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Dr. Michael Baroody, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
51-53 Kenosia Avenue; Suite 201
Danbury, CT
 

Dr. Michael Baroody is a plastic surgery specialist in Danbury, CT and New Milford, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Baroody is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Baroody include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with New Milford Hospital and Danbury Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. David M Goldenberg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
107 Newtown Road; 2c
Danbury, CT
 

Dr. David Goldenberg's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Goldenberg's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Goldenberg graduated from New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with New Milford Hospital and Danbury Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Sohel Islam, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
107 Newtown Road; 2c
Danbury, CT
 

Dr. Mohammad Islam is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Islam's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Norwalk Hospital, New Milford Hospital, and Danbury Hospital. Dr. Islam is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Islam (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Bengali.

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

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

Dr. Prashant Soni, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
107 Newtown Road; 2c
Danbury, CT
 

Dr. Prashant Soni practices plastic surgery in Danbury, CT. Dr. Soni's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Mary's Hospital (Waterbury, CT), New Milford Hospital, and Danbury Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Soni's residency was performed at Westchester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has received distinctions including Top Doc; Connecticut Magazine; and Castle Connolly Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis Repair, Ptosis Repair, Butt ... (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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