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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 practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. Dr. Amirlak's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He attended medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). Dr. Amirlak's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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 practices plastic surgery in Frisco, TX. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Carman-Stiles's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for residency. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Carman-Stiles honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting 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, who practices in Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Angobaldo is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Angobaldo has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Angobaldo is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon in Frisco, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Najera is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Najera attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Najera is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Najera 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, 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 specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Frisco, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient ratings for Dr. Smart average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smart takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Smart completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center.

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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.