Houston Cosmetic Surgery Blog

Houston & Sugar Land, Texas

November 25th, 2015

Breastfeeding After Breast SurgeryMany patients ask the question whether they will be able to breastfeed after undergoing breast surgery – breast reduction, breast augmentation, or breast lift.

The truth is that many factors affect a mother’s ability to breastfeed her infant. Milk supply and a family support system are often as important as any other factors. Breast surgery is just one consideration among many and usually a prior breast surgery will not stand in the way of you experiencing this special time with your child.

If you are concerned about the effect your surgery will have on your ability to breastfeed, you should discuss this with Dr. Eisemann during your consultation. Certain techniques can be used to avoid severing nerves in the breast and nipple that would affect your ability to breastfeed.

Some women choose to wait until after they have experienced childbirth and breastfeeding to undergo breast surgery. Your breasts can change significantly during pregnancy and shortly after. At that time, you could consider a mommy makeover for an overall rejuvenation of your figure.

To discuss your breast surgery options and when the proper time is for your procedure, please contact Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at (855) 813-7077 to schedule an appointment with triple-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann. We welcome clients from throughout Houston and the surrounding communities.

November 21st, 2015

Men's Botox on the RiseThe American Society of Plastic Surgeons has reported a significant increase in men’s interest in injectables over the last several years. Over 400,000 thousand men had Botox injections last year and over 90,000 men visited plastic surgeons’ offices for dermal filler injections. Men’s use of Botox alone has increased 337 percent from the year 2000 to 2014.

More men are starting to open up about electing to undergo these non-invasive plastic surgery procedures too. Recently, celebrities like Simon Cowell have appeared in the news discussing the benefits of the procedure. Plastic surgery no longer carries the taboo that it once did in our society. Men and women even take to social media to share their experiences and encourage each other to achieve the youthful looks they want.

It should come as no surprise that men are beginning to enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of injectables. With Dr. Eisemann’s skill and experience, our patients natural looking results and with almost no downtime required for recovery. 

Are you looking for a convenient way to rejuvenate your facial appearance without the need for plastic surgery? Please contact Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at (855) 813-7077 to schedule an appointment with triple-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann to discuss your Botox and dermal filler options. We welcome clients from throughout Houston and the surrounding communities.

November 17th, 2015

Women Share Plastic Surgery on Social MediaMany women today are turning to social media and online resources to share their plastic surgery experiences with each other. The days are past when women quietly underwent enhancement procedures and didn’t share their beauty secrets with anyone but their closest friends.

Recently highlighted in a New York Times Women in the World article, women today are proudly showing off their new appearances and seeking advice from each other online. Real patients share photos and stories on sites like RealSelf.com or plastic surgeon websites like ours so that future patients can understand what to expect.

Many of Dr. Eisemann’s patients have happily posed for before and after photos so our future patients can get a glimpse of how plastic surgery can change their looks and their lives.

Are you interested in pursuing your plastic surgery options? Please contact Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at (855) 813-7077 to schedule an appointment with triple-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann. We welcome clients from throughout Houston and the surrounding communities. 

October 20th, 2015

Liposuction OptionsIn Houston, liposuction is the most commonly requested and performed body contouring procedure just like it is across the U.S., due to its effectiveness and versatility. Because liposuction can be used to treat so many body areas, both tumescent and ultrasonic liposuction are used to get the best results for any area.

Tumescent vs. Ultrasonic Liposuction

  • Tumescent liposuction involves the injection of a surgical solution along with a local anesthetic to help loosen fat deposits to allow for more thorough removal.
  • Ultrasonic liposuction uses ultrasound waves to emulsify fat deposits for removal. This offers several advantages including less damage to surrounding tissues allowing for shorter recovery. There are also lower risks associated with ultrasonic liposuction.

Often, these liposuction procedure options are combined to give the best possible result. Triple board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann has over three decades of experience and the knowledge of both techniques needed to provide the safest and most effective treatment for your particular body contouring goals.

If you are interested in finding out about which liposuction options may be right for you, call Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at (855) 813-7077. We serve patients from Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding communities. 

October 13th, 2015

Breast Reduction Eisemann Plastic Surgery

If you have disproportionately large breasts that cause you neck or back pain, or other physical symptoms, you may want to consider breast reduction surgery. The procedure can bring great psychological effects for women and for men who have conditions such as gynecomastia. Overly large breasts can, in addition to physical pain, create problems such as:

  • Detraction from the natural contours of your body
  • Feeling and looking heavier than you actually are
  • Interference in clothing options
  • Limiting of physical abilities
  • Low self esteem

After a pre-operative consultation that will include a detailed medical history to determine if you're healthy enough for the surgery, Dr. Michael Eisemann will remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin, followed by a reconstruction to produce a look and feel that is more complimentary to your frame. Post-operative care may include wearing a special bra until healing is complete. If you are a physically active person, you will need to wait at least a month before resuming your activities.

Male Breast ReductionIf you are a man with gynecomastia, Dr. Eisemann can reduce your chest, as well. If your breasts are the result of fat alone, a male liposuction procedure may be all that is needed. If they are the result of glandular tissue, then surgical removal will be necessary to restore your chest. All options will be covered in your consultation.

Because of the physical pain involved in having large breasts, breast reduction surgery may be covered by your insurance. Be sure to follow all procedures and directions from your insurance company.

For more information on breast reduction or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eisemann, contact Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center at (855) 813-7077. We serve Houston, Sugar Land, and surrounding communities.

October 6th, 2015

Will a Facelift Fix My Wrinkles

At the Eisemann Plastic surgery center in Houston, our facelift procedure can be an effective way to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, however we also offer a variety of alternative cosmetic facial procedures to help you achieve the results you desire most.

