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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 works as a plastic surgeon in Walnut Creek, CA and Greenbrae, CA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Aycock's hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Patient ratings for Dr. Aycock average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Aycock has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors and RealSelf Top Doctor. 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, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Keith Denkler specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Larkspur, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Denkler (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and spider veins. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. Dr. Denkler is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital's residency program. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. His distinctions 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, who practices in Greenbrae, CA, Petaluma, CA, and Davis, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Henry include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed Dr. Henry at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She has received the following distinctions: Best Plastic Surgeon, Marin County, 2006-2012; Chief Resident Senior Award; and Phi Beta Kappa. She is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Henry is affiliated with Marin General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Corte Madera, CA and San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. D'amore include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. D'amore is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Lausanne Faculty of Biology and Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His distinctions include: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. D'amore (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He is 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goodman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. She is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Goodman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Belek include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. Dr. Belek attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Belek's professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. His practice is open to 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, 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, who practices in Greenbrae, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. Dr. Hand attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hand is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Hand is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Jann Johnson practices plastic surgery in San Rafael, CA. Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Nose Surgery, Breast Reduction, Cleft ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hop Le works as a plastic surgeon in San Francisco, CA and San Rafael, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Le include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Le is an in-network provider for Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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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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