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

Dr. Gary Wingate practices plastic surgery in Exton, PA. Dr. Wingate's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Wingate attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Francine Cedrone practices plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Cedrone is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, deviated septum, and rhinoplasty. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Main Line Health. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cedrone has an open panel. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program.

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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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singer include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Singer completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Singer average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is open to 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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Kim's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Kim has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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

Dr. Howard Caplan's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caplan's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Caplan attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Nestor Veitia's medical specialty is plastic surgery. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Veitia's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Veitia's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Kim studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. He is accepting 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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