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Dr. Debra Jolyn Johnson M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 3.25 stars (2 ratings)
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Debra Johnson works as a plastic surgeon in Sacramento, CA. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Johnson completed her residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Johnson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Alan Y. Lim MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 3.5 stars (9 ratings)
1020 29th Street; #600
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alan Lim is a plastic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Lim average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lim include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Dr. Lim accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, Dr. Lim attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Pu include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Pu attended Peking University Health Science Center and Capital Medical University for medical school. He speaks Mandarin.

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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)

Dr. Wayne Ichiro Yamahata M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.93 stars (49 ratings)
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Wayne Yamahata practices plastic surgery in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. Dr. Yamahata's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Yamahata include dermabrasion, inspira breast implants, and mini tummy tuck. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Yamahata include: RealSelf Top Doctor and Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Yamahata is affiliated with Mercy General Hospital and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. 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, Inspira Breast Implants, Natrelle Breast Implants, Mini Tummy Tuck, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Douglas Green M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.43 stars (60 ratings)
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Scott Green is a plastic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Green average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and coolsculpting. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Green studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Green's residency was performed at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Sacramento Super Doctors; Resident of the Year award and the; and Bernard Barney Excellence in Plastic Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, CoolSculpting, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Restylane Silk, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Sheldon Wong M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
average rating 4.66 stars (3 ratings)
2221 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Wong's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Wong is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Patient ratings for Dr. Wong average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, CoolSculpting, Mini Tummy Tuck, Restylane Silk, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

Rahim Nazerali MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.96 stars (19 ratings)
2221 Stockton Boulevard; Room 2125
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rahim Nazerali is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Nazerali is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: vaginoplasty, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nazerali is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Nazerali is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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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
average rating 4.33 stars (12 ratings)
2221 Stockton Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Eiler Sommerhaug's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Sommerhaug's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Sommerhaug include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He speaks Norwegian. Dr. Sommerhaug is professionally affiliated with Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Dr. Sommerhaug is not currently accepting new patients.

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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
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
2221 Stockton Boulevard; Room 2125
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Sahar practices plastic surgery. Dr. Sahar attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, facelift, and general reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage.

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

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