We found 8 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. David Stapenhorst's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Stapenhorst's areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stapenhorst takes. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Stapenhorst is accepting 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, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aldona J Spiegel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Aldona Spiegel, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Spiegel is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Spiegel's areas of expertise include the following: general reconstruction, breast reconstruction revision, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spiegel accepts. After attending the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Spiegel completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Spiegel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Malik Kutty sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, moles, and dermabrasion. Dr. Kutty is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kutty accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Kutty 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. Ravi K Somayazula, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Somayazula is a plastic surgery and general surgery specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Somayazula takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Somayazula completed a residency program at Berkshire Medical Center. Dr. Somayazula has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, St. Luke's Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Somayazula's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Nipple Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Pierre-Yves Masaki Chevray, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Pierre Chevray works as a plastic surgeon in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Chevray include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Chevray performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Chevray has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Echo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Echo is a plastic surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Echo is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Echo honors Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Echo has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (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 surgery and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Sugar Land, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Jaffer average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jaffer include warts, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and 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. Steven Benjamin Albright, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Steven Albright is a plastic surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Albright's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Albright welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (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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