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Dr. Christopher Kennon Livingston, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 927
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Livingston is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Livingston takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Livingston attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Livingston has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Warren Aldrich Iv Ellsworth IV, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Warren Ellsworth is a plastic surgeon in Houston, TX. Dr. Ellsworth's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. The average patient rating for Dr. Ellsworth is 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ellsworth honors. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ellsworth's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Texas Rising Stars; and Who's Who in the World, Marquis Who's Who. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Methodist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $9,225
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,020
Dr. Aldona J Spiegel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aldona Spiegel, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Spiegel is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Spiegel's areas of expertise include the following: general reconstruction, breast reconstruction revision, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spiegel accepts. After attending the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Spiegel completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Spiegel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Kendall Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1315 St Josephs Parkway; Suite 940
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among Dr. Smith's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest Dattner Cronin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1315 St Joseph Parkway; #920
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ernest Cronin is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Cronin has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey David Friedman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Friedman practices plastic surgery in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Friedman completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. 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: Dermabrasion, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Pierre-Yves Masaki Chevray, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pierre Chevray works as a plastic surgeon in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Chevray include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Chevray performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Chevray has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. David John Wainwright, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Wainwright practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children. These areas are among Dr. Wainwright's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His professional affiliations include Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Echo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Echo is a plastic surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Echo is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Echo honors Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Echo has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; #4.156
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Marques' specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Marques's areas of expertise include the following: general reconstruction, congenital hand surgery, and free flap breast reconstruction. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Marques attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Marques is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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

All Interests: Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, General Reconstruction, Free Flap Breast Reconstruction, Head and ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Benjamin Albright, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Albright is a plastic surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Albright's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Albright welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic 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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