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Latissimus dorsi (LD) flap is a type of breast reconstruction
surgery. It uses muscle, fat, and skin from the upper back that is pulled under
the skin to the chest area. The scar on the back can be placed at the bra line
to make it less visible. Sometimes an implant is placed during the same
surgery, to make the breast larger.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDouglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology
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