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Lattimus Dorsal Flap
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I have decided to have reconstruction using a Lattimus Dorsal flap. I am unable to use a flap from my stomach due to previous surgeries.
I would love to hear from others who have had this method of reconstruction, what was your recovery time, pain levels, issues, and future problems?

the surgery probably won’t take place till next year, so I have lots of time to consider my options

Thank you

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Hello @Pjumper

I want to introduce you to @Hezz who has undergone the surgery for Latissimus Dorsi flap surgery. Perhaps she can share her experience with you.

Here is also a discussion on it : https://cancerconnection.ca/discussions/viewtopic/39/70894?post_id=373883#p373883

@Survive2020 also shared she had that surgery but hasn't been on for about 18 months. Here is the discussion where she talked about it too:


@PaulaG posted last month that she was looking into that option. Paula did you make a decision on that afterall?

And I wanted to share with you some info from cancer.ca as well :

Reconstruction types

Not sure of your timelines as far as reconstruction goes but in October there is a BRA ( Breast Reconstruction Awareness ) Day where there are plastic surgeons who speak on different types of surgery along with women who have had different kinds of surgeries. It has been online last 2 years and not sure what the plan is for this year. We always share the details here when they are available.

Here is a link to the site: BRA Day


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