Houston Cosmetic Surgery Blog

Houston & Sugar Land, Texas

January 30th, 2015

"Body contouring" is a plastic surgery term that some Houston-area patients might find confusing. What exactly does body contouring mean? What procedures qualify as body contouring?

A body contouring procedure such as liposuction is designed to re-shape some aspect of your body that you find troublesome. These procedures are referred to as "body contouring" because they're generally appropriate for someone who is at or near their ideal bodyweight.

Body contouring procedures aren't about making an unhealthy body a healthy one. They're about using safe, proven surgical techniques to help the look of your body more accurately reflect your diet and exercise regimen.

Body contouring procedures performed by triple-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann include:

Dr. Eisemann will help you decide if one or more of these procedures is appropriate for your needs and goals.

If you live in the Houston, Texas area, or if you're an out-of-town patient, and you're considering liposuction or some other body contouring procedure, please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today.

January 26th, 2015

At The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we believe in helping our Houston-area patients customize their liposuction experience as much as possible. Tumescent liposuction is a common choice if you're looking to remove excess deposits of fat.

We offer a number of liposuction procedure options so that you can achieve the results you desire. Tumescent liposuction involves the injection of a diluted local anesthetic into the treatment area.

This has a number of positive effects. First, it negates the need for any general anesthetic or pain-killing sedatives. Second, it makes the fat in the treatment area easier to reach and remove.

This process is exceptionally safe and proven. In fact, tumescent liposuction is also designed to reduce any potential blood loss from a liposuction procedure.

Of course, tumescent liposuction is just one of your options. Our triple-board certified plastic surgeon will discuss your options with you and help you decide if tumescent liposuction is appropriate.

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

January 16th, 2015

If you're a Houston-area woman considering a breast augmentation, you should be aware of the anatomic breast implant, an exciting innovation in the field of cosmetic surgery.

Form stable anatomic breast implants are more commonly known as "gummy bear implants," because the form and consistency of the material bears a resemblance to gummy bears. However, that moniker belies just how impressive these breast implants are.

Anatomic breast implants are designed, above all else, to provide women undergoing a breast augmentation with a more natural appearance. Anatomic implants look and feel more natural than traditional round implants.

They have other advantages, including:

  • A decreased risk of rupture
  • Reduced risk of capsular contracture
  • Decreased risk of bottoming out

Placing anatomic breast implants requires a skilled plastic surgeon with ample experience in the field. Dr. Michael Eisemann is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon. He understands the challenges and opportunities of these anatomic implants and knows how to place them safely and in a way that maximizes your results.

If you're a Houston, Texas woman and you want to learn more about anatomic breast implants, please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today. We also welcome out-of-town patients from around the country and the world. 

January 16th, 2015

Non-surgical skin treatment is popular with many of our Houston plastic surgeon's patients because it is simpler and less invasive than surgical options. These procedures also come with reduced recovery time- quite often, that recovery time is nothing at all.

But there's still some reluctance regarding laser skin therapy, including SmartSkin+™. The word "laser" has certain connotations, and those connotations are often of the dangerous and risky variety.

The reality, however, is that modern medical lasers are the farthest thing from dangerous or risky. The lasers our plastic surgeon uses are exceptionally precise, accurate and safe. We can use laser skin therapy to target specific cosmetic imperfections, eliminating them while leaving surrounding skin cells untouched.

There might be some minor redness or soreness after a laser skin procedure, but these are normal and short-lived. Laser skin therapy has a lengthy track record of safety and effectiveness.

At The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we would never perform any procedure whose safety is a matter of debate. We offer laser skin therapy because our triple-board certified plastic surgeon knows it can safely achieve your cosmetic goals. You can trust in Dr. Eisemann's decades of experience in the field.

If you live in the Houston, Texas area, or if you're an out-of-town patient, and you're considering laser skin therapy, you should arrange a consultation with our plastic surgeon. Please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today. 

December 31st, 2014

Age can affect our faces in many different ways. Wrinkles are among the most famous and common. However, many Houston-area residents considering a facelift are primarily concerned with sagging facial skin.

Facial fat is incredibly important for a youthful, vital-looking face. It provides structure and support to the skin and keeps the skin looking plump and fresh. However, as we age the fat slowly begins to fall. That drop is relatively subtle, but the aesthetic effects are often dramatic.

