Breast Reconstruction in Houston

Reclaim Your Contour.

Get Back to Loving Your Breasts.

Fighting cancer is an uphill battle that can leave patients with battle wounds.

Breast reconstruction allows our patients to heal their physical scars using techniques that restore the natural look and feel of their breasts.

Houston Breast Reconstruction board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks, who have decades of combined experience in helping women across Houston restore their confidence after cancer through safe and long-lasting breast reconstruction techniques.

Breast Reconstruction

also known as: \ brest REE-kun-STRUK-shun \

Surgical addition of tissue, breast implant, or combination of both to the breast after a mastectomy or lumpectomy

Procedure options: Implant Breast Reconstruction, DIEP Flap, BreastTissue-Based Flaps, Fat Transfer

Procedure Overview


Loss of tissue in one or both breasts



Procedure Time

1-6 hours


Female & Male



Diagnosis (past or present), of breast cancer or strong risk for breast cancer requiring prophylactic removal of the breast

Possible Side Effects




Frequently Asked Questions

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What to Expect

Before, During, and After Your Breast Reduction in Houston

1. Attend a One-on-One Consultation.

If you're a patient in Houston breast reconstruction could be a great option for you. First, you’ll meet with a physician for a one-on-one consultation. We take the time to get to know you—your goals, medical and cancer history, existing surgical scars, amount of remaining tissue in the breast, and more.

2. Review Your Treatment Plan.

Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks collaborate on every patient case to best advise you on the best breast reconstruction approach for your unique needs. We build a highly personalized treatment plan that may include a combination of surgical techniques to achieve the best possible results.

3. Make Your Decision.

At Heights Plastic Surgery, our mission is to give you the information you need to decide what will work best for your desires, timeline, and budget. After we make recommendations, we give you the space and time to make your own decision.

4. Schedule Your Breast Reconstruction.

We will schedule your breast reconstruction for a day and time that works best for you. Your surgery will take place in a specialized outpatient facility or hospital depending on the surgery elected and in coordination with your breast oncologic, if indicated. You'll want to factor in about 2 to 8 weeks of downtime from everyday activities and work after your procedure.

5. Arrive for Surgery.

We will provide you with all of the ways you can best prepare for the procedure well in advance of your breast reconstruction surgery in Houston. When you arrive, we will escort you to our state-of-the-art surgical suite, review our process in detail once more, and administer general anesthesia.

6. Getting Your Breast Reconstruction.

Your highly skilled surgeon will be in the operating room from start to finish, executing every detail of your agreed-upon breast reconstruction plan. Plan on staying in the surgical facility up to 3 nights following your procedure, depending on the modality of reconstruction.

7. Follow Up.

Following your breast reconstruction Houston plastic surgeons at Heights Plastic Surgery will also book you for follow-up visits to meet with your surgeon to monitor your healing. This important step ensures you are healing properly, safely, and efficiently over the correct period of time.

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Heights Plastic Surgery

Driven By Our Mission: Enhancing Your Natural Features with Breast Reconstruction.

Heights Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks, is proud to offer state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to residents of Houston and beyond. Our ultimate goal is to offer you a welcoming environment, a phenomenal patient experience, and cutting-edge technology that you won’t find anywhere else in Texas.

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