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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 713-766-0071 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:


  • 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.


  • 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 713-766-0071 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 713-766-0071 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 713-766-0071 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 713-766-0071 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 713-766-0071 to schedule your consultation.

February 11th, 2016

Smaller breast implants for 2016Many plastic surgeons are saying that women are having smaller breast implants these days. This trend seems to be a response to Hollywood, as many actresses have decided to downsize their breast implants for a more natural look.

Most notably in celebrity circles, Victoria Beckham and Pamela Anderson had breast reductions.

With the desire for a natural appearance with breast implants comes a rise in the popularity of silicone implants. Silicone implants are known to mimic the look and feel of natural breasts more closely then saline implants.

Saline implants used to be the popular option, because if they leak or rupture the solution is harmless to the body, but technology has improved silicone implants, making them safer.

Dr. Eisemann offers Anatomic Breast Implants which have a natural tear drop looking shape and a longevity that comes from their resistance to folding.

Dr. Eisemann has many breast augmentation options to give you the look and feel that you desire. During your consultation, he will address your concerns and find the option that suites you best.

When getting breast implants, choosing a board-certified surgeon with experience is the best way to ensure that you're in the right hands.

If you're interested in breast implants and in the Houston area, contact Dr. Eisemann at 713-766-0071 to schedule a consultation.

January 26th, 2016

buttock augmentations on the riseWhether diet and exercise are just not getting the job done, or you want the Kim Kardashian or Nicki Minaj look, a buttock augmentation, better known as a butt lift, may be the way to go. The number of buttock augmentations is on the rise in the United States. The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons estimates that over 21,000 people had the procedure done in 2014 (an 86% increase from 2013). The numbers from 2015, not yet completely tallied, seem to indicate a continuing upward trend.

There are two main types of a buttock augmentation done in the United States:

  • A fat graft augmentation, better known as the Brazilian butt lift, relocates fat cells taken from various body locations (such as the waist, hips, abdomen, and back) to specific locations in your buttocks. Multiple fat grafts may be needed since as much as 40% of fat can be reabsorbed. This option removes the risk of implant rejection and results in more natural-looking results.
  • Buttock implants can be longer lasting. Silicone implants are inserted below the buttock muscles or the fascia to produce the ideal look.

There isn't one procedure that works for everyone, so in your consultations, Dr. Eisemann will help you decide which is right for you based on a number of factors, including your body frame and your expectations.

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 713-766-0071 to schedule your appointment. We welcome patients throughout Houston and the surrounding communities.

January 25th, 2016

Houston skin care doctor - Dr. Michael EismannIt’s no secret that tanning beds are bad for your skin. While they give you your ideal skin tone, they wreak havoc on the underlying layers. Artificial tanning doubles or triples your risk for several types of skin cancer. Some men and women are willing to take that chance, but others might not know just how dangerous tanning beds can be, especially those under the age of 18.

The FDA is proposing to restrict the use of tanning beds to adults only. Over one million teens across the U.S. use sunlamps to reach their tanning goal. Sun exposure also puts you in danger of melanoma, but the UV lights involved in “fake-baking” put you at an even greater increased risk. The FDA is not planning to ban tanning altogether, but wants to eliminate teen use and provide more information on skin care to adults who choose to use this method.

The goal of the FDA proposal is to prevent minors from causing early damage to their skin and make adults sign a waiver that explains the health risks. They hope that this law will encourage manufacturers and tanning companies to explore safer options. The law will also ensure that an emergency switch or button is built into each bed, and it will limit the amount of light transmitted through eyewear.

Melanoma is just as dangerous as every other kind of cancer, but in most cases it can be prevented. Sunbathing and using tanning beds can do irreversible damage to your skin. There are other options like bronzing lotions and spray tanning, but these only last a few days at a time. Learn to love the skin you have and if tanning has already done some damage, consider treatments like IPL to improve sun and age spots, freckles, and pigmentation abnormalities.

For more information on skin care in the Houston area contact Dr. Michael Eisemann at 713-766-0071 today to schedule a consultation.