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Dr. William Scott McDonald MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 2.75 stars (2 ratings)
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 509
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William McDonald's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McDonald include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Dr. McDonald 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 is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. McDonald's medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami 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. Deirdre Margaret Marshall FAAP, F.A.C.S., M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.18 stars (73 ratings)
6360 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Deirdre Marshall is a plastic surgeon. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and gender reassignment (sex change) surgery. Dr. Marshall has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Marshall has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Marshall (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's 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, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger K. Khouri M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
average rating 4.06 stars (46 ratings)
2750 Sw 37th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Roger Khouri practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Coconut Grove, FL, Key Biscayne, FL, and Miami, FL. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Khouri's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and tumor. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khouri has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors; and ESPRAS Great Debate winner, Breast Augmentation: Implants vs Fat Grafts. Dr. Khouri (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors 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, Down Syndrome, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael David Gottenger MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (23 ratings)
7330 Sw 62nd Place; Suite 205
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Gottenger practices plastic surgery in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gottenger include dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and labiaplasty. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gottenger takes. His education and training includes medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Gottenger has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Gottenger (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Gottenger is professionally affiliated with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, South Miami Hospital, and Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Max L. Polo M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.81 stars (64 ratings)
6280 Sunset Drive; Suite 501
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Max Polo specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Polo include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and breast augmentation. Dr. Polo has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polo honors. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Polo include: Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons, President; Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, Board of Directors; and Miami Cancer Institute, Breast Cancer Tumor Site Team. Dr. Polo is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Polo's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Butt Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Silvia Cristina Rotemberg M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
7300 Sw 62nd Place; Suite 200
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Silvia Rotemberg is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Rotemberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and coolsculpting. Dr. Rotemberg is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Rotemberg trained at UH Case Medical Center for her residency. She is in-network for 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

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

Onelio Garcia Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.27 stars (11 ratings)
3850 Bird Road; Suite 102
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Onelio Garcia's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Garcia is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and skin lightening. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia accepts. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Garcia include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.

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

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

Randy B. Miller M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
average rating 4.83 stars (44 ratings)
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 506
Coconut Grove, FL
 

Dr. Randy Miller practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Miami, FL and Coconut Grove, FL. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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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. John Christopher Oeltjen MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.12 stars (4 ratings)
8740 Sw 88th Street; Suite 218
Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Oeltjen's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Oeltjen include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Oeltjen attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Arm Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Myron Tanenbaum M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.61 stars (9 ratings)
7765 Sw 87th Avenue; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Myron Tanenbaum practices ophthalmic plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Tanenbaum is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: lower facelift, facial reconstruction, and juvederm. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tanenbaum honors. Before performing his residency at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Tanenbaum attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Miami VA Healthcare System, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Double Eyelid Surgery, Juvederm, Brow Lift, Facelift, Lower ... (Read more)

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  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $1,821
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,362

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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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