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

Dr. Malik Kutty specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Sugar Land, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Kutty is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, moles, and dermabrasion. Dr. Kutty's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kutty takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Armenta is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Armenta takes. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Armenta trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency.

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

Dr. Azul Jaffer's areas of specialization are general surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Jaffer graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. His areas of expertise include warts, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. The average patient rating for Dr. Jaffer is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jaffer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Her clinical interests include tummy tuck revision, breast reconstruction revision, and blepharoplasty. Dr. Downey is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Downey is accepting new patients.

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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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