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Dr. Lisa Lynn Hochderffer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2825 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 303
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Jewell is a hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For her residency, Dr. Jewell trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Jewell is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Steven Charles Dresner, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2121 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 301
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Steven Dresner is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of plastic surgery procedures and thyroid problems. Dr. Dresner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dresner has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Dresner attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dresner include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Dresner speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Problems, Botox Injection, Eye Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,278
  • Medicare Cost: $1,007
Dr. Andre Alan Panossian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
9033 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Andre Panossian is a plastic surgery and general surgery specialist. Dr. Panossian attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and breast augmentation. The average patient rating for Dr. Panossian is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Panossian has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Panossian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Panossian has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Blepharoptosis Repair, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Karim Newman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9401 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 105
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Newman is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Newman is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Community Hospital Long Beach. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Newman average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Elizabeth Downey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
321 N. Larchmont Boulevard; Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Susan Downey is a pediatric plastic surgeon. Dr. Downey's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her residency, Dr. Downey trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Downey's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Downey accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Downey's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. John Michael Anastasatos, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
436 N. Bedford Drive; Suite 209
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. John Anastasatos' medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Anastasatos is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Anastasatos's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Anastasatos trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Greek.

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

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

Dr. Mytien Thi Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
436 N Bedford Drive; Suite 104
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Mytien Goldberg's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Before performing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Goldberg attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldberg include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Goldberg is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Goldberg speaks Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael J. James Sundine, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
436 Bedford Drive 207
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Sundine practices plastic surgery in Newport Beach, CA, Irvine, CA, and Beverly Hills, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sundine's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sundine honors. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sundine has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Fadi Chahin, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
433 N Camden Drive; Suite 1170
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Fadi Chahin is a head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Beverly Hills, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Chahin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Chahin is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Anna C Charlotta La Via, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; 1180-w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Anna La Via is a plastic surgeon in Santa Monica, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. La Via graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. La Via speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

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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.