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Dr. Cara Ryan Downey, MD
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Dr. Cara Ryan Downey, MD

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    Overview

    Dr. Downey is a native Houstonian. She received her undergraduate degree with Honors at the University of Texas at Austin. She then went on to complete her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. She matched in one of the top plastic surgery residency programs at Baylor College of Medicine. During her six years of rigorous training, she specialized in breast reconstruction after mastectomy, breast surgery, and cosmetic surgery. She is particularly focused on the areas of DIEP reconstruction for breast cancer and restoring the female figure after childbearing. She and her husband, also a Houston plastic surgeon, are the proud parents of twin girls and a baby boy and enjoy outdoor family activities and the arts.
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    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Plastic, Reconstructive, and Cosmetic Surgeon

    Education & Training

    Baylor College of Medicine Michael E. Debakey (Residency)

    Medical Degree - Baylor College of Medicine

    Bachelors Degree - University of Texas - Austin

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Plastic Surgery

    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by a Plastic, Reconstructive, and Cosmetic Surgeon, like Dr. Cara Downey, may include:

    Plastic Surgery Consultation, Face Surgery Consultation, Hand Surgery Consultation, Neck Surgery Consultation, Head Surgery Consultation, Neck Surgery Consultation, Plastic / Reconstructive Surgery, Microsurgery, Skin Grafts, Breast Augmentation, Breast Microsurgery, Face Reconstructive Surgery Consultation, Reconstructive Surgery Consultation, Head Surgery Consultation, Face Surgery Consultation, Aesthetic Surgery Consultation, Head Surgery Consultation, Head Surgery Consultation, Plastic Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery Consultation, Breast Cancer Checkup, Breast Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Breast Cancer Surgery, Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty, Buttock Correction (Lift / Augmentation), Labiaplasty / Vaginal Correction, Ear Surgery / Otoplasty, Facelift, Liposuction, Chin Correction, Cheek Correction, Abdominal Wall Surgery, Plastic Surgery Follow Up, Hand Surgery Follow Up, Face Reconstructive Surgery Follow Up, Reconstructive Surgery Follow Up, Face Surgery Follow Up, Aesthetic Surgery Follow Up, Craniofacial Surgery Follow Up, Breast Surgery Follow Up, Stereotactic Breast Procedure, Surgery to Improve Aging Eyelids, Thigh Lift, Cheek Lift, Upper Arm Lift, Ectropion / Ectropion Repair, Eyelid and Eyebrow Surgery Consultation, Eyelid and Eyebrow Surgery Follow Up, Facial Implants, Fat Grafting, Hair Replacement Surgery, Orbital Plastic Surgery, Breast Cancer Genetic Counseling, Breast Cancer High Risk Screening, Breast Cancer Screening, Pediatric Plastic Surgery Consultation, Pediatric Plastic Surgery Follow Up, Breast Surgery Second Opinion, Breast Ultrasound, Burn and Wound Correction, Canthoplasty, Reconstructive Surgery, Revisional Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery or Correction, Split Earlobe Repair, Breast Cancer Screening, Stem Cell Therapy, Imaging Follow up, Burn Surgery, Tissue Expansion, Free Flap Procedure, Skin Excision, Acute Burn Resuscitation, Burn Scar Reconstruction, Debridement, Burn Rehabilitation, Surgical Burn Treatment, Burn Surgery Follow Up, Cosmetic Surgery Consultation, Breast Surgery Consultation, Body Sculpting Treatment (Non-Surgical), Non-Invasive Fat Reduction, Tissue Grafts, Scar Revision, Body Sculpting Consultation, Revisional Eyelid Surgery, Panniculectomy, Hair Transplant, Breast Imaging Follow up, Breast Reduction, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Revision Surgery, Brow Lift and Mommy Makeover Surgery

    For detailed information, please contact Dr. Downey's office.

    Insurances

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    Locations

    Downey Plastic Surgery

    2500 West Loop S

    Suite 150

    Houston, TX 77027

    (713) 496-2427

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    Recognitions

    Memberships & Associations

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Member

    2002

    Texas Medical Association

    Member

    2013

    Harris County Medical Society

    Member

    2013

    Publications

    Crystal Deposition Disease Masquerading as Proliferative Tenosynovitis and its Associated Sequelae

    Annals of Plastic Surgery, February 2009

    Negative Pressure Therapy is Effective to manage a Variety of Wounds in Infants and Children

    Wound Repair and Regeneration, May 2007

    Deformational Plagiocephaly Associated with Ocular Torticollis: a Clinical Study and Literature Revi

    Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, March 2007

    Systemic Capillary Leak Syndrome: A Rare Etiology of Compartment Syndrome

    In press

    Evaluation and Reduction of Nasal Trauma

    Seminars of Plastic Surgery, 2010

    An Algorithmic Approach to the Management of Limb Ischemia in Infants and Young Children

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, March 2013

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. Cara Downey accepting new patients?

    Yes, Dr. Cara Downey is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Dr. Cara Downey offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Downey's office at (713) 496-2427 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Dr. Cara Downey offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Downey's office at (713) 496-2427 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Dr. Cara Downey speak?

    Dr. Cara Downey speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Dr. Cara Downey have?

    Dr. Cara Downey is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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