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April 12th, 2018

You want Botox, but you may be hesitant about the aftereffects of this nonsurgical procedure. Will there be pain? Will I swell? Will I be able to go back to work after? At Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we use Botox as a form of treatment for laugh and smile lines, crow’s feet, wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows. With more than 30 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Eisemann has seen it all and trusts in the results that come from Botox injections.

Read along as we take this opportunity now to dive further into Botox and what exactly happens after the procedure is complete.

 
 

To start, Botox has often been viewed in movies and TV as something more dramatic than it really is. Botox depicted in popular television is usually shown on a face that looks as though it has been pulled too tightly back, and prevents the person from showing any facial expressions whatsoever. The reality of Botox is that it is a muscle relaxer (not a filler) that produces a smoother appearance where you would normally find fine lines and wrinkles.

Is Botox even safe for me to use?

You might be surprised to know that Botox has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for both cosmetic and medical purposes. For many years, men and women across the nation and beyond have used Botox for its anti-aging benefits. Botox comes in a powdered form and must be diluted properly in order to be injected. Botox is also measured by units. You can easily discuss with your doctor about how many units you think you may need to achieve the results you’re searching for. It’s important to do some research on your own time, and make sure that whoever you choose to perform your Botox procedure is a licensed physician, nurse, or medical professional.

 
Isn’t Botox for more mature patients?
Botox can be used on patients as young as 24 years old! Botox is not necessarily used only on older people because it can be great for those who are younger and have a spot or two on their face that they may be concerned about. For example, some younger people find that they show expressions more strongly than their friends or other members of their family. Having Botox can reduce the signs of creasing and wrinkles when showing joy, excitement, anger, and so on, and can also assist in preventing those lines from deepening

 

What happens next?

 

When opting for Botox, it is important that you don’t expect immediate results. With each injection, you may feel a tight pinch, but it should not feel overly painful. When Botox is injected correctly beneath the skin, results are not usually visible until a few days after the procedure. In fact, it could take anywhere from 10 days to two weeks for the Botox to take full effect. You may experience some redness, slight swelling, or bruising at the injection sites. When done correctly, these symptoms should dissipate within a few hours, even for those with sensitive skin. You might experience a mild headache as one of the side effects after getting your Botox treatment. If you become uncomfortable as a result of your headache, you can be treat it as normal with pain relief medicine.

 

Worried about having to go back to work? With Botox, you can return to work immediately after your procedure is complete. Since it is such a convenient procedure to have, many patients use their lunch time or another small slot within their day to make an appointment and get their Botox done. With all of this being said, you will want to refrain from working out for the remainder of the day after you have had your injections to ensure quality results.
 

Botox is not permanent and will require follow up visits to keep your desired look in tact. Overall, Botox lasts about 3 to 4 months
 

The most common sites for Botox injections include:

  • Forehead (forehead lines)
  • Between eyebrows
  • Around the mouth (frown line)
  • Around the eyes (crow’s feet)


 

Prevent effects from fading faster

 

Beyond Botox, having a solid skincare routine is always a good habit to have. For some, skincare may consist of a ton of steps, but it can also be narrowed down to just three.

  • Cleanse: Both in the morning and at night, you want to deep clean your skin to get rid of any dirt, excess oil, and bacteria. Buy a cleanser that is gentle enough for your skin but tough on grime. Pay attention to your skin and stick to cleansers that are dermatologist recommended, or made for sensitive skin if you find you often have skin sensitivity issues. Using a tool, like a cleansing brush, can help get deeper into pores to clean them out. You may also use clean hands to massage the cleanser into the skin. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry with a soft clean towel.
  • Tone: Use a toner to place on a clean cotton pad and sweep gently across the face for an even deeper clean. Make sure your face is dry before applying moisturizer.
  • Moisturize: Find a light moisturizer that can help soothe your skin after it has been cleansed. Opt for a moisturizer with SPF in it. Protection from the sun can help prevent future issues from developing like sun damage, wrinkles, and skin cancer.

If you find you would like to explore more options within skincare, there are a number of hydrating masks, and oils to bring your skin some much needed moisture. For those with oily skin, using products with charcoal might help soak up some of the excess oil that can sit on top of the face. If you suffer from acne, choose products that contain hyaluronic acid, as it can be used to plump skin, retain moisture, and prevent acne breakouts.

