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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's specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. She practices in Torrance, CA and Santa Monica, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Jewell a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jewell is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Jewell's residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Andre Alan Panossian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
9033 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Andre Panossian specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Panossian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Armenian. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Panossian's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Panossian obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Panossian include: Southern California Super Doctors and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Phi Beta Kappa. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Newman is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Torrance, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newman include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Newman's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Patient's Choice Award; Compassionate Doctor Award; and Super Doctors List. Dr. Newman is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Community Hospital Long Beach. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Steven Dresner's medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Dr. Dresner attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid retraction repair, thyroid problems, and juvederm. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dresner takes. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Dresner's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Eye ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $3,278
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,007
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 specialist in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. She works in Los Angeles, CA and Burbank, CA. Patients rated Dr. Downey highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Downey include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Downey attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, ... (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' areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Beverly Hills, CA and Bakersfield, CA. Dr. Anastasatos attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Patient reviews placed Dr. Anastasatos at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Greek. Dr. Anastasatos is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, ... (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 is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Beverly Hills, CA and Torrance, CA. She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Goldberg completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldberg takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Goldberg include: Scholastic Honors Award from the University of California Davis and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Dr. Goldberg speaks Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Sundine's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Sundine's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Sundine completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (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 specialist in head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Chahin is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chahin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Clinical interests for Dr. Chahin include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chahin accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Chahin has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Butt Augmentation, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. James F Coleman Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
8631 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 305
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. James Coleman specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Coleman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and breast reconstruction revision. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and Cedars-Sinai. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Coleman takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare PPO.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Revision, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Deviated ... (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's specialty is plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. La Via is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. La Via is conversant in 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, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, ... (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.

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