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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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Eisemann at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Eisemann include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Eisemann include: 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. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Eisemann is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Morgan Norris practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Norris include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Norris takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Norris studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His distinctions include: Outstanding Academic Faculty Teaching Award, Baylor College of Medicine; Academic Achievement Award, Virginia Commonwealth University; and Navy Achievement Medal. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Shayan Izaddoost is a specialist in facial plastic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Izaddoost's areas of expertise include facial problems, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and minor surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Izaddoost takes. Dr. Izaddoost has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include 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, Chemical Peels, Facelift, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edward Berzin is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Berzin include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and moles. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Berzin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Berzin attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Berzin (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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)

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

Dr. David Netscher's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Netscher include dermabrasion, oral reconstruction, and breast augmentation. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Netscher honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Netscher speaks Spanish.

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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 practices plastic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Cronin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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, Otolaryngology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 760
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Lee is a plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. He is a graduate of 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)

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

Dr. Edward Lee's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Lee is affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center and Park Plaza Hospital. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

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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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