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Dr. Francis X Delone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Hcc 2 Suite 2405
Media, PA
 

Dr. Francis Delone's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Delone include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Delone's hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Delone is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Delone attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Guy M Nardella Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Suite 2405, Riddle Hospital
Media, PA
 

Dr. Guy Nardella's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Media, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. Dr. Nardella obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nardella honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nardella include: "Top Doctors" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas C Jacob Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Hcc 2 Suite 2405
Media, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Jacob's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Jacob attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Jacob completed residency programs at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacob include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Jacob accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. David Avery Bottger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 230
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. David Bottger is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He works in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bottger include eyelid surgery, psoriasis, and deviated septum. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bottger accepts. Dr. Bottger is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. Dr. Bottger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Christian R Subbio, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3734 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Christian Subbio is a specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Subbio is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Bryn Mawr Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Subbio trained at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Subbio is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare POS, Aetna, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Subbio has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Butt ... (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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