Other facial options

If you’re looking for a treatment for your face that has longer lasting effects than Botox, Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center offers facial plastic surgery methods in addition to nonsurgical options. You will see more permanent results from facial plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift, brow lift, or eyelid lift performed by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Eisemann.

Why Dr. Eisemann

As an experienced professional, Dr. Eisemann has been serving Houston and the surrounding area for more than 30 years. Along with a number of nonsurgical options available at Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Eisemann is also triple board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has been rated as one of the top doctors in Texas by H Texas Magazine, and he was previously the President of the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons from 1999-2000. Plastic surgery and nonsurgical procedures are a personal decision, and should be made entirely for yourself. At Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Eisemann and his team of professionals are here to help make your body confidence journey just a little bit easier with the services and expertise provided at our premier plastic surgery center.

 
March 6th, 2018

A breast augmentation consists of enlarging the breasts with breast implants. Getting a breast augmentation can be an amazing procedure. Whether you have decided to enlarge them to better fit your body, or to bring back some firmness after having a baby, a breast augmentation can be an effective way to gain body confidence. However, as a surgical procedure, it can also have its periods of discomfort. To better ensure your path towards healthy healing after your procedure, it’s important to learn how to massage breasts after a breast augmentation.

Benefits

Massaging your breasts after breast augmentation surgery can help reduce the growth of a scar tissue capsule around the implant, help heal the incision wound faster, and help keep breasts soft and flexible. During the beginning of the healing process, it is best not to touch them too much so the incision site has the proper amount of time to heal. Once it has been cleared by your surgeon, massaging the breasts can have a number of benefits. By massaging the breasts, you’re helping to encourage fresh blood flow throughout your chest area. This can also help to drain the stagnant lymph fluid located within the chest area to the underarm region.

Precaution

It’s always best to consult your surgeon before massaging. Your surgeon or surgical nurse will help guide you and demonstrate the proper massage techniques. You should wait until your incision is completely healed before you start massaging. Waiting will ensure the incision doesn’t open up and get infected. If your implant feels hard or getting tighter, be sure to talk to your surgeon immediately.

Techniques

There are several different massage techniques that can help with the healing process of your breasts.

  • For the downward massage, start by placing both hands on your one of your breasts and gently pull the breast tissue upward and push the implant downward. Hold the breast in this position for 10 seconds, then repeat the massage on the alternate breast. Continue alternating and massaging each breast 10 times. It is best to do this massage 3 times a day.
     
  • The upward massage technique helps stretch out your implant capsule and push the breast upward. Start by cupping your left hand under the nipple of your right breast and squeeze your implant upward. When you feel your implant is at the top of the pocket, hold it in place for 10 seconds. Repeat this process with your right hand and left breast. Repeat alternating between each breast 10 times and practice this massage at least 3 times a day.
     
  • Use one hand to cup the top of one breast with the base of your palm closest to your armpit. Squeeze and gently push the tissue together a few times. Switch to the other breast and repeat. For the double-handed technique, lace fingers together and place on the top of the breast with both palms facing away from each other. Using both palms, squeeze the tissue together a few times and switch to the other breast.
     
  • Using both hands, hold one breast in each hand and push them together using a light to medium pressure. Push breasts together and hold. Release and repeat.

You can always use other slow movements with medium pressure to push your breast tissue around in different directions to keep the blood flow pumping, and the skin around your breasts loose and healthy.

Using soothing, natural products like coconut oil, vitamin E oil, or drops of certain beauty oils, can help make your massage more of a relaxing experience. Using an oil or light cream can keep your skin soft and supple. Again, make sure your incision is healed before applying non approved lotions and creams around it.

Capsular Contracture

Capsular contracture occurs when scar tissue hardens and forms a tight capsule around the implant. This causes the implant to harden and lose its form. Massaging your breasts regularly can help prevent capsular contracture from occuring. It’s highly recommended to consult with your surgeon before you start massaging to ensure your breasts are properly healed.

At Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Eisemann is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of cosmetic surgery experience here in the Houston area. He offers specialized knowledge and professional ability in performing breast augmentations, and can help see you through your surgery from beginning to end. For more information on surgical breast options, visit our blog and get real advice on all things cosmetic surgery, healthy eating, and more.

