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Dr. Arturo Hernandez Armenta MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Arturo Armenta practices plastic surgery in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Armenta graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction revision, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Cara Ryan Downey M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (6 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Cara Downey's specialty is plastic surgery. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Downey attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Downey include tummy tuck revision, breast reconstruction revision, and male tummy tuck. Dr. Downey's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Downey is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Downey is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Malik A. Kutty M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.72 stars (44 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Malik Kutty is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kutty include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and breast augmentation. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kutty studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kutty is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Azul S. Jaffer M.D.
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.6 stars (10 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Azul Jaffer's specialty is head & neck plastic surgery. His clinical interests include warts, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Jaffer performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Jaffer is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaffer honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction revision, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Warts, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt ... (Read more)

Sandra Fink Templeton M.D.
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 220
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Templeton's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Templeton include breast biopsy, breast cancer, and nipple-sparing mastectomy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. Dr. Templeton is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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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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