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Dr. Francis Xavier Delone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 2, Suite 2405
Media, PA
 

Dr. Francis Delone's medical specialty is plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Delone honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Delone attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Delone completed residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Delone has received the distinction of "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. David Avery Bottger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 230
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. David Bottger's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Bottger studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Bottger is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bottger takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: "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 open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Guy Nardella works as a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nardella include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Nardella is affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients gave Dr. Nardella an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His distinctions include: "Top Doctors" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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 Charles Jacob Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 2, Suite 2405
Media, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Jacob specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Jacob accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Jacob attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Jacob 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. Christian Robert 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. He works in Allentown, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Dr. Subbio speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Subbio include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. The average patient rating for Dr. Subbio is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Subbio honors.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (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.