Houston Cosmetic Surgery Blog

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June 30th, 2015

Facelifts are among the most popular cosmetic procedures we offer here at the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston. Patients choose facelift to eliminate signs of aging and achieve a tighter, more youthful appearance. But patients almost always wonder, “What is recovery like?” We’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our services. To schedule your Houston facelift consultation, please contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at 855-813-7077.

A facelift procedure can successfully address such cosmetic issues as

Facelift recovery Houston

●Double chin

●Jowls

●Loose skin

●Wrinkles and creases

●Sagging

And depending upon your specific needs and individual circumstances, a mid-face facelift, which often requires a shorter recovery period, may offer an excellent alternative.

After undergoing traditional facelift surgery, you may be sent home with a bandage around your face to minimize bruising and swelling. In some cases, there may be small tubes in place to facilitate draining of excess blood and fluid. Every patient is different, but you’ll more than likely be prescribed medications to help keep you comfortable during your first few days of recovery, as well as to prevent infections and reduce complications.

For the first week after surgery, you’ll need to get plenty of rest, though this doesn’t necessarily mean bed rest except for the first 24 to 48 hours. In the second week following your procedure, you’ll begin to notice the swelling subsiding, and it’s generally okay to engage in low-impact activities like walking for relaxation. After the second week, most patients can return to work, and after the third week, it’s generally fine to resume most day-to-day activities. By the sixth to eighth week, many patients can resume strenuous activities like exercise.

If you’ve avoided considering facelift because of concerns about recovery, we’re here to put your mind at ease. The best way to discover whether you’re a good facelift candidate is to come in for a consultation. Please contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center at 855-813-7077 to schedule your Houston facelift consultation today.

June 23rd, 2015

Best body contouring procedures HoustonBody contouring procedures are designed to give you the body shape you’ve always wanted, but choosing from the wide range of procedures available today might feel overwhelming. All of them have their place, but what are the best ones for you? Dr. Michael Eisemann has helped countless Houston patients achieve the look they want with procedures that are just right for them. To schedule your consultation for Houston body contouring, please contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at 855-813-7077.

Body contouring refers to the art and science of creating a shape that the patient finds appealing. A common misconception is that such procedures are about weight loss, and while some fat is certainly removed in many such surgeries, the goal is less about changing your overall weight than it is about changing your overall shape.

The most common body contouring procedures we offer at the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center include

Liposuction, which removes excess fat tissue in specific parts of the body

Tummy tuck, which tightens, tones, and strengthens the abdomen

Body lift, which tightens the saggy, droopy skin that can accompany significant weight loss

Buttock augmentation, which creates a more lifted and sculpted posterior

Calf implants, which improve the appearance of the lower leg

Each of these is extremely effective for the right patient with the right goals, but it takes the trained eye of a cosmetic surgeon to identify exactly what will best meet your needs. Please contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at 855-813-7077 to schedule your Houston body contouring consultation.

June 16th, 2015

Right Size for Your Breast Implants in HoustonIf you’ve been considering breast augmentation, then you’ve likely spent some time thinking about the best size for your implants. But how do you know what is right for you? When choosing your breast implants, there are a few things to keep in mind. To schedule your Houston breast implants consultation, please contact Dr. Michael Eisemann today at 855-813-7077.

When you visit Dr. Eisemann for your Houston breast augmentation consultation, he will ask you about your personal aesthetic goals in order to gain a sense of what you hope to achieve with your augmentation procedure. This is important, because there’s not always a straightforward one-to-one correspondence between implant size and your final appearance.

Your personal anatomy, the thickness of your tissues, the overall size and shape of your natural breasts, potential asymmetries, the width of your chest wall, and even your activity level all play a role in choosing just the right implant. Your selection of saline or silicone implants also affects your final look. And then there’s the simple fact that implants are measured not in cup sizes but in cubic centimeters (cc’s). All of this means that choosing an implant size requires a thorough examination and a candid discussion with your plastic surgeon.

Choosing breast augmentation is a very personal process, and we’re pleased to deliver equally personalized service. To arrange your breast implants consultation with our Houston cosmetic surgeon, please contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at 855-813-7077.

June 9th, 2015

Most women who imagine healthy, attractive breasts automatically think of a youthful, lifted appearance. But age, genetics, and changes in your body can leave you with breasts that droop or sag, which might make you feel self-conscious. Fortunately, a procedure called breast lift can dramatically improve the appearance of sagging breasts. Please contact Dr. Michael Eisemann at 855-813-7077 to schedule your Houston breast lift consultation today.

