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Dr. Alan Barth Pillersdorf, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Alan Pillersdorf's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Pillersdorf include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Pillersdorf is affiliated with Bethesda Health and Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY). Dr. Pillersdorf graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider 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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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. William Joseph Vinyard, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. William Vinyard is a plastic surgery specialist in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Vinyard's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vinyard takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vinyard (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bethesda Health and JFK Medical Center (East Florida) - Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kris M Reddy, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1501 Forest Hill Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Kris Reddy specializes in plastic surgery and practices in West Palm Beach, FL. He is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reddy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect. His distinctions include: Realself 100 Professional Recognition: Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Fellow, International College of Surgeons; and Allergan Diamond Status 10 Best in Client Satisfaction: American Institute of Plastic Surgeons. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center (East Florida).

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Jose Alberto Alberto Navarro, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Jose Navarro's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Navarro's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palms West Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Medical Center (East Florida). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Navarro 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.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Dov I Eidelman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 S. Congress; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Dov Eidelman practices plastic surgery. Dr. Eidelman graduated from Albany Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Eidelman include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eidelman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health, Palms West Hospital, and JFK Medical Center (East Florida).

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Ernesto Hayn, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Hayn specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Hayn has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Hayn include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hayn accepts. Dr. Hayn attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Ponce School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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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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