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Autologous Latissimus Dorsi Flap Reconstruction with Implant

This is a well-established reconstruction technique which involves lifting a large muscle from the back - the latissimus dorsi or LD (usually with some skin) and bringing it to the front. The additional volume is achieved by using an implant behind the LD flap. This is a useful option for delayed reconstruction, especially in women who have previously undergone mastectomy with radiotherapy. 

Clinical Photographs

Note: All images have been obtained with patient consent

Oxford Women's Health

132 Peterborough Street Christchurch 8013

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