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Is Cosmetic Surgery In a Hospital Safer Than An Accredited Surgical Office Suite?

I have previously written a blog  on accredited office surgery and the advantages over hospital based surgery. In this follow up I’ll update you on the issue of safety.  The public feels that hospital based surgery is preferred, but a new study of 129,007 aesthetic surgical procedures has answered this question. Respected plastic surgery researcher Dr. James Groting et al. compared Hospitals, Ambulatory Care Centers (ACC), and Office Based Surgical Suites (OBSS), like our AAAASF CERTIFIED office. After reviewing one of the largest databases and controlling for different types of surgeries they concluded that the office based centers offered a reasonable … Continue reading  

Product Of The Month: Neocutis Micro Night Rejuvenating Cream

Our patients and staff have been loving the new Micro line from Neocutis. These products deliver essential nourishment to help revitalize and rejuvenate the appearance of skin.  MPC™, glycerin and essential moisturizing lipids have been combined to provide nightly anti-aging benefits with the power of micro-proteins. This product targets signs of skin aging including fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity and firmness, leaving your skin feeling recharged. For more information on any services or to schedule a consultation call 361-993-2222

Less controversy over Submuscular vs Subfacial Implant placement at ASAPS Meeting (above vs below)

I have previously blogged in this controversy, and here is an update. The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) hosted a debate at their annual meeting earlier this month (April ’16) . Respected plastic surgeons were asked if they used SM or SF implant positions and support their position in a debate.  About 3 years ago ASAPS members were polled and 75% used SM and 25% used SF.  Dr Patric Maxwell from Nashville defended SM, and Drs Frank Lista from Canada and Ruth Grap from São Paulo, Brazil prefer SF. Patrick Maxwell argued that SM benefited from lower CC rates with … Continue reading  

Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five© Reasons Against Early Implant Massage

Displacement exercises of the freshly implanted augmented breast was the mainstay therapy in the prevention of capsular contracture (CC). Started in the 1970s this therapy was widely proscribed and every augmentation patient was instructed to push her implants medial and lateral as well as up and down and finally to squeeze the new breast firmly. New research in CC and the effectiveness of implant massage have thrown serious doubt on this recommendation. Below are my top five reasons why I no longer recommend massage. Careful studies have shown that massage is ineffective in the prevention of CC. Many surgeons continue … Continue reading  

Product Of The Month: Obagi® Clenziderm System

This acne system is proven to treat acne where it starts leaving skin looking and feeling smooth. It is a three-step acne treatment that has been clinically proven to help control adult acne. Step 1: Daily Care Foaming Cleanser- A light, foaming acne cleanser with 2% salicylic acid. This effective cleanser unclogs pores and washes away dead skin cells, leaving skin feeling clean and refreshed. It also includes calming menthol to help cool irritated skin. Step2: Pore Therapy- Unclogs pores and clears away dead skin cells with 2% salicylic acid. While leaving a refreshed feel to the skin, Pore Therapy prepares the … Continue reading  

Update on Kybella Treatments:

Please read my previous post on CoolSculpting, a treatment that promises more than it delivers. Liposuction remains the gold standard for body sculpting. I have a similar verdict for Kybella Advertisements and billboards are once again promising liposuction results without the surgery. Kybella uses the same active agents as Mesotherapy (a treatment that has fallen out of favor due to low satisfaction rates). Again, multiple treatments are needed before any results are seen. The website RealSelf.com is an excellent source of patient satisfaction rates with the unique qualifier “worth it”. Unlike the clinical studies where the drug is given for free now … Continue reading  

February Product Of The Month: Neocutis LUMIÈRE

LUMIÈRE is one of our most popular eye creams. This eye cream is powered by 30% more PSP® in order to help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In order to plump the skin Hyaluronic Acid is included as well as caffeine. This product also diminishes the appearance of under eye circles while improving the signs of fatigue. A powerful blend of energizing, moisturizing and nourishing ingredients helps provide your eyes with a younger, more refreshed look!  For more information on any services or to schedule a consultation call 361-993-2222

Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five© Ways To Rejuvenate The Trunk and Tummy

Over the last 5 years there has been an explosion of innovative approaches to solve your specific tummy-trunk issues. Innovators from Brazil (Drs.Pitanguy and Góes), Germany (Dr. Richter), Sweden (Dr.Héden), and the US (Drs. Mendieta and Wall) have revolutionized surgery of the tummy-trunk. Unfortunately many surgeons still use older but time-tested surgeries that may still produce acceptable results, but now newer techniques can deliver superior contours to the entire tummy-trunk-buttocks complex. Now tummy-tucks are combined with a number of innovative operations. We no longer consider the tummy in isolation, now the tummy-tuck is part of a complete restoration that includes … Continue reading  

Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five© Reasons You Should Use Non-Surgical Liposuction (Coolsculpting and others)

The airwaves are once-again filled with promises of liposuction results without the surgery. “CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that uses a controlled device to freeze and destroy fat. Fatty areas are gently pinched between the CoolSculpting applicator, which cools the area to a temperature that causes fat cells to crystallize and die”. Multiple treatments are needed and some improvement is usually seen. A recent survey of 1500 patients on RealSelf report a significant rate of “Not worth it” and “not sure it’s worth it” at 52% compared to 91% “worth it” of 2072 patients surveyed with surgical liposuction. Here are … Continue reading  

WHAT IS A.I. Lipo-Sculpture (AILS)?

A.I. Lipo-Sculpture —Agitation Infusion Lipo-Sculpture: is fat management allowing for removal, grafting and smoothening of the fat layers by combining the Wells Johnson , Auto-Graft System with the reciprocating motion of the MicroAire Aesthetics PAL LipoSculptor. AILS builds on Dr. Wall’s groundbreaking ,technique, and Dr. Mendieta’s Lipo-Sculpting and Lipo-Fat Transfer 3-D approach. Combining the best features from these two surgeon-innovators, Dr. Gouverne developed his A.I. Lipo-Sculpture technique. AILS is executed in two phases: The Agitation Phase “uses specially designed ‘exploded’ probes, or in some cases, a basket cannula to gently break up the fat and detach it from surrounding tissues without … 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.