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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 is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He works in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise 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). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pillersdorf takes. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 surgeon. Dr. Vinyard (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Vinyard is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health and JFK Medical Center (East Florida) - Main Campus. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Vinyard's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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's medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Reddy's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Patient ratings for Dr. Reddy average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors. He graduated from Andhra Medical College. Dr. Reddy has received the following distinctions: 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 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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Navarro include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Palms West Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Navarro accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Luis Antonio Vinas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
550 S. Quadrille Boulevard; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Luis Vinas is a plastic surgeon in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Vinas attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vinas include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Vinas speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and JFK Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Dov Eidelman is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Eidelman is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eidelman include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Eidelman's professional affiliations include Bethesda Health, Palms West Hospital, and Good Samaritan Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Eidelman is a graduate of Albany Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Richard G Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1500 N Dixie Highway; Suite 304
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Richard Schwartz's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartz include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Schwartz's average patient rating is 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. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Schwartz include: South Florida Super Doctors; Guide to America's Top Surgeons; and Miami Metro Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Michael Adam Connor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
4461 Medical Center Way; Suite A
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Michael Connor is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connor include dysport injection, eyelid surgery, and TCA peel. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Delray Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Jupiter Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Forehead Lift, Brow Lift, Restylane, Scar Removal, TCA Peel, Eye ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,278
Dr. Ernesto Hayn, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Hayn practices plastic surgery in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Ponce School of Medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Hayn's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Michael Patipa, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
4461 Medical Center Way; Suite A
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Michael Patipa is a West Palm Beach, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Patipa is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patipa's areas of expertise consist of eyelid retraction repair, forehead lift, and botox injection. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Patipa performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Patipa include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Forehead Lift, Brow Lift, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $3,594
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,278

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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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