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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 surgery and hand surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Delone include thigh lift (thighplasty), general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Delone honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Delone trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting 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's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Dr. Nardella's hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He welcomes new patients. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Nardella completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Jacob accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Jacob is accepting new patients. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. He 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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, psoriasis, and deviated septum. Dr. Bottger is affiliated with Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He 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. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bottger accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. His practice is open to 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. Christian R Subbio, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3734 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Christian Subbio specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Subbio honors Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Subbio completed a residency program at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. He has received distinctions including Philly.com Reader's Choice "Best Plastic Surgeon"; RealSelf Top Doc; and RealSelf Top 500 2016 RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Subbio speaks Spanish. Dr. Subbio is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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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