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Dr. Lisa Lynn Hochderffer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2825 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 303
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Jewell's areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; she sees patients in Torrance, CA and Santa Monica, CA. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Jewell's residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jewell takes. Dr. Jewell has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Jewell is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Steven Charles Dresner, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2121 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 301
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Steven Dresner's specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Dr. Dresner attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems and cosmetic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Dresner has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,278
  • Medicare Cost: $1,007
Dr. Michael Karim Newman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9401 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 105
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Newman is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Newman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Newman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Community Hospital Long Beach. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Newman studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Newman trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 Michael Anastasatos, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
436 N. Bedford Drive; Suite 209
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. John Anastasatos, who practices in Beverly Hills, CA and Bakersfield, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Anastasatos speaks Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Anastasatos include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Anastasatos completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Anastasatos is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Mytien Thi Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
436 N Bedford Drive; Suite 104
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Mytien Goldberg sees patients in Beverly Hills, CA and Torrance, CA. Her medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldberg include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Goldberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Goldberg's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese.

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

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

Dr. Michael J. James Sundine, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
436 Bedford Drive 207
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Sundine sees patients in Newport Beach, CA, Irvine, CA, and Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sundine include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Sundine honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Sundine has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Fadi Chahin, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Drive; Suite 1020
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Fadi Chahin is a medical specialist in head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Chahin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Chahin has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Chahin attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Chahin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Anna C Charlotta La Via, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 11180w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Anna La Via is a plastic surgeon in Santa Monica, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. La Via is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (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.