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Dr. Gary F Wingate, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
460 Creamery Way; Suite 110
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Gary Wingate's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Wingate's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wingate accepts. Dr. Wingate is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wingate completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Wingate's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandywine Hospital, Main Line Health, and Chester County Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (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 specializes in plastic surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Singer trained at Rhode Island Hospital for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Singer include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singer is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Paul Kim specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Kim attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include Main Line Health, Chester County Hospital, and Jennersville Regional Hospital. Dr. Kim has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Francine Cedrone is a plastic surgery specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, deviated septum, and rhinoplasty. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Cedrone's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cedrone's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction with flap surgery, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Howard Caplan practices plastic surgery and general surgery in Paoli, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Caplan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caplan honors. Dr. Caplan attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Nestor A 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Veitia include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Veitia honors. Dr. Veitia has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
495 Thomas Jones Way; Suite 204b
Exton, PA
 

Dr. David Kim sees patients in Worcester, MA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kim has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: First Prize:Robert Ivey Society Plastic Surgery Meeting Pittsburgh, PA; First Prize:Philadelpia Hand Society Meeting Pittsburgh, PA may; and First Prize:American Association of Hand Surgery Meeting (poster) Boca Raton, FL January. Dr. Kim's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser Resurfacing, ... (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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