Sarah’s Story

VLNT to right axilla
Bilateral DIEP flap breast reconstructions

Sarah lives in California and works as an accountant. She had breast cancer and developed stage 1 lymphedema in the right arm after a right lumpectomy and lymph node dissection of the right axilla. Dr. Granzow performed a breast reconstruction with bilateral DIEP flaps and VLNT to the right axilla. Almost 10 years after her VLNT surgery she still feels great and requires no lymphedema therapy or compression garment use to maintain her arm.

“I ask people which arm they think had lymphedema…and they usually guess wrong!”

“I think Dr. Granzow walks on water.”

Sarah’s Results


Above photos taken more than 10 years after VLNT surgery. After VLNT surgery, patient no longer needs compression garments, therapy or other modalities.

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