What is the combined technique of breast reconstruction?

This is where an implant is used, but it is combined with the use of some of your own tissue (autologous).

The most common tissue used is the latissimus dorsi muscle from the back. This is transferred to the mastectomy site and used to help cover an implant.

This technique would be used most frequently in patients who have had radiation treatment and do not wish to have a flap reconstruction or have had complications with previous reconstructions.