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Dr. William Charles Rigano, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2350 Miami Valley Drive; Suite 520
Centerville, OH
 

Dr. William Rigano is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rigano include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rigano honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University for his residency. Dr. Rigano has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Jay Ettinger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3359 Kemp Road; Suite 200
Beavercreek, OH
 

Dr. David Ettinger works as a plastic surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Ettinger is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Ettinger is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Kettering Health Network.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank V Troha, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2350 Miami Valley Drive; Suite 420
Centerville, OH
 

Dr. Frank Troha's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Troha include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Troha studied medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd L Hicks, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2300 Miami Valley Drive; Suite 380
Dayton, OH
 

Dr. Todd Hicks is a plastic surgery specialist. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Hicks is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, and Miami Valley Hospital. Dr. Hicks is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Allen Perrine, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3535 Pentagon Boulevard; Suite 300
Beavercreek, OH
 

Dr. Keith Perrine is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Perrine performed his residency at Huron Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perrine include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Miami Valley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4244 Indian Ripple Road; Suite 300
Beavercreek, OH
 

Dr. Matthew Talarczyk is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Talarczyk is affiliated with Kettering Health Network. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Talarczyk is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, 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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