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What is a Capsular Contracture?

Capsular Contracture occurs when the scar that normally forms around a breast implant becomes symptomatic. The Normal Capsule: It is normal and desirable that a scar forms around the breast implant. The scar forms a pocket surrounding your implant. The capsule secures the breast implant and keeps it from migrating around under the skin. The capsule is very important to prevent mal-position and bottoming-out of the breast implants. A normal capsule is soft and cannot usually be felt. What is Capsular Contracture? Capsular Contracture occurs when the capsule is too tight or too thick. It is most likely an exaggerated … Continue reading  

Meet Our Patient Of Courage

  Dr.Gouverne’s patient nominated to American Society of Plastic Surgeons “Patients of Courage: Triumph Over Adversity”award. Please take a moment and read Brittany’s amazing story and what the surgery did for her. The Patients of Courage: Triumph Over Adversity program honors plastic surgery patients whose lives were restored through plastic surgery and whose charitable actions influence the lives around them. ASPS members nominate patients who carry an optimistic outlook on life and positively affect people around them, despite the difficulties of their procedures. These extraordinary plastic surgery patients are honored by ASPS at its annual scientific meeting.   My name is Brittany … Continue reading  

What Is Double-Bubble ?

The double bubble deformity occurs when the lower crease of your native breast is visible overlying the lower half of the new augmented breast. This creates the appearance of a smaller native breast superimposed on a larger augmented breast. The unattractive crease is undesirable and a frequent source of dissatisfaction in augmentation patients requesting a second opinion. This should not be confused with the double bubble sign (a finding observed on radiographs of newborns and infants with bowel problems.) Why does double-bubble occur? Patients with breast constriction, sharply defined breast creases, short fold to nipple distance are prone to this … Continue reading  

What is ATX 101, And How Can It Help With Double Chins?

Good news for double chin sufferers. Fat deposits under the chin can now be removed non surgically. A new drug promises to get rid of double chins without surgery, and it’s nearing federal approval. The drug, an injectable substance that dissolves fat under the chin, was unanimously recommended for approval this week by a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee, but it’s still awaiting final approval from the agency. It’s a version of deoxycholic acid, “a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown of dietary fat,” according to its manufacturer, KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, based in Westlake Village, … Continue reading  

What Is The Best Option For You? Get The Facts On Botox & Dysport

Botox and Dysport are apart of the injectable family but can often get confused with Dermal Fillers what is the difference? Botox and Dysport are considered wrinkle relaxers, they paralyze the muscles to prevent the motion that causes wrinkles. Dermal Fillers are used to plump, fill or enhance a certain area. Which one is right for you? During your private consultation Dr. Gouverne will evaluate your concerns and goals and recommend the best products for your needs. BOTOX: an FDA approved prescription product that temporaily improves wrinkles on the face. It is injected into the muscles and works beneath the surface … Continue reading  

Product Of The Month: April

OBAGI Clenziderm System This acne system is proven to treat acne where it starts leaving skin looking and feeling smooth. It is a three-step acne treatment that has been clinically proven to help control adult acne. The ingredients for this system have been formulated to penetrate deep into the skin’s layers and eliminate acne for a healthy clear complexion. This system includes: Daily Care Foaming Cleanser- A foaming acne cleanser that unclogs pores and washes away dead skin cells. This cleanser includes salicylic acid as well as a calming menthol to help cool and soothe irritated skin. Pore Therapy- This treatment … Continue reading  

Is A Saline Filled Implant Right For Me? Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five© Reasons

Saline implants have been used in breast augmentation surgery for decades and can be a very effective tool in the right setting. Over one fifth of the implants used in the US are saline filled, For several years all augmentations were saline, most were successful with high patient satisfaction ratings. 1.) Saline breast augmentation is a more economic choice. The cost of the implants is lower so it offers an excellent alternative to gel implants if cost is a top priority. You may still have a very pretty enhancement with only a minor degree of artificiality. 2.) Saline implants can … Continue reading  

How Do I Know If A Gel Implant Is The Best Choice For My Breast Augmentation? Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five© Reasons

Even though gel implants are somewhat more expensive than saline they offer some great advantages. Gel implants are the best aesthetic choice for four out of five patients. 1.) Superior implant in thin patients. Almost 80% of the patients choose gel in the US. The surgery is more often performed in low weight patients as they would feel the need for breast volume restoration. Thin patients are more susceptible to the disadvantages of water filled implants like( wrinkling, rippling, and implant palpability.) 2.)Excellent evidence that gels do not cause autoimmune disease. A huge prospective study seems to substantiate that the … Continue reading  

When Should I Get A Lift With My Breast Augmentation? Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five© Reasons

This represents a top issue in many mommy makeovers, frequently the breast have lost a lot of volume and have are now very droopy. An augmentation can help with some droopiness but only up to a point. Adding the lift will result in a full breast with a pretty rejuvenated look and frequently minimal skin lines from the incisions. 1.) Breasts are quite empty and has fallen over the skin-fold below. An augmentation alone would result in a new breast mount with your native breast tumbling off the end of the implant. The pexy-augmentation will avoid this look and frequently … Continue reading  

Not Quite Ready For A Lift? Dr. Gouverne’s Top Five© Reasons You May Not Need A Lift With Your Augmentation

Adding the breast lift to a breast augmentation is a significant step both financial and aesthetic. The lift will add new lines on your breast that can detract. There are a number of reasons you may want to avoid the lift added to the augmentation. 1.) The breast are really not that droopy at all. Several second opinion consultations revealed that the droopiness was only minor. The increase in breast size will pick up the breast to some degree. Frequently, if a fuller augmentation is desired a minor droop is corrected. 2.) Pseudo-ptosis. In this clinical setting the breast looks … 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.