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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Eisemann practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, a hospital affiliated with Yale University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients gave Dr. Eisemann an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Eisemann's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. 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, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Butt Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2130
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Morgan Norris' areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Norris include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Norris accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Norris graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: 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, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Norris is open to new patients.

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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)

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shayan Izaddoost's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Izaddoost attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include facial problems, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and minor surgery. Dr. Izaddoost honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Izaddoost has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , DIEP flap reconstruction

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1804
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Berzin's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Berzin trained at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Berzin's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and moles. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Berzin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berzin (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Berzin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. 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, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Netscher is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, oral reconstruction, and breast augmentation. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Netscher is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Netscher graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Netscher's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He 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)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1315 St Joseph Parkway; #920
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ernest Cronin is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Cronin attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients gave Dr. Cronin an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cronin's professional 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)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 760
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Lee is a plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Houston, TX and Edinburg, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Lee a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has received the distinction of 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)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2800 Kirby Drive; Suite B212
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Lee is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph'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, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Chin ... (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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