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Dr. Kian J Samimi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
711 4th Avenue; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kian Samimi sees patients in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Samimi has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis ... (Read more)

Dr. William Steven Umansky, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
299 Landis Avenue; Suite 102
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Umansky specializes in plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Umansky speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Umansky attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Umansky is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Umansky is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. James Jee-Ling Chao, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8890
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Chao is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in San Diego, CA, Encinitas, CA, and Temecula, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Family Health Plus, and more. Dr. Chao is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Chao 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, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. John George Apostolides, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1322 Scott Street; Suite 102
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. John Apostolides is a plastic surgeon in San Diego, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Apostolides's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp Memorial Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Apostolides is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Apostolides speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

Dr. Diana M Breister Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2275 Rio Bonito Way; Suite 220
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Diana Breister-Ghosh, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. She is professionally affiliated with Alvarado Hospital Medical Center and Sharp Grossmont Hospital. Dr. Breister-Ghosh studied medicine at New York Medical College. Patients gave Dr. Breister-Ghosh an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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, Breast Augmentation, ... (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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