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Benjamin Chang, MD, FACS
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Practice, Hand Surgery, General Pediatrics, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
210 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin Chang sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and King of Prussia, PA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery, general practice, and hand surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. These areas are among his clinical interests: general reconstruction, osteomyelitis, and wrist fracture. Dr. Chang's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Chang attended Harvard Medical School. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chang include: Philadelphia Super Doctor; Main Line Today's Top Doctors; and Top Doc in Philadelphia Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, Bone Cancer, Burn Reconstruction, Bone ... (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 hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Allentown, PA and Newtown Square, PA. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Subbio include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Subbio's medical residency was performed at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and Aetna. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Subbio is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. David Patrick Singer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Mob Iii, Suite 332
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. David Singer works as a plastic surgeon in Paoli, PA and West Chester, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Singer attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Singer takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Howard Saul Caplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
17 Industrial Boulevard; 102
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Paoli, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Dr. Caplan's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Caplan trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Caplan's 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
255 W. Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Hospital, Mob Iii, Suite 332
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Nestor Veitia's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Veitia's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is in-network 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

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

Dr. Dennis Tosti Monteiro, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1288 Valley Forge Road; Suite 65
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Dennis Monteiro, who practices in Limerick, PA and Phoenixville, PA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Monteiro's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Graduate Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Monteiro attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital.

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

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

Dr. John Todd Louis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1288 Valley Forge Road; Suite 65
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. John Louis is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Louis include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital. Dr. Louis studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Louis trained at Carilion Clinic. Dr. Louis is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Chin ... (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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