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Breast Reduction

Making the Decision for Breast Reduction (From “Your Image,” a publication of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.) Throughout history, large breasts have been associated with nurturing and considered a sign of femininity. But heavy, pendulous breasts are often a source of terrible discomfort, including severe neck, shoulder and back pain. They can make it difficult to participate in sports and other physical activities. Psychologically speaking, excessively large breasts may cause embarrassment and self-consciousness, particularly in young people. Surprisingly, the first surgical reduction of the breasts may date as far back as the mid-1600s in England. Modern breast reduction … Continue reading  

BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY, More effective than medication, diet, or support bras, to relieve suffering of overly large breasts

Women who suffer from painful physical symptoms of overly large breasts show greater improvement with breast reduction surgery over conservative treatments such as special bras, weight loss, physical therapy, or medication reports the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The study also confirms the benefits of breast reduction surgery are considerable and not dependent on body weight, bra cup size or amount of tissue removed. “This study provides additional and even more convincing evidence that breast reduction effectively improves the overall health and wellness of large-breasted women … Continue reading  

Non-Surgical Breast Enlargement—The BRAVA System

$2000 device for minimal enlargement? In June 2000 Miami surgeon Roger Khouri reports in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery his experience with his invention The BRAVA system. “The non- surgical breast-enlargement system incorporates two semi rigid plastic domes, each slightly larger in volume than the corresponding breast to be enlarged. A brassiere garment supports the two domes, and the device is worn like a brassiere. Each dome has an outlet port for vacuum application and a gel-filled bladder at the rim that circumscribes the outer margins of the breast. An adhesive, hypoallergenic silicone gel applied to the skin-contact surface … Continue reading  

Richter Architects win three awards in statewide contest

Dr Gouverne’s office building is entered into prestigious American Institute of Architects competition. AIA Merit and Honor Award winner, David Richter, architect of our building, comments:” Public outreach for the business and quality of experience for the patient are important.” “The Gouverne cosmetic surgery clinic is a rigid frame pre-engineered building structure. Frame columns are expressed as massive columns while the “box” is mitigated by glazed loggias to the north and south. Treatment and exam rooms are placed inboard for privacy with circulation outboard for light and vistas. The geometry is rotated to generate functional wide places in the corridors. … Continue reading  

Plastic Surgery after Massive Weight Loss

Innovative Approach to Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss Gives Patients New Body Image, ASPS Study Reveals SAN ANTONIO – With the growing popularity of gastric bypass surgery to treat morbid obesity, body contouring after massive weight loss has become a focus of the plastic surgery community. An updated and innovative method that adjusts treatment according to body type is creating improved results and enhancing the shape of patients’ bodies, according to a study presented today at the ASPS/PSEF/ASMS 71st Annual Scientific Meeting. With massive weight loss in a short period of time, skin does not retain its shape, leaving … Continue reading  

A better ideal weight

A recent visit to the Brooklyn Museum of Art’s stunning exhibit “Exposed: The Victorian Nude” left this viewer with the distinct impression that current representations of the “ideal” female figure bear little resemblance to what nature intended our bodies to look like. All but two of the paintings depicted well-formed, well-rounded women — not fat (at least, not by Victorian standards) but not stick-thin either like today’s fashion models and movie starlets. The exhibit’s two paintings of skinny, bony women stood out as sickly looking. Indeed, one was described as a widow who, in mourning, looked as if she hadn’t … Continue reading  

Non surgical plastic surgery ?

NON-SURGICAL DOES NOT MEAN NON-MEDICAL The increasing popularity of non-surgical cosmetic procedures has led to a growing complacency about where procedures are being performed and by whom, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). It is the ASAPS position that ancillary procedures, such as skin resurfacing or Botox® injections, while not surgical, are medical procedures and should only be done in appropriate facilities under the supervision of a qualified physician who has been trained in the particular procedure. Medical History: Before any medical procedure is undertaken, a medical history should be provided in order to determine appropriateness. … Continue reading  

Bigger Breasts From Liposuction: Too Good To Be True?

Anecdotal reports in the lay press suggesting that lipoplasty (liposuction) – and specifically Power-Assisted Lipoplasty (PAL) – results in increased breast size and volume have not been verified by scientific research. It is the position of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) that lipoplasty is designed for body contouring, and – without objective scientific data – claims of other unrelated benefits from the procedure are misleading to patients. The reason why a patient may think breast size has increased following lipoplasty may have more to do with weight gain than with fat removal. Over time, several techniques have … Continue reading  

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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.