Dr. Marga is a board certified Plastic Surgeon with additional training as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She is the Founder of the National Institute of Lymphology and serves as a Medical Advisor to the Norton School. Dr. Marga promotes the the highest standard of lymphedema care for surgical patients nationwide.
What are the typical "Stages" of flap-based reconstruction and their typical OR times,
in-patient hospital stays and pain levels on a scale from 0-10?
Transfer of the Flap tissue from the Donor Site to the Chest Wall
- OR TIME4-8 hours
- HOSPITAL STAY4 Nights
- PAIN SCALE3-5
Cosmetic Shaping of the Flap with Removal of Excess Skin + Nipple Reconstruction + Balancing Procedures to the Contra-Lateral Breast
- OR TIME2-3 hours
- PAIN SCALE2
- OR TIME1 hour
- PAIN SCALE0