While breast augmentation is far and away the best known cosmetic breast procedure, the goal of augmentation is more about enlarging the breasts than it is about improving their shape. That’s why many women are surprised to learn that breast lift can significantly improve the shape of the chest, whether they desire enlargement or not.

Correcting Sagging Breasts HoustonIn a breast lift, Dr. Eisemann makes an incision at a location that you choose together ahead of time. He then removes excess skin, reshapes the underlying tissue, and lifts the entire breast. In some surgeries, the nipple and areola can also be reshaped and even repositioned to create just the look you want. Once Dr. Eisemann has completed reshaping your tissue, he sutures the incisions, and after a few weeks of recovery, you’ll enjoy a healthier-looking, more youthful appearance.

Women who wish to enlarge their breasts at the same time may wish to consider a combined breast lift and augmentation. The best way to decide what’s best for you is to schedule an appointment in our practice.

You need not suffer from the self-consciousness of sagging breasts. To arrange your breast lift consultation with Houston cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann, please contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at 855-813-7077.

May 27th, 2015

The factors that can affect the shape of your body are diverse, including genetics, aging, weight gain or loss, pregnancy, and others.  Houston body contouring procedures can help both men and women attain their ideal physique when diet and exercise have fallen short. Body contouring is not intended primarily for weight loss, but to enhance and improve the overall form of the body.

Factors for Body Contouring Candidacy

Weight and Fitness:  body contouring is ideal for people who are within a healthy range for BMI, but have been unable to get the shape they have been working for. Weight changes can dramatically affect the physique, and body contouring should be undertaken once you have attained a stable target weight for at least a year. A high level of fitness greatly improves recovery and outcomes.

Overall Health:  Those who have chronic health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease may not be good candidates for body contouring. The physical challenges of any surgery can put you at risk of complications when an underlying medical condition is present. Even a cold or viral infection can put you at risk, so body contouring procedures should only begin when you are in the best of health.

Nutrition:  Dietary problems or nutritional deficiencies can impede the healing process. Body contouring should begin only after healthy habits are well established, including a consistent balanced diet and moderated alcohol consumption.

Smoking: The effects of smoking can be seen in every tissue of the body, decreasing your ability to heal and putting you at risk for serious complications. Body contouring should not begin until at least 8 weeks after quitting smoking.

The body contouring procedures that can help you achieve a form you can be proud of include liposuction, abdominoplasty, body lift, buttock augmentation, and even calf implants. Some of these procedures can be combined to meet your specific goals, as exemplified by the mommy makeover.

Whether you are looking for minor improvement following weight loss, or a mommy makeover transformation, the Houston, Texas offices of The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center can help develop the right plan for you. Please call The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at 855-813-7077 or contact us online for a consultation. 

May 20th, 2015

For millions of women, the effects of pregnancy, weight gain or loss, and aging can have a dramatic impact on the appearance of their breasts. If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, or simply wish to regain a more youthful appearance, there are many different options available today.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, also called a breast enlargement, is used to increase the size of the breasts. Usually this is performed by placing implants in the breasts. The reasons a woman may choose a breast augmentation procedure are varied, and include:

  • breasts that may be different sizes
  • breasts that get smaller with age or after having children
  • breasts that are not proportional to the rest of the body
  • breasts ptosis (sagging)
  • breasts that make it difficult to find clothes that fit right

Breast Lift

By contrast, a breast lift procedure uses your own existing tissues to restore the perky and youthful appearance of the breasts. In this procedure, the breasts are literally moved to a higher position on the chest. Common reasons to undergo a breast lift include:

  • breasts that sag due to aging
  • breasts that sag following pregnancy or nursing
  • beasts that have shifted due to weight changes

Breast augmentation and breast lift can be used together as well, to both enlarge the breasts and improve their position on the chest.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts for any reason, Dr. Eisemann and his Houston, Texas team can help you learn about all of your options. Please call The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at (855) 813-7077 or contact us online for a consultation.

May 12th, 2015

Statistics collected by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that the demand for cosmetic surgery continues to grow in Houston and beyond. Across the US, 15.6 million cosmetic surgery procedures were performed in 2014, up 3 percent from the previous year. Additionally, reconstructive surgeries increased 1 percent to 5.8 million. Medical advancements and technological improvements were indicated as one cause of the increases.

