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Ethics and Plastic Surgery

From the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Many doctors engage in advertising and public relations, but when do such activities cross the line that separates ethical from unethical? A recent article in The New York Times (“Doctors Who Love Publicity,” July 2, 2000) brought to light what many “insiders” in cosmetic surgery already knew – that some doctors trade professional services for media coverage, offering journalists everything from complimentary laser hair removal to free surgical procedures. “This type of unprofessional behavior is an embarrassment to members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery,” says the organization’s president, … Continue reading  

A Snapshot of Your Body at Different Stages

A Snapshot of Your Body at Different Stages by Nancy Wilson Your age provides a good guideline for health maintenance and medical procedures. Regardless of how you feel, each decade brings with it new issues and raises specific concerns about how you take care of yourself. Women’s bodies change over time not necessarily for the worse and it helps to have a roadmap for guidance. For each age group, we’ve laid out medical issues to focus on, changes your body undergoes and cosmetic options to improve and enhance your appearance. In addition to your own regime, keep in mind that … Continue reading  

Choosing Same Day Surgery Facilities

An increasing number of plastic surgery procedures are being performed on an ambulatory, or same day basis. This means you will arrive and leave the facility in which the surgery is being performed on the same day as the operation. An ambulatory facility can be a part of a surgeon’s office; a surgical suite adjacent to the office; a separate or free-standing surgical facility; or it can be part of a hospital. Any facility in which you have surgery as an outpatient is an ambulatory facility. If you are considering plastic surgery at an ambulatory facility, this brochure will give … Continue reading  

Reshape your body with liposuction

It may come as a surprise to learn that most people who have liposuction to remove unwanted fat don’t necessarily lose weight after the procedure. So why is liposuction the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery in the country? Simply put, liposuction may not take off pounds, but it can take off inches – by improving body shape. Those who may benefit from the surgery are people who have fairly normal weight and stubborn areas of excess fat due to previous pregnancy or to genetics. Such fat accumulations may have affectionate names like “love handles” and “saddlebags,” but for many individuals … Continue reading  

Ready for a Facelift?

It’s not your age that determines whether you are ready for a facelift — it’s how you look and how you feel about the visible signs of facial aging. It doesn’t happen overnight, but it may seem like the first visible signs of aging have appeared suddenly. Often it’s the repeated comments of friends or loved ones that you look “tired” which causes you to take a closer look at your face. That’s when you may notice the subtle beginnings of jowls, a deepening of the lines that run from the corners of your nose to the corners of your … Continue reading  

Botox: It Really Works

Say Goodbye To Worry Lines With Botox: It Really Works. Literally tens of thousands of women are turning to a bacteria to help spruce up their image. Cosmetic surgeons are using a diluted, purified form of the botulinum toxin known as Botox®. It’s injected into the small muscles in the face in order to paralyze nerve endings and temporarily reduce wrinkles on the face and neck. “People walk into my office and get a few pin pricks,” says Dr. Gouverne. “It takes just a few minutes and then they’re out the door.” Botox freezes the muscles people use when they … Continue reading  

Looks Matter

Research Proves That Looks Really Do Matter One of the things drilled into me at a very young age was not to judge people by their looks. But Americans do just that every day. People use appearance as a measure of worth. Several studies have shown that looks influence job opportunities, the perception of intelligence, your salary, proficiency as a lover, fitness as a parent, etc. Last year, researchers at Michigan State University reviewed over 60 studies conducted in the past 40 years. These studies involved 5,000 subjects, relating physical attractiveness to intellectual competence. The results consistently showed that good-looking … Continue reading  

Male Cosmetic surgery

Our society places a high value on looking young and fit. Today, men of all ages and all walks of life are requesting plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons. Men’s goals include a more balanced nose, a rejuvenated face, a trimmer waistline. The procedures used to achieve these goals must take into consideration factors such as skin thickness, beard growth, or body type.

Body Lifts

Many of you have asked about body lifts and liposuction to reverse aging changes in the lower body. Dr Gouverne was fortunate to be trained by Dr Lockwood in Kansas City. He is considered a pioneer in this type of surgery. Below follows his account on this type of surgery. “Body lifts tighten loose, fallen skin and fat to obtain more youthful skin tone and natural contours. There is no other effective method to rejuvenate aged tissues of the body. Everyone ages, all tissues relax with time. Body lifts are “facelifts” for the body. The roots of body lifting largely … 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.