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Breast lift : Then and Now

Fifth in a series of then and now reports on cosmetic procedures coinciding with ASAPS’ 35th Anniversary year In today’s society, as in most cultures throughout history, the firm uplifted female breast symbolizes youth, health and vitality. However, with age, weight loss or childbirth a woman’s breasts may lose volume and tone, so that the breast tissues begin to sag and eventually the nipples point downward. Cosmetic plastic surgery offers women the option of modifying their breast shape through techniques proven safe and effective over many years. Statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) report that 60,142 … Continue reading  

Extreme Cosmetic Surgery

The emergence of a reality TV show dedicated to “extreme makeovers” is profoundly unsettling to responsible aesthetic plastic surgeons whose skill is directed at helping men and women fulfill realistic goals for improving their appearance. As the leading society of board-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) takes the position that good cosmetic surgery is not intended to be “extreme,” to “make someone over,” or to transform someone into a “different person.” On the contrary, as cosmetic plastic surgery has evolved over the years, respected surgeons find that the true … Continue reading  

Restylane and Perlane

Hyaluronic acid, marketed under the names Restylane and Perlane, is tremendously popular in the 61 countries where it is legal to use as a wrinkle filler. It occurs naturally in the body as part of the medium where skin cells live. And those who have received the treatment rave about their results. “When I look at myself in the mirror and I don’t see the deep grooves … I feel ecstatic and I feel happy,” Bonnie Rose, 41, told ABCNEWS’ Good Morning America. ABCNEWS’ Dr. Nancy Snyderman says Restylane can be more effective than collagen. “We’ve all heard of collagen, … Continue reading  

Botox: Facts

Background: Since its FDA-approval for multiple neurological uses in 1989, Botox has been used millions of times. Widely tested over two decades, Botox has an excellent safety record. On April 15, 2002, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Botox for the treatment of moderate to severe glabellar frown lines (vertical creases between the brows). Other cosmetic uses of botulinum toxin continue to be off-label – that is, used at the physician’s discretion with patient informed consent. Such uses include treatment of other facial areas such as crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes) and horizontal forehead wrinkles, and use … Continue reading  

Study Reveals Tummy Tucks Remove Barrier Restricting Patients’ Lifestyles

Imagine feeling inhibited in your daily activities because you’re extremely self-conscious about a certain area of your body. According to a study published in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), prospective tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) patients have great dissatisfaction with the appearance of their abdomens, which ultimately affects how they feel and act in certain situations. “The importance of evaluating the psychological motivations and outcomes of patients undergoing aesthetic surgery has been long recognized; however, this study runs counter to previously published research,” said John Persing, MD, … Continue reading  

Injectables: Are Restylane and Hylaform the Next "Must Haves"?

The list of cosmetic soft tissue fillers on the market and in the pipeline worldwide is growing rapidly. Many have been introduced with great fanfare; relatively few stand the test of regulatory or peer review – as well as the test of time. On November 21, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will consider the Pre-Market Approval application (PMA) of two hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler products, marketed under the names Restylane and Hylaform, which have been used to fill wrinkles in Canada and Europe, but have not yet been approved for cosmetic use in the United States. “FDA approval of … Continue reading  

New HA agents

Professionals’ opinions “Perlane, which is hyaluronic acid (Q-Med, Uppsala, Sweden), remains where it is injected long enough to produce adequate augmentation in the lips for 12 months and in the nasolabial folds for 18 months, said Dr. Lowe…” Skin & Allergy News, July 2002:Vol 33;No 7 “…PERLANE provides a more durable esthetic improvement than Hylaform®, as reflected by significant treatment differences in favour of PERLANE for at least 6 months post-treatment.” “The present findings suggest that less frequent repeat treatments will be required with PERLANE than with Hylaform®. …it would appear that PERLANE is likely to offer the advantage over … Continue reading  

Congratulations Amy !

We all want to congratulate Amy for giving birth to two beautiful babies. Kylee and Kade were born on October 17th in the early afternoon weighing 4.11lbs. and 3.11 lbs. She is dearly missed here at the office and we are all extremely excited about her returning to the office on February 2nd. I’m sure that Amy will already have several interesting stories to share with our patients when she returns.

New Breast Implant Filler Material

San Francisco-based Patent Discovery Corp. (“PDC”) has procured the rights to a new implant prosthesis from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas that could eventually replace saline and silicone as the preferred option for breast augmentation and reconstruction. The new prosthesis contains a patented blend of polyethylene glycol (“PEG”) and saline, which has a significantly increased viscosity over saline alone and results in an implant that has the more natural look and feel of silicone with the safety of saline. Noting the FDA’s decision to require further evaluation of the safety of silicone implants, Matthew Lipton, PDC’s … Continue reading  

When It Comes to Plastic Surgery, Extreme is "Out," Subtle "In"

Despite the popularity of “makeover” reality shows, most Americans who might consider cosmetic plastic surgery would not want to drastically change their appearance, according to a national survey of 1000 American households sponsored by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Among women and men who said they would consider having cosmetic surgery, 68 percent would prefer a subtle change in their appearance, while less than one-quarter (23 percent) would consider an extreme change desirable. This finding, says ASAPS, is consistent with the experience of board-certified plastic surgeons, whose patients often stress that they want natural-looking results that will … 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.