ePlasty: Vol. 19
REVIEW
Breast Reconstruction With Local Flaps: Don't Forget Grandma
Bradley J. Vivace, BS,a Swapnil D. Kachare, MD, MBA,b Michael Ablavsky, MD,b Sara R. Abell, BS,a Luke T. Meredith, BS,a Christina N. Kapsalis, MD,a Joshua H. Choo, MD,b and Bradon J. Wilhelmi, MDb

aSchool of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; and bDivision of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY


Correspondence: bradon.wilhelmi@louisville.edu
Keywords: breast reconstruction, local flaps, oncoplastic surgery, bilobed flap, rhomboid flap

Objective: Lateral breast defects of various causes can be reconstructed with random patterned local flaps utilizing oncoplastic techniques. These local flaps are used frequently in other areas but are infrequent in breast reconstruction despite affording excellent utility in small lateral defects. We sought to demonstrate this with a case series involving 5 patients who underwent oncoplastic breast surgery with random patterned flap reconstruction. Methods: From 2016 to 2017, 3 different varieti .......