This set of procedures uses tissue from the back or buttocks for breast reconstruction.
Abdominal and thigh based flaps tend to be the preferred options for natural tissue breast reconstruction. However, there are situations where it makes sense to use a flap from the back or buttocks to create a breast. This is particularly true in male breast reconstruction, which often makes use of a back flap to recreate chest contour. Back flaps are also helpful for patients who have issues with incision healing after implant reconstruction.