February 27th, 2018

 

Natural Ingredients For Better Skin

After receiving cosmetic or nonsurgical treatments or your face and body, you might be surprised to learn that it isn’t always necessary to spend a ton of money on skincare products. Some of the most expensive creams and lotions contain simple ingredients you can often find right at home.

Take a look at these 5 natural elements that you can easily pick up at your local store, and incorporate into your daily beauty routine to achieve soft, supple, younger-looking skin.

 

 

1. Coconut Oil

Organic coconut oil is the result of hard pressing the meat of a coconut until the oil is all that is left. Coconut oil may be a bit heavy on the face for those with more oily skin but makes for a great out-of-the-shower moisturizer and shave cream. It’s full of vitamin E, healthy fats, and melts right into the skin.

 

2. Argan Oil

This oil is taken from the nuts of the Moroccan argan tree. The resulting oil is a light oil, rich in vitamin E, that is great for skin and hair. The antioxidants in this oil fight off free radical skin damage, and help improve skin’s elasticity while leaving a faint fresh scent.
 

3. Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil comes from the seed of the jojoba plant—abundant in dry climates like Mexico—and can be used to soothe and nourish skin. It can even help with some of the side effects of a sunburn. Just a few drops of this anti-inflammatory oil are needed to saturate skin with a healthy dose of vitamins.

 

 

4. Honey

If you happen to be someone who suffers from acne, it is best to stay away from harsh exfoliators and stick to products that can kill bacteria. Honey in its raw form is great for fighting acne. It contains natural antibacterial elements and can calm irritated skin. Simply apply the raw honey to affected areas and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and moisturize as needed.

 

 

5. Rosewater

Another important key to keeping up glowing, clear skin is by using a gentle toner. Rosewater is easy to make and naturally brightening and refreshing. Here’s a recipe for rosewater that can help you save money in the comfort of your own home.

 

Rosewater Recipe:

You Will Need:

  • 7-10 organic roses
  • 2 liters distilled water
  • Cooking pot
  • Strainer
  • Glass jar
  • Empty spray bottle

Take your 7-10 rose stems and pull off all of the petals. Gently rinse the petals to get rid of any dirt. In a pot, pour in just enough distilled water (about 1.5 liters) to cover the rose petals and let simmer for 20-30 minutes. When the roses have reached a pale pink shade, strain the water from the petals, and throw away any leftover petals. Store your rosewater in a glass jar in the fridge. Get an empty spray bottle and pour in 1 Tbsp of rosewater and mix it with 4 Tbsp of remaining distilled water to get the right diluted mixture for your brand new facial toner.

Here at Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we do what we can to keep you up to date with the latest in skin and body care. As a premier plastic surgery center, we also offer a ton of our own skin and facial services like BOTOX®, lip fillers, IPL treatments and more. Give us a call today to see what we can do for you and your skin.

 

 
February 22nd, 2018

As we get older, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and gets less firm. It’s completely normal! But for those who would like to slow down the process or you find your recent appearance doesn't reflect how you feel inside, take some extra measures to get back that bounce. What about trying to use facial yoga for 10-15 minutes a day? Discover a new way to workout—the face that is—and notice a change in your face shape after a few weeks. Facial yoga has become part of many japanese skin care beauty routines, and the face yoga method has also made its way to the US with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Meghan Markle, and Jennifer Aniston on board.

Take and look to see how the face yoga method approaches muscle exercises stretching the face and neck. This might just by the anti-aging remedy you need.

About face yoga

The face yoga method is also known as “facial toning” and dates back thousands of years. Facial yoga follows similar guidelines to working out certain parts of the body to receive the toning, firming results you may be after. The point of facial yoga is to target what you view as problem areas and firm it up by working out the muscles in your face. By exercising the facial muscles and focusing on certain parts of the face, you can improve the look within a few weeks of practicing facial yoga methods. The best part is that with only 10-15 minutes required, you can do them most anywhere. You can do your exercises on your lunch break at work, while in the shower, or while making your meals for the week. The possibilities are endless!

Room for improvement

Here are 5 common issues people have with their faces as they age, and the corresponding exercises to help out.

  1. Chin and jawline
  2. Forehead
  3. Cheeks
  4. Eye area
  5. Mouth

To help improve your chin and jawline area to prevent sagging, double-chin, and other unpleasant side effects of aging, try the following exercises.

