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Dr. Max Lionel Polo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
221 Aragon Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Max Polo's specialty is plastic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Polo's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Before completing his residency at UNC Hospitals and Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Polo attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Polo's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons, President; Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, Board of Directors; and Miami Cancer Institute, Breast Cancer Tumor Site Team.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 509
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William McDonald practices plastic surgery. Dr. McDonald's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For his residency, Dr. McDonald trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. McDonald's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Randy Bruce Miller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
150 W Flagler Street; Museum Tower, Penthouse
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Randy Miller sees patients in Miami, FL and Coconut Grove, FL. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Miller's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Miller attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Onelio Garcia Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7100 W 20th Avenue; Suite 110
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Onelio Garcia is a plastic surgery specialist in Hialeah, FL and Miami, FL. Patients gave Dr. Garcia an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and vaginal rejuvenation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Dr. Garcia has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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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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