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Dr. Alan Y Lim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1020 29th Street; #600
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alan Lim is a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lim include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lim at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, Dr. Lim attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Lim is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Debra Jolyn Johnson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Debra Johnson is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Johnson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee L. Q. Pu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2221 Stockton Boulevard; Uc Davis Plastic Surgery Suite 2123
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Lee Pu, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Pu obtained his medical school training at Peking University Health Science Center and Capital Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne Ichiro Yamahata, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Wayne Yamahata specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and dermabrasion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy General Hospital and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Yamahata attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Yamahata average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yamahata honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors and RealSelf Top Doctor. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Mini Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rahim S Nazerali, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2221 Stockton Boulevard; Room 2125
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rahim Nazerali specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Nazerali include facial problems, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Nazerali average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nazerali honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Nazerali is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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

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

Dr. Scott Douglas Green, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Scott Green is a plastic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Green average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Green accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Green attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Sacramento Super Doctors; Resident of the Year award and the; and Bernard Barney Excellence in Plastic Surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Michael Sheldon Wong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2221 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Wong works as a plastic surgeon. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wong is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2221 Stockton Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Eiler Sommerhaug specializes in plastic surgery. He speaks Norwegian. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Sommerhaug is affiliated with Sutter Health. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Patients rated Dr. Sommerhaug highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2221 Stockton Boulevard; Room 2125
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Sahar sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. Dr. Sahar studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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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