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Latissimus Dorsi flap
Another surgical option for some women is to reconstruct the breast using their own skin, tissue and muscle taken from the back and tunneling it to the breast area. This surgery is a favorable procedure for those that are not TRAM candidates or for those who have undergone radiation and need fresh tissue to the chest. This is a major surgical procedure that can take 4-5 hours. Most women require several weeks off of work and should not work out vigorously for 8 weeks. Some patients require a tissue expander as well for additional volume, which is then replaced with a permanent implant once their expansion process is complete. Patients can expect a scar on the mid-back/shoulder area.
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Note about these procedures: When patients come in for a new patient consult, Dr. Burgess will review the various procedures she performs as well as discuss the other options available to patients. She will help guide you towards the reconstructive surgery that most compliments your aesthetic goals, as well as maintain close communication with your other physicians.
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Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elisa A. Burgess specializes in Lake Oswego face lift as well as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), liposuction, tummy tuck and breast augmentation. She serves the entire northwest Portland / Vancouver metro area and beyond.