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Dr. Malik A Kutty, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Malik Kutty practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kutty include breast reconstruction revision, moles, and dermabrasion. Patients rated Dr. Kutty highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kutty studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arturo Hernandez Armenta, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Arturo Armenta's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Armenta is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction revision , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Azul S Jaffer, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Azul Jaffer specializes in head & neck plastic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Jaffer highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jaffer is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction revision , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Warts, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Cara Ryan Downey, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Cara Downey practices plastic surgery in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Downey is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include tummy tuck revision, breast reconstruction revision, and blepharoplasty. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Downey attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction revision , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Cyst Removal, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, ... (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.

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