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Dr. Benjamin M Maser, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Maser is a plastic surgery specialist. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients gave Dr. Maser an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maser takes. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Roy W Hong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Encina Building
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roy Hong works as a plastic surgeon in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hong include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hong honors. Dr. Hong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Johnny Tzer-Ren Chang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Johnny Chang is a plastic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and male tummy tuck. Dr. Chang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. In addition to English, Dr. Chang speaks Mandarin.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Chin Implants, Eyelid Problems, Breast Lift, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. John Patrick Connolly III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. John Connolly's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Connolly highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connolly include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Connolly is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. David N White, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David White works as a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. White include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. White's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. White takes. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. White's residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. He speaks French. Dr. White's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven J Bates, MS, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Steven Bates' area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bates include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and body contouring after weight loss. Patient ratings for Dr. Bates average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. Dr. Bates's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Chin Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cindy Lee Russell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Russell practices plastic surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russell takes. Dr. Russell attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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

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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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