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Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five © Reasons For Picking Round Implants

The recent reintroduction of shaped (aka anatomic) implants has the web abuzz with recommendations that the shaped implants are better and more natural than round implants. This claim has now been investigated and recently published in a prestigious plastic surgery journal Aesthetic Plast surg. 2013;35(3):273-278. In the April issue Researchers from London England reported on round vs. shaped breast implants for aesthetic surgery. There is research on this issue as far back as 2000. 1. Round Saline implants are more like real breasts as you change position from upright to horizontal. For saline implants Dr. Robert Hamas from Dallas TX … Continue reading  

Everything You Should Read About Prior To Your Breast Surgery Consultation.

Prior to your breast surgery consultation most patients like to do a lot of research. They want to learn about the many details of this type of surgery. Do I need implants, or just a lift? Should I have a lift or just an augmentation? Am I a better candidate for saline implants or can I use gel implants? Should I use the traditional sub-muscular method or am I a candidate for a more up-to-date method? How do I figure out the best size for me? Do I have options for post op pain control? Is implant settling still an … Continue reading  

Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five© Reasons Why Liposuction Is a Better Choice For Abdominal Rejuvenation

Many patients are considering excision surgeries such as abdominoplasty or body-lifts to shape the abdominal contour. Frequently liposuction is the better choice and skin-removing surgeries are not needed. Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five© reasons why liposuction is a better choice for abdominal rejuvenation: 1) After a previous abdominoplasty. This is the most common reason for trunk and abdominal liposuction surgeries. Several areas are typical such as the area between the umbilicus and incision. Also the lateral flanks may need to be addressed at this point so it is more in harmony with the new anterior abdominal wall. 2) Waist contouring for … Continue reading  

Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five© Reasons Why a Tummy Tuck Is a Better Choice For Abdominal Rejuvenation

Many patients that are concerned bout their abdominal shape are contemplating either a tummy-tuck or abdominal liposuction as a solution. Each technique is very effective but they must be used in the appropriate clinical presentation. Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five© Reasons Why a Tummy Tuck Is a Better Choice For Abdominal Rejuvenation: 1. Stretched out skin after multiple pregnancies. This is by far one of the most common reasons why an abdominoplasty is the better choice. Pregnancies not only stretch the abdominal skin but you actually grow more skin. After you deliver there is more skin that is stretched-out as well. … Continue reading  

Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five© Reasons To Eliminate A Surgeon From Your List Of Candidates

1. Limited training. Any licensed medical doctor; even one that just graduated from medical school can call himself a plastic surgeon. The only way to guard against this to check for both ABPS certification and Aesthetic Society membership. (Check surgery.org and abplsurg.org) The American board of cosmetic surgery is not recognized by the American board of Medical Specialties (ABMS.org) Also, membership in The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is not an organization of board certified plastic surgeons They are mostly ENTs- An ENT has a much shorter training program limited to the head and neck only and no training … Continue reading  

Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five© Tasks To Select The Best Plastic Surgeon For You

Picking the right plastic surgeon is a very important task and there are no shortcuts. There are key things you want to know before you pick your Plastic Surgeon —Does your surgeon have adequate training, did he pass the required examinations, does he have enough experience for your procedure, has he been successful with cases like yours, is he respected in the medical community, and are the two of you a good fit? Here are the top five tasks in your search. (The first three can be done on-line, but the last two will take more work) You should do all … Continue reading  

Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five© Reasons You Should Not Pick An Implant Size That Is Too Small For You

1. Base your choice on pictures from the internet. This not a good way to pick your implant size. you should base your choice on your specific body dimensions an internet picture almost never translates to you. 2. You are very tall and use the “usual or average” implant size. Tall people will need larger implants for the same “net effect” as an average sized patient. During your consultation the number may sound large to you (compared to your friends), but you need a larger implant to achieve a similar effect. 3. You were not blessed with any breast volume … Continue reading  

Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five© Reasons NOT To Pick an Implant Size That’s Too Big For You.

Picking the correct implant size is the one critical choice you’ll have to make during your consultation. What other people picked will almost never look the same on you. Variations on body weight, Your height, your hips, and the amount and quality of your breast all play a major role. You should try to pick the magic implant size that is not too big and not too small all at the same time. Guard against going too big. 1. It will distort the usual proportions most people find feminine. If your breast size overpowers your hips and buttocks your clothes … Continue reading  

Product Of The Month: Latisse

  How nice would it be to not put mascara on and still have great looking lashes? Well now you can have that with Latisse! Our Latisse has been flying off our shelves especially since summer is right around the corner. Nothing is better than enjoying a day at the beach or spending time at the pool and having natural long thick lashes. How does it work? Latisse has been proven to lengthen, thicken and darken your own eye lashes. Just like the hair on your head, your eyelashes grow for a while and then eventually start to fall out. Latisse … Continue reading  

Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five© Reasons Your Implants Are Not Dropping

1. Certain implant placement methods are more prone to settling issues than others. The most common reason for this problem is the sub-muscular breast augmentation. The released pecteralis muscle contracts after the surgery and pulls the implant high and out of position. Sub- glandular and intramuscular (AKA sub-fascial) placement do not cause such a degree of superior displacement. In the latter method the augmentation typically looks great after a week rather than several months with sub-muscular placements.   2. There is a mismatch between the amount of available skin and the large volume implant. The new implant gets compressed against … Continue reading  

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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.