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Dr William Joseph Vinyard MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (36 ratings)
1620 S. Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL

Dr. William Vinyard sees patients in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Vinyard is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, skin lightening, and coolsculpting. Patient ratings for Dr. Vinyard average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Vinyard (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally 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, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breas ... (Read more)

Dr Alan Barth Pillersdorf MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
Average rating 4.2 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL

Dr. Alan Pillersdorf works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. These areas are among Dr. Pillersdorf's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pillersdorf 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.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

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

Dr Kris M Reddy MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 3.71 stars out of 5 (97 ratings)
1501 Forest Hill Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Kris Reddy is a West Palm Beach, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and labiaplasty. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with JFK Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy studied medicine at Andhra Medical College. His distinctions 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 Augmentation ... (Read more)

Jose Alberto Navarro MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL

Dr. Jose Navarro's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Navarro is professionally affiliated with Palms West Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Navarro trained at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

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

Luis Antonio Vinas MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.19 stars out of 5 (36 ratings)
550 S. Quadrille Boulevard; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Luis Vinas, who practices in West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and labiaplasty. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Vinas takes 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 Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Vinas has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

Dov I Eidelman MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 3.89 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL

Dr. Dov Eidelman works as a plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Eidelman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health, Palms West Hospital, and Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

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

Dr Richard G Schwartz MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.86 stars out of 5 (40 ratings)
1500 N Dixie Highway; Suite 304
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Richard Schwartz is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and labiaplasty. Dr. Schwartz's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Guide to America's Top Surgeons; and Miami Metro Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

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

Dr Michael Adam Connor MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
4461 Medical Center Way; Suite A
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Michael Connor's area of specialization is ophthalmic plastic surgery. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. His areas of expertise include latisse, TCA peel, and cheek (mid-face) lift. Dr. Connor takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Delray Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Jupiter Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Double Eyelid Surgery, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Brow Lift, Restylane, Scar Removal, TCA Peel, Eyeli ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,278
Ernesto Hayn MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL

Dr. Ernesto Hayn is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Hayn has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Hayn attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Hayn is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

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

Dr Michael Patipa MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.06 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
4461 Medical Center Way; Suite A
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Michael Patipa, who practices in West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patipa include eyelid retraction repair, eye bags, and botox injection. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Patipa's training includes residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Patipa include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Double Eyelid Surgery, Brow Lift, Eye Bag ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $3,594
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,278
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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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