Houston Cosmetic Surgery Blog

Houston & Sugar Land, Texas

October 30th, 2014

We understand that when you're considering liposuction, one of your concerns is how much work you'll miss and how long you'll be “out of commission.” Fortunately, Houston-area residents who undergo liposuction have a very brief recovery period to anticipate.

In general, most patients return to work within a couple of days of their liposuction procedure. Your precise timeline will be determined by a number of the liposuction options you have, including:

  • Amount of fat removed
  • Treatment area
  • Type of liposuction (ultrasonic liposuction often reduces recovery time)

Of course, work is not the full extent of your life, and we understand that. You'll usually have to wear a compression garment for a week or so after undergoing liposuction, so a full, rigorous workout is definitely not advisable. However, some light walks after your procedure will stimulate blood flow and healing.

Most patients are able to resume something like their full, normal routine around two weeks after their liposuction procedure. Dr. Eisemann will provide you with a more detailed timeline before you undergo a procedure.

Further, you will return to our office for follow-up appointments at specific times after your procedure. Dr. Eisemann will check on your progress and advise you on how best to proceed from that point.

If you live in or around Houston, Texas and you're looking for liposuction from a triple-board certified plastic surgeon, please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center for a consultation. We also welcome out-of-town patients. 

October 27th, 2014

If you're like many of our patients, you're a healthy, active Houston-area woman who enjoys working out and keeping in shape. As such, you might be worried about how a breast augmentation will affect your exercise regimen.

Fortunately, a breast augmentation will not prevent you from enjoying the active lifestyle you have long cultivated. You can engage in all of your normal workouts once you have fully recovered from your breast augmentation.

That “fully recovered” is important. You need to give yourself plenty of time to recover from your augmentation. This means taking it easy in the weeks after your procedure. Most women are able to resume light workouts about four weeks after an augmentation and a full workout regimen within six to eight weeks.

If your exercise routine is intense and important to you, be sure and discuss this with Dr. Eisemann as it can affect the choices you make. Long-distance runners and weightlifters might wish to choose a slightly smaller implant size or a different implant placement, for example.

Fortunately, customizing your breast augmentation is quite simple. We believe in helping you find solutions that are right for your unique lifestyle.

If you live in Houston, Texas or if you're an out-of-town patient searching for a breast augmentation provider you know you can trust,  please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center for a consultation

October 21st, 2014

Many women in the Houston area are concerned about the possibility of experiencing pain upon receiving breast implants. However, if the implants are placed properly and there are no complications following your procedure, you should not be in any pain.

There will be some soreness, tenderness and swelling in the days and weeks after your breast augmentation. This is normal, temporary and usually fairly mild. Your body has to adjust to the implants, which can be somewhat uncomfortable.

Once the recovery process is complete, your implants will not be painful or unpleasant. Every year hundreds of thousands of women receive implants and report no pain in their day-to-day life.

There are always risks of complications with any surgical procedure, so it's important to be vigilant after undergoing an augmentation. If there is noticeable pain from your implants, this is a sign of a potential complication and you should report it to Dr. Eisemann immediately.

At The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we are with you throughout your recovery and healing process. Dr. Eisemann is a triple-board certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience, meaning he understands how to safely place breast implants. We understand what can go awry and how to address any problems that might arise.

If you live in or around the Houston, Texas area and you're considering breast implants, please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center for a consultation. We also welcome out-of-town patients. 

October 14th, 2014

At The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we most often use intravenous sedation during a breast enlargement. In some circumstances, however, we can utilize general anesthesia at a Houston-area hospital.

Regional anesthesia using an intercostal “block” involves an injection of anesthesia into an appropriate nerve cluster near the treatment area. In the case of a breast enlargement, this obviously refers to the chest area.

Unlike general anesthesia, this regional intravenous sedation does not render you unconscious or block all sensation and movement. However, you might opt for an oral sedative in addition to the sedation option.

These procedures are performed at our state of the art Houston surgery center. However, if you are more comfortable with general anesthesia for your breast enlargement, we will perform the procedure at a local hospital. There are specific state, federal and professional regulations governing the administration of general anesthesia and we follow them to the letter.

Whichever anesthesia option you opt for, you should arrange to have a friend or relative drive you home after your procedure. Your first priority after undergoing a breast enlargement is recovery, and that means taking it easy after surgery.

If you live in Houston, any Texas community or if you're an out-of-town patient seeking the best possible breast enlargement experience, please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center for a consultation. 

September 29th, 2014

Liposuction is an excellent option if you're a Houston-area resident looking to remove stubborn deposits of fat that don't respond to diet and exercise. And at The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we are committed to ensuring that you only undergo procedures that are right for you and your goals.

The liposuction procedure is exceptionally common, and it possesses an excellent safety record. However, it's still important to ensure that it is the right procedure for you.

You're likely a good candidate for liposuction if you:

  • Are at or near your ideal bodyweight
  • Are looking to remove some stubborn fat deposits
  • Possess excellent skin elasticity
  • Are in good overall health and have no active infections

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure- it is a body contouring procedure designed sculpt and shape your body in order to give you a smoother, sleeker frame.

Dr. Michael Eisemann has decades of experience helping people like you achieve their aesthetic objectives. You can trust in our triple board-certified plastic surgeon's proven track record of success.

