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Dr Francis X Delone Jr MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 306 Pobi
Upland, PA

Dr. Francis Delone's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among Dr. Delone's clinical interests: facelift, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital. 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 has an open panel.

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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 M Nardella Jr MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
One Medical Center Boulevard; Physicians Office Building I, Suite 301
Upland, PA

Dr. Guy Nardella's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Media, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Upland, PA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Patient ratings for Dr. Nardella average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 Thomas C Jacob Jr MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Average rating 3.62 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
301 W. 15th Street; North Campus
Chester, PA

Dr. Thomas Jacob's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacob include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic and Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Jacob's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

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

Dr David Avery Bottger MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
Average rating 4.92 stars out of 5 (54 ratings)
2010 West Chester Pike; Suite 212
Havertown, PA

Dr. David Bottger is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Bottger's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, psoriasis, and deviated septum. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. Dr. Bottger is professionally affiliated with Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is accepting 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 Implan ... (Read more)

Dr Christian R Subbio MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.98 stars out of 5 (59 ratings)
3734 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA

Dr. Christian Subbio's specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Subbio is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and breast augmentation. Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Subbio takes. Before performing his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network, Dr. Subbio attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Subbio has received the following distinctions: Philly.com Reader's Choice "Best Plastic Surgeon"; RealSelf Top Doc; and RealSelf Top 500 2016 RealSelf Top Doctor. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Subbio is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Free Flap Breast Reconstruction

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