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May 24th, 2016

If you are ready to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann, please call (855) 813-7077 todayOver the past several months, a number of plastic surgery simulator apps have become available. These apps typically allow you to upload a picture of yourself – or the body part you plan on modifying – and provide tools that can be used to adjust things like size, shape, and symmetry. Particularly popular for procedures like breast augmentation, plastic surgery apps are an often fun and occasionally informative way to get an idea of what different procedures can do for your body. They are not, however, a good alternative to an actual one-on-one consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Triple board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann welcomes an opportunity to meet with you and discuss your areas of concern, better enabling him to provide you with information about procedures that can help you reach your cosmetic goals. Different procedural steps and subtle variations in technique can have a profound impact on your final results and, with Dr. Eisenman’s help, you can get a clear understanding of your options to make sure you are choosing those best suited to meet your needs. If you have created a look you find attractive with the help of a plastic surgery app, bring your results with you. This can give Dr. Eisemann a good idea of what you hope to achieve. However, app results or no, Dr. Eisemann is here to work individually with you, to customize a procedure that addresses your needs, and to help ensure you achieve the look of your dreams.

To schedule your initial consultation at our Houston office, please contact Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today. We welcome men and women from Sugar Land, Katy, and all surrounding areas of Texas.

May 10th, 2016

Swimming will need to be avoided for a few weeks after your breast augmentation. To learn more, call Houston breast surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann at (855) 813-7077If you desire a bigger bust in time for the warmer summer months, now is the best time to consider breast augmentation. However, if your goal is to enhance the size, shape, and appearance of your breasts for optimal contours at the pool, it is important to bear in mind the restrictions placed on swimming after breast augmentation. This is something that can be discussed in greater detail during your initial consultation with board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann to help ensure you understand when it is safe to resume various levels of water activity.

As a general rule, you will want to avoid submerging your body in water for three to four weeks after breast augmentation. The actual amount of time can vary from woman to woman, but it is best to refrain from entering a pool until your breast augmentation incisions have largely healed. This will help prevent infection and reduce the risks of unfavorable scaring.

As for more advanced forms of exercise in the pool – such as progressive swim strokes or more aerobic activity – it is best to wait up to eight weeks. Waiting to resume these more intense exercises will help reduce your risk of discomfort and work to make your breast augmentation recovery as quick as possible.

How long you will need to wait to swim and engage in other athletic endeavors will depend on a number of factors unique to your body and needs. Dr. Eisemann will work directly with you both before and after your breast augmentation procedure to provide guidance and assist you determining when it is safe to explore more intense forms of exercise.

To schedule your breast augmentation consultation at our Houston office, please contact Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center online or by calling (855) 813-7077 today.

May 4th, 2016

Houston Breast Augmentation Questions | What is the Perfect Breast Shape?Standards of beauty can vary wildly and what is considered the peak of attractiveness on one woman may not be at all complementary on another. However, when it comes to the perfect breast shape, there seems to be a fair amount of consensus.

In a survey conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1,315 respondents – including 53 board-certified plastic surgeons – were asked to rate the attractiveness of breasts based on images alone. 87% of women, 90% of men, and 94% of plastic surgeons surveyed identified breasts with a ratio of 45:55 as being perfectly shaped. With this ratio, 45% of breast tissue is above the nipple and 55% below. This ratio is in line with the natural contours of the typical female breast, indicating that men, along with women, prefer breasts that look anatomically possible.

Board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann understands that each woman has different contours and no single breast shape is complementary to each one. Bringing over 30 years of experience, Dr. Eisemann offers breast augmentation techniques that allow him to fully customize each procedure and produce the breast shape ideally suited to the natural curves and unique anatomy of each patient. If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, we encourage you to call our Houston office at (855) 813-7077 or to contact us online to schedule a breast augmentation consultation and learn how Dr. Eisemann can help you achieve the look of your dreams.

Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center is located in Houston, TX. Our board-certified plastic surgeon welcomes women considering breast augmentation from Sugar Land, Katy, The Woodlands, and all surrounding areas. 

April 30th, 2016

celebrity breast reduction trendHearing of a woman getting breast implants is not unheard of, but breast reduction? Is that really a thing? You might think to yourself. True, it is a surgical procedure that is available and for good cause. Celebrities going the route of the more natural looking size that fits their shape include the likes of: Victoria Beckham, Pam Anderson and Drew Barrymore.

While there are aesthetic reasons behind having a breast reduction procedure, medical reasons might also be included on that list. Having a breast reduction will help:

  • Relieve pain or discomfort associate with large, heavy or cumbersome breasts
  • Restore the natural contours of your body shape
  • Allow for physical activity that may have been previously limited
  • Relieve back pain

Going is the trend of large breasts that do not quite seem to fit a woman’s body shape. Celebrities are having breast reduction surgery to achieve a balance: a breast size that fits to their body shape naturally.

Because breast reduction surgery may be a recommendation to reduce pain or discomfort, some medical insurances will cover the cost of the procedure. This will be discussed with you in more detail during your initial consultation with Dr. Michael Eisemann, your experienced Houston plastic surgeon.

If you would like to learn more about a breast reduction procedure, contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at (855) 813-7077 to schedule an initial consultation. Dr. Eisemann, triple board-certified plastic surgeon will help you determine if a breast reduction is right for you.

April 25th, 2016

Pros and Cons of RhinoplastyRhinoplasty is an increasing popular procedure. It is the most common cosmetic procedure among teenagers and young adults.

Although rhinoplasty procedures are so popular, that does not necessarily make one right for you. Before having a nose job, weigh the pros and cons to decide for yourself. Consider these pros and cons:

Pros

  • Increased confidence: studies show that after plastic surgery people are more confident, have less anxiety, and feel healthier. If you are unhappy with your appearance because of your nose, then you may have a boost in confidence after rhinoplasty.
  • Better health: if you have trouble sleeping due to breathing problems, frequent sinus infections, or upper respiratory problems, you may receive relief after a nose job. Also, by breathing better you may live a healthier lifestyle and have an easier time losing weight.
  • Better breathing: there are many benefits to better breathing, but two of the most common ailments which are improved are deviated septum and sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can lead to further health concerns which correcting your breathing can alleviate.

Cons

  • Expectations don't match outcome: many people have an unrealistic expectation for their rhinoplasty. Speaking with Dr. Eisemann will help you to get a better understanding of the possible outcomes.
  • Lengthy recovery time: open procedures have longer recovery times and can make you feel awkward as you may need to wear a bandage on your nose. Closed procedures are less invasive and recovery time is usually about a week.

If you are in the Houston area and interested in rhinoplasty, then contact Dr. Eisemann at (855) 813-7077 to schedule an appointment.

April 20th, 2016

Millenials Favorite ProceduresThe days when you might be judged for seeking plastic surgery are a thing of the past. Today, younger people are openly seeking cosmetic surgery procedures more and more. In fact, plastic surgeons are finding that Millennials make up about a third of all of their patients. Both men and women in their 20s and 30s have a desire to take control of their appearance and maximize their confidence and appeal. With a personally catered menu of plastic surgery procedures available in our Houston office, results are within reach for people of any age.

Preventative Measures

Until recently, plastic surgery was sought primarily by people in their 50s and 60s as a way to reverse signs of aging and recover youthful vigor. By contrast, many Millennials are seeking preventive treatments to stop unwanted signs of aging in their tracks. For this reason, the most popular procedures among young people today are non-invasive treatments like:

Of course, there are also plenty of young people seeking surgical procedures. In fact, demand for many plastic surgery options are on the rise among teenagers as well as those in their 20s and 30s. The most commonly requested plastic surgery options for Millennials include breast surgery and rhinoplasty.

No matter what age you are, if you would like to know more about any of the plastic surgery options offered in our Houston office, please contact Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at (855) 813-7077 to schedule your appointment.