Sagging cheeks and jowls are unsightly and unpleasant. However, they can be addressed through a facelift procedure. We will lift and tighten the skin and facial muscles, creating a youthful, revitalized appearance that has no sagging skin or jowls.

A facelift is particularly helpful if you have significant cosmetic concerns, including particularly pronounced sagging and drooping. If you're younger and the problems are localized around the cheek area, a mid-facelift might be appropriate.

We'll be happy to evaluate your needs and determine if a facelift is appropriate for you.

If you live in or around Houston, Texas, or if you're an out-of-town patient looking for the best-possible facelift experience, please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today for a consultation.  

December 26th, 2014

Liposuction removes stubborn deposits of fat that don't respond to diet and exercise. However, that fat is sometimes rather tightly packed or exist in areas of the body that are difficult to access. These fat cells can still be safely removed, but that removal can often result in increased swelling and bruising.

Fortunately, there are liposuction procedure options that address these problems. Specifically, ultrasonic liposuction.

With ultrasonic liposuction, our triple board-certified plastic surgeon can make the liposuction experience easier and more pleasant, with a greatly reduced recovery time afterward.

Ultrasonic liposuction uses powerful but safe ultrasound waves to break up deposits of fat. These fat cells are liquefied, making them significantly easier to remove and greatly reducing trauma to the surrounding tissue.

Furthermore, ultrasonic liposuction boasts the same impressive safety record as the traditional procedure.

If you're a Houston, Texas resident curious about the potential of ultrasonic liposuction, please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today for a consultation.  

December 22nd, 2014

Considering the safety of the liposuction procedure, it can be quite tempting to find a Houston-area provider who offers the procedure at a supposed bargain price without offering much in the way of experience or credentials. After all, hundreds of thousands of Americans undergo the procedure every year without experiencing meaningful complications.

However, this doesn't mean that the procedure is simple, easy or risk-free. The reason liposuction has become so safe is that it has been honed over the course of years by experienced plastic surgeons. In the hands of an inexperienced provider looking to make a quick buck, liposuction can be dangerous.

When you choose triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann, you're choosing a doctor who respects you and respects the procedure. Dr. Eisemann understands the risks of the procedure and how to minimize them. He'll never perform a liposuction if it's not right for you, and he'll never take any steps that put your health in danger.

If you're a Houston, Texas resident considering liposuction, choose a doctor you can trust. Please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today for a consultation.  

December 15th, 2014

If you're like many of the patients who come to our Houston-area office for a rhinoplasty, you've probably done quite a bit of research before making your appointment. One of the questions Dr. Eisemann hears a lot regards the meaning of the terms "closed" and "open" rhinoplasty.

These terms essentially refer to the positioning of the incisions made during the procedure. With a closed rhinoplasty, those incisions are made inside the nostrils. There are no incisions on the outside of the nose.

By contrast, an "open" rhinoplasty also includes a small incision across the columella, which is the small bridge of skin between your left and right nostrils.

By keeping the incisions inside the nostrils, the closed rhinoplasty prevents the development of any visible scars. It's a completely inconspicuous result that doesn't place your scars on display.

Because there's less room for maneuver in a closed rhinoplasty, the procedure requires an expert touch, not to mention a complete understanding of the structure of the nose. Dr. Eisemann has been performing nasal surgeries for decades, and as a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, he has proven his ability to achieve the extraordinary changes his patients desire.

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

November 11th, 2014

Liposuction is a common procedure with an excellent safety record. We've helped many Houston-area residents remove stubborn deposits of fat using the procedure. Still, we understand that you might be worried about experiencing pain during your liposuction procedure.

Fortunately, liposuction does not generally cause pain. It's not unusual to experience some discomfort during the process, and there will be some tenderness while you recover. But actual pain is exceptionally rare.

Traditional liposuction begins with the injection of an anesthetic solution that numbs the treatment area and spares you any pain. Further, Dr. Michael Eisemann is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience in the Houston area, so he understands how to ensure your safety and comfort at all times.

Some nervousness before a surgical procedure is quite common. You can feel confident in the skill and experience of Dr. Eisemann.

We will be happy to answer all of your liposuction questions and address your concerns, including those regarding pain. We also have many patient testimonials to the safety and effectiveness of our procedures.

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

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.