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Benjamin Chang, MD, FACS
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Practice, Hand Surgery, General Pediatrics, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
210 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin Chang specializes in plastic surgery, general practice, and hand surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Chang speaks Chinese. His clinical interests include general reconstruction, osteomyelitis, and wrist fracture. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chang accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctor; Main Line Today's Top Doctors; and Top Doc in Philadelphia Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, Bone Cancer, Burn Reconstruction, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. David Patrick Singer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Mob Iii, Suite 332
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. David Singer's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singer include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Singer is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singer honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Singer is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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
255 W. Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Hospital, Mob Iii, Suite 332
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Nestor Veitia is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Veitia include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Veitia takes 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 Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Veitia welcomes 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
17 Industrial Boulevard; 102
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan practices plastic surgery and general surgery in Paoli, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caplan include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Caplan studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. He 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)

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

Dr. Christian Subbio is a specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Subbio a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Subbio include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare POS, Aetna, and more. He trained at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network for his residency. Dr. Subbio has received professional recognition including the following: Philly.com Reader's Choice "Best Plastic Surgeon"; Main Line Today Top Doc; and RealSelf Top Doc 2016 RealSelf Top Doctor. He speaks Spanish. He 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 ... (Read more)

Dr. John Todd Louis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1288 Valley Forge Road; Suite 65
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. John Louis works as a plastic surgeon in Coatesville, PA and Phoenixville, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Louis include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Louis takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Carilion Clinic, Dr. Louis attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Tosti Monteiro, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1288 Valley Forge Road; Suite 65
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Dennis Monteiro is a plastic surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Monteiro an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Before completing his residency at Graduate Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Monteiro attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec 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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