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

Dr. Debra Johnson is a plastic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson's residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Alan Lim is a plastic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lim is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Patient ratings for Dr. Lim average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Lee L. Q. Pu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2221 Stockton Boulevard; Uc Davis Plastic Surgery Suite 2123
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Lee Pu is a plastic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Pu's education and training includes medical school at Peking University Health Science Center and Capital Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks 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. Scott Douglas Green, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Scott Green is a specialist in plastic surgery. 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. Dr. Green's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Sacramento Super Doctors; Resident of the Year award and the; and Bernard Barney Excellence in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Green's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. 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)

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

Dr. Wayne Yamahata is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Yamahata include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. Yamahata accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Yamahata is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Yamahata is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Michael Wong is a plastic surgeon in Sacramento, CA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Wong has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes 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)

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

Dr. Rahim Nazerali sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Nazerali average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nazerali include vaginoplasty, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Nazerali completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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

All Interests: Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis Repair, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eiler Sommerhaug's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Sommerhaug's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Sommerhaug is conversant in Norwegian. He is affiliated with Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Dr. Sommerhaug is not accepting 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 works as a plastic surgeon in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Sahar's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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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