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Dr. Robert Glenn Aycock, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
575 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard; Suite 2
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Robert Aycock is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Aycock average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He honors Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aycock's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Providence Hospital, Southfield. His distinctions include: San Francisco Super Doctors and RealSelf Top Doctor.

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

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

Dr. Keith Alan Denkler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
275 Magnolia
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Keith Denkler is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Denkler (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Denkler include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and spider veins. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Denkler completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Hospital. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Denkler is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Denkler include: San Francisco Super Doctors; the University of California, San Francisco Clinical Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery; and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Anne Henry, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
350 Bon Air Road, Suite 1; Suite 1
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Henry is a specialist in plastic surgery. She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Henry trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Best Plastic Surgeon, Marin County, 2006-2012; Chief Resident Senior Award; and Phi Beta Kappa. In addition to English, Dr. Henry speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Henry is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Tancredi F D Amore, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
21 Tamal Vista Boulevard; Suite 103
Corte Madera, CA
 

Dr. Tancredi D'amore's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and dermabrasion. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending the University of Lausanne Faculty of Biology and Medicine for medical school, Dr. D'amore completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. D'amore (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. D'amore is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He welcomes new patients.

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

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Dr. Cynthia Hom M. Goodman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1240 So. Eliseo Drive; Suite 201
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Goodman is a specialist in plastic surgery. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Goodman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scholarship Junior Award; Plastic Surgery Research Council, Best Student Presentation; and the University of California, Berkeley Most Outstanding pre-medical Alumni Scholar. She is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Goodman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Kyle Asher Belek, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
655 Redwood Highway; Suite 100
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Belek sees patients in Mill Valley, CA and Berkeley, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Belek is affiliated with Marin General Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. Dr. Belek welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Terry L Hand, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
900 S. Eliseo Drive; Suite 103
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Terry Hand's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hand include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Hand attended Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Hand has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. Dr. Hand is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
99 Montecillo Road; Kaiser San Rafael Department of Plastic Surgery
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Hop Le is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA and San Rafael, CA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Le accepts Kaiser Permanente insurance. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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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, Down ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
99 Montecillo Road; Department of Plastic Surgery
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Jann Johnson's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Johnson accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente.

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

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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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