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June 27th, 2017

If you live in the Houston area and suffer from a deviated septum, triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann can help. Contact our office to schedule your consultation todayYour nasal septum separates your right and left nostrils. Very few people have completely symmetrical nostrils, though for many, these minor variances cause no real problems.

Septum deviation occurs when the wall between the nostrils is significantly displaced – typically through trauma or genetics. A deviated septum can result in chronic problems including:

  • Nasal pain
  • Headaches
  • Mouth breathing
  • Snoring
  • Loss of smell
  • Post-nasal drip

Septum deviation can also result in physical deformity, making the nose look crooked and out of place. Unlike sinusitis, balloon sinuplasty will not be enough to correct a deviated septum. Permanently moving cartridge requires a more advanced surgical approach.

Nose Surgery

The most common solution for septum deviation is rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery or a nose job. With this procedure, Houston nose surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann can permanently straighten the nasal wall, widening nostrils and putting an end to the labored breathing and chronic pain that often come with a deviated septum, while also addressing the physical imperfections caused by this common condition.

During your rhinoplasty consultation, Dr. Eisemann will assess all of your nasal deformities and help you understand what nose surgery may be able to accomplish for you.

Why Choose Dr. Eisemann?

Dr. Michael Eisemann is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He is also board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, making him uniquely equipped to perform complex nasal surgeries. Assistant Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for the past 40 years, Dr. Eisemann is highly respected and a trusted expert in his field.

With over three decades in practice as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Eisemann knows how to blend the artistic side of his practice with the medical, allowing him to produce rhinoplasty results that restore physical comfort while producing a naturally appealing look. During your initial consultation, Dr. Eisemann will carefully evaluate your nose, discuss all of your options, and help you decide if rhinoplasty is the right fit for your needs.

If you live in or around Houston and would like more information about nose surgery, please contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today. We welcome patients from The Woodlands, Conroe, Sugar Land, Katy, and all surrounding communities. 

June 20th, 2017

Liposuction in HoustonWhen plastic surgery procedures make their way into the popular consciousness, myths often abound. Reality gets stretched into something unrecognizable. And potential patients gain a completely skewed idea of what a procedure entails.

Liposuction is no exception. At The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we often have potential patients who come to a consultation with a completely unrealistic portrait of the liposuction procedure.

This page is our way of addressing some common myths and providing you with a few important points. Reading it will give you more than enough information to understand the basics of the procedure so that you can arrange a consultation with confidence.

If you live in the Houston, Texas area or you're an out-of-town patient looking for safe, credible liposuction, please call The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at (855) 813-7077 for a consultation.

Just The Facts

We believe it's crucially important that you have all the relevant information before making a decision on liposuction or any other plastic surgery procedure. This means answering your questions and addressing your concerns in a respectful, understanding environment.

Here's what you should know about liposuction:

  • The procedure is quite safe: You've probably heard horror stories about botched liposuction procedures. But while there is always a risk of a complication with any surgical procedure, liposuction has an extraordinarily impressive safety record. Every year hundreds of thousands of patients undergo liposuction without experiencing any meaningful complications.
  • Your Choice of Plastic Surgeon Matters: However, this does not mean that anyone can be trusted to perform liposuction. As a surgical procedure, it must be performed by an experienced, educated and trained professional. Dr. Eisemann is a triple-board certified plastic surgeon who has decades of experience with the procedure.
  • Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure: More cartoonish portrayals of liposuction show morbidly obese patients having massive quantities of fat removed and exiting the surgical center fit and thin. In reality, liposuction is best performed on patients who are at or near their ideal body weight. It is a body contouring procedure, not a weight loss procedure.
  • Liposuction can be customized: You have a number of liposuction procedure options, including treatment area, the amount of fat to be removed and procedure variations such as ultrasonic liposuction. This allows Dr. Eisemann to customize your procedure to your specific needs.

Sensationalism is great for headlines and website clicks, but it doesn't actually inform people. We believe in an open, transparent approach to plastic surgery that provides you with all the information you need to make a reasoned decision on your own behalf.

If you're a resident of the Houston, Texas area and you're considering liposuction to remove stubborn deposits of fat, please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today for a consultation. 

June 5th, 2017

Board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann is honored to serve the Transgender Community with MTF and FTM procedures. Call 855-813-7077 to learn more.June is LGBTQ Pride Month – intended to honor the historical struggle of LGBTQ Americans in gaining equality. Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann supports the LGBTQ community and is pleased to offer transgender plastic surgery to those men and women looking to create an outward manifestation of their inner self. If you feel out of place in your body and would like more information about transitioning to a more suitable gender, please call us at 855-813-7077 to schedule a consultation and learn how our board-certified and compassionate plastic surgeon can help.

