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Dr. Kenneth Dell Dembny II, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
13133 N Port Washington Road; Suite 218
Mequon, WI
 

Dr. Kenneth Dembny is a plastic surgery specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Dembny's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. The average patient rating for Dr. Dembny is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dembny has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Aurora West Allis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
10554 N Port Washington Road
Mequon, WI
 

Dr. N. Yousif is a Mequon, WI physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He attended medical school at Université Libre de Bruxelles. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated Dr. Yousif highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yousif accepts.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence A Sterkin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
13133 N Port Washington Road; Suite 218
Mequon, WI
 

Dr. Lawrence Sterkin is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Sterkin's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Aurora West Allis Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Sterkin attended the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andreas Doermann, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
12203 Corporate Parkway
Mequon, WI
 

Dr. Andreas Doermann is a plastic surgery specialist in Mequon, WI, Milwaukee, WI, and Menomonee Falls, WI. Dr. Doermann graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his professional training, Dr. Doermann completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doermann include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in German. Dr. Doermann is professionally affiliated with Aurora West Allis Medical Center and Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Breast Reduction, ... (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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