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.
If they are severe, any of the problems mentioned under "Common Setbacks" may significantly delay healing or necessitate further surgical procedures.
Medical complications such as pulmonary embolism, severe allergic reactions to medications, cardiac arrhythmias, and heart attack are rare but serious and life-threatening problems. Having trained professionals present at your surgery reduces these risks as much as possible.
Failure to disclose all pertinent medical information before surgery may cause serious problems for you and for the medical team during surgery.