Dr. Max Gouverne

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Dr. Max Gouverne

MD Cosmetic Surgery
5642 Esplanade Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Tel: (361) 993-2222
Website: www.bringoutyourbest.com

What You Should Know:

Based out of Corpus Christi, TX, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Max Gouverne operates his state-of-the-art medical facility for women and men interested in safe and quality cosmetic procedures in South Texas.  His practice offers a unique array of surgical procedures and complimenting non-invasive treatments to bring out your best.  

Dr. Gouverne is one of only a small selection of plastic surgeons in Corpus Christi who are members of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  Dr. Gouverne has also maintained an active membership with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® since 1993.  His academic pursuits back his prestigious medical society affiliations.  Dr. Gouverne trained at the University of Kansas, Kansas City. He went on to receive additional training from nationally renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Lynn D. Ketchum and from Dr. Ted Lockwood, a pioneer in body contouring surgery.  

To learn more about Dr. Gouverne, his plastic surgery procedures, or the practice “Dr. Max Gouverne, MD Cosmetic Surgery,” please visit us online today for details or to schedule a consultation.  

Patient Praise:

The Dr explained the procedure in detail and he took time to review my complicated medical history. He is experienced and knowledgeable. He was kind on my surgery day and called me after my surgery that afternoon! –RealSelf User

I was nervous going in. But the staff and Dr. G put me right at ease. Best experience. I was extremely satisfied with the services and the results. Would highly recommend. Love my new super powers!!! –Google User

Dr. Gouverne performed my Breast Augmentation in 2011, I went high profile w/ 475cc of gel silicon “gummy bears” above the muscle & I could not be happier with the procedure! Dr. Gouverne is an absolutely amazing surgeon, I swear he is a magician because my scars are practically invisible! His staff is very knowledgeable & they really go above and beyond to help their patients feel comfortable at all times! –Yelp User

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{Giveaway} Non-Invasive Ultherapy Treatment, Valued At Up To $5,000

In case you haven’t heard the great news, you can effectively lift your sagging facial and
neck skin, without surgery!

Ultherapy, a non-invasive cosmetic procedure, uses ultrasound technology to direct heat to the underlying layers of your skin. This technique “lifts, tightens, and tones,” says Dr. Kevin Tehrani, a New York board-certified plastic surgeon. The treated areas heal as your body stimulates collagen production, creating a tightening effect. Not only is Ultherapy designed to improve the chin, brow and neck areas; it’s now FDA-cleared to work on décolletage wrinkles, too!

An Ultherapy procedure performed by Dr. Kevin Tehrani

Ulthera, Inc., the creator of Ultherapy, is giving away an Ultherapy treatment. Simply visit the entry page and follow the instructions. You’ll also be able to see a simulation of what Ultherapy would look like on you!

Click on the image below to enter!

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The Truth About Your Tummy Tuck and Weight Loss

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding tummy tucks, starting with the popular belief that a tummy tuck is the perfect way to lose weight. If you’re overweight and have decided to slim down once and for all, you may be surprised to learn that a tummy tuck is not a “quick fix” that will eliminate extra pounds as a shortcut to your dream body. Although it is possible to lose weight by having some surgeries, a tummy tuck is not one of them. However, once a person has reached a healthy weight, a tummy tuck can be an ideal way to fine-tune the figure and enhance weight loss success.

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How To Have A Great-Looking Chest

Whether we’re rocking a swimsuit or wearing a low-cut top this summer, we want our skin to look the best it can. Dr. Rondi Walker, board certified plastic surgeon, tells us to protect our décolletage and improve sun damage.

What happens to the skin and neck area as a woman ages?

Our skin’s main support structure, collagen, starts to break down and is difficult to rebuild. The subcutaneous fat (fat under the skin) also deteriorates. Consequently, our skin becomes drier, thinner, and duller.

Because our skin doesn’t have the volume it had when we were younger, it looses pores, follicles, oil and sweat glands and makes it less efficient and more fragile.

Skin also becomes more sensitive to light, heat and extreme temperatures, which leads to increased problems with photo aging, and the emergence of sun freckles and liver spots. Further, the incidence of skin cancer rises because our skin can’t repair itself like it used to.

What are some easy things women can do to keep their décolletage areas healthy?

First and foremost, use sunscreen to protect yourself against UVA and UVB rays. Wear SPF30 for everyday use, and SPF50 or higher if you’re going to be in the sun for extended periods of time. One of the best over-the-counter brands is Neutrogena. Our office sells SPF50 from the ZO Skin Health line, which has a titanium dioxide base. No matter what skin type you have, you need to protect it. And don’t forget to moisturize daily!

If the damage has already been done, what can a woman do to improve the appearance of her skin?

It really depends on the patient, but some of the easier solutions we provide are skincare kits from ZO Skin Health, which will brighten, moisturize, and exfoliate, or light chemical peels, such as the ViPeel. These help to counter pigment damage and improve the appearance of our skin.

What if peels and creams aren’t enough?

If the problem is deeper wrinkles or more complex pigmentation, I use a Fraxel laser, which usually requires a series of treatments. This procedure should not be done when you’re going to be exposed to the sun.

Ultherapy is a fantastic treatment for deeper wrinkles and skin laxity, but it is not used to treat pigmentation. It treats deep and superficial levels. This non-invasive, in-office, procedure uses ultrasonic energy, which causes small bombardments in the very deep level below the skin. When these areas have to heal, new collagen is laid down and the skin tightens and smoothes out. It can be performed any time of year on any type of skin and is a one-time treatment. The full effect can be seen after 90 days, and the results last about 18 months.

Ultherapy on the chest

Dr. Walker is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who practices in Washington, DC. See her news segment below!

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What Are The Three Magic Questions?

He’s a prominent board certified plastic surgeon in Dallas and she’s the owner of St. Lucien, a prestige beauty salon, not to mention one of the doctor’s loyal patients. Together, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich and FOF Mary Crosland wanted to write a book that would help women choose the right professional for their surgical and non-surgical procedures, no matter where they live or what procedure they’re having. The result—Navigate Your Beauty: Smart & Safe Plastic Surgery Solutions—is a must-read for anyone about to start a doctor search or even contemplating having a procedure.

FOF’s Geri Brin asked Mary and Dr. Rohrich to tell us what motivated them to take on the book project and why plastic surgery patients choose the wrong doctors.

What are your backgrounds?

Mary: I’m married and have a daughter, son, three stepchildren and six step grandchildren. I’m originally from Michigan and Ohio, but studied business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and have been here for 30 years. I’m only involved in the business end of my salon.

Dr. Rohrich: I grew up on a ranch in North Dakota. After graduating from Baylor University College of Medicine in Houston, I trained at the University of Michigan Medical Center, then did craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery residencies at the Radcliffe Infirmary at Oxford University in England, where penicillin was discovered. I also did a fellowship at Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston. I came to Dallas in 1986 and I am Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

I’m a hand surgeon, a craniofacial surgeon and an ASPS board certified plastic surgeon. My practice is primarily cosmetic today, but I do it all.

Mary, what led you to Dr. Rohrich?

He worked on a ruptured implant. I’ve also had fillers and a lower facelift.

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Her Breasts Interfered With Her Daily Life

Every woman wants nice breasts, but when yours are 44G, and you’re only 5’2”, they’re not usually your best friends.

Read why one woman finally made the decision to downsize.

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Breast Reduction Surgery “Didn’t Hurt As Much As Nursing My Kids!”

FOF Joan*, 61, has had “large breasts” her entire life. (Or at least, since puberty.) “When I was younger, it was great,” she says. “I had a phenomenal figure. They were a solid D cup—high and full… the best accessories I could ask for!” But as Joan got older, they started getting… less great. “By my 50s, I was up to a 34 DDD, and I just didn’t like the way they looked any more.” Although Joan’s weight was the same as ever—”I’ve always worn a size 8”—her breasts seemed too large—and saggy. “I had deep grooves in my shoulders from where my bra straps dug in,” she explains. “And I felt self-conscious.”

*Name changed to protect privacy.

Breast reduction and lift performed by Dr. Friedlander.

So when one of Joan’s interior design clients got a breast reduction, Joan peppered her with questions. “She looked fabulous,” Joan says now. So I got her doctor’s card.” She went to see Dr. Friedlander that March, just for a consult. “After two hours in her office, I booked the surgery that day,” she says. Here, Joan talks about her procedure, the aftermath, and what she’d tell other FOFs about breast reduction surgery.

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Can Breast Reduction Improve Your Quality of Life?

Not all breast enhancement procedures are focused on increasing cup size. Instead, many women opt for breast reduction surgery to resolve physical discomfort. The concerns over larger breasts aren’t limited just to physical frustrations either; larger breasts can also be a source of emotional distress for many women. Can breast reduction actually improve your quality of life along with physically decreasing breast size?

The Impact of Large Breasts

Many women with overly large breasts would not agree that ‘bigger is better.’ The weight of the average breast is just over one pound, while the average breast weight removed during reduction surgery is around 1000g per side, or about two pounds per breast. That’s a lot of extra weight to carry around all day.

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{Plastic Surgery} “Look At You!”

Circumferential abdominoplasty performed by Dr. Feledy

“I come from a family of Rubenesque people,” says Mariane, 63. “I was always the fat kid on the block. That’s just the way it was.” But when Mariane became FOF, she says, she went from “chubby” to “obese.”

“I don’t like to talk numbers, but I was a good 100 pounds overweight by the time I was 50,” she admits. A new grandma, Mariane wanted to be able to get down on the floor and play with her granddaughter. “I also wanted to be around to see her grow up.” So, in 2000, she had gastric bypass surgery and lost over 120 pounds. She felt great, but she didn’t love the way she looked undressed. “The best way to understand it is to look at my ‘before’ pictures,” Mariane says. “There was a lot of excess skin and bad scarring all the way around.” She discussed corrective plastic surgery with her husband. “We talked about it off and on for 10 years. But you’re only ready when you’re ready. Last year, I thought, I have longevity in my family. If I fix this now, I could enjoy it for a good twenty years!”

Here, Mariane discusses exactly which procedure she had done, what surprised her most about the result and why she says her doctor is her “Michelangelo.”

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{Life Changing Plastic Surgery Story} “It Was My First Time Ever Wearing A Two-Piece Swimsuit!”

Julia on the beach post-op.

Julia*, 55, doesn’t cover up at the beach.  But this wasn’t always the case.  “I was looking in a mirror and my boobs were just hanging there,” this flight attendant and mother of three recalls thinking, about two years ago.  Julia knew working out and dieting would not resolve this issue, so she decided surgery was “the perfect choice.” It was an opportune time for her to have this done, as her skin was “already stretched out” with “deflated” breasts and a saggy tummy from three C-sections.  After extensively discussing her options with Dr. Jeffrey Ditesheim, Julia scheduled her surgery.

*Name changed to protect privacy.

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