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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. After completing medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE), he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. Dr. Amirlak is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Amirlak has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

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

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

Dr. Christine Carman-Stiles is a plastic surgery specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Carman-Stiles has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carman-Stiles honors. Dr. Carman-Stiles speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Injectable Fillers, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeff Angobaldo practices plastic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Angobaldo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Angobaldo completed a residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Angobaldo is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,495
  • Medicare Cost: $894
Dr. Robert Matthew Najera, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4401 Coit Road; Suite 305
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Robert Najera is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Najera performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Najera is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Najera's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Smart is a Frisco, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Smart include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Smart is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smart accepts. Dr. Smart obtained his medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, Breast 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.