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

Dr. Arturo Armenta specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Armenta include 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. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Armenta's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction revision, breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Malik Kutty is a plastic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Kutty average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kutty include breast reconstruction revision, moles, and dermabrasion. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kutty graduated from 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: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Azul Jaffer's area of specialization is head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Jaffer is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include warts, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jaffer takes 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 graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then he performed his 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, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cara Downey is a plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Downey include tummy tuck revision, breast reconstruction revision, and blepharoplasty. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Downey graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction revision, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Sandra Clough Templeton, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 220
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Templeton is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast biopsy, breast cancer, and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Templeton accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Breast Cancer Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Biopsy, Breast ... (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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