Houston Female Plastic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Downey

Focused on You

When searching for a plastic surgeon who will care for your unique needs, be sure to find someone with the knowledge, experience, and passion to achieve your goals.

Dr. Cara R. Downey is among the most trusted Board Certified plastic surgeons in Houston, Texas.

Her 12 years of unparalleled experience, combined with an artful understanding of the human body, has enabled her to craft life-changing and beautiful results to countless patients around the world.

About Dr. Downey

Dr. Downey is a proud native of Houston. She attained her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Natural Science.

As a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Dr. Downey returned to Houston to complete her medical degree at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Downey extended her stay at the Baylor College of Medicine in order to complete an integrated residency in plastic surgery.

Training & Specialization

During her six years of rigorous training, Dr. Downey specialized in breast reconstruction after mastectomy, breast surgery, and cosmetic surgery.

She focused on areas of ‘DIEP’ reconstruction for breast cancer and the restoration of the female figure after childbearing.

As a passionate educator, Dr. Cara Downey serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery (Plastic Surgery Division).

She has written multiple book chapters and articles in highly-respected peer-reviewed journals.

Leadership in Medicine

In addition, Dr. Downey has led a number of scientific presentations in the United States and Brazil.

Dr. Downey is a board member of Surgical Volunteers International.

As a 501(c) nonprofit organization, Surgical Volunteers International provides free life-changing surgical aid to patients, particularly children, in underserved countries around the world.

To learn more, donate, or support future missions, please visit surgicalvolunteers.org.

Current Appointments


Clinical Assistant Professor

Baylor College of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Division of Plastic Surgery

Sept. 2013 – Present


Baylor College of Medicine

Michael E. Debakey Department of Surgery

Houston, TX

Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency 2007-2013

Doctorate of Medicine 2002-2007

University of Texas at Austin

College of Natural Sciences

Austin, TX

Bachelor of Science in Human Biology

Concentrations in Spanish, Immunology and Pathogenicity, 2003

Graduated with High Honors

Phi Beta Kappa

Notable Achievements

Personal Life

Dr. Downey is married to fellow Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Jamal Bullocks. She and her husband are proud parents of 5 children, including 2 sets of twins! The Downey-Bullocks family enjoys outdoor activities, sports and the arts.

“I feel so fortunate to have a career that incorporates my true passions of artistry and creativity, while providing life-changing opportunities for so many amazing people. ”

-Dr. Cara R. Downey

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