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May 11th, 2017

Houston Skin Cancer Prevention and Treatment May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, giving you an ideal opportunity to recommit to wearing sunscreen. Especially in places like Houston, where sun exposure is often prolonged, the use of sunscreen is essential for blocking the harmful UV rays linked to skin cancer. Sunscreen can also help prevent premature aging of the skin and may reduce your risks for uneven skin tone and texture.

We offer many professional skin care products at our Houston cosmetic surgery office. If you are looking for advanced skincare solutions with broad-spectrum UV protection, please give us a call at 855-813-7077 to schedule a consultation and learn more.

Sun Damage and Scar Tissue

Scar tissue is less resistant to UV damage than normal skin. This means that people with exposed scars run the risk of having them permanently darkened by exposure to the sun. Scars are more likely to burn than normal skin and may become severely irritated following long-term exposure as well.

Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann is pleased to offer bioCorneum®, an advanced scar treatment with SPF30 to help protect scars from UV damage. The only FDA-approved scar treatment with Silishield™ patented crosslinking medical grade silicone, bioCorneum works to prevent and minimize hypertrophic scars while decreasing the appearance of existing scars. Non-greasy, clear, and quickly absorbed, this scar treatment offers superior UV protection for 12 to 24 hours, making it perfect for men and women in the Houston area who spend time outdoors.

Protecting your scars – and the rest of your skin – from excessive UV exposure is important for both your physical appearance and your overall health. Dr. Eisemann offers a range of nonsurgical treatments for sun damaged skin, but preventing that damage in the first place is always a better bet. If you live in or around Houston, please contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center online or by calling 855-813-7077 to schedule a consultation and learn more.

The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center is located in Houston, Texas. Our triple board-certified plastic surgeon offers a comprehensive range of treatments for men and women living in The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, Pearland, and all surrounding areas.

April 26th, 2017

Dr Eisemann offers facelifts for men - for those who want a younger, more energetic looking face - Houston, Sugar Land Facelift SurgeonAs a person ages, the signs of time can show the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, pollutants and the everyday stresses of life on the skin. Appearing as fine lines, wrinkles, deep creases, sagging at the neck, and the development of jowls at the jaw line, these signs of aging can be visibly reversed with a facelift. While a facelift cannot keep your face from aging, it can restore a more youthful appearance to your face.

The goals of a facelift for males are typically the same as those for females. In both cases, the patient seeks a younger and more energetic appearance.

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a procedure that removes excess fat, while the underlying muscles are lifted and tightened. When these deeper layers are lifted, the skin will follow naturally. The excess skin will then be trimmed away without tension, avoiding the "windswept look," or a pulled-back facial appearance. The typical areas addressed are the cheeks, the lines extending from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth (nasolabial folds), jowls, marionette lines, as well as the folds and fat deposited around the neck area. Incisions for a facelift are carefully made at the hairline, ears and within the natural folds of the face, to have the least impact and appearance on the patient as possible. One of the key differences between a facelift for females and a facelift for males involves the incisions. Men typically wear their hair shorter then women, making scars at the hairline more difficult to hide. The incisions made for a male facelift at the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston will be made as inconspicuously as possible, often along the natural crease where the ear meets the side of the face, around the earlobe and at the slower scalp area under the hair.

It is important that certain techniques are used to ensure the most desirable aesthetic outcome for males. Improper techniques can result in an unnatural appearance, due to sideburns being pulled upward and backward. At the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston, a facelift for men is performed with appropriate techniques to make sure that the most natural, youthful result is achieved without hairline or earlobe distortion.

A facelift is a procedure that can eliminate the most visible signs of aging. While a facelift alone can achieve the desired results for some patients, many of Dr Eisemann's patients Houston chose to combine their facelift with other surgical procedures such as rhinoplasty, forehead lift, eyelid lift, or chin surgery. During the initial surgical consultation for a facelift, Dr. Eisemann will discuss options with each patient and recommend the procedures that will best suit their medical and aesthetic needs.

For patients who are younger or do not have an excess of sagging skin, Dr. Eisemann may recommend a modified or mini-facelift. This mini facelift procedure does not have as dramatic an effect on the face and neck, but it creates less swelling, will leave shorter scars, and heals more quickly than a full facelift. Midface lifting or lower neck alone lifting can be performed selectively with reduced scarring.

