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We found 4 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Arturo Armenta is a specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Armenta's clinical interests: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), moles, and skin biopsy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Moles, Rhinoplasty, Breast Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Tummy Tuck, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Malik Kutty is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Kutty is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kutty is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

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

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

Dr. Azul Jaffer is a general surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Jaffer's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and warts. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jaffer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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All Interests: Warts, Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Valvuloplasty, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cara Downey's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Downey's clinical interests include blepharoplasty, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and ptosis. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Downey honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cyst Removal, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Skin Cancer, Tummy Tuck, ... (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.