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What do Botox injections look like?

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 Plastic@Davlin.net 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  

Rhinoplasty

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. View rhinoplasty pictures here I View rhinoplasty pictures here II Rhinoplasty is the fourth most popular cosmetic surgical procedure, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic … Continue reading  

Some of the best

Dr. Max Gouverne’s List of Recommended Reading on Anti-aging The following books are excellent and oriented toward the interests that many of your cosmetic surgery patients may have regarding age management. With all such references, however, you should maintain a critical attitude toward any information that is not scientifically based. The Anti Aging Zone By Barry Sears, MD Table of Contents PART I: HORMONES AND AGING 1. THE QUEST: LONGER LIFE OR BETTER LIFE? 2. WHY ARE WE LIVING LONGER? 3. THE BIOLOGICAL MARKERS OF AGING 4. HORMONES: THE SHORT COURSE 5. MECHANISMS OF AGING: THE FOUR PILLARS OF AGING … Continue reading  

PLASTIC SURGERY AFTER PREGNANCY

PLASTIC SURGERY AFTER PREGNANCY:summary of information about postpartum plastic surgery Becoming a mother doesn’t mean you can’t look as good or better than before pregnancy. Most women enjoy being pregnant and are happy to become mothers. But for some, the physical changes caused by pregnancy can take away some of the joy. If you feel this way, you’re not alone. Fortunately, you don’t simply have to “learn to love” your post-partum figure as women of earlier generations were told. Today, there are exciting options in plastic surgery to help you regain your pre-pregnancy form – or even improve on it. … Continue reading  

Big Lips

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  

Lefties Have More Vivid Recollections

TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct 21, 2001 (United Press International via COMTEX) — Researchers say when it comes to remembering vivid details of an event, left-handed people are more likely than right-handed people to have such memories. Researchers suspect such detailed memories — not just recollection of facts but the events associated with them — are more likely to be created in people with strong connections between the two halves of the brain. People who are left-handed, and their immediate relatives, tend to have more connections between the different hemispheres of the brain than do people who are right-handed. “I don’t think … Continue reading  

Archives on Nutrition & Exercise

From time to time we’ll post information on nutrition and exercise. Enjoy! Fitness Magazines and Image Disorders We Ignore Importance of Food Portion Size Strength training myths Top 10 Ways to Jump-Start Weight Loss Programs and Diets Strength Training Benefits More than Muscles Expensive diet pill leads to very mild weight loss Gastric Surgery for Severe Obesity Strength Training 101 Pilates Primer How Women Build Muscle LIPOPLASTY VERSUS DIETING:Which one? How to do the Top Abdominal Exercises Correctly Want to Lose Weight? Then Pay Attention!

Americans Ignore Importance of Food Portion Size

Most Americans believe the kind of food they eat is more important for managing weight than the amount of food they eat, according to a new survey. In the survey, a surprising 78 percent of respondents said that eating certain types of food while avoiding others was more central to their weight management efforts than eating less food. The survey was commissioned by the American Institute for Cancer Research, a private cancer charity. This finding troubles nutrition experts, who have long suspected that messages about “low-fat” eating may cause the public to lose sight of a more pressing concern: total … Continue reading  

Programs and Diets

How We Lose Weight Your body weight is controlled by the number of calories you eat and the number of calories you use each day. So, to lose weight you need to take in fewer calories than you use. You can do this by becoming more physically active or by eating less. Following a weight-loss program that helps you to become more physically active and decrease the amount of calories that you eat is most likely to lead to successful weight loss. The weight-loss program should also help you keep the weight off by making changes in your physical activity … Continue reading  

Strength Training Benefits More than Muscles

Regular weight training does more than just build better muscles, it builds a better, healthier body. Several new studies confirm the benefits of mild-to-moderate resistance training, which includes reduced blood pressure, lower LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol levels and higher HDL (‘good’) cholesterol levels, all of which improve cardiovascular health overall. Weight training is also believed to improve the way the body processes sugar, which could reduce the risk of developing diabetes. Another study examined the effect of weight training on osteoarthritis, a common condition among older adults that affects balance and increases the risk of falling. This study and others confirm … 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.