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Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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Services - Recovery

TRAM flap recovery

Women who are candidates for a TRAM Flap should anticipate a longer recovery than those having other types of reconstruction. Dr. Burgess requires women undergoing a TRAM to avoid strenuous activity for 8 weeks following surgery, but patients are encouraged to be up and walking. Patients have between 4-6 drains that may be present for several weeks and may wear an abdominal garment for about a month. The garment provides support during the healing process, as well as compression to decrease swelling to the operative area. Dr. Burgess does provide prescription pain medication, a muscle relaxant, antibiotics and other medications to assist you through the post operative period. Patients may experience some abdominal muscle weakness and some of the weakness will improve with time.

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Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elisa A. Burgess specializes in Lake Oswego face lift as well as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), liposuction, tummy tuck and breast augmentation. She serves the entire northwest Portland / Vancouver metro area and beyond.