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Nose Reshaping Can Harmonize Facial Features

Most people don’t realize that the basic techniques for performing cosmetic rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) originated from reconstructive plastic surgery. Joseph Dieffenbach, MD, an important pioneer of plastic surgery, took the first giant step toward “modern” cosmetic rhinoplasty with an operation he developed way back in 1845! Since then, many refinements to the technique of nose reshaping have been developed by plastic surgeons, allowing for the wonderful results we see in cosmetic surgery today. Rhinoplasty is the fourth most popular cosmetic surgical procedure, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery statistics. More than 143,000 rhinoplasties were performed last year. … Continue reading  

Case of the month July I-Breast restoration

This case shows a woman with severe deformity of the breast. Both are significantly droopy with massive loss of volume. Both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery techniques meet in a difficult case like this. Appropriate volume restoration is needed and major alterations of the breast shape and nipple position are indicated. Emotional support is an obvious component for this degree of deformity. The surgical approach addresses both the lack of volume and the severe malposition of the nipple. A moderately sized saline implant was placed behind the chest muscle to provide maximum soft tissue coverage. The breast was then reshaped with … Continue reading  

Breast Reduction Outcome Study

Breast Reduction Outcome Study: Positive Physical and Psychological Changes for Women A retrospective study of women who underwent reduction mammaplasty (breast reduction surgery) between 1982 and 1996, was conducted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University’s Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance. The women who underwent breast reduction surgery for macromastia (large breasts), were mailed questionnaires designed to evaluate changes in both physical symptoms and body image after breast reduction surgery, as well as to assess the relationship, if any, between body weight and physical and psychological outcomes of patients. Sixty-one women (55 … Continue reading  

Liposuction-Combine Anatomy with Aesthetics

Plastic Surgeons Combine Anatomy with Aesthetics in Performing Liposuction To achieve favorable results and prevent body contouring irregularities from liposuction, plastic surgeons must completely understand what sites on the body to avoid, how fat is distributed and appreciate the different contours of the male and female body, according to a report in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In the report, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, and colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, discuss critical anatomic and aesthetic concepts underlying liposuction. Dr. Rohrich feels … Continue reading  

Botox – Not ‘Facelift in a Bottle'

Plastic Surgeons Report Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) Good for Aesthetic Facial Procedures, But Not ‘Facelift in a Bottle’ Botulinum toxin A (Botox) has been used therapeutically in humans for over 20 years. Recently, plastic surgeons have started using it in a variety of aesthetic facial procedures to treat such conditions as an aging neck. Results from the following two studies involving the use of botulinum toxin A, are included in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Vol. 104, No. 76), the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Until recently, platysma (layer of muscle situated … Continue reading  

Are my 20 year old implants ruptured?

Q: I am 45 years old and had Silicone Gel implants for 20 years. One side became firm 6 years ago. My family physician ordered an ultrasound and it suggests rupture of the implant. Should I have further x-ray studies done to make sure? A: This is a common issue confronting plastic surgeons. The answer is rather complex and should involve a consultation with your plastic surgeon. Some recent research papers give some guidelines and the general thinking follows this line of reasoning. This patient who has probable intracapsular (without spread into the breast itself) rupture of one of her … Continue reading  

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Teens

(From “Your Image,” a publication of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.) Despite what the news headlines may say, the number of cosmetic procedures performed on teens is relatively small. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery statistics, cosmetic surgery for people age 18 and younger represents only about 3% of the overall total of procedures done each year. Among the most commonly performed surgeries for teens are nose reshaping and breast reduction. Nose reshaping can be performed when the nose has completed 90% of its growth, which can occur as early as age 13 or 14 … Continue reading  

Lip augmentation

If you swoon at the full, pouty lips of actors like Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts, and lament your own rather thin ones, you might consider having the lips you were born with surgically enhanced. Or, if it’s not actors’ lips you crave, but the ones you had in your youth, you might look into having your lips returned to the size and shape they once were. Lip augmentation is an increasingly popular, relatively simple surgical procedure for teenagers, men and women of all ages who want to add a bit of oomph to their lips. Lip augmentation – also … Continue reading  

General anesthesia in the office setting

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. All procedures were done … Continue reading  

Children's Deformities Act

Plastic Surgeons Support Senate Introduction of Children’s Deformities Act WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) strongly supports the introduction of the Treatment of Children’s Deformities Act in the U.S. Senate on October 28, 1999. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), with Senator Olympia Snowe (R-MA) serving as co-sponsor, introduced the new legislation. The Treatment of Children’s Deformities Act was first introduced in the House of Representatives near the end of the last congressional session and was re-introduced on January 6, 1999 by Rep. Sue Kelly (R-NY) as H.R. 49. The bi-partisan legislation is the result of efforts by … Continue reading  

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Dr. Max Gouverne, MD
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5642 Esplanade Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Phone (361) 993-2222 Monday–Thursday:
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