Latissimus Flap Breast Reconstruction Overview
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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.
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.
Oncoplastic Breast Reduction
Pedicled TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction
Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction
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