Use of the anterolateral thigh flap as an alternative to the rectus flap in obese and overweight patients
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
The ALT flap is a safe and reliable flap for reconstruction of diverse defects in overweight or obese patients. Large flaps can be designed and tailored to the defect by harvesting variable amounts of skin, subcutaneous tissues, fascia, and muscle. The ALT flap may be a good alternative to the rectus flap in overweight or obese patients.