We found 9 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Blue Choice near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Jamal Morrisette Bullocks, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Jamal Bullocks' area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bullocks include facial problems, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and adolescent issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bullocks is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Wounds, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. David Perrin Stapenhorst, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1111 Highway 6; Suite 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. David Stapenhorst is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Stapenhorst is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Stapenhorst graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Stapenhorst's practice is open to new patients.

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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. 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. Victor J Atun, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
15591 Creek Bend Drive; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Victor Atun specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Sugar Land, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Atun include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Atun is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Atun honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. His medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida.

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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. 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. Ravi K Somayazula, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Somayazula is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Somayazula is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Somayazula include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), amputees, and skin surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Somayazula graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Berkshire Medical Center. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Facial Problems, Nose Problems, Skin Biopsy, Scar ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Allen Humble, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
16926 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eric Humble practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Sugar Land, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Humble's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Humble is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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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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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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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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.