  • Place your tongue at the roof of your mouth and open and close slowly to help strengthen those muscles along the neck and jawline. Breathe slowly and repeat as necessary.
  • Make a solid “fish face” while attempting to smile. This works the cheek and jaw muscles.

Many people have issues with forehead wrinkles and deeply set lines on the forehead. This exercise can help.

  • Form the letter ‘C’ with your thumb and index finger. Place your index fingers just about your brows and your thumbs resting on your cheeks. Open your eyes wide and look up. Hold this position for 10 seconds and repeat.

For those who desire to reduce the rounder look of their face, try this approach may be what you need.

  • Pretend to use mouthwash with just air by sucking in air and swishing back and forth for 5-10 seconds. This method can help make cheek muscles more toned and reduce the look of a double chin. 

Take these steps to help keep eyes sharp, and get rid of the look of droopy eyes and eye bags.

  • Look straight ahead and relax. Breathe deeply and begin to shift your eyes from center, to left, center, right, and back to center. Use this same combo by looking up, center, down, and back to center. Keep your body in place.
  • Use your fingers to gently pull back certain pressure points to massage the skin and encourage firmness. For example, take two fingers and line up the index finger next to your eye and the middle finger just underneath it. Gently stretch the area in between for a few seconds and rest.
  • To achieve a more lifted brow look, try using your index, middle, and ring fingertips just above both eyebrows. Lightly lift and stretch the area in between your brows for a few seconds and rest. 

This easy exercise can assist in plumping up the lips and strengthening the neck.

  • Align yourself by standing up and looking straight ahead. Look up and attempt to kiss the space above you 10-15 times. 

Benefits and other ways to help
 

Some of the main benefits of facial exercises are the firming factors that you get from working out those muscles and maintaining a facial exercise routine in the future. In addition to these techniques, you can also give the appearance of younger looking skin by drinking water throughout the day and staying away from harmful habits like smoking, and eating foods heavy in fat and salt. For more intense facial therapy, we offer a number of surgical facial procedures, and skin treatments like BOTOX®, Juvederm®, and Perlane to keep your face looking fresh and young.

 

At Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we are happy to provide skincare and body treatments for those who need a little extra boost. We strive to be your go-to when looking for skin treatments in Houston, and deliver cosmetic services based off of you and your needs.

 
 
February 6th, 2018

It seems as though avocados have been a huge hit for the past few years. Aside from food, people have started to incorporate them into daily beauty routines. What does that mean? Simply put, there are some amazing avocado skin benefits! These creamy green treats have so many outstanding aspects, you’ll want to hit the grocery store as soon as possible to get your daily dose.

We’re going to help by breaking down all things avocados to give some informational and educational insight, and to show how the benefits go beyond using them as an addition to your breakfast toast.

 

Avocado Skin Benefits

Why avocados?

Maybe the most surprising thing about avocados is that they are a fruit, not a vegetable! Used in many traditional Mexican dishes, avocados are an extremely popular fruit both in Central and South America. Most avocados purchased in the US come from California. They are considered a heart healthy fruit and are filled with fantastic benefits for your body such as potassium, fatty acids, and fiber. Avocados are a great, natural way to fuel your body with “good” fat and make an excellent addition to any meal. Aside from its nutritional value, avocados are rich in antioxidants which make it a great tool to use for its anti aging properties to help improve your skin. Avocado skin benefits include an extra amount of free radical compounds like beta-cryptoxanthin, beta carotene, zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene, and lutein. These helpful takeaways offer solutions to fine lines and wrinkles by making their appearance softened and less visible.

Anti aging remedy

Avocados are one of the best beauty secrets you can use to make your skin feel and look younger. Defeat dry skin by placing an avocado mask on your face and letting your skin absorb the healthy oils creating a natural moisturizing effect.

If you want to avoid spending a ton of money on expensive serums and creams loaded with vitamin C, there is some good news. Avocados are abundant in amounts of vitamin C, which is fantastic for giving skin a more firm look and feel. Used as a natural form of collagen, vitamin C can help skin keep a supple and moisturized feel.

Another plus of avocados is the amount of vitamin E that can greatly reduce free radical damage and soften wrinkles. Strangely enough, if you happen to get a little too much sun at the beach, applying a generous amount of avocados can help with the painful after effects of sunburn. The less sun damage you have, the more healthy your skin looks even as you age.

