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Glossary of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Terms

Glossary of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Terms A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Abdominoplasty (“Tummy Tuck”) Sometimes after multiple pregnancies or large weight loss, abdominal muscles weaken, and skin in the area becomes flacid. Abdominoplasty can tighten the abdominal muscles and, in some instances, improve stretch marks. In both men and women, the procedure will remove excess skin and fat. Generally, an incision is made across the pubic area and around the umbilicus (navel). When skin laxity and muscle weakness is … Continue reading  

Hollywood Plastic Surgery Archives

From time to time we’ll update our site with this “fun” feature. We have no firsthand knowledge of these celebrities but we like to put some pictures side by site “just for the fun of it”. Some are the most obvious ever others are more subtle. Enjoy! Before After Demi Moore Laetitia Casta Jenny McCarthy Daisy Fuentes Tiffani-Amber Thiessen Stephanie Seymour Heather Locklear Spin City Twins Britney Spears-True or “Falsies” Sharon Stone-Buy a nose?

Botox Injections

One of the latest cosmetic procedures is Botox Injections. We’ve put together the following Q & A to provide information on Botox Injections and answer any preliminary questions you may have. We strongly encourage you to e-mail us at if you have further questions. What is Botox? Botox is a purified protein produced by the clostridium botulinum bacterium. What does Botox do? When injected into the muscles of the forehead, it blocks nerve impulses and as a result weakens the muscles that cause frowning. Over a period of several months, frown lines will become softer and often times completely … Continue reading  

Revolutionary VCP Skin Resurfacing Procedure

Plastic surgeons have been frustrated in their search for rejuvenation procedures for significant sun damage and aging skin. While surgical face-lifts provide answers for jowls and saggy skin, poor solutions remain for a patient with significant facial aging due to sun damage. Specifically the severe leather-like criss-cross skin wrinkling and severe smoker lines around the lips (perioral rhitids) along with irregular pigmentation and bronzing of the skin as well as the waxy brown patches on the skin sometimes called age spots, but more commonly known as actinic keratosis and the fine wrinkles and irregular pigmentation are often not addressed during … Continue reading  


Who can benefit? 1) The patient with the most severe sun damage due to prolonged sun exposure i.e. bronzing of the skin, actinic keratosis (waxy brown patches on the skin, also known as age-spots), leather like criss-cross skin wrinkling (as seen on a farmer’s neck), severe smoker’s lines around the lip (perioral rhitids). These patients’s will be treated with the heaviest of peels requiring 12 days of healing time. 2) Medium/heavy prolonged sun damage exhibited by irregular pigmentation, criss-cross rhitids and relaxational facial skin in the neck. These peels heal within approximately 10 days. 3) Patient’s with fine rhitids around … Continue reading  

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Please study the pre and post pictures below and guess the procedure Facelift? Laser? Dermabrasion? A revolutionary new procedure called VCP? click here to find out Before After

Implant settling- What is it?

I have heard my friends talk about “implants settling “. What is that? Immediately after surgery implants often seem too high. The overall shape is too round and superiorly displaced. Patients with a tight skin envelope are particularly prone to this. Surgical approaches through the axilla (armpit) are also a common cause. Tight tissues at the inferior pole of the breast and relaxed skin on the superior side cause it. The implant is pushed too high and the breast looks artificial. Within the next few weeks the tissues relax (in fact, you grow more skin) and the implants settle in … Continue reading  

Recovering from VCP peel-(not for the meek)

Postoperative day 1. Moderate edema. Note the dense gray color of croton-treated areas and the red on the neck treated with trichloracetic acid. Note the brown color of the glabella, the tip of the nose, the chin, and pericommissural areas, indicating heaviest peel. Brows, lower lids, ear lobes, and mandibular lines were treated with the lightest peel formula: 16% phenol and 0.7% croton oil (Baker’s formula diluted with two-thirds water). Note that the eyes are not swollen shut. (Above, right) Day 2. Rapid resolution of edema. Rapid epidermolysis. Persisting gray in the most heavily peeled areas. Note that no epidermolysis … Continue reading  


Recently, scientists have proven that ultraviolet A (UVA) radiation is a major culprit in photoaging and skin cancers. Unfortunately, most sunscreens don’t protect against long-wave UVA. In addition, legally valid, but scientifically misleading sunscreen labels-including the “broad-spectrum” and sun protection factor (SPF) designations-may provide users with a false sense of protection. Until federal guidelines and regulations catch up with new sunscreen research and technologies, physicians and consumers need to know how best to achieve daily photoprotection and what to look for when choosing sunscreen and daily wear products. Ultraviolet Radiation and the Need for Daily UV Protection Ultraviolet radiation that … Continue reading  

Effective Methods for Reducing Frown Lines

“I’m tired of people thinking that I’m angry or worried all the time.” Plastic surgeons frequentlyhear complaints like this from men and women who are bothered by frown lines. Deep wrinkles across your forehead and between your eyebrows can keep you from looking as open and relaxed as you feel. Fortunately, there are a number of effective methods for reducing the appearance of frown lines. The most long-lasting solutions for frown lines are surgical. The particular surgical technique that your plastic surgeon recommends will depend on many factors such as the position of your eyebrows, the amount of excess upper eyelid … Continue reading  

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Dr. Max Gouverne

Dr. Max Gouverne is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Corpus Christi with more than 20 years of practical experience. Paired with his approachable personality, his advanced knowledge and employment of leading-edge techniques ensure your utmost safety, comfort, and satisfaction.

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Dr. Max Gouverne, MD
Cosmetic Surgery

5642 Esplanade Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Phone (361) 993-2222 Monday–Thursday:
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.