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

Dr. Roy Hong is a plastic surgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Hong has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Hong trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. He 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, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (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 is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Bates graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Bates is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bates honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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

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 specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Dr. Maser's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Maser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Maser 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, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Connolly's medical specialty is plastic surgery. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Connolly performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connolly include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Connolly's 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, 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 is a plastic surgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. White's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. White performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, 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's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include plastic surgery procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. In addition to English, Dr. Chang speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Eyelid Problems, Burns, Facelift, Skin Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cindy Russell's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Russell is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for her residency. Dr. Russell has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russell honors. Her 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, Pec Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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.