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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Dembny is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dembny include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Community Care Network (CCN), and GEHA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dembny is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aurora Sinai Medical Center and Aurora West Allis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. N. Yousif is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Yousif is a graduate of Université Libre de Bruxelles. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yousif include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Yousif honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Andreas Doermann is a plastic surgery specialist. He is conversant in German. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Doermann is professionally affiliated with Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, and Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. Dr. Doermann graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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)

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

Dr. Lawrence Sterkin is a plastic surgery specialist in Wauwatosa, WI and Mequon, WI. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Sterkin takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Aurora Sinai Medical Center and Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center.

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

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