The Latissimus Flap procedure creates an incision across the back and moves the large “rowing muscle” from the back to the breast. This muscle is thin so an implant must usually be placed under it to form the new breast’s projection and shape. The sacrifice of this muscle causes some shoulder weakness and the scar placement is considered unappealing. The Latissimus Flap is not offered as a first line choice for breast reconstruction at the Center For Restorative Breast Surgery.
The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery was established to serve as a dedicated resource for women seeking the most advanced methods of breast reconstruction utilizing the body’s own tissue. Frank DellaCroce, M.D., FACS, Scott Sullivan, M.D., FACS, and Chris Trahan, M.D. specialize exclusively in state-of-the-art breast surgery techniques that allow for microsurgical fat transplantation to rebuild the breast without sacrifice of important functional muscles. They are international leaders in breast cancer surgery options, pioneering groundbreaking procedures including nipple sparing mastectomy, the Stacked DIEP, the gluteal hip flap, and the revolutionary BODY LIFT FlapSM. They have performed over 4000 breast reconstruction procedures for women facing breast cancer from around the world.