Facelift procedures at Dr. Eisemann's fully accredited surgical suite in Houston, Texas may be performed under a local anesthetic with I.V. sedation. Patients can expect to spend the first night after the facelift surgery at home. Patients are generally able to move around on the day after surgery, and find that any post-operative soreness or discomfort can be well managed with oral pain medication. Facelift patients will find that most swelling has subsided about one week after surgery.

Is this procedure right for you? Get started today and give us a call at 713-766-0071 or click here to contact us.

April 21st, 2017

Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann works with several financing companies to help women reach their aesthetic goals. Call 855-813-7077 to schedule a consultation and learn moreMommy makeover surgery targets the areas of the body most impacted through pregnancy and nursing. For many women, this will include:

  • Breast augmentation to restore lost shape and volume
  • Breast lift to firm and raise breast tissue
  • Liposuction to eliminate fat from areas including the thighs, buttocks, hips, neck, and chin
  • Tummy tuck to address diastasis recti, draw in the waist, remove sagging skin, and reduce stretch marks

During your Houston mommy makeover consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann will discuss which options are best for your needs after carefully assessing your frame and listening to your concerns. Call us at 855-813-7077 to schedule your consultation today.

Financing Your Mommy Makeover

At Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we believe that all women deserve to feel confident and appealing. We work with various financing companies to help ensure Texas women interested in a mommy makeover are able to achieve these goals.

Companies we work with include:

These cosmetic surgery financing companies offer competitive rates, special offers, and other incentives to well-qualified applicants. We can provide you with application information during your mommy makeover consultation – or you can click any of the links above to be taken directly to each company’s website.

Financing your mommy makeover should not be something that causes you stress or complicates the process of you achieving your aesthetic goals. Dr. Eisemann and our staff welcome an opportunity to meet with you and discuss these goals – and to help you find the financial resources that can make them a reality.

To schedule your mommy makeover consultation at our Houston office, please contact Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today. Dr. Eisemann provides customized plastic surgery services for women living in The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, Conroe, and all surrounding Texas communities. 

April 10th, 2017

Balloon sinuplasty becomes necessary when traditional methods of clearing the sinuses prove ineffective. Swollen mucus membranes in the nasal cavity can swell due to colds or allergies. When this happens, the sinuses can no longer drain, and buildup becomes inevitable. Acute sinusitis typically responds to methods such as saline rinses, steam, OTC decongestants and, in more advanced cases, prescription antibiotics. Chronic sinusitis is resistant to many of these at-home methods and may, when totally unresponsive to treatment, necessitate medical intervention. For years, that has come in the form of sinus surgery. Now, advancements in sinus treatment have made balloon sinuplasty possible – allowing for a clearing of the sinuses without incisions, surgical instruments, or the risks that come with surgical intervention.

Triple board-certified Houston ENT Dr. Michael Eisemann is pleased to offer balloon sinuplasty as an alternative to sinus surgery for the treatment of chronic sinusitis. If you have struggled with chronic sinus infection, Dr. Eisemann welcomes an opportunity to meet with you and discuss your condition, assess your sinus passages, and help you decide if nonsurgical sinus opening is the best treatment for you.

Balloon sinuplasty is a safe and effective treatment for chronic sinus infection, even when that infection is recurrent. If you are looking for the safest and most effective way to achieve lasting sinus comfort, please contact Houston ENT Dr. Michael Eisemann online or by calling 855-813-7077 to schedule your consultation today. Dr. Eisemann offers balloon sinuplasty to men and women living in Houston, The Woodlands, Conroe, Sugar Land, Katy, and all surrounding areas.

April 4th, 2017

Your lips play an important role in the appearance of your face. If your lips are too narrow, too small, or otherwise unbecoming, they can be a constant source of emotional discomfort. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your lips or if you desire a fuller, more pronounced pout, Houston cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann can help. Give us a call at 855-813-7077 to schedule a lip augmentation consultation and see if this safe, simple, and fast in-office procedure can help you reach your cosmetic goals.

Lip Augmentation with Dermal Fillers

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your lips? Call Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann at 855-813-7077 to schedule a lip augmentation consultation today!The safest and most effective way to plump-up the lips is with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Depending on factors unique to you, Dr. Eisemann may recommend:

All of these fillers use hyaluronic acid to add volume to the treatment area. When injected into the lips, these dermal fillers produce a natural-looking fullness without requiring any downtime or interfering with your daily life. Results from a single treatment can last for several months – even up to two years – and reapplication is all that will be needed to maintain results even longer. During your initial consultation at our Houston plastic surgery office, we can discuss this in greater detail to help you understand how long your treatment will continue to produce results.

