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

Dr. Alan Lim practices plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lim include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lim graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Lim welcomes 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Johnson is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Johnson attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon. He is conversant in Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pu include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. After completing medical school at Peking University Health Science Center and Capital Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Yamahata studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Yamahata has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Sacramento Super Doctors and RealSelf Top Doctor. His professional affiliations include Mercy General Hospital and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. His practice is open to 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. Michael Sheldon Wong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2221 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Wong specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. Dr. Wong attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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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)

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

Dr. Rahim Nazerali's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nazerali at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Nazerali takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He speaks Spanish.

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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 sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Green's professional affiliations include Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Green accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His distinctions include: Sacramento Super Doctors; Resident of the Year award and the; and Bernard Barney Excellence in Plastic Surgery. He welcomes new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Eiler Sommerhaug's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Sommerhaug is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sommerhaug include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sommerhaug is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Norwegian. He is affiliated with Sutter Health. Dr. Sommerhaug is closed to new patients at this time.

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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's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sahar accepts.

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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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