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Dr. Karl Joseph Mueller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
40 Medical Park; Suite 200
Wheeling, WV
 

Dr. Karl Mueller is a plastic surgeon in Wheeling, WV. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Mueller takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
40 Medical Park; Suite 200
Wheeling, WV
 

Dr. Marjorie Bush practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. She studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Bush's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
92 N 4th Street; Suite 14
Martins Ferry, OH
 

Dr. C. Tracy is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tracy include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Tracy is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
90 N 4th Street; Floor 2
Martins Ferry, OH
 

Dr. James Shope works as a plastic surgeon. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Shope is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, 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, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose 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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