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Plast Reconstr Surg. 1996 Jan;97(1):63-70.

The latissimus dorsi added fat flap for natural tissue breast reconstruction: report of 15 cases.

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Department of Plastic Surgery, Preston and Northcote Community Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.


The latissimus dorsi added fat flap is an alternative method of natural tissue breast reconstruction. A significant volume of additional subcutaneous back fat is left attached to a traditional latissimus dorsi flap, avoiding the need for an additional implant. The surgical technique and results in 15 patients are discussed.

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