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

Dr. Gary Wingate is a plastic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wingate's professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wingate has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wingate takes. Dr. Wingate has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He welcomes 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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Cedrone is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and rhinoplasty. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Main Line Health. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Cedrone is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cedrone trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction with flap surgery, implant-based breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, ... (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. Dr. Singer studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Singer average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Singer is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He is open to 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. Howard Saul Caplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Caplan's clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Caplan completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Caplan is professionally 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: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Kirschner's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: general reconstruction, gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction), and cleft lip and palate repair. Dr. Kirschner is affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kirschner completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Veitia attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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.

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