The results of the survey found:
REFERENCESPersonal experience with the latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap resonates with the conclusions of this study. The middle and lower transverse incisions have been preferred because they are better concealed. Women are able to wear certain clothing items and not reveal the location of the scar. There is usually less distortion of the posterior thorax and a better quality scar when compared with oblique or vertical incisions. …….A final thought on this article is in reference to the evolution of breast reconstruction. ……. The posterior thorax is an equally important though less frequent donor site than the anterior abdomen. However, donor-site issues such as strength, scar, contour, and seroma need to be optimized to improve outcomes and increase patient satisfaction. This study has addressed scar and contour issues related to the latissimus dorsi flap, provided data to support the conclusions, and provided a mechanism to improve outcomes.