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

Dr. Gary Wingate specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Exton, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. On average, patients gave Dr. Wingate a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wingate's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Brandywine Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Paoli Hospital. 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, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Francine Cedrone specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Paoli, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Exton, PA. Dr. Cedrone's clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Cedrone's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Paoli Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singer accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Singer is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. 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, ... (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 sees patients in Bryn Mawr, PA, Coatesville, PA, and West Chester, PA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Dr. Veitia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Veitia's office for an appointment. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Pennsylvania Hospital.

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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 medical specialty is plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Caplan is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Caplan trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Caplan include thigh lift (thighplasty), general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated Dr. Caplan highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. Dr. Caplan has an open panel.

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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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