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Breast Reconstruction: Scarless Latissimus

Performed at our Atlanta, Cumming / Forsyth, Canton /Cherokee and Northside / Sandy Springs, Georgia locations.

Our board certified plastic surgeons at Atlanta Plastic Surgery offer many breast reconstruction options for their patients. One of our more natural choices for breast reconstruction uses the latissimus dorsi (the largest back muscle) to create a breast mound. This technique is called the scarless latissimus flap procedure. The most appealing benefit of the Scarless Latissimus is there is no need for additional incisions on the back. Using a flap from the lattissimus dorsi in breast reconstruction is not a new procedure, but the scarless latissimus procedure also has the benefits of avoiding additional pain, inflammation and shortening recovery time.

Frequently Asked Questions about Scarless Latissimus

  • As in the traditional latissimus dorsi procedure, the surgeon uses the back muscle (the lattissimus dorsi) to reconstruct the breast. However instead of accessing the muscle through an incision on the back, the surgeon is able to access the muscle at the edge of the nipple areola without needing a new incision or two incisions if both breasts are being reconstructed.

The following doctor performs Breast Reconstruction Surgery at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, PC. Click on a doctor to learn more about their practice and to view before and after breast reconstruction surgery photographs.

L. Franklyn Elliott, M.D.