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Dr. Debra Jolyn Johnson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Debra Johnson is a plastic surgeon in Sacramento, CA. She attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson's medical residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Johnson speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Y Lim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1020 29th Street; #600
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alan Lim works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Lim has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lim include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Lim graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Lim's training includes a residency program at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee L. Q. Pu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2221 Stockton Boulevard; Uc Davis Plastic Surgery Suite 2123
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Lee Pu is a specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pu attended Peking University Health Science Center and Capital Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He speaks Mandarin.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Douglas Green, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Scott Green's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Green at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Green attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Green include: Sacramento Super Doctors; Resident of the Year award and the; and Bernard Barney Excellence in Plastic Surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Wayne Ichiro Yamahata, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Wayne Yamahata's medical specialty is plastic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Yamahata's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yamahata has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Sheldon Wong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2221 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Wong sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Wong is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Rahim S Nazerali, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2221 Stockton Boulevard; Room 2125
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rahim Nazerali's area of specialization is plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Nazerali speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nazerali include vaginoplasty, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Nazerali performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nazerali accepts.

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

All Interests: Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis Repair, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2221 Stockton Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Eiler Sommerhaug specializes in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Sommerhaug is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sommerhaug include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Sommerhaug attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He speaks Norwegian. He is affiliated with Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2221 Stockton Boulevard; Room 2125
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Sahar is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sahar is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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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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