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Dr. Robert Glenn Aycock, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
575 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard; Suite 2
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Robert Aycock's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Aycock's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital (MGH) and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Dr. Aycock's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: RealSelf Top Doctor and San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Aycock has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Tancredi F D Amore, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
21 Tamal Vista Boulevard; Suite 103
Corte Madera, CA
 

Dr. Tancredi D'amore sees patients in Corte Madera, CA and San Francisco, CA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and dermabrasion. His professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital (MGH) and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. D'amore is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Lausanne Faculty of Biology and Medicine. Dr. D'amore trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. D'amore has received the following distinctions: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. D'amore (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Double ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Anne Henry, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
350 Bon Air Road, Suite 1; Suite 1
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Henry is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Henry include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Henry's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her distinctions include: Best Plastic Surgeon, Marin County, 2006-2012; Chief Resident Senior Award; and Phi Beta Kappa. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Henry is affiliated with Marin General Hospital (MGH). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith A Denkler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
275 Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Keith Denkler's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Denkler's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and spider veins. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Denkler is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Joseph's Hospital. He has received distinctions including San Francisco Super Doctors; the University of California, San Francisco Clinical Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery; and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Denkler (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital (MGH) and Novato Community Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Nipple Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia Hom M. Goodman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1240 So. Eliseo Drive; Suite 201
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Goodman is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Goodman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and tummy tuck revision. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. Dr. Goodman is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Goodman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scholarship Junior Award; Plastic Surgery Research Council, Best Student Presentation; and the University of California, Berkeley Most Outstanding pre-medical Alumni Scholar. She is affiliated with Marin General Hospital (MGH) and Novato Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Goodman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kyle Asher Belek, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
655 Redwood Highway; Suite100
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Belek specializes in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Belek average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Belek include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Belek attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital (MGH), Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Terry L Hand, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
900 S. Eliseo Drive; Suite 103
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Terry Hand is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Dr. Hand's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Hand's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Hand welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Hop N Le, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
99 Montecillo Road; Kaiser San Rafael Department of Plastic Surgery
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Hop Le is a plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and gender reassignment (sex change) surgery. Dr. Le graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He accepts Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
99 Montecillo Road; Department of Plastic Surgery
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Jann Johnson practices plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Johnson is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Gender Reassignment Surgery, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Nose ... (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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