Why Choose Dr. Eisemann

Dr. Eisemann is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience. His background, training, and decades of practice enable him to produce personalized results that truly complement and enhance the appearance of each patient he sees. While lip augmentation may be available at spas and cosmetic centers throughout the Houston area, results are typically commensurate with experience. The most reliable way to ensure your lip enhancement produces the results you deserve is by working with a highly trained and reputable plastic surgeon. Please contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center to schedule your consultation and learn more.

Dr. Eisemann provides lip augmentation and other cosmetic and plastic surgery solutions for men and women living in The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, and all surrounding areas. 

March 27th, 2017

Balloon sinuplasty is a safe, effective, nonsurgical treatment for chronic sinusitis. Board-certified Houston ENT Dr. Michael Eisemann is pleased to offer this treatment to men and women living in Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Conroe, Katy, and all surrounding areas of Texas, helping those who suffer from persistent sinus infect find lasting relief.

Take the short quiz below to see if you could benefit from balloon sinuplasty, then call Dr. Eisemann at 855-813-7077 to schedule an appointment and learn more.

March 22nd, 2017

Do you have questions about breast implants and cancer? Call Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann at 855-813-7077 to schedule a consultation today On March 21st, the FDA announced its findings that breast implants are linked to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare but deadly form of cancer. This is not the first time breast implants have been linked to ALCL, but it is the first time that conclusive evidence of correlation has been shown. In the 10 years the FDA has been collecting data on a link between ALCL and breast implants, 359 cases have been reported to the agency. A majority of those were from women who had received textured implants, leading the agency to believe there is a link between implant type and ALCL. This link, however, needs further review.

359 cases in 10 years may seem like a lot, but this actually represents a very small percentage of breast augmentation patients. During that same time, nearly 3 million breast augmentation procedures were performed by board-certified plastic surgeons according to data collected by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, making instances of ALCL incredibly rare. Just how rare? ALCL develops in approximately 0.01% of women who have had breast augmentation.

In addition to being very rare, ALCL is easily treated when caught early on. Developing in the breast implant pocket, implant-related ALCL can typically be treated by simply removing the implant and capsule surrounding it. Some cases have required chemotherapy or radiation, but most have responded quite well to implant removal alone. However, early detection is important, making it a good idea to know what symptoms may indicate a problem with your breast implants.

Symptoms of ALCL may include:

  • Painless swelling around the implant
  • Swelling of lymph nodes
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fever
  • Backache
  • Loss of appetite

If you have breast implants and are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann at 855-813-7077 to schedule an examination.

As with most implant-related complications, chances of developing cancer following breast augmentation are extremely rare. However, board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann strongly believes that all patients deserve to have full information about the risks and benefits of any chosen procedure. During your initial consultation at our comfortable office, Dr. Eisemann will listen to all concerns you have about breast implant complications, answer your questions openly and honestly, and help you determine if breast augmentation is the best choice for your needs.

Making the Best Decision for You

The Plastic Surgery Foundation, along with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is continuing to study the link between breast implants and ALCL. A website with information on ongoing and already completed studies can be found here.

Researching the potential risks of breast augmentation allows you to measure its risks vs. benefits. We would encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eisemann as well, to make sure all of your questions are answered and you are better able to make the decision that is best for your physical and emotional needs.

Breast augmentation is, by and large, a very safe procedure that has helped millions of women achieve the look they find most desirable. If you are interested in learning more about the procedure and what it can do for you, please contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center to schedule a consultation at our Houston office today. Dr. Eisemann welcomes breast augmentation patients from The Woodlands, Conroe, Katy, Sugar Land, and all surrounding areas.

March 17th, 2017

Are you looking for a nonsurgical treatment for chronic sinusitis? Call board-certified Houston ENT Dr. Michael Eisemann at 855-813-7077 to learn about balloon sinuplasty todayThere are more than 3 million cases of sinusitis every year, most often marked by symptoms including nasal congestion, pain and pressure behind the eyes, in the nasal cavity and throughout the face, distorted sense of smell, and fever. Acute sinusitis is often a result of colds or allergies and is easily treatable. In fact, many people with acute sinusitis will not require any medical treatment at all. This is not the case for those who suffer from chronic sinusitis, a condition that can last for months and is typically the result of infection.

To treat chronic sinusitis, weeks-long courses of antibiotics are often required. Sadly, these are not always effective, even when combined with home care such as saline rinses, humidifiers, steam treatments, and nasal drains. When sinusitis fails to respond to these treatment methods, a surgical restructuring of the nasal cavity is typically the next course of treatment. But surgical sinusitis treatment brings its own risks and complications, and is certainly not the best choice for everyone.

