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Dr. Christine Ann Carman Stiles, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Christine Carman-Stiles' specialty is plastic surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Carman-Stiles's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Children's Health (Texas), and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Carman-Stiles is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Lip Implants, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeff Oliver Angobaldo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5880 Ashmill Drive; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Jeff Angobaldo's specialty is plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Angobaldo is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Angobaldo is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $2,495
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $894
Dr. Bardia Amirlak, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
5575 Warren Parkway; 1st Floor, Suite 318
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Bardia Amirlak works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Dallas, TX and Frisco, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. Dr. Amirlak accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and residency at UH Case Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Amirlak has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Children's Health (Texas), Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Matthew Najera, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4401 Coit Road; Suite 305
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Robert Najera is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Najera has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Najera include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Najera attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Najera has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Ray Smart Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6898 Lebanon Road; Suite 102
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Smart's specialty is plastic surgery. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Smart performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smart is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: D Magazine D Best Doctors (as voted by peers). He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (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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