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Latissimus Dorsi

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The Latissimus Dorsi is a tissue flap procedure that uses muscle and skin from your back to create a new breast mound after a mastectomy. An ellipse of skin and your Latissimus Dorsi muscle will be tunneled from your upper back to your mastectomy area to create your reconstructed breast. Because the Latissimus Dorsi flap is usually thinner and smaller than the TRAM flap, this procedure may be more appropriate for reconstructing a smaller breast. The Latissimus Dorsi muscle flap may also be used in conjunction with a tissue expander for additional volume.

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