Transgender Surgery in Houston

Dr. Eisemann offers both male-to-female (MTF) and female-to-male (FTM) above the waist transformations. During your initial consultation, he will discuss with you all of the options available and help you choose those best designed to produce the look that aligns your gender with your body.

All of the transgender procedures performed by Dr. Eisemann are completed in our private, safe, comfortable, and accredited surgical facility, and each is tailored to meet the exact needs and desires of the patient. From the moment you contact our Houston office, you will be treated with respect, listened to in full, and provided with honest information about the most effective ways to reach your goals.

WPATH Standards of Care

Dr. Eisemann adheres to the standards of care established by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). This means that you must have a referral from a medical professional who prescribes gender-related hormones in order to be a candidate for MTF or FTM surgery. More information on the standards of care established by the WPATH can be found here.

We strongly believe it is essential to offer a judgment-free, welcoming, and compassionate environment for all patients. We are committed to taking the time necessary to help you understand the options that will allow you to feel at home in your body. Please contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today to learn more.

Dr. Michael Eisemann is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving transgender patients living in Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, and surrounding areas of Texas.

May 11th, 2017

Houston Skin Cancer Prevention and Treatment May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, giving you an ideal opportunity to recommit to wearing sunscreen. Especially in places like Houston, where sun exposure is often prolonged, the use of sunscreen is essential for blocking the harmful UV rays linked to skin cancer. Sunscreen can also help prevent premature aging of the skin and may reduce your risks for uneven skin tone and texture.

We offer many professional skin care products at our Houston cosmetic surgery office. If you are looking for advanced skincare solutions with broad-spectrum UV protection, please give us a call at 855-813-7077 to schedule a consultation and learn more.

Sun Damage and Scar Tissue

Scar tissue is less resistant to UV damage than normal skin. This means that people with exposed scars run the risk of having them permanently darkened by exposure to the sun. Scars are more likely to burn than normal skin and may become severely irritated following long-term exposure as well.

Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann is pleased to offer bioCorneum®, an advanced scar treatment with SPF30 to help protect scars from UV damage. The only FDA-approved scar treatment with Silishield™ patented crosslinking medical grade silicone, bioCorneum works to prevent and minimize hypertrophic scars while decreasing the appearance of existing scars. Non-greasy, clear, and quickly absorbed, this scar treatment offers superior UV protection for 12 to 24 hours, making it perfect for men and women in the Houston area who spend time outdoors.

Protecting your scars – and the rest of your skin – from excessive UV exposure is important for both your physical appearance and your overall health. Dr. Eisemann offers a range of nonsurgical treatments for sun damaged skin, but preventing that damage in the first place is always a better bet. If you live in or around Houston, please contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center online or by calling 855-813-7077 to schedule a consultation and learn more.

The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center is located in Houston, Texas. Our triple board-certified plastic surgeon offers a comprehensive range of treatments for men and women living in The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, Pearland, and all surrounding areas.

April 26th, 2017

Dr Eisemann offers facelifts for men - for those who want a younger, more energetic looking face - Houston, Sugar Land Facelift SurgeonAs a person ages, the signs of time can show the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, pollutants and the everyday stresses of life on the skin. Appearing as fine lines, wrinkles, deep creases, sagging at the neck, and the development of jowls at the jaw line, these signs of aging can be visibly reversed with a facelift. While a facelift cannot keep your face from aging, it can restore a more youthful appearance to your face.

The goals of a facelift for males are typically the same as those for females. In both cases, the patient seeks a younger and more energetic appearance.

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a procedure that removes excess fat, while the underlying muscles are lifted and tightened. When these deeper layers are lifted, the skin will follow naturally. The excess skin will then be trimmed away without tension, avoiding the "windswept look," or a pulled-back facial appearance. The typical areas addressed are the cheeks, the lines extending from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth (nasolabial folds), jowls, marionette lines, as well as the folds and fat deposited around the neck area. Incisions for a facelift are carefully made at the hairline, ears and within the natural folds of the face, to have the least impact and appearance on the patient as possible. One of the key differences between a facelift for females and a facelift for males involves the incisions. Men typically wear their hair shorter then women, making scars at the hairline more difficult to hide. The incisions made for a male facelift at the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston will be made as inconspicuously as possible, often along the natural crease where the ear meets the side of the face, around the earlobe and at the slower scalp area under the hair.

It is important that certain techniques are used to ensure the most desirable aesthetic outcome for males. Improper techniques can result in an unnatural appearance, due to sideburns being pulled upward and backward. At the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston, a facelift for men is performed with appropriate techniques to make sure that the most natural, youthful result is achieved without hairline or earlobe distortion.

A facelift is a procedure that can eliminate the most visible signs of aging. While a facelift alone can achieve the desired results for some patients, many of Dr Eisemann's patients Houston chose to combine their facelift with other surgical procedures such as rhinoplasty, forehead lift, eyelid lift, or chin surgery. During the initial surgical consultation for a facelift, Dr. Eisemann will discuss options with each patient and recommend the procedures that will best suit their medical and aesthetic needs.

For patients who are younger or do not have an excess of sagging skin, Dr. Eisemann may recommend a modified or mini-facelift. This mini facelift procedure does not have as dramatic an effect on the face and neck, but it creates less swelling, will leave shorter scars, and heals more quickly than a full facelift. Midface lifting or lower neck alone lifting can be performed selectively with reduced scarring.

Facelift procedures at Dr. Eisemann's fully accredited surgical suite in Houston, Texas may be performed under a local anesthetic with I.V. sedation. Patients can expect to spend the first night after the facelift surgery at home. Patients are generally able to move around on the day after surgery, and find that any post-operative soreness or discomfort can be well managed with oral pain medication. Facelift patients will find that most swelling has subsided about one week after surgery.

Is this procedure right for you? Get started today and give us a call at (855) 813-7077 or click here to contact us.

April 21st, 2017

Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann works with several financing companies to help women reach their aesthetic goals. Call 855-813-7077 to schedule a consultation and learn moreMommy makeover surgery targets the areas of the body most impacted through pregnancy and nursing. For many women, this will include:

  • Breast augmentation to restore lost shape and volume
  • Breast lift to firm and raise breast tissue
  • Liposuction to eliminate fat from areas including the thighs, buttocks, hips, neck, and chin
  • Tummy tuck to address diastasis recti, draw in the waist, remove sagging skin, and reduce stretch marks

During your Houston mommy makeover consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann will discuss which options are best for your needs after carefully assessing your frame and listening to your concerns. Call us at 855-813-7077 to schedule your consultation today.

Financing Your Mommy Makeover

At Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we believe that all women deserve to feel confident and appealing. We work with various financing companies to help ensure Texas women interested in a mommy makeover are able to achieve these goals.

Companies we work with include:

These cosmetic surgery financing companies offer competitive rates, special offers, and other incentives to well-qualified applicants. We can provide you with application information during your mommy makeover consultation – or you can click any of the links above to be taken directly to each company’s website.

Financing your mommy makeover should not be something that causes you stress or complicates the process of you achieving your aesthetic goals. Dr. Eisemann and our staff welcome an opportunity to meet with you and discuss these goals – and to help you find the financial resources that can make them a reality.

To schedule your mommy makeover consultation at our Houston office, please contact Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today. Dr. Eisemann provides customized plastic surgery services for women living in The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, Conroe, and all surrounding Texas communities. 

April 10th, 2017

Balloon sinuplasty becomes necessary when traditional methods of clearing the sinuses prove ineffective. Swollen mucus membranes in the nasal cavity can swell due to colds or allergies. When this happens, the sinuses can no longer drain, and buildup becomes inevitable. Acute sinusitis typically responds to methods such as saline rinses, steam, OTC decongestants and, in more advanced cases, prescription antibiotics. Chronic sinusitis is resistant to many of these at-home methods and may, when totally unresponsive to treatment, necessitate medical intervention. For years, that has come in the form of sinus surgery. Now, advancements in sinus treatment have made balloon sinuplasty possible – allowing for a clearing of the sinuses without incisions, surgical instruments, or the risks that come with surgical intervention.

Triple board-certified Houston ENT Dr. Michael Eisemann is pleased to offer balloon sinuplasty as an alternative to sinus surgery for the treatment of chronic sinusitis. If you have struggled with chronic sinus infection, Dr. Eisemann welcomes an opportunity to meet with you and discuss your condition, assess your sinus passages, and help you decide if nonsurgical sinus opening is the best treatment for you.

Balloon sinuplasty is a safe and effective treatment for chronic sinus infection, even when that infection is recurrent. If you are looking for the safest and most effective way to achieve lasting sinus comfort, please contact Houston ENT Dr. Michael Eisemann online or by calling 855-813-7077 to schedule your consultation today. Dr. Eisemann offers balloon sinuplasty to men and women living in Houston, The Woodlands, Conroe, Sugar Land, Katy, and all surrounding areas.

April 4th, 2017

Your lips play an important role in the appearance of your face. If your lips are too narrow, too small, or otherwise unbecoming, they can be a constant source of emotional discomfort. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your lips or if you desire a fuller, more pronounced pout, Houston cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann can help. Give us a call at 855-813-7077 to schedule a lip augmentation consultation and see if this safe, simple, and fast in-office procedure can help you reach your cosmetic goals.

Lip Augmentation with Dermal Fillers

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your lips? Call Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann at 855-813-7077 to schedule a lip augmentation consultation today!The safest and most effective way to plump-up the lips is with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Depending on factors unique to you, Dr. Eisemann may recommend:

All of these fillers use hyaluronic acid to add volume to the treatment area. When injected into the lips, these dermal fillers produce a natural-looking fullness without requiring any downtime or interfering with your daily life. Results from a single treatment can last for several months – even up to two years – and reapplication is all that will be needed to maintain results even longer. During your initial consultation at our Houston plastic surgery office, we can discuss this in greater detail to help you understand how long your treatment will continue to produce results.

Why Choose Dr. Eisemann

Dr. Eisemann is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience. His background, training, and decades of practice enable him to produce personalized results that truly complement and enhance the appearance of each patient he sees. While lip augmentation may be available at spas and cosmetic centers throughout the Houston area, results are typically commensurate with experience. The most reliable way to ensure your lip enhancement produces the results you deserve is by working with a highly trained and reputable plastic surgeon. Please contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center to schedule your consultation and learn more.

Dr. Eisemann provides lip augmentation and other cosmetic and plastic surgery solutions for men and women living in The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, and all surrounding areas. 

March 27th, 2017

Balloon sinuplasty is a safe, effective, nonsurgical treatment for chronic sinusitis. Board-certified Houston ENT Dr. Michael Eisemann is pleased to offer this treatment to men and women living in Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Conroe, Katy, and all surrounding areas of Texas, helping those who suffer from persistent sinus infect find lasting relief.

Take the short quiz below to see if you could benefit from balloon sinuplasty, then call Dr. Eisemann at 855-813-7077 to schedule an appointment and learn more.

March 22nd, 2017

Do you have questions about breast implants and cancer? Call Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann at 855-813-7077 to schedule a consultation today On March 21st, the FDA announced its findings that breast implants are linked to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare but deadly form of cancer. This is not the first time breast implants have been linked to ALCL, but it is the first time that conclusive evidence of correlation has been shown. In the 10 years the FDA has been collecting data on a link between ALCL and breast implants, 359 cases have been reported to the agency. A majority of those were from women who had received textured implants, leading the agency to believe there is a link between implant type and ALCL. This link, however, needs further review.

359 cases in 10 years may seem like a lot, but this actually represents a very small percentage of breast augmentation patients. During that same time, nearly 3 million breast augmentation procedures were performed by board-certified plastic surgeons according to data collected by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, making instances of ALCL incredibly rare. Just how rare? ALCL develops in approximately 0.01% of women who have had breast augmentation.

In addition to being very rare, ALCL is easily treated when caught early on. Developing in the breast implant pocket, implant-related ALCL can typically be treated by simply removing the implant and capsule surrounding it. Some cases have required chemotherapy or radiation, but most have responded quite well to implant removal alone. However, early detection is important, making it a good idea to know what symptoms may indicate a problem with your breast implants.

Symptoms of ALCL may include:

  • Painless swelling around the implant
  • Swelling of lymph nodes
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fever
  • Backache
  • Loss of appetite

If you have breast implants and are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann at 855-813-7077 to schedule an examination.

As with most implant-related complications, chances of developing cancer following breast augmentation are extremely rare. However, board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann strongly believes that all patients deserve to have full information about the risks and benefits of any chosen procedure. During your initial consultation at our comfortable office, Dr. Eisemann will listen to all concerns you have about breast implant complications, answer your questions openly and honestly, and help you determine if breast augmentation is the best choice for your needs.

Making the Best Decision for You

The Plastic Surgery Foundation, along with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is continuing to study the link between breast implants and ALCL. A website with information on ongoing and already completed studies can be found here.

Researching the potential risks of breast augmentation allows you to measure its risks vs. benefits. We would encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eisemann as well, to make sure all of your questions are answered and you are better able to make the decision that is best for your physical and emotional needs.

Breast augmentation is, by and large, a very safe procedure that has helped millions of women achieve the look they find most desirable. If you are interested in learning more about the procedure and what it can do for you, please contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center to schedule a consultation at our Houston office today. Dr. Eisemann welcomes breast augmentation patients from The Woodlands, Conroe, Katy, Sugar Land, and all surrounding areas.