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

Dr. Christine Carman-Stiles practices plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Carman-Stiles is rated highly by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Carman-Stiles's 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, Lip Implants, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bardia Amirlak, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
5575 Warren Parkway; 1st Floor, Suite 318
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Bardia Amirlak is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Dallas, TX and Frisco, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. Dr. Amirlak is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at UH Case Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Amirlak attended medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). Dr. Amirlak has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).

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

Dr. Jeff Angobaldo is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Angobaldo is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for residency. Dr. Angobaldo is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Angobaldo's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Najera is a plastic surgery specialist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Najera 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. Dr. Najera obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Najera's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Smart has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Smart is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: D Magazine D Best Doctors (as voted by peers). He is professionally 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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