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We found 4 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Humana Basic 6850/Houston HMOx near Houston, TX.

Dr. Christopher Kennon Livingston, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 927
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Livingston is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Livingston include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Livingston attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Livingston has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Michael Joseph Streitmann, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5009 Caroline Street; #105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Streitmann is a plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Clinical interests for Dr. Streitmann include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Streitmann's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Streitmann takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. David John Wainwright, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Wainwright is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wainwright is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at The Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Wainwright is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; #4.156
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Marques specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marques include general reconstruction, congenital hand surgery, and free flap breast reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marques honors.

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

All Interests: Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, General Reconstruction, Free Flap Breast Reconstruction, Head and ... (Read more)

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.