68 year old female who presented to Dr. Goldberg for a breast reconstruction revision. The patient underwent left breast mastectomy and reconstruction with implant. She subsequently had left breast radiation as part of the breast cancer treatment. She complains of hardness and pain in her left breast. She desires breast reconstruction revision.
Her breast reconstruction revision is as follow.
Surgery 1: left breast implant removal. The pectoralis major muscle was placed back down on the chest. Dr. Goldberg performed a latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap to provide new healthy tissue and placement of a new implant – Hybrid reconstruction (latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap plus an implant).
The patient is happy and her pain resolved.