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Dr. Gary F Wingate, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
460 Creamery Way; Suite 110
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Gary Wingate's area of specialization is plastic surgery. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. On average, patients gave Dr. Wingate a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wingate accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Brandywine Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Wingate welcomes 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. Paul S Kim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
460 Creamery Way; Suite 110
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Paul Kim specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Exton, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandywine Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Jennersville Regional Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim has received the distinction of Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. He welcomes new patients.

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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 ... (Read more)

Dr. Francine A Cedrone, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Francine Cedrone's area of specialization is plastic surgery. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. Dr. Cedrone is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Paoli Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cedrone takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Cedrone obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency 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 ... (Read more)

Dr. David Patrick Singer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 201
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. David Singer's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Singer include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency. Dr. Singer has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He 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, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nestor A Veitia, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 201
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Nestor Veitia's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Veitia include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Veitia attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Main Line Health. Dr. Veitia is accepting 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. Howard S Caplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Paoli, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: facelift, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Dr. Caplan's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Caplan is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, Injectable ... (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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