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Gary Wingate MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (22 ratings)
460 Creamery Way; Suite 110
Exton, PA

Dr. Gary Wingate is a plastic surgeon in Exton, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and volbella. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandywine Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Paoli Hospital. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Wingate attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wingate honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His practice is open to 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, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Paul S Kim MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 3.46 stars out of 5 (33 ratings)
460 Creamery Way; Suite 110
Exton, PA

Dr. Paul Kim's specialty is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and volbella. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include Brandywine Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Jennersville Regional Hospital. Dr. Kim accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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Relevant Interests: , Free Flap Breast Reconstruction, TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, Cosmetic Surger ... (Read more)

Dr Francine A Cedrone MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
Average rating 3.48 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA

Dr. Francine Cedrone, who practices in Paoli, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Exton, PA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Cedrone a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Paoli Hospital. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cedrone's practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstru ... (Read more)

David Patrick Singer MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.92 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 201
West Chester, PA

Dr. David Singer is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Singer include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Singer is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singer honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Singer is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. 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, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr Nestor A Veitia MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 201
West Chester, PA

Dr. Nestor Veitia is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Veitia include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Veitia takes. 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, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr Howard S Caplan MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA

Dr. Howard Caplan is a plastic surgery and general surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Caplan include facelift, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Caplan graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Average rating 3.65 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
495 Thomas Jones Way; Suite 204b
Exton, PA

Dr. David Kim's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Worcester, MA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Kim's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim has received professional recognition including the following: First Prize:Robert Ivey Society Plastic Surgery Meeting Pittsburgh, PA; First Prize:Philadelpia Hand Society Meeting Pittsburgh, PA may; and First Prize:American Association of Hand Surgery Meeting (poster) Boca Raton, FL January. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Free Flap Breast Reconstruction, TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser Resurfacing, Nos ... (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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