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Dr. Francis Xavier Delone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 306 Pobi
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Francis Delone specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Delone is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Delone attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. Dr. Delone is professionally affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Sean Anthony Wright, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1098 W. Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3306
Media, PA
 

Dr. Sean Wright practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Media, PA and Glen Mills, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Wright is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Wright's clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, deviated septum, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Wright's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today; "Top Doctor" in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today; and Top Doctor - Main Line Today.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Charles Jacob Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Physicians Office Building I, Suite 301
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Jacob is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacob attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Jacob has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Guy M Nardella Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 301
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Guy Nardella practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Nardella's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nardella has an open panel. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nardella include: "Top Doctors" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.

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