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Dr. Nathan Edward Nachlas, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1601 Clint Moore Road; Suite 170
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Nachlas' specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated Dr. Nachlas highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nachlas include chin implants, eyelid surgery, and radiesse. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nachlas include: South Florida Super Doctors; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Clinical Interests: Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Sinus Surgery, Brow Lift, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,740
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,197
Dr. Anthony Nicholas Dardano, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
951 Nw 13th Street; Suite 4d
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Dardano specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Dardano is professionally affiliated with Broward Health North and West Boca Medical Center. Before completing his residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Dr. Dardano attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Andrew Hal Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
950 Glades Road; 4th Floor
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rosenthal is a plastic surgery specialist in Boca Raton, FL, Lake Worth, FL, and Boynton Beach, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Rosenthal is affiliated with Delray Medical Center, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, and West Boca Medical Center. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rosenthal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. David Parker Bogue, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
660 Glades Road; Suite 380
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. David Bogue's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. The average patient rating for Dr. Bogue is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Bogue completed a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. He has received the distinction of Professional Recognition: Chief of Surgery, Boca Raton Regional Hospital RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Bogue is professionally affiliated with Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Steven Howard Schuster, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1905 Clint Moore Road; Suite 101
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Steven Schuster's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Patients gave Dr. Schuster an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Schuster attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Delray Medical Center, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, and West Boca Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
670 Glades Road; 240
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Berman is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Berman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berman include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Berman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Daniel E OHara, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
660 Glades Road; Suite 380
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Daniel O'Hara is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Boca Raton, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Hara include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $3,976
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,388

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6877 Sw 18th Street; Suite H201
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Ress sees patients in Boca Raton, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ress include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Ress graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ress honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Megan C Jack, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4800 North Federal Highway; C101
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Megan Jack works as a plastic surgeon in Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Jack's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, vaginal rejuvenation, and mini tummy tuck. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. She is professionally affiliated with Boca Raton Regional Hospital and West Boca Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Hilton Becker, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
670 Glades Road; Suite 220
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Hilton Becker is a plastic surgeon in Boca Raton, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Boca Raton Regional Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Becker has received the following distinctions: Excellence in Heath Care; South Florida Business Journal Finalist for Physician of the Year; and Top Breast Cancer Reconstructive Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (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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