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Max Gouverne Cosmetic Surgery

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Liposuction at the Corpus Christi practice of Dr. Max Gouverne is an effective and versatile option for reducing unsightly bulges and streamlining the body for smooth, beautiful contours. From targeted areas including the neck to larger-volume spots such as the thighs, liposuction by Dr. Gouverne has the power to transform.

Ready to learn more about how liposuction can rejuvenate your silhouette? Request a consultation using our online form, or call our office directly at (361) 993-2222.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Although most patients notice an immediate difference in the way the treated area looks and feels, the results of liposuction may continue to develop for up to 6 months.

The Consultation

Dr. Gouverne wants you to feel at ease and comfortable during your consultation for liposuction in Corpus Christi. During this private appointment, he asks you many questions about your medical history and lifestyle to determine whether liposuction is a good match for you. Dr. Gouverne asks you about your aesthetic goals and evaluates the areas where you'd like to have liposuction. Popular parts of the body for liposuction include:

  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Breasts
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Neck

Your skin condition and the amount of fat to be removed are important factors when evaluating your candidacy. In some cases, Dr. Gouverne may recommend a more thorough procedure, such as abdominoplasty, to improve your results.

We also take photos of the targeted areas during the consultation. Dr. Gouverne takes your measurements and discusses your future plans with you, including long-term weight maintenance and pregnancy. Your consultation with Dr. Gouverne is a great time to ask questions and address concerns related to your liposuction procedure.

The Procedure

Dr. Gouverne combines 2 innovative liposuction techniques developed by colleagues with power-assisted liposuction to create a unique, gentle procedure called Agitation Infusion Lipo-Sculpture (or A.I. Lipo-Sculpture). The procedure is a 2-step process that produces immediate results and avoids the trauma to surrounding tissues that is sometimes caused by ultrasonic liposuction and laser-assisted liposuction techniques.

The 2 phases include:

  • Agitation: Dr. Gouverne uses a specialized cannula to gently break up fat in the treatment area, detaching it from surrounding tissues without damaging the blood vessels in the area. Because no lasers, ultrasound, or heat energy is used, there is no risk of thermal injuries such as scar tissue, dermal adhesions, or burns. The tissue around the separated fat is left intact and healthy. Dr. Gouverne then removes all of the targeted fat using a smaller cannula that won't tear blood vessels and requires little manual force. This technique limits bruising and bleeding that is associated with more forceful liposuction techniques.
  • Infusion: This phase combines aspects of fat shifting and fat grafting to smooth the layer of fat that remains, producing visibly stunning results. One of the primary challenges posed by liposuction in the past was creating contoured results after removing all of the unwanted fat. The treatment area could appear dented, lumpy, or wavy. This process answers that challenge and creates the dramatic yet smooth results Dr. Gouverne's patients desire.

Fat Harvesting

Dr. Gouverne also uses liposuction for fat grafting to perform a Brazilian butt lift and to enhance the results of facelift or other procedures. After the fat has been aspirated, Dr. Gouverne purifies and injects the harvested fat into the face or buttocks for a natural alternative to injectable fillers.

The Recovery

Experiences vary after liposuction. Immediately following the surgery, some patients report a burning sensation and moderate discomfort near the targeted area, which is manageable with oral medication. Each patient is instructed to wear a snug support garment for about 2 weeks to minimize bruising and swelling. Although most patients notice an immediate difference in the way the treated area looks and feels, the results of liposuction may continue to develop for up to 6 months. Good self-care at home is important to facilitate a great result. To learn more about what's involved after liposuction, check out our postoperative guide.

If you maintain a steady weight and have healthy diet and exercise habits, the results of your liposuction can be long lasting. While the removed fat will not return, the remaining fat cells can still shrink and expand, causing weight fluctuation. Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, and patients should be at or near their healthy weights before undergoing the surgery.

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We offer a variety of financing options to help every patient achieve his or her aesthetic goals.

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Dr. Max Gouverne

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.