Minas Chrysopoulo, MD, FACS
Minas Chrysopoulo, MD, FACS, is an ASPS Member plastic surgeon who is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery® and trained specifically in plastic surgery. ASPS members operate only in accredited medical facilities, adhere to a strict code of ethics and fulfill continuing medical education requirements in plastic surgery, including training in patient safety techniques. As your medical partner, Dr. Chrysopoulo is dedicated to working with you to achieve your goals.
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Breast Implant Removal
Buttock Lift with Augmentation
Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction
Male Breast Reduction
Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction
Ask a Surgeon
Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo participates in the ASPS Ask A Surgeon service. View responses to public questions below.
Diep flapBreast Augmentation
Absolutely, it can be done and is usually covered by insurance in our experience. During a mastectomy, nerves providing feeling to the breast are cut causing loss of sensation and numbness to the breast area. Patients undergoing mastectomy must understand they may lose all feeling to the area, regardless of whether they choose to have breast reconstruction or not. Over time, some sensation may return but unfortunately for many patients it is minimal, if any. Mastectomy patients choosing to have DIEP flap reconstruction are candidates for an additional procedure called a "microneurorrhaphy", performed at the same time as their flap breast reconstruction. This repairs the nerves cut by the mastectomy and significantly improves return of feeling to the reconstructed breast. Microneurorrhaphy is performed by joining two nerves using microsurgery (with or without a nerve graft), and therefore requires specialized training. Currently, very few centers offer this additional procedure.