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Plastic Surgery after Gastric Bypass Surgery

Shedding 100 or more pounds after gastric bypass surgery is only half the battle for patients who were morbidly obese before having the surgery. Getting rid of the excess skin that can keep these patients from wearing normal clothing and participating in normal activities is another big issue. Liposuction is often helpful for those who lose 30 to 40 pounds and are near their ideal weight – especially if they have good skin elasticity. But it does not address the sometimes-huge amounts of draping skin left on the once morbidly obese (100 pounds or more over their ideal body weight) … Continue reading  

Behavior: When `R' Stands for Risky for Teenagers

By ERIC NAGOURNEY A new study by researchers at Dartmouth reports that teenagers whose parents place no restrictions on their viewing R-rated movies appear much more likely to use tobacco or alcohol. The findings appear in the current issue of Effective Clinical Practice. The lead author, Dr. Madeline A. Dalton, and her colleagues based their report on a survey of 4,544 students in the fifth through eighth grades in New Hampshire. R-rated movies are supposed to be restricted for viewers under 17, and 90 percent of the students surveyed were younger than 14. Just 16 percent of the students said … Continue reading  

What You Buy Isn’t Always What You Get

You may have finally mastered the art of reading food labels, but that won’t do you much good if the labels themselves are inaccurate. A new report by an independent testing organization called ConsumerLab indicates that a majority of nutrition bars – also called energy, protein or diet bars – do not live up to their health claims and many labels mistake the amount of carbohydrates the bars contain. Of the 30 bars tested, 18 were improperly labeled, including Atkins Advantage nutrition bar and Carb Solutions, a protein bar made by Richardson Labs. Both companies have been scrutinized by the … Continue reading  

Raising a Glass or Two to Better Health

For women, a little alcohol — say, two or three drinks a week — seems to lower the risk of developing high blood pressure, while more — two drinks a day or more — seems to raise it, according to a new study. “There has been very good evidence that four drinks a more a day can lead to high blood pressure, but the question has been what happens below that,” said Dr. Eric B. Rimm of the Harvard School of Public Health, one of the authors of a study published last week in The Archives of Internal Medicine. The … Continue reading  

Ethnic Standards of Beauty

Plastic surgery helps all ethnic populations achieve individual standards of beauty People who have plastic surgery today are a diverse population — women and men of all ages, races and ethnicities. Nearly 1 million, or 13 percent, of the more than 7.4 million cosmetic plastic surgery patients last year were minorities, according to statistics tracked by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. African-Americans and Hispanics comprised five percent each of the cosmetic surgery population, and three percent were Asian-American. The number of minorities having cosmetic surgery is perhaps higher than ever, as both the size of U.S. minority groups and … Continue reading  

Cher–Her First Rhinoplasty

Before After Demi Moore Laetitia Casta Jenny McCarthy Daisy Fuentes Tiffani-Amber Thiessen Stephanie Seymour Heather Locklear Spin City Twins Britney Spears-True or “Falsies” Sharon Stone-Buy a nose?

Easy cellulite solutions?

FTC Fights False Anti-Cellulite Claims The desire to look and feel better is universal. It’s also one that leaves many of us susceptible to false claims and advertisements that guarantee to fix whatever problem we believe needs fixing. Over the years there has been no shortage of products and devices claiming to banish the fatty deposits known as cellulite. Unfortunately, nothing short of surgery can eliminate fat from a single area of the body, but that doesn’t keep many companies from claiming otherwise. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is taking action against one such company, the makers of Cellasene, for … Continue reading  

Mammography–the HIP study

Dr. Donald Berry, the head of biostatistics at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, has a Ph.D. in his field and long years of expertise in designing and interpreting results of clinical trials. Dr. David Freedman, a statistics professor at the University of California at Berkeley, has similar credentials. Yet, when they examine data from one of the most widely cited studies of mammography, they come to different conclusions. And therein lies the conundrum: how can experts look at the same data and disagree over their meaning? The research, known as the Health Insurance Plan Study, or HIP, … Continue reading  

Children's Weight

The nation’s children — indeed, the world’s — are fatter than ever, with no end in sight to their increasing girth, and unless something is done now to reverse this trend, the health costs, already very high, will be astronomical in the not-too-distant future. One-fourth of all school-age children are now overweight and one-eighth are obese, twice the proportions found just two decades ago. From the late 1980’s to the late 1990’s, the prevalence of overweight children increased by more than 50 percent among whites and more than doubled among African-American and Hispanic children, making excess weight the most common … Continue reading  

Push Up the Weights, and Roll Back the Years

By JANE E. BRODY Although petite, I have always been a strong person — physically strong, with visible muscles. So why, I thought smugly, would I need to do strength-training exercises?Well, a few weeks ago I learned otherwise, and if you are a woman approaching 50 or beyond, you could do yourself a huge favor by reading the rest of this column and putting some of the lessons I have learned into practice.Even those of you who faithfully do aerobic activities may heed what follows because there is more to you than just a heart and lungs, and aerobic activities … 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.