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

Dr. Alan Lim is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Lim's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lim include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Lim is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion.

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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 surgeon. After attending Peking University Health Science Center and Capital Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Clinical interests for Dr. Pu include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Pu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Pu 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. Debra Jolyn Johnson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Debra Johnson works as a plastic surgeon in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Johnson's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Johnson welcomes new patients. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. She has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Scott Green specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Green attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Green has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Green's professional 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, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Wayne Yamahata is a plastic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Yamahata completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Yamahata's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. The average patient rating for Dr. Yamahata is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Yamahata is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He 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 specializes in plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Wong an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong accepts. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose ... (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 and practices in Sacramento, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Stanford, CA. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His areas of expertise include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. Dr. Nazerali is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Aaron Sweat, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3000 Q Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sweat works as a plastic surgeon. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Sweat's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Eiler Sommerhaug specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Petaluma, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Santa Rosa, CA. He speaks Norwegian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sommerhaug include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Sommerhaug is affiliated with Sutter Health. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sommerhaug is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He 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)

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

Dr. David Sahar is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Sahar's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sahar honors. He attended medical school 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.