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Dr. William Joseph Vinyard, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. William Vinyard is a plastic surgery specialist in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vinyard include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vinyard is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Vinyard (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Vinyard is affiliated with Bethesda Health and 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. Alan Barth Pillersdorf, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Alan Pillersdorf's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. He practices in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. Dr. Pillersdorf's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pillersdorf 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: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Andrew Hal Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
9897 Hagen Ranch Road
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rosenthal sees patients in Boca Raton, FL, Lake Worth, FL, and Boynton Beach, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Rosenthal's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. His professional affiliations include Delray Medical Center, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, and West Boca Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Luis Antonio Vinas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
550 S Quadrille Boulevard; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Luis Vinas works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Vinas has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and JFK Hospital. Dr. Vinas honors 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 Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Dov I Eidelman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 S. Congress; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Dov Eidelman practices plastic surgery in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Eidelman include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Eidelman is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Eidelman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bethesda Health, Palms West Hospital, and Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Jose Alberto Alberto Navarro, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Jose Navarro practices plastic surgery in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Navarro include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Navarro is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palms West Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Ernesto Hayn, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Hayn is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Ponce School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hayn include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Hayn's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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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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