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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 specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Aycock has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He takes Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Aycock performed his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Dr. Aycock has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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

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

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

Dr. Keith Denkler is a Larkspur, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Denkler (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Denkler include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and spider veins. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Denkler completed a residency program at St. Joseph's Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including San Francisco Super Doctors; the University of California, San Francisco Clinical Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery; and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Denkler is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Kimberly Henry's specialty is plastic surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Henry attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Best Plastic Surgeon, Marin County, 2006-2012; Chief Resident Senior Award; and Phi Beta Kappa. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Henry is affiliated with Marin General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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 is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Corte Madera, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. D'amore (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. D'amore's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. D'amore attended medical school at the University of Lausanne Faculty of Biology and Medicine. Dr. D'amore is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. D'amore has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cynthia Goodman is a plastic surgery specialist. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Goodman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goodman honors. Dr. Goodman has an open panel. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Goodman attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
32 Ross Common; Po Box 1603, Suite 250
Ross, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Wolf's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wolf graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Wolf completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. Dr. Wolf is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Terry Hand works as a plastic surgeon in Greenbrae, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hand include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hand is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hand's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Kyle Belek works as a plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Belek takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Belek trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Hop N Le, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
99 Montecillo Road; Kaiser San Rafael Department of Plastic Surgery
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Hop Le sees patients in San Francisco, CA and San Rafael, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Le include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Le is in-network for Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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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)

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

Dr. Jann Johnson is a specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Johnson is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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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.