Before & After

     ● Immediate or Delayed 
       Breast Reconstruction
     ● Reconstructive Timeline
     ● DIEP Flap
     ● PAP Flap
     ● Tissue Expanders & Implants
     ● Direct to Implant
     ● Lumpectomy Reconstruction
     ● Nipple Reconstruction
     ● Symmetry Surgery
     ● Breast Fat Grafting
     ● Revision Surgery
     ● Lymphedema Surgery
     ● Choosing Not to Have
     ● Young Women with Breast
     ● Patients with High BMI
     ● BRCA 1 & BRCA 2
     ● Advanced Breast Cancer
     ● Lumpectomy or Mastectomy
     ● Skin Sparing Mastectomy
     ● Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
     ● Prophylactic Mastectomy
     ● Radiation Therapy
     ● Chemotherapy
     ● Hormone Therapy

Lymphedema Surgery

Lymphedema refers to swelling of the arms or legs.  Women who have had lymph nodes removed as part of their treatment for breast cancer or who have had radiation therapy have an increased risk of developing lymphedema in their arms.  Lymphedema is caused by the disruption of lymphatic channels and presents with arm swelling, tightness, or increased susceptibility to skin infections.  In most cases, lymphedema is treated with arm elevation, compression garments and massage.  Some women can also benefit from surgical treatment for lymphedema.  This can be in the form of scar releases, a lymph node transfer, or a lympho-venous bypass.  

Copyright © Wojciech Dec, M.D.    |   100 East 77th Street • New York, NY 10075    |    (212) 390-8400  

Specializing in Breast Reconstruction and Microsurgery

Center for Breast Surgery at

Lenox Hill Hospital


Call for Appointment

(212) 390-8400