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Dr. Richard Joseph Brown, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
11000 N. Scottsdale Road; #130
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Richard Brown is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Shea Medical Center, and Banner Boswell Medical Center. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Brown completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Brown has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali M Mosharrafa, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
4611 E Shea Boulevard; Suite 230
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dr. Ali Mosharrafa works as a facial plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. The average patient rating for Dr. Mosharrafa is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mosharrafa graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mosharrafa completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Phoenix Top Docs Recognition. He is professionally affiliated with Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ross Lewis Stutman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9977 N. 90th Street; Suite 178
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Ross Stutman's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Stutman highly, giving Dr. Stutman an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stutman include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Stutman honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing Dr. Stutman's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada, Dr. Stutman attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Stutman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and Banner Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stutman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Clay Garrett Forsberg, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Dermatology
4512 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dr. Clay Forsberg is a facial plastic surgeon and dermatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Forsberg include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Forsberg performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Voted a "Top Doctor; " Phoenix Magazine, Plastic Surgery Body & Face; and Georgiade Award, North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is affiliated with Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Shea Medical Center, and Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tamir M Mosharrafa, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
4611 E Shea Boulevard; Suite 230
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa is a facial plastic surgery specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mosharrafa's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mosharrafa studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Phoenix Top Docs Recognition by our peers for.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Christopher Berardi, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
11000 North Scottsdale Road; Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Joseph Berardi is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Berardi average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Berardi attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Shea Medical Center, and Deer Valley Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Alvaro Javier Testa Jr., MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
5111 N. Scottsdale Road; Suite 150
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Alvaro Testa is a facial plastic surgery and general surgery specialist. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Testa is affiliated with Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Advanced Surgical Associates, and Banner Desert Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed his residency at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix. Dr. Testa honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Breast Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Ann Geoghegan, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
9590 E. Ironwood Square Drive; #108
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Geoghegan's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Geoghegan attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Geoghegan's professional affiliations include Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and Shea Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah Ann Trojanowski, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other
10617 N Hayden Road; #b-102
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Deborah Trojanowski's specialty is facial plastic surgery. Before completing her residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Trojanowski attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Trojanowski an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trojanowski takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and Shea Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Ghazanfari, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7534 E 2nd Street; Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Dr. Ali Ghazanfari practices general surgery. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghazanfari is affiliated with HonorHealth, Banner Baywood Medical Center, and Banner Heart Hospital.

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  • Charge (avg.): $2,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,158

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What is Flap Reconstruction?

Flap reconstruction is a surgical procedure in which healthy tissue is taken (or harvested) from one area of the body, called a donor site, and then transferred to a damaged area, or recipient site. The most common types of tissue used in flap reconstruction are skin, muscle, and a combination of skin and muscle, called musculocutaneous tissue. Flaps are like grafts in that they both involve harvesting and transferring tissue, but they differ in one important way. Flaps are placed onto the recipient site with their own blood supply, whereas grafts are not.

Flaps are used to reconstruct large or deep wounds, as well repair physical deformities. For example, some nasal defects can be corrected using forehead flaps. Another common procedure that uses flaps is breast reconstruction, which is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast after mastectomy (breast removal). The ability to use musculocutaneous tissue makes flaps ideal for this type of reconstructive surgery. In addition, the included blood supply in flaps brings needed oxygen and nutrients to the recipient site, promoting healing.

During flap surgery, an enormous amount of attention needs to be paid to the blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries). To retain the flap’s blood supply, the surgeon might form a pedicle, which is a bridge of tissue and blood vessels that connects the flap to the site it originates from. The flap is connected to its blood supply through this pedicle. It is removed only after the surgical team has made sure that the flap has healed enough to survive without it. This type of flap is called a pedicled flap.

Blood vessels may also be detached from the flap when it is harvested, and then reattached at the new location. Since the flap is not pedicled to its donor site, it is referred to as a free flap. To be able to connect blood vessels with accuracy, surgeons must use very tiny tools and special microscopes. For this reason, this type of flap reconstruction is also often called microvascular flap surgery. One advantage of free or microvascular flaps is that they are ideal for repairing larger areas, like an extensive wound or defect on the leg.

Depending on how involved your flap reconstruction is, you may have to stay in the hospital for several days after the procedure. It may take six to eight weeks for the incisions to heal, and a year or more for the scars to fully fade.

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