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 Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerDouglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology