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New Data Responds to FDA Concerns About Breast Implant Patients

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Releases New Findings To Be Presented In Testimony at Oct. 14-15 FDA Hearings October 13, 2003 – More than 5,000 anonymously surveyed women have addressed specific concerns raised by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding breast augmentation patient satisfaction, reoperation, and informed consent, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). “We’ve never had data like this to respond to the FDA’s valid concerns, and it is important for the scientific record, for patients and the public,” said plastic surgeon Leroy Young, MD, Co-Chair of ASAPS’ national Breast Surgery Committee … Continue reading  

Does breast augmentation confer risk of or protection from suicide?

published in the Aesthetic surgery Journal September/October 2003 • Volume 23 • Number 5 Thomas E. Joiner Jr, PhD Recent studies have suggested that suicide rates in breast augmentation patients are higher than those in the general population of women. The author sought to establish the expected rate of suicide in breast augmentation patients and to compare the expected and actual rates. The literature was reviewed to characterize the demographic, behavioral, and other qualities of the prototypical breast augmentation patient compared with those in the general population of women. By and large, presurgery characteristics of breast augmentation patients are similar … Continue reading  

Center passes recertification with flying colors

In September, 2003, our operating suite was inspected by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities and found to have no areas of deficiencies. Receiving our accreditation, we continue to offer a safe, desirable alternative to in-hospital care. This yearly accreditation process certifies to the community that this surgery facility meets the nationally recognized standards set for ambulatory surgery sites. Our facility must be in compliance with all local, state, and federal codes, laws, and regulations. A certificate of accreditation provides evidence that our facility meets high standards for patient’s safety in the outpatient surgical environment. The inspector … Continue reading  

"Cellulite", still no proven permanent cure

August 6, 2003 – Most women, to varying degrees, are plagued with cellulite, a condition that gives the skin a dimpled appearance and usually is most prevalent in the thigh, hip and buttock areas. Patients consulting with board-certified plastic surgeons for body contouring frequently ask what can be done to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Currently, there is no ideal treatment. “Cellulite is caused by bands of fibrous tissue that connect the muscle to the skin,” says Peter Fodor, MD, President-Elect of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). “If these bands are tight and the fat between the … Continue reading  

Cosmetic surgery for teenagers?

TEENAGERS AND COSMETIC (AESTHETIC) PLASTIC SURGERY New York, NY (December 13, 2002) — Statistics gathered over the last several years indicate a rise in the overall number of cosmetic (aesthetic) surgeries; however, the percentage of teens having cosmetic surgery has remained relatively constant over the past five years, with noninvasive procedures including chemical peel, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion being the most popular in 2001, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). The most frequently performed surgical procedure for this age group in 2001 was nose reshaping (rhinoplasty). Most experts agree that for appropriately selected teenage patients, … Continue reading  

Fraud: Guidelines for patients considering any cosmetic surgical or nonsurgical procedure:

PHONY DOCTORS, ILLEGAL DRUGS, BOTCHED PROCEDURES ARRESTS IN NEW YORK SHOULD PUT CONSUMERS ON ALERT American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Issues Guidelines for Patients New York, NY (July 25, 2002) – News reports about phony doctors arrested in New York after their cosmetic procedures caused disfigurement may represent only the tip of the iceberg, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the leading national society of American Board of Plastic Surgery certified surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery. “This is not the first tragic story, nor is it likely to be the last,” says Franklin DiSpaltro, … Continue reading  

Walking Can Be a Bone Booster

Experts have recommended high-impact aerobic exercise as a means for increasing bone mass, but a review of 24 studies on aerobic exercise and bone mineral density in women suggests that walking just 30 minutes per day a few days a week is enough to moderately increase overall bone density. A team of researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston analyzed studies that followed predominantly sedentary women assigned to aerobic exercise programs lasting 16 weeks or more. Walking was the preferred form of exercise by most participants. Compared to non-exercisers, the regular exercisers increased their bone … Continue reading  


FACELIFT: DOES LOOKING YOUNGER HELP YOU LIVE LONGER? Mayo Clinic Study Shows Increased Life Span Following Facelift New York, NY (July 9, 2001)—A Mayo Clinic study suggests that women who have a facelift may live more than ten years longer than those not having a lift. The study was presented at a meeting in New York sponsored by the 1900-member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). The meeting showcased research by young plastic surgeons in accredited residency or fellowship programs. The study involved 250 female patients who had facelifts from 1970 to 1975. The average age at the time … Continue reading  

Want to Lose Weight? Then Pay Attention!

Picture this: You’re sitting in a movie theater, popcorn and soda in hand, chatting with friends and waiting for the show to start. Finally, the lights go down and you reach for the popcorn and you realize you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel. That’s right—you managed to eat the whole thing while you weren’t paying attention. The good news is you’re not alone. A new study of healthy-weight women revealed that even restrained eaters consumed significantly more calories when they were distracted than when they were alone without outside stimuli. Researchers from Hospital Hotel-Dieu in Paris, France, recruited 41 … Continue reading  

Fitness Magazines and Image Disorders

For years, fashion magazines have taken the heat for displaying unrealistic body types and causing young women to cringe at the sight of their own, normal figures. But now experts are pointing the finger squarely at health and fitness magazines, as well. Researchers at Brigham Young University surveyed nearly 500 high school girls about their exercise and weight-loss methods, and about the magazines they read. Eating disorders were common, and slightly more than half the girls surveyed said they restricted their calories to less than 1,200 per day. About 92 percent of the girls reported reading health and fitness magazines, … 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.