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Dr. Deborah Seelig, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1700 Murchison Drive; Suite 200
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Deborah Seelig's specialties are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Seelig include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and tummy tuck revision. She is professionally affiliated with The Hospitals of Providence - Memorial Campus. Dr. Seelig is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Seelig accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Richard Dale Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
125 W Hauge; Suite 120
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. R. Reynolds is an El Paso, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Reynolds include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with The Hospitals of Providence - Memorial Campus. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reynolds takes. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Mark A Jabor, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1700 N Oregon; Suite 755
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Mark Jabor is a plastic surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jabor's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Herbert J Nassour III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
1300 Murchison Drive; Suite 300
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Herbert Nassour's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Nassour include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Nassour graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Pedro S Chavez-H., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
1517 N. Mesa Street
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Pedro Chavez-H.'s area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Dr. Chavez-H. honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 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, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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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