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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 surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Maser's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Maser is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hong include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. Dr. Hong has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hong takes. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hong is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Steven Bates specializes in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bates include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and body contouring after weight loss. Dr. Bates's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Bates is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

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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. 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 in San Carlos, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Los Altos, CA. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and radiesse. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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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, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Connolly is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Mountain View, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and Los Altos, CA. Dr. Connolly's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Connolly's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. David White practices plastic surgery in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. White include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks French. Dr. White's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Cindy Russell is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Mountain View, CA and Los Altos, CA. Dr. Russell obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Russell accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is professionally 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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