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Dr. Drew Evan Schnitt M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
average rating 4.7 stars (10 ratings)
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 490
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Drew Schnitt is a pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Clinical interests for Dr. Schnitt include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schnitt takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, and Memorial Hospital West.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto S. Gallerani MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
average rating 5 stars (19 ratings)
21150 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 200
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Gallerani practices plastic surgery in Aventura, FL and Miami, FL. Patients rated Dr. Gallerani highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Gallerani's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Gallerani is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Double ... (Read more)

Dr. Yoav Barnavon MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
average rating 4.86 stars (112 ratings)
1150 North 35th Avenue; Suite 550
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Yoav Barnavon is a pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist in Hollywood, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barnavon include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Patient ratings for Dr. Barnavon average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barnavon accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Barnavon attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Barnavon (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Chinese. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andres Guillermo Sarraga MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (8 ratings)
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 103
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Andres Sarraga works as a plastic surgeon. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarraga include breast reconstruction revision, breast augmentation, and labiaplasty. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarraga takes. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Butt Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
average rating 3.53 stars (8 ratings)
4330 Sheridan Street; Suite 102
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Caplan is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caplan include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Caplan studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Caplan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Arm ... (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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