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Dr. Subhas Chandra Gupta, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
11370 Anderson Street; Suite 2100
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Subhas Gupta practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include mini tummy tuck, botox injection, and breast augmentation. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gupta takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks French and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Duncan Alexander Gn Miles, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
555 Cajon Street; Suite B
Redlands, CA
 

Dr. Duncan Miles specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Redlands, CA. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta for residency. Dr. Miles's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed Dr. Miles at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Gurmander Singh Kohli, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
11370 Anderson Street; Suite 2100
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Gurmander Kohli works as a facial plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Loma Linda, CA and Corona, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Kohli's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He honors Guardian, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Glasgow School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Kohli has received professional recognition including the following: American Cancer Society; Fellow Maliniac Circle of the American Soceity Of Plastic Surgeons, Inc.; and Sponsor: Plastic Surgery Education Foundation. In addition to English, Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Persian. Dr. Kohli has an open panel.

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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)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
11175 Campus Street
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Hahns Kim specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Loma Linda, CA. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim's residency was performed at Maricopa Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (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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