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Do Abdominoplasty scars fade?

QUESTION: I have looked at many “before and after” pictures during my research on the Internet. I have noticed that many of the tummy tuck scars are very noticeable. Do they fade with time? ANSWER: You are very right; in previous years these scars were placed under tremendous tension in order to make a nice flat tummy. But it came with a price. Unsightly scars were the rule rather than the exception. In the last decade there has been tremendous advances in Abdominoplasty. Pioneering surgeons such as Dr Lockwood and others developed methods where the closure is completely different. The … Continue reading  

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Collagen Injections-Are they Safe?

Collagen injections for the correction of facial wrinkles and lip enhancement have been used for many years. An allergic reaction to collagen is rare and shows up with your skin test. Most collagen sold in the US is of bovine origin. With major cattle problems in Europe, many very happy patients on long-term collagen replacement therapy are concerned about the origin of our product. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy does not exist in the United States. We have requested and received from the USDA certification that our collagen is safe. The herd is born and raised in the USA. The product is … Continue reading  

Enhancement-Your Choice

In 1998 over 130,000 women underwent breast augmentation. They joined the approximately 2.0 million women in the United States who have already had breast implants. This common cosmetic surgery operation is second only to liposuction. According to a statistical survey taken by the American Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASPRS) the number of women who had implants placed in 1998 showed a 306% increase over the number placed in 1992. This is despite extensive media coverage and concerns over silicone implants and the surrounding controversy in the last few years. The business of busts is booming. Who are these … Continue reading  

Liposuction- Still poorly understood

Balance and beauty go hand in hand. Aging, pregnancy and weight gain can all play factors in upsetting the delicate aesthetic balance of the human body. Artists instinctively understand this concept. Cosmetic and plastic surgeons understand it as well but are in the unique position to apply them to the human body. As women age, there is a general tendency for many to accumulate excess fat and develop in their hips and legs. In men, aging and the accumulation of weight centrally, just as frequently, can alter this fine balance. Balance can be restored by removing fat and surgically sculpting … Continue reading  

Making the Decision for Breast Reduction

Throughout history, large breasts have been associated with nurturing and considered a sign of femininity. But heavy, pendulous breasts are often a source of terrible discomfort, including severe neck, shoulder and back pain. They can make it difficult to participate in sports and other physical activities. Psychologically speaking, excessively large breasts may cause embarrassment and self-consciousness, particularly in young people. Surprisingly, the first surgical reduction of the breasts may date as far back as the mid-1600s in England. Modern breast reduction techniques evolved in the second half of the 20th century. Today, emphasis is not only on reducing size but … Continue reading  

herbal/ dietary supplements

Aspirin For many people, the words natural,” “herbal,” or “alternative medicine” conjure up images of safety and purity. Products that are available over-the-counter without a doctor’s prescription are often believed to be free of any risks. Unfortunately, this perception is inaccurate and may create a false sense of security for consumers who purchase these products-and there are a lot of them. An estimated 60 million people in the United States use herbal remedies, and the herbal/ dietary supplement market represents a growing multibillion dollar industry. Botanics (products made from plant life such as roots, barks, or herbs), as well as … Continue reading  

Study Provides Convincing Data of Breast Reduction

Study Provides Convincing Data of Breast Reduction Benefits, Says American Society of Plastic Surgeons ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Women who undergo breast reduction surgery have improved physical symptoms and quality of life, says a review study in the May issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings®. The review and meta-analysis was supported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). “It has long been known by plastic surgeons that breast reduction improves the lives of our patients,” said ASPS Plastic Surgeon Petra Schneider-Redden, MD. “The procedure decreases severe back, neck and shoulder pain often experienced by women with large breasts. Along with … Continue reading  

Liposuction Safety

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – As the popularity of liposuction continues to increase, board-certified plastic surgeons have taken the lead to ensure the safety of the procedure, according to an editorial in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In the editorial, Mark Gorney, MD, plastic surgeon and medical director of The Doctors’ Company, a major carrier of malpractice insurance, reviews his “18-year statistical and personal” experience with liposuction. In 1999 liposuction made up only 1 percent of plastic surgery claims, significantly reduced from 17 percent in 1997, … Continue reading  

General Anesthesia is Safe for Office Surgery

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – General anesthesia can be used safely and effectively to perform plastic surgery procedures in the office setting, according to a report in the January issue of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® journal. With trained staff, modern equipment, and careful procedures, general anesthesia is often a better choice than more commonly used intravenous sedation, even for relatively complex and lengthy office-based surgeries, write Steven M. Hoefflin, MD, and colleagues of the University of California-Los Angeles/Santa Monica Medical Center. The authors describe their 18-year experience with general anesthesia used for plastic surgery procedures performed in an office-based setting. … 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.