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Dr. William Joseph Vinyard MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (36 ratings)
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. William Vinyard's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, skin lightening, and coolsculpting. Dr. Vinyard is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vinyard (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center (East Florida) - Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kris M. Reddy MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 3.71 stars (97 ratings)
1501 Forest Hill Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Kris Reddy is a plastic surgeon in West Palm Beach, FL. These areas are among Dr. Reddy's clinical interests: dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and labiaplasty. He is affiliated with JFK Hospital. He attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Reddy is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reddy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Honorary Diplomate in Plastic Surgery, National Academy of Plastic Surgery and Laureate Consultant, National Institute of Medicine RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt ... (Read more)

Luis Antonio Vinas MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.19 stars (36 ratings)
550 S Quadrille Boulevard; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Luis Vinas is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in West Palm Beach, FL. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Vinas's clinical interests: dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and labiaplasty. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Vinas studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital and JFK Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Barth Pillersdorf MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.2 stars (18 ratings)
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Alan Pillersdorf works as a plastic surgeon in Palm Springs, FL. Dr. Pillersdorf's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pillersdorf is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dov I. Eidelman MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 3.89 stars (7 ratings)
1620 S. Congress; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Dov Eidelman's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Eidelman's professional affiliations include Palms West Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Hospital. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Jose Alberto Navarro M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Jose Navarro's specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Navarro include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Navarro is professionally affiliated with Palms West Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Ernesto Hayn MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 3.5 stars (5 ratings)
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Hayn is a Palm Springs, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Hayn's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hayn takes. Dr. Hayn attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Ponce School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , 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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