Surgery Results

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Surgery Results

Lymphedema surgery results

     The lymphedema surgery results are just as tricky to measure correctly as the procedure is to perform. After all, the degree of success of a medical procedure depends on what you, as a patient, expect from it. Therefore, the lymphedema surgery results might seem a bit disappointing at first and even more so if you have not been explained the entire procedure, step by step.

     It is best to keep in mind, from the very beginning, that the condition that you are suffering from is incurable. Do not mistake the term incurable for the term untreatable. No, lymphedema is certainly treatable and the surgical procedures are there to prove it. Basically, the surgeon makes a cut through the affected area, attempting to get to the inflamed lymphatic vessel. If he or she succeeds and, in the meantime, their team drains the excess lymphatic liquid from the surrounding tissue, the lymphedema surgery result is considered generally positive. This is how most lymphedema surgeries end.

      What the physicians do not tell their patients is that, while the swelling goes down considerably in the first three to five months after the surgery, it will reappear and it will be much more difficult to control after the first bout of surgical treatment. This is why the lymphedema surgery poses many more risks and complications than it offers relieve and solutions. On the whole, the physicians tend to sell the dream of an edema - free life to patients, but they do not mention the fact it has an expiration date. Of course, the surgery itself cannot harm the patient, but the results are still up for debate in the medical world.

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