PHOTO GALLERY LUMBAR FLAP

Lumbar flap bilateral late reconstruction

Late or secondary breast reconstruction in a young patient who didn't have enough abdominal tissue to perform a DIEP flap. Both breasts were reconstructed with the lumbar flap (tissue taken from the love handle region). The final scar is seen above the buttock region.

Lumbar flap bilateral immediate reconstruction

Immediate or primary breast reconstruction in a young patient who didn't have enough abdominal tissue to perform a DIEP flap. Both breasts were reconstructed with the lumbar flap (tissue taken from the love handle region). No nipple reconstruction was performed (nipple sparing procedure).

Lumbar flap bilateral late and immediate reconstruction

Late and immediate (left) breast reconstruction in a young patient who didn't have enough abdominal tissue to perform a DIEP flap. Genetic predisposition and history of right breast amputation. Both breasts reconstructed with the lumbar flap.