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Dr. Francis Xavier Delone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Hcc 2 Suite 2405
Media, PA
 

Dr. Francis Delone is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Delone trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Delone include facelift, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. Dr. Delone is affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Guy Michael Nardella Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Suite 2405, Riddle Hospital
Media, PA
 

Dr. Guy Nardella works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Nardella accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Nardella is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed 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. He is affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Nardella is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Thomas Charles Jacob Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Hcc 2 Suite 2405
Media, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Jacob's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Dr. Jacob is affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Jacob is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Jacob has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. David Avery Bottger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 230
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. David Bottger is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Bottger attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, psoriasis, and deviated septum. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bottger takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sean Wright, who practices in Glen Mills, PA and Media, PA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wright include breast reconstruction revision, vaginoplasty, and deviated septum. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wright trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University for his residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wright's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Christian R Subbio, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3734 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Christian Subbio's specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Newtown Square, PA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Subbio is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare POS, Aetna, and more. He is closed to new patients at this time. For his professional training, Dr. Subbio completed a residency program at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Subbio include: Philly.com Reader's Choice "Best Plastic Surgeon"; RealSelf Top Doc; and RealSelf Top 500 2016 RealSelf Top Doctor. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Butt ... (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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