Cy-Fair woman sues surgeon, hospital over alleged problems with breast reduction
A Cy-Fair woman is accusing a plastic surgeon and Fort Bend hospital of negligence after undergoing breast reduction surgery.
Nichole Young filed a lawsuit July 8 in Harris County District Court against Dr. Garry W. Killyon and Dr. Reginald C. Buford, doing business as The Excel Center. Fort Bend Surgery Center Inc. is also named as a defendant.
Young says that in July 2009, she went to see Dr. Killyon at The Excel Center about having breast reduction surgery. Young says the surgeon suggested removing 600 grams of tissue from each breast, reducing the patient from a DDD+ cup to a C.
Young says her insurance would approve only the removal of 500 grams from each breast. The woman says she informed Dr. Killyon of the limit.
Young says she went to Fort Bend Surgery Center in August 2009 for the operation with the understanding that only 500 grams of tissue would be removed from each breast. Instead, she claims Dr. Killyon removed more than 850 grams from one breast and nearly 900 grams from the other, allegedly taking her from a DDD+ to an A cup in the left breast and a B cup in the right.
In addition to the wrong, mismatched size of her breasts, Young says her sutures also separated soon after the surgery and became infected, causing green discharge from the surgery site.
Young contends Dr. Killyon told her the separation was normal and suggested she rest to avoid further damage. Later, Young says, Dr. Killyon suggested her body was allergic to the stitches and was refusing to heal. The patient says she was eventually admitted to West Houston Medical Center for treatment of a staph infection that had allegedly developed after her breast reduction.
Young accuses The Excel Center, Fort Bend Surgery Center and Dr. Killyon of negligence. Dr. Killyon is also accused of malpractice for failing to tell Young of the mistakes he allegedly made while performing the procedure. She is asking for an undetermined amount of money in damages for medical expenses and court costs.
Attorney Brian N. Mazzola, of Beaumont, is representing Young. They ask for a jury trial.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-40732.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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