relatively simple technique, which is why it is unfortunately performed relatively often. The clear disadvantage is the sparse volume that can be gained, which is why a silicon prosthesis must be added relatively often. However, this of course adds up or cumulates the risks and complication possibilities of autologous tissue reconstruction and prosthesis reconstruction.