Recent Trends

  • Buttocks: Newfound focus on the posterior continues as people embrace their curves. Buttock augmentation with fat grafting rose 15 percent, while buttock implants nearly doubled. Buttock lifts rose 44 percent as well.
  • Minimally-Invasive and Cosmetic Surgical Procedures:  Less invasive procedures increased 4 percent, with focus on Botox, soft tissue fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and microderm abrasion leading the demand.
  • Reconstructive Surgery: Breast reconstruction rates rose an encouraging 7 percent. Over 102,200 procedures performed using several different techniques indicate a greater awareness of how reconstructive surgery can play a role in recovery from breast cancer and improved quality of life for survivors.

Overall trends indicate that there is a shift in demand from the classic procedures of the past to new, less invasive procedures. People are focused on the subtle aesthetic enhancement of their own features attained through cosmetic surgery, rather than changing their looks in dramatic ways. In fact, major procedures like breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and facelift all decreased over the last year.

Whether you are looking to enhance your appearance in subtle ways, or are interested in more dramatic changes in the Houston, Texas area, please call The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at (855) 813-7077 or contact us online for a consultation.

May 5th, 2015

Abdominoplasty is a body contouring surgery that can help reduce excess skin and fat around the abdominal area. Also called a tummy tuck, the procedure can also help tighten the abdominal muscles, improving core strength and giving better tone to the abdomen.

The Recovery Process

The recovery from abdominoplasty depends on how you prepare for the surgery, your particular health, and your post-surgical care. Of course, the most important thing you can do to have a speedy and full recovery from your abdominoplasty is to follow all of your doctor’s orders for post surgical care of your incision and drainage tubes. You will need to reduce your activity level for up to four weeks while your muscles heal, and may not be able to work during that time. Once you are through the initial phase of recovery, you can improve your outcome by:

  • Not smoking—you must quit smoking for several weeks before the surgery to reduce the risks of stroke or blood clots. It is highly recommended that you do not begin again once your surgery is over.
  • Eating a balanced nutritious diet—as your body heals, it is important to get all of the nutrients you need to rebuild tissues and heal.
  • Drinking plenty of water—staying hydrated will greatly improve the healing process.
  • Regaining activity—once you are cleared from bed rest, it is essential that you begin to regain an active lifestyle. While you should wait several months to return to a rigorous gym routine, be sure to start walking and getting up as soon as you can.

If you would like more information about abdominoplasty in the Houston, Texas area, please call The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at 855-813-7077 for a consultation.

April 29th, 2015

Choosing the right Houston plastic surgeon is an important decision. After all, you only want to trust your safety and wellbeing to someone who has earned that trust.

We've discussed on previous occasions how meaningful this choice is. Even though the plastic surgery procedures we offer are quite safe, they're still major surgical procedures, and they should only be performed by those with the proper training and education.

We're confident that The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center can provide you with unparalleled service and results. We believe this because Dr. Michael Eisemann possesses the traits that are most relevant in plastic surgeon, including:

  • Experience- Dr. Eisemann has been practicing in the field of plastic surgery for decades

  • Board Certification- Dr. Eisemann is triple board-certified, which means he has completed residencies in several fields of practice and passed a rigorous series of oral and written examinations

  • Closeness- We pride ourselves on treating each of our patients as unique individuals, not numbers. Dr. Eisemann performs all of his procedures himself, and always listens to your questions and concerns.

We'll be happy to answer any other questions you might have about our practice.

If you live in the Houston, Texas area, or if you're an out-of-town patient willing to travel for the right plastic surgeon, please call The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at 855-813-7077 or contact us online for a consultation. 

April 22nd, 2015

Wrinkles are the result of muscle contractions. Or, to be more precise, they're the results of billions of muscle contractions that occur over the course of your entire life. Any individual contraction is meaningless, but as we age these contractions accumulate and result in wrinkles.

Those contractions are caused by signals sent from your brain and conveyed by nerves to the muscles. Your face is criss-crossed with nerves and muscles, and it's vulnerable to the signs of age and wear.

This is where BOTOX® Cosmetic comes in. It's a weakened, medically engineered version of the botulinum toxin, and it works by blocking your nerves from receiving contraction signals from the brain. This prevents your nerves from telling your muscles to contract. Before long, your muscles will relax, smoothing out your skin and eliminating wrinkles and creases.

The end result is a smoother, tighter, more youthful looking face without the appearance of fatigue and age.

BOTOX®'s results are temporary, and after a few months your facial muscles will once begin to contract, producing more wrinkles. You can return to our office for another treatment, though at a certain point the injections will begin losing effectiveness.

If you live in the Houston, Texas area and you have questions about how BOTOX® can work for you, please call The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at (855) 813-7077 or contact us online for a consultation.

 

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