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

Dr. Francis Delone works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Delone's professional affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Delone attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Delone has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today.

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

Dr. Thomas Jacob's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Jacob attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacob include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today. Dr. Jacob is affiliated with 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, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn ... (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 is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and deviated septum. Dr. Wright is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Wright completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wright include: "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. Dr. Wright is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Guy Nardella is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Media, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Nardella include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Nardella is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nardella graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His distinctions include: "Top Doctors" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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, 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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