Triple board-certified Houston ENT surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann is pleased to offer balloon sinuplasty as an alternative treatment for chronic sinusitis. This nonsurgical treatment is very effective at opening blocked sinus passages, allowing for a saline flush to completely remove obstruction and infection. Continued flushing once daily for a few week following balloon sinuplasty will work to prevent the infection from returning, helping provide a lasting solution for your chronic sinusitis. Home care will be discussed in detail during your sinusitis treatment consultation at our Houston office.

Recovery from balloon sinuplasty is typically very short and, because the procedure requires no incisions or surgical manipulation, much less intense than that following sinus surgery. Dr. Eisemann will provide you information about what you can expect during your balloon sinuplasty recovery to help ensure your comfort, safety, and lasting relief from chronic sinusitis.

Please contact Dr. Michael Eisemann online or by calling 855-813-7077 to schedule your chronic sinusitis treatment consultation today. Located in Houston, Dr. Eisemann welcomes patients from Katy, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and all surrounding Texas communities.

March 8th, 2017

Breast, body, and facial procedures topped the most popular in 2016. To learn what plastic surgery can do for you, call Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Eisemann at 855-813-7077 todayThe American Society of Plastic Surgeons has just released its annual report of the top five plastic surgery procedures. Breast augmentation remained number one in 2016, but saw its first increase since 2013, growing a full 4% over the previous year. Facelift returned to the top five, edging out tummy tuck surgery for that final spot, which it held in 2012, 2013, and 2014 as well.

The top five plastic surgery procedures performed in 2016 were:

  1. Breast Augmentation – up 4% from 2015
  2. Liposuction – up 6% from 2015
  3. Rhinoplasty – up 2% from 2015
  4. Blepharoplasty – up 2% from 2015
  5. Facelift – up 4% from 2015

The top five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed in 2016 were:

  1. BOTOX® Cosmetic – up 4% from 2015
  2. Dermal fillers – up 2% from 2015
  3. Chemical peel – up 4% from 2015
  4. Laser hair removal – down 1% from 2015
  5. Microdermabrasion – down 3% from 2015

Overall, the top five in both nonsurgical and surgical cosmetic procedures saw significant increases over the previous year. If you are considering any of these procedures, board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann welcomes an opportunity to meet with you to help you determine which will be best for producing the results you desire.

Dr. Eisemann is a triple board-certified surgeon, holding certifications through the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Experienced, skilled, and committed to the safety and satisfaction of each patient he sees, Dr. Eisemann has been chosen as a Top Doc by H Texas Magazine, is listed as a top plastic surgeon in the Texas Guide to Top Doctors, and has been selected as one of the top doctors in Bayou City and Harris County by Inside Houston Magazine. If you are looking for an award-winning plastic surgeon in the Houston area, please contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you reach your aesthetic goals. 

February 27th, 2017

To learn how much your breast augmentation procedure might cost, call Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann at 855-813-7077 and schedule a consultation todayBreast augmentation is an incredibly effective way to add volume, shape, and appeal to your entire upper body, but as an elective procedure, cost is a practical consideration for many patients. Because enlargement procedures performed by board-certified Houston breast surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann are entirely customized to complement the natural contours and dimensions of the patient, procedural costs can vary somewhat – making a one-on-one consultation the best way to learn what you can expect to pay for breast augmentation.

Financing Your Breast Augmentation Procedure

Elective procedures like breast augmentation are not covered by insurance, but we offer a range of financing options at our Houston plastic surgery office. In addition to cash and most major credit cards, Dr. Eisemann accepts breast augmentation financing from:

  • Alphaeon™ Credit
  • Prosper® Healthcare Lending
  • CareCredit®

These plastic surgery financing services provide a range of payback options and variable rates – including some 0% APR plans – that can work within nearly any budget to make breast augmentation a reality. If the cost of breast augmentation has been a deterrent to your calling our plastic surgeon and scheduling a consultation, we encourage you to contact us now to schedule your consultation and learn more about your financing options.

Dr. Michael Eisemann is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Katy, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Conroe, and all surrounding areas of Texas. With over 30 years of experience, he knows how to customize each breast augmentation procedure to produce the most natural-looking and complementary results, and is fully dedicated to the satisfaction of every patient he sees. If you are considering breast augmentation in the Houston area, please call the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center at 855-813-7077 and schedule your consultation today.