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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
460 Creamery Way; Suite 110
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Gary Wingate specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wingate honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Wingate's professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Francine Anne Cedrone, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Francine Cedrone, who practices in Paoli, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Exton, PA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Cedrone include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and rhinoplasty. Patient ratings for Dr. Cedrone average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Cedrone attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Main Line Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cedrone's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. David Patrick Singer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 201
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. David Singer's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Singer include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Singer's professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Singer's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Howard Saul Caplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Caplan include neck reconstructive surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caplan is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Eugene Kirschner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
481 John Young Way
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Richard Kirschner's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Kirschner's areas of expertise include general reconstruction, gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction), and cleft lip and palate repair. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Kirschner attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Nose Surgery, Breast Reduction, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Vascular Malformations, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. Nestor Adolfo Veitia, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 201
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Nestor Veitia, who practices in West Chester, PA and Paoli, PA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Veitia honors. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Veitia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.