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Dr. Shayan Alireza Izaddoost, PhD, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shayan Izaddoost is a facial plastic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and minor surgery. Dr. Izaddoost's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Izaddoost's practice is open to new patients. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , DIEP flap reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Lift, Chemical Peels, Facelift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Louis Eisemann, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Eisemann is a plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Eisemann's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, a hospital affiliated with Yale University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Eisemann average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eisemann accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Listed as a top-rated plastic surgeon in Texas; "Guide to Top Doctors"; and Selected as one of the Top Doctors in Harris County and Bayou City. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eisemann's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Edward Berzin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1804
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Berzin is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berzin include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and moles. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Berzin is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Berzin (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Russian.

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

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

Dr. Morgan Edward Norris III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2130
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Morgan Norris' specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Norris has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Norris trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Outstanding Academic Faculty Teaching Award, Baylor College of Medicine; Academic Achievement Award, Virginia Commonwealth University; and Navy Achievement Medal. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Park Plaza Hospital.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Ilho Lee, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2800 Kirby Drive; Suite B212
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Lee practices head & neck plastic surgery in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. 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, Butt Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. David T.J. Netscher, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Netscher is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, oral reconstruction, and breast augmentation. Dr. Netscher has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Netscher is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Netscher is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Oral Reconstruction, Breast Augmentation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ernest Cronin is a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Cronin obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. David Aubrey Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 760
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Lee specializes in plastic surgery. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Breast ... (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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