The Diamond Double-Opposing V–Y Flap: A Reliable, Simple, and Versatile Technique for Nipple Reconstruction

  • Ginger SlackEmail author
  • Malcolm Lesavoy


The nipple is an essential defining component to restore the semblance and appearance of a natural breast. There is significant variation in dimension, texture, and color across ethnic groups and among individuals. The authors discuss the technique of the diamond double-opposing V–Y flap. 4% of patients had early complications of partial flap loss. About 80% of projection is maintained after 1 year.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryUCLA Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos AngelesUSA

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