Microsurgery Overview

Since the 1960’s with the development of microsurgery, there have been an increasing number of success cases involving reconstruction. Microsurgery utilizes a microscope in the operating room to help re-establish blood flow with the reconnection of blood vessels and arteries. A specific area in which this technique is frequently used would be breast reconstruction following a mastectomy.

This procedure generally requires that a flap of skin and subcutaneous tissues be removed from the body and repositioned to form the breast mound. With the use of the microscope, even the smallest arteries, veins, and nerves are vascularized and a blood flow is restored to the transplanted flap. This flap technique is used to treat other injuries that require a closing or covering of a large portion of the skin and subcutaneous tissues as well.

The idea candidate for microsurgery would be:

  • Physically healthy
  • A non-smoker
  • Someone requiring a flap coverage or reattachment procedure

Dr. Chahin will discuss with you this procedure, and what is mutually felt to be the best method of treatment to aid in achieving optimal results for you.

Why Choose Dr. Chahin?

Dr. Chahin prides himself in providing his patients with an environment of safety, comfort and care along with a high level of skill and expertise in the field of plastic surgery. Over 20 years of surgical experience has allowed him to build his practice in such a way that you will feel at ease and confident throughout your entire journey. Dr. Chahin strives to achieve natural looking, attractive results with a minimal recovery time and high patient satisfaction. With utilizing the most advanced, safest and least invasive techniques available in today’s sophisticated world of plastic surgery, he is specialized in providing the ultimate refinement of his skills in body contouring, facial aesthetics and breast sculpturing surgical techniques. Dr. Chahin provides his patients with an individualized plan, highlighting his exquisite attention to detail and personal touch. Through kindness, sophistication and exceptional quality of work, Dr. Chahin and his experienced team of staff members will go above and beyond to ensure their patients’ profound confidence and satisfaction.

“Thank you for all of your patience and help, I appreciate you and all of the work you do for the office and your patience. Thank you for always being there whenever I had questions. Everything you do, you do with a welcoming spirit.”

“Dear Dr. Chahin,
We wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you for your fantastic care of my daughter. Your quality and integrity as a surgeon and more fundamentally as a human being.”

“Dearest Doc,
Every day is a special day for your patients to have you! How lucky and grateful we all are for all of your expertise and care you give to each person.”

– Thank You, Ann

Microsurgery FAQ

Microsurgery can be performed at either an accredited ambulatory surgical center or an accredited hospital. Our office holds the appropriate technology to perform this out of Dr. Chahin’s accredited surgery center, 90210 Surgical Associates.

Yes specialized training is required. As with Dr. Chahin, he has attained a fellowship training to perform Microvascular surgery from UCLA.

The most common type of microsurgery that Dr. Chahin performs is associated with breast reconstruction, however, he also performs attempted limb salvage following accident or trauma.