Breast Procedures

Breast Reconstruction using a Latissimus Flap

This reconstructive option is similar to the TRAM flap procedure however it uses muscle, skin and underlying fatty tissue from the upper back to reconstruct the breast. This is a pedicle flap that is tunneled under the armpit region and used to reconstruct the breast mound. Most patients need a tissue expander and implant in conjunction with the flap to maintain the volume of the breast mound. This technique adds more of the patientís own tissue giving a more natural appearance to the breast.

Dr. Gary A. Tuma | Two Capital Way, Suite 505 | Pennington, NJ 08534 | Phone: 609-537-7000 | Fax: 609-537-7070      
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