If you live in the Houston, Texas area and you're considering liposuction, please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today for a consultation

September 27th, 2014

If you're a Houston-area woman and you're dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, you might be considering a breast enlargement. And the procedure is exceptionally effective at augmenting the size of breasts.

As such, a breast enlargement from The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center is probably an excellent option if your primary concern is the size of your breasts. However, if you are concerned with significant sagging issues, an enlargement isn't the right choice.

A breast enlargement will be able to address mild sagging. However, that is not what it was designed to do. Instead, a breast lift will likely be your best option.

With a breast lift, our triple board-certified plastic surgeon can lift and tighten sagging breasts. It's a perfect option if you're largely satisfied with the size of your breasts and just want to correct sagging.

In some circumstances, we can combine a breast enlargement with a breast lift, thus simultaneously lifting, tightening and augmenting your breasts with saline or silicone implants. Dr. Michael Eisemann will use his decades of experience to help you decide if this is right for you.

If you live in the Houston, Texas area, or if you're from anywhere else in the country and you're looking for a breast enlargement provider you can trust, please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today for a consultation

September 25th, 2014

We understand that when you're considering breast implants in the Houston area, size is almost certainly your pre-eminent concern. A breast augmentation is designed to provide significant enlargement, after all.

However, it's important to remember that there are other considerations as well. It's not usually a good idea to opt for the largest possible breast implant size.

Dr. Michael Eisemann has decades of experience helping women like you make the decisions that will define their breast augmentation, including implant size. We understand how implants and the body interact, and how to help you find a breast implant size that's just right for you.

We will engage in a thorough conversation with you about your priorities and concerns. When it comes to choosing your final breast implant size, we'll take into account your frame, your level of health and any history of back or shoulder pain you might have.

Finding the right implant size requires a keen aesthetic sensibility and an expert-level knowledge of the medicine and science involved. The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center is a destination for patients from across the country because Dr. Eisemann has demonstrated his skill and commitment during his decades of work as  a board-certified plastic surgeon.

If you're a Houston, Texas area resident and you want to learn more about your breast implant options, please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today for a consultation. We happily welcome out-of-town patients hailing from anywhere in the United States.

September 23rd, 2014

At The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we've become known in Houston and throughout the country for our safe, compassionate approach to plastic surgery. A significant part of that commitment is ensuring that you are a good candidate for the procedure you've come to discuss. The breast augmentation is a prime example of this.

Fortunately, the augmentation procedure has been quite well-honed over the decades, and most women who are looking for larger, fuller breasts are sound breast augmentation candidates.

Still, a breast augmentation isn't appropriate for everyone. Dr. Michael Eisemann will help you determine if the procedure is right for you and your specific goals. An ideal breast augmentation candidate:

  • Is in sound overall health
  • Does not smoke
  • Is dissatisfied with the size and overall appearance of her breasts
  • Does not suffer from significant breast sagging
  • Possesses reasonable expectations for the procedure

We believe in providing you with the thorough, individualized attention you deserve. Once we've determined that a breast augmentation is the right treatment for you, we'll help you customize your breast augmentation by choosing the options that best achieve your goals.

If you live in the Houston, Texas area, or if you're an out-of-town patient looking for a safe, effective breast augmentation experience, please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today for a consultation. 

August 31st, 2014

Because BOTOX Cosmetic® is relatively simple to administer, a flourishing cottage industry has sprung up around the idea of so-called "BOTOX parties." These are gatherings at which a large number of people are injected with BOTOX Cosmetic®, often by an individual without the appropriate training or even a medical license.

Put as simply as possible, you should not attend these parties. They are dangerous. If you're considering BOTOX Cosmetic® in the Houston area, you should only consider specialized, trained plastic surgeons.

At The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, our triple board-certified plastic surgeon administers BOTOX Cosmetic® as well as a range of other non-surgical skin treatments. He understands the complexities of facial muscles and knows how to properly administer a BOTOX Cosmetic® injection.

We often hear the question, "Is BOTOX Cosmetic® safe?" The answer is that the treatment possesses an excellent safety record when administered by a properly trained and educated plastic surgeon.

You need that plastic surgeon. And you need a sterile, safe medical facility like the one we have at The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center. A friend's living room is no place to receive a BOTOX Cosmetic® injection.

If you live in the Houston, Texas area, or if you're from out-of-state and need a plastic surgeon you can trust, please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today for a consultation

August 26th, 2014

Some patients in Houston and elsewhere think of liposuction as a procedure that's simple enough anyone can perform it. This misconception is based on the fact that liposuction really does possess an excellent safety record. It's quite commonly performed.

However, this does not mean that you should take your liposuction procedure lightly or choose a doctor based on cost. Put simply, when choosing a liposuction provider, you should base your decision on the same factors you would consider when evaluating the provider of any significant surgical procedure.

In short, look for specialized training and experience. Dr. Michael Eisemann has been performing liposuction and other plastic surgery procedures in Houston for decades and is triple board-certified.

Every year patients suffer tragic and avoidable injuries as a result of un-trained doctors performing liposuction in offices that aren't designed for the task and in circumstances which are not ideal for the procedure.

This doesn't have to happen. When performed by our uniquely experienced plastic surgeon, liposuction is a safe and effective method for removing stubborn deposits of fat from patients at or near their ideal bodyweight.

If you live in the Houston, Texas area, or if you're an out-of-town patient considering liposuction, please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today for a consultation