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Dr. Adam Bryce Weinfeld M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.88 stars (68 ratings)
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 301
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Adam Weinfeld sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, monsplasty (pubic lift), and dermabrasion. Dr. Weinfeld is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Weinfeld is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Austin Magazine; Top Doctors (Plastic Surgery); and Professional Recognition: Chair. Dr. Weinfeld's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Patrick Duffy Combs MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 301
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Combs, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in head & neck plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include general reconstruction, cleft lip and palate repair, and free flap breast reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Combs takes. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Combs has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Combs's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Down Syndrome, Blepharoptosis Repair, Burn Reconstruction, Jaw Surgery, ... (Read more)

James R. Cullington M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
average rating 4.33 stars (3 ratings)
601 E. 15th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Cullington is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Austin, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Cullington include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cullington honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $4,490
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $995
Dr. David Michael Turner M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
average rating 4.07 stars (7 ratings)
900 E. 30th Street; Suite 107
Austin, TX
 

Dr. David Turner's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and undersea and hyperbaric medicine; he sees patients in Cedar Park, TX, Austin, TX, and Stephenville, TX. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Turner trained at UNC Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). These areas are among Dr. Turner's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Turner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Turner is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

Ned Snyder IV M.D.
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.2 stars (5 ratings)
901 W. 38th Street; Suite 410
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ned Snyder works as a facial plastic surgeon. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Snyder's areas of expertise include dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and vaginal rejuvenation. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Snyder's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the following distinctions: HCA Hospitals SDMC - Physician Frist Award; Austin Area Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses- Distinguished Surgeon; and Texas Monthly Super Doctor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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

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

Dr. Brent Michael Egeland M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
1400 N I-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Brent Egeland, who practices in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Egeland has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Egeland include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Egeland is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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

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

Christine Fisher M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
1015 E 32nd Street; Suite 306
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Christine Fisher's specialty is plastic surgery. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Fisher attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fisher has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

John Allen McFate MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (9 ratings)
4701 Bee Cave Road; Suite 106
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John McFate's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. McFate include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and inspira breast implants. Patients gave Dr. McFate an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Methodist Hospital's residency program. He has received distinctions including RealSelf Top Doctor and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. McFate is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Southwest Hospital.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M. Whitfield MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.88 stars (42 ratings)
1510 W 34th Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Robert Whitfield's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Whitfield's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and voluma. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Whitfield has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Umeshchandra Girdhar Gadaria MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1015 East 32nd Street; Suite 208
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Umeshchandra Gadaria is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Gadaria's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Topiwala National Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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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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