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.
Amy Smith - Dr. Marga's April 2010 Mermaid of the Month
My figure looks awesome thanks to Dr. Massey. I am so pleased to see my shape as I pass a window or mirror!
I was diagnosed at 35 when my son was 1 and my daughters were 2 and 3. I opted for a mastectomy with tissue expanders because I was told I was too thin for autologous reconstruction. During chemo, I lost an expander – my skin just developed a hole (on my prophylactic side of course!). As soon as radiation was over, I was thrilled to schedule an appointment for reconstruction.
My plastic surgeon at the time offered me one option, a lat flap due to the hole and implants, hoping and praying the radiated side would behave. At my pre-op appointment, I found out I was pregnant (ultrasound the next day said 10 weeks!). So my reconstruction was put on hold. Thankfully, I had an uneventful pregnancy and delivered a healthy and extremely happy baby girl (our 4th child!) on July 31, 2009. She truly is a miracle. You can imagine the drugs I was on when she was conceived and her first 10 weeks in the womb.
During my pregnancy, I decided surly there were other options. Losing muscle didn't sound like a great idea if it could be avoided. So I sought a second opinion and that plastic surgeon said you must go see Dr. Marga Massey! I saw Dr. Massey and immediately knew I was in the right place. She is so personable, enthusiastic, dedicated and talented! We decided a GAP flap was my best option and scheduled the surgery for October. My youngest was 9 weeks, my son 2 ½ and my daughters were 4 and 5. The surgery went great. I woke to two fabulous-looking and feeling new breasts. The recovery was fine. I healed well but required lots of help with the children. My family was amazing and friends pitched in as well.
Dr. Massey far exceeded my expectations and I couldn't be more pleased with my reconstruction!