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Breast Implants Are Not Linked to Breast Cancer

Silicone Breast Implants Are Not Linked to Breast Cancer Risk From the “National Cancer Institute” October 2000 In one of the largest studies on the long-term health effects of silicone breast implants, researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Md., found no association between breast implants and the subsequent risk of breast cancer. In 1992, because of the lack of sufficient evidence on the long-term safety of implants, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restricted the use of silicone breast implants to women seeking breast reconstruction in controlled clinical trials, and Congress directed the National Institutes of Health … Continue reading  

The Gold Standard for Sun Protection

Microfine Zinc Oxide: The Gold Standard for UVA/UVB Protection The gold standard for protection against UVB and both short- and long-wave UVA is microfine zinc oxide, which is now available in both daily wear and beach products. Because current federal regulations allow sunscreens and daily moisturizers with sun protection to be labeled “broad spectrum” even if they provide only partial UVA protection, consumers must look for microfine zinc oxide or Z-Cote® as a key active ingredient. Higher concentrations of microfine zinc oxide offer greater protection, so consumers should also determine the percentage of microfine zinc oxide in the product. Some … Continue reading  

Do Your Eyes Make You Look Tired?

Sooner or later, all of us complain that our eyes make us look tired. Sometimes this is just a temporary condition – a sleepless night, the flu or an extended period of stress may cause dark circles under the eyes that will eventually go away when we are feeling better. But often, particularly as people begin to show early signs of aging, the position of the eyelids will change, modifying our facial expression in subtle but significant ways. A study presented at the recent Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) analyzed how brow shape and … Continue reading  

Tummy Tuck – When Flatter is Better

You’ve dieted, exercised – you’ve tried everything – but you just can’t get rid of that tummy! You no longer feel comfortable wearing the style of clothes that you like, and you don’t even want to think about a bathing suit. Don’t worry — you’re not alone. Last year, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), nearly 60,000 Americans had a “tummy tuck” to get rid of troublesome bulges and loose abdominal skin. A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is designed to firm and smooth your abdomen. The procedure removes excess abdominal skin and may also reduce … Continue reading  

Benefits of Surgery Are More Than Skin Deep

These days, almost everyone knows somebody who has had cosmetic surgery. Besides the obvious reasons – people want to improve their look less tired or more youthful – researchers today are exploring the underlying psychology that motivates people to undergo cosmetic surgery. Equally important is new research showing that cosmetic surgery makes a positive difference in people’s lives by improving their quality of life and sense of well-being. “Body image dissatisfaction is extremely prevalent in our society,” says psychologist David B. Sarwer, PhD, a leading researcher on body image. “One recent body image survey suggested that 56 percent of American … Continue reading  

The Best Facelift

The “age” of your face is determined by many factors including genetics, sun exposure, stress, nutrition, smoking and alcohol consumption. It is not unusual for people in their early 40s or younger to notice an accumulation of fatty tissue or loose, sagging skin under their chin. They may begin developing jowls that give their lower face a squarish shape. Or sometimes the first signs of aging may occur primarily in the mid face where the cheek tissues have started to slide downward, giving the face a tired and drawn appearance. Patients seeking facial rejuvenation may complain about one or more … 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 frequently hear 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 permanent 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 … Continue reading  


10 CONSUMER TIPS If you’ve resolved to get in shape in 2001, the road ahead may seem daunting. Getting fit often requires major lifestyle changes including reducing food intake,selecting foods that are better for you, and sticking to an exercise routine. Could lipoplasty (liposuction) offer an easier way to achieve your ideal body? The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) offers these consumer tip questions and answers to help you determine if lipoplasty is right for you: Have you tried diet and exercise? A healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise are always the first choices to improve fitness. If … Continue reading  

Why Implants through the umbilicus is risky

In the last 6 months my office is getting more and more calls from women that have developed significant problems with this new method of breast enlargement. They all have the same problems. They had breast augmentation through their belly button They rapidly developed displacement of the implants They returned to have this problem fixed with additional surgery In spite of further operations they were left with additional poor aesthetics As you can see in the pictures below the implants have slipped below the normal confines of the breast in spite of revision surgery. Notice that her right nipple is … Continue reading  


HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH? From The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) New York, NY (January 15, 2001) – Undergoing multiple cosmetic procedures, simultaneously or over a period of time, is not unusual. People today live longer and, increasingly, seek to achieve and maintain an appearance that matches their self-image at every stage of life. Yet there is a very small subset of people who, if given the opportunity, may elect to undergo an excessive number of procedures without ever feeling satisfied with the outcome. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) believes it is important to … Continue reading  

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Dr. Max Gouverne

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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.