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Dr. Michael Karim Newman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9401 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 105
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Newman is a plastic surgeon in Torrance, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Newman's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Newman graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Newman has received distinctions including Patient's Choice Award; Compassionate Doctor Award; and Super Doctors List. He 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, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Lynn Hochderffer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2825 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 303
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Jewell specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Torrance, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jewell include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Jewell is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Jewell has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Jewell welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Mytien Thi Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
436 N Bedford Drive; Suite 104
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Mytien Goldberg is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Goldberg's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her distinctions include: Scholastic Honors Award from the University of California Davis and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Dr. Goldberg speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Goldberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Double Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven C Dresner, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2121 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 301
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Steven Dresner sees patients in Pasadena, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Santa Monica, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Dresner's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid retraction repair, thyroid problems, and juvederm. Patient ratings for Dr. Dresner average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Dresner is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dresner's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Eye ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $3,278
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,007
Dr. John M Anastasatos, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
436 N Bedford Drive; Suite 209
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. John Anastasatos is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA and Bakersfield, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Anastasatos a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Anastasatos takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Anastasatos has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Greek.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Fadi Chahin, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Drive; Suite 1020
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Fadi Chahin sees patients in Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialty is head & neck plastic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Chahin highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Chahin attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Butt Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J. Sundine, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
436 Bedford Drive 207
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Sundine, who practices in Newport Beach, CA, Irvine, CA, and Beverly Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sundine's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA), CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and Hoag Affiliated Physicians (HAP). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sundine is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna C Charlotta La Via, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 11180w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Anna La Via works as a plastic surgeon. These areas are among Dr. La Via's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. La Via is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. James F Coleman Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1301 20th Street; Suite 440
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. James Coleman's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Coleman graduated from Harvard Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and breast reconstruction revision. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons; Fellow, American College of Surgeons; and Member, American Society of Surgery for the Hand. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Coleman's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA) and Cedars-Sinai.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Revision, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, 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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