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Dr. Alexander F Au, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
20 York Street; T-209
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Alexander Au's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Au's areas of expertise include the following: body contouring, nipple reconstruction, and breast lift. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction with flap surgery

All Interests: Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
136 Sherman Avenue; Suite 407
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Mark Weinstein is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in New Haven, CT and Orange, CT. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Weinstein's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinstein is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. James Grant Thomson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
330 Cedar Street; Po Box 208041
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. James Thomson's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomson include general reconstruction, free flap breast reconstruction, and head and neck cancer reconstruction. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Thomson performed his residency at Montreal General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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

All Interests: Down Syndrome, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Burn ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery
One Long Wharf Drive; Yale New Haven Shoreline Medical Center
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. John Persing's specialties are plastic surgery and neurosurgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Dr. Persing is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson. Patient reviews placed Dr. Persing at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
245 Amity Road; Suite 108
Woodbridge, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Salomon practices plastic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include eyelid surgery, facial implants, and injectable fillers. Patient ratings for Dr. Salomon average 5.0 stars out of 5. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salomon accepts. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Salomon is accepting new patients.

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

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
46 Prince Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Zeno Chicarilli specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Chicarilli attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard University for residency. Dr. Chicarilli's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Chicarilli an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chicarilli accepts Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Chicarilli speaks Italian. Dr. Chicarilli is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chicarilli welcomes new patients.

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

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

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
185 Maple Avenue
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Roger Lowlicht is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in North Haven, CT and Branford, CT. He trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Lowlicht is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lowlicht's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Root Canals, Facial Pain, Anesthesia, Dental Implant Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Tooth Extractions, Mouth ... (Read more)

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  • Charge (avg.): $425
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $425

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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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