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Dr. Bruce Andrew Byrne, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Byrne specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Rockwall, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Richardson, TX. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Areas of expertise for Dr. Byrne include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Byrne speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Byrne is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Denton Watumull, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 George Bush Highway; #101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Denton Watumull works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Richardson, TX, Irving, TX, and Garland, TX. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Patient reviews placed Dr. Watumull at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors; Best Plastic Surgeons in Dallas; and D Magazine, 10 years. Dr. Watumull's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He welcomes 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, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Alexis Lemmon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 E President George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Lemmon is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Richardson, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lemmon include breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Lemmon is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Lemmon trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Dr. Lemmon's 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, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Kang Kwon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 East George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Robert Kwon practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Kwon include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kwon is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Medical Center at Garland, and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, Chin ... (Read more)

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  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,973
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $970

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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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