Latissimus Flap Breast Reconstruction

Conveniently Located to Serve Pensacola, FL.

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Achieving your body goals is easier said than done. Often, it involves a lot of physical activity and a strict diet. These are also the reasons why it’s easy to give up, but don’t lose hope just yet!

Our body contouring and cosmetic body surgery options cater to diverse needs, empowering individuals to achieve their desired aesthetic goals. Whether it’s sculpting through liposuction, rejuvenating with a tummy tuck, or achieving comprehensive enhancement with a mommy makeover, our skilled surgeons specialize in tailoring procedures to meet unique aspirations.

Beyond physical transformations, these procedures often contribute to an improved quality of life and wellbeing.

Latissimus Flap Breast Reconstruction Overview

Overall health is more important than age. Most (not all) women with breast cancer, at high risk for breast cancer or a history of breast cancer, are safe candidates for the procedure. Skin, fat, and muscle from your back are transferred to your chest to reconstruct your breast(s). The transferred skin and fat are kept alive by leaving it attached to an artery and vein in your armpit. The tissue is then “swung” around to your chest, never being fully disconnected from the body (that is why it is called a “pedicled” flap). The transferred back skin, fat and muscle are then used to cover a breast implant since in most cases there is not enough tissue to provide adequate volume to reconstruct a breast without an implant.

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Facts About Latissimus Flap Breast Reconstruction


Absent breast(s) after mastectomy
Deformed breast(s) after lumpectomy
Deformed breast(s) after radiation
Deformed breast(s) after another type of reconstruction.


Insurance covers this procedure.


To reconstruct the breast(s).




You are encouraged to walk around the house as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.


Three weeks for light exercise, four weeks for regular exercise, and about six weeks for arm exercises.


2-4 weeks depending on your type of work.


Usually subsides after 2-3 weeks.


Patients cannot be using any nicotine-containing substances.


General anesthesia

Hospital stay

2-3 days on a regular inpatient floor.


You will need to keep pressure off your chest and side: so no sleeping on your side or stomach for ~1 month.


You will need someone to help take care of you after surgery as you will not be able to lift children, heavy items, etc.


After 48 hours you should remove your dressings and take a shower.


Wait 3 weeks because you don’t want to stress your incisions or increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.No one except you can touch your new breast(s) for 8 weeks.


It can persist for 3-6 months.

Risks & Complications

Partial flap loss. Fat necrosis., Hematoma, Seroma, Infection, Poor scarring, Dehiscence, Delayed wound healing, Skin necrosis, Asymmetry, Numbness, Thromboembolism, Contour irregularities, Need for revision, and complications related to anesthesia. Complications related to the breast implant.

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Procedures are performed by board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque, and Dr. Patterson in Pensacola, FL.

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Meet Our Team

At Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we understand that the selection of a plastic surgeon is an extremely important decision for any prospective patient. We believe communication, education and individualized patient care are the foundation for creating a strong and trusting patient-physician relationship. Our entire staff is absolutely committed to providing compassionate, personalized, individual attention before, during, and after surgery. We work together to deliver the best possible aesthetic outcomes in a setting that embodies the standards and lifestyle you seek.


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Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery offers a variety of payment options so that your cosmetic surgery will suit your budget. All major credit cards are accepted, and financing plans are available.

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