Sometimes if your singular goal is to eliminate wrinkles, Dr. Eisemann might recommend wrinkle removal using alternative skin enhancement procedures such as:

Generally these non-surgical alternatives can provide effective results without the need for invasive surgery. This means that you can achieve faster results with minimal down time, allowing you to show off your new look almost instantly.

Still, our versatile facelift procedure can be used to improve a number of age-induced imperfections, including:

  • Wrinkles and creases below the eyelids
  • Lines and creases around the nose and mouth
  • Sagging in the mid-face region
  • Excess neck fat and loose neck skin

For some clients, combining our surgical facelift procedure with non-surgical alternatives can provide optimal results depending on your personal goals and desires.

The best way to determine if a facelift is the right cosmetic facial procedure for your wrinkle removal is to schedule a personal appointment with Dr. Eisemann. To find out how to best rejuvenate your appearance, call Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center at (855) 813-7077 to schedule your initial consultation today.

September 29th, 2015

what is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures that can help you reclaim your pre-motherhood body once you have completed your family. Many women find themselves dissatisfied with their appearance after going through pregnancy, childbearing, and breastfeeding.

In consultation with Dr. Eisemann you will select the procedures that best suit your needs and cosmetic goals, but you may benefit from:

  • Liposuction – to remove unwanted fat and smooth your contours
  • Tummy tuck – to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tighten abdominal muscles
  • Breast augmentation – to add lost volume to your breasts for a fuller looking figure
  • Breast lift – to raise your breasts into a perkier, more youthful position
  • Body lifts – to address drooping skin in areas such as your thighs, buttock, and arms

Having children is one of the most rewarding experiences in life. You deserve to look and feel your best as a mother.

If you are ready to explore your options for a mommy makeover and restore your more youthful appearance, please call Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at (855) 813-7077 for your mommy makeover consultation with a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Eisemann. We welcome patients from Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding communities. 

September 24th, 2015

3 exercise tips for national women's health & fitness daySeptember 30 is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day and part of the ongoing events celebrating National Women’s Health & Fitness Week during this last week of September.

The day and the week were created to promote awareness for women’s health and encourage women to take time for themselves to establish regular exercise routines.

To look and feel your best, you need to start from the inside out. Plastic surgery can help you put the finishing touches on your appearance, but a beautiful look begins with a healthy life.

Try these exercise tips to boost your routine and feel your best:

  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun! Exercise doesn’t need to be daunting. Make time to do the things you love. Whether it’s hiking, gardening, or horseback riding, getting yourself moving is key to maintaining your health.
  • Be realistic. Everyone wants to have goals. They help us feel accomplished and keep us motivated. But stay realistic when you set your goals for working out. If you are a beginner, try working out a couple of times a week. If you are advanced, set yourself an appropriate goal to train for, like an upcoming race or a hike you’ve always wanted to take.
  • Get friendly. Making an exercise date with a friend will make you more likely to stick to your workout routine. You can hold each other accountable and enjoy the exercise more when you do it together.

At Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we want to help you find your best self. Call us today at (855) 813-7077 for your plastic surgery consultation with a triple board-certified plastic surgeon. We welcome patients from Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding communities. 

September 16th, 2015

What you should know about breast implantsChoosing your breast implants is the most important step in your breast augmentation after choosing your breast surgeon. On the market today, there are so many varieties of implants that it can seem difficult to choose the one that will be right for you.

In consultation with Dr. Eisemann, you will select the implants that are best suited to give you the results you want. He will answer you questions and help you make a well-informed decision, but it is good to know the basics before your consultation.

All breast implants are made with solid silicone shells and are filled with a saline solution or with silicone gel. Saline implants are filled during your procedure so they allow for more incision options and greater size precision when filled. However, many patients find that they do not feel as natural as silicone implants. The newest in silicone implant technology are the cohesive gel implants. These implants are filled with a thick gel that does not allow for folding of the implant, which leads to implant failure in other styles.

Silicone implants are available in teardrop shapes in addition to round. Many patients find that the teardrop shape gives them a more natural look, but other patients prefer the fuller upper cleavage provided by round implants.

The first step in selecting the right implants for yourself is looking at pictures of other women and thinking about what you admire and what you dislike about their breasts. What would you like your breasts to look like after your breast augmentation? Knowing the results you want to achieve will help Dr. Eisemann recommend the right implants for your procedure.

Call Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at (855) 813-7077 for your breast augmentation consultation with a triple board-certified plastic surgeon. We welcome patients from Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding communities. 

September 10th, 2015

Healthy Aging MonthSeptember is Healthy Aging Month. We all get older, but that doesn’t mean we have to succumb to feeling old! Follow these tips to feel youthful and vibrant no matter what your age.

  • Act your best age. Age is just a number. What age did you love the most? Be that age. Feel it on the inside, and it will reflect on the outside.
  • Smile more. It’s contagious and can lift your mood and others.
  • Get outside. Are you getting enough vitamin D? Do you make enjoying the sunshine a regular part of your day? Whether you like to garden, hike, or simply brunch on a patio, getting outside can lighten your mood and make you feel alive.
  • Get active. Nothing makes you feel young like a good boost of exercise endorphins. Pick your favorite – Zumba, jogging, a walk around the park with your dog – and give yourself an energy boost.
  • Pamper yourself. You deserve it. Have you been wanting to try BOTOX® or finally get that facelift? Now is the time. Make your consultation appointment today.

Why not celebrate aging with a cosmetic touch up? Call Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today at (855) 813-7077 for your plastic surgery or non-surgical consultation with a triple board-certified plastic surgeon and find out which procedures are right for you. We welcome patients from Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding communities.