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Dr. Bruce Allen Mast, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Mast is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Mast graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mast honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mast include: Castle Connelly Top Doctor; America's Top Surgeons; and America's Top Cosmetic Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction with flap surgery, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, Implant-Based Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Judd Katz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Adam Katz is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Katz include breast reconstruction with flap surgery, facelift, and forehead lift. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Katz completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 2002-2004: Academic Scholar, American Association of Plastic Surgery. and Hewlett-Packard Top Medical Graduate, University of Michigan Medical School.. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction with flap surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Loretta Mary Coady Fariborzian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Loretta Coady-Fariborzian is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. She works in Gainesville, FL. Before performing her residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Coady-Fariborzian attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coady-Fariborzian include carpal tunnel surgery, free flap breast reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Microsurgery, Dupuytren's Contracture, Breast Reconstruction with Flap ... (Read more)

Dr. John William Tyrone III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1204 Nw 69th Terrace; Suite F
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. John Tyrone is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tyrone include mini tummy tuck, botox injection, and rhinoplasty. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tyrone has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Michael Leyngold, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Leyngold practices plastic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cosmetic breast surgery, breast reconstruction with flap surgery, and implant-based breast reconstruction. Dr. Leyngold takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine and Florida State University College of Medicine. Dr. Leyngold trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for his residency. He is conversant in Russian. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction with flap surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction, Cosmetic Breast ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4500 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jason Rosenberg is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenberg include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Kyle Christian Balch, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
6717 Nw 11th Place, Suite A; Suite A
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kyle Balch practices ophthalmic plastic surgery in Gainesville, FL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Balch has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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  • Charge (avg.): $1,788
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,087

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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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