March 15th, 2016

Common Liposuction MythsLiposuction is one of the most misunderstood body contouring procedures. Many people confuse liposuction for another procedure, while others may have unrealistic expectations of what it can accomplish. Here we will dispel several liposuction myths:

  1. Liposuction is a great way to lose weight: Not only is liposuction not meant to lose weight, but if you are having trouble keeping weight off then liposuction may be unhealthy for you. If your weight yo-yo's after liposuction it can cause complications.
  2. Liposuction and tummy tuck are the same thing: this is not true. Liposuction removes fatty deposits in troubled areas. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and tissue in the abdominal region.
  3. Liposuction gets rid of cellulite: it is not used to treat cellulite.
  4. Fat will come back elsewhere in the body: liposuction removes fat from a portion of the body. If you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen then your body should not have excess calories to store as fat.
  5. An obese patient is ideal: this cannot be farther from the truth. An ideal liposuction candidate is a little overweight and has trouble areas that haven't responded to diet and exercise. It's these fatty deposits that liposuction targets.
  6. The more fat removed the better: the more fat that is removed the higher the risk factors. Only a healthy amount of fat determined by your surgeon will be removed.
  7. Liposuction is only for women: actually men have liposuction about as often as women. Men tend to have different troubled areas than women. One of the most common areas for liposuction in women is the arms and in men it is the love handles.

If you are in the Houston area and are interested in having liposuction, call Dr. Eisemann at (855) 813-7077 to schedule a consultation. 

February 25th, 2016

Goals of a Great Face LiftIf you've decided to have some facial work done in order to combat the signs of aging, you should know what to expect from a face lift. Depending on your needs, the goals for your surgery may be different than other patients. A face lift in general should leave you looking younger and refreshed, not “done.” A face lift should refresh your facial features, not just stretch your skin. For full facial rejuvenation, you will want to consider procedures such as:

  • brow lift
  • upper eyes
  • mid face lift
  • lower face lift

Your eyes are usually the feature most people see first, so if you want the most immediate change, starting with an eye lift to combat drooping upper eyelids or sagging lower lids can be the way to go. Combining eye work with an upper or mid face lift can give a more natural look to your rejuvenation.

There isn't one procedure that works for everyone, so in your consultations with Dr. Eisemann, he will help you decide which procedures are right for you. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Eisemann’s certifications and experience in providing high quality plastic surgery results, please contact Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at (855) 813-7077 to schedule your appointment. We welcome patients throughout Houston and the surrounding communities.

February 18th, 2016

Should You Get a Revision Rhinoplasty?Revision rhinoplasty, or secondary rhinoplasty, is a second rhinoplasty to improve the first, or primary. If you are unsatisfied with your primary rhinoplasty performed by another surgeon, then you may want to consider having a secondary rhinoplasty with Dr. Eisemann.

Some of the common reasons to have secondary rhinoplasty include:

  • To correct imbalances – this can happen with unanticipated healing complications from the primary rhinoplasty.
  • To open obstructions in your nasal airway.
  • To reinforce collapsed cartilage, bone, or nasal valve.
  • To achieve additional cosmetic changes not received from primary rhinoplasty. You may also want to correct an overdone primary rhinoplasty.
  • To correct tip issues such as a pinched tip, an excessive tip, or an inadequate tip.
  • To improve symmetry.
  • To lessen bridge.
  • To remove excessive scar tissue.

Revision rhinoplasty is more complicated than primary rhinpolasty. Cartilage grafts are often needed because of the large amount of cartilage removed during your first rhinoplasty.  

Because of the small room for error, choosing a surgeon with extensive experience is incredibly important. Dr. Eisemann has over 20 years of experience with nasal surgery, as well as other types of facial surgery procedures.

If you are interested in revision rhinoplasty in the Houston area, contact Dr. Eisemann today at (855) 813-7077 to schedule your consultation.

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