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Mr. Bruce A. Byrne MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
average rating 4.86 stars (9 ratings)
3201 East George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Byrne sees patients in Rockwall, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Richardson, TX. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Byrne studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Byrne trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and voluma. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Byrne accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Byrne's professional affiliations include Texas Health Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Denton Watumull MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
average rating 4.87 stars (30 ratings)
3201 George Bush Highway; #101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Denton Watumull works as a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon. Dr. Watumull graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Watumull accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Watumull include: Texas Super Doctors; Best Plastic Surgeons in Dallas; and D Magazine, 10 years. He is affiliated with Texas Health Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Dallas. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Alexis Lemmon M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (27 ratings)
3201 E President George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Lemmon's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, vaginoplasty, and voluma. Dr. Lemmon is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Allen, Medical City Las Colinas, and Medical City Lewisville. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. The average patient rating for Dr. Lemmon is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lemmon honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis ... (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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