Take a look at this easy-to-make, nourishing avocado face mask recipe.

Avocado Face Mask:

  • ¼ avocado (mash it up)
  • 1 slice or wedge of lemon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Mix all ingredients together and use clean hands or a brush to put mask on an already cleansed face and neck. Let the mask sit on your skin for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with warm water. For best skin results, use a light toner, and follow up with a moisturizer with SPF in it to finish your fresh face routine.

Fit for a feast

While one of the best ways to use avocados is by eating the healthy fats in them to help shrink your waistline, ingesting them can also provide some equally amazing skin benefits. So cutting up a few slices sprinkled with lemon juice for a snack rather than grabbing for a bag of chips may prove to be a better habit for your well being inside and out!

The fatty acids, or Omega-9 fatty acids, in avocados help hydrate thirsty skin and offer a quicker turnover rate for skin cells. Someone who eats more avocados may find that skin repair comes a bit quicker and with results they can see. Another way to extract this specific type of fatty acid is by going straight to the source through avocado oil to use as a daily moisturizer to assist in skin regeneration.

Try this authentic guacamole recipe and use it in your daily diet to reap some great avocado skin benefits.

Guacamole Recipe:

  • 3-4 medium avocados
  • ¼ c red onion (finely diced)
  • 2-3 small limes
  • ¼ c Roma tomatoes
  • ¼ c cilantro (finely chopped)
  • Sea salt

In a medium sized mixing bowl, scoop out avocados, place into the bowl, and mash. Combine mashed up avocado, red onion, tomatoes, and cilantro. Squeeze limes and gently fold juice into mixture. Use sea salt to taste. Serve and enjoy!

Looking for something a little more sweet? Try this easy avocado smoothie recipe. If you have always felt like you are someone who does not like avocados, just give it a try and trust us! You will want to infuse them into your smoothies all the time.

Avocado Strawberry Smoothie:

  • 1 c milk (or other base of your choice)
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ banana
  • 1 c strawberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey

Place avocado, banana, strawberries, and honey in blender, pour milk in and blend. That’s it! The most simple recipe with a sweet kick. You won’t even know the avocado is there.

Dry hair mask

Skin and hair health often go hand in hand. So for dry, damaged hair, avocados just might be your saving grace. Even if you are someone who gets a regular cut and uses products like heat protectant and conditioner, hair over time can become dry and brittle. One of the best remedies is by using a hair mask to let the moisture soak in and make your hair feel soft and healthy once again. For hair that locks in more moisture and shine, here is one simple yet effective hair mask treatment you can make at home.

Avocado Hair Mask:

  • 1 small avocado (2-3 for longer hair)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey 

Use a small bowl and hand mixer to mix and whip your avocado until it is well blended. Add in honey and olive oil and continue to use your hand mixer until mixture is smooth. On damp hair, add mask from the roots to the ends. Be sure to saturate as much of your hair as possible. For added effect, place a shower cap over your hair and hit it with a hair dryer for a few minutes to let the mask soak in. Let the mask settle for 30-45 minutes and rinse out with cool to cold water. If your hair feels heavy with the mask, it is okay to shampoo and condition as usual until hair feels clean and silky.

With all of these great tips to getting a younger and healthier appearance, you can’t go wrong with the avocado. However, avocados are not always in season—though we wish they were—and sometimes, homemade treatments are just not enough. For the times you need more than just a boost, consider Botox®. As one of the most popular nonsurgical treatments used in the US, this FDA-approved treatment can help smooth out wrinkles and provide superior anti-aging results. A combo of healthy home remedies and Botox® from Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center can help you find your best skin yet!

 

 
January 24th, 2018

There are quite a few things to consider when getting a nose job of any sort. People who have had them before may surprise you if you were to ask, “Why?” Choosing to get a rhinoplasty can go beyond simply wanting the “perfect” nose. They can also depend on health needs and wanting to live a life with a little more comfort.

Take a look at the number of reasons people think about when making the decision to get a rhinoplasty procedure, and find out how to best make the same decision for yourself.

Primary rhinoplasty

A primary rhinoplasty is for any patient who would be getting a nose job for the first time. Patients seeking a primary rhinoplasty are usually looking to correct a deviated septum, or to fix a previously damaged nose. In the first case, a deviated septum is when the bone and cartilage within the nose becomes more prone to being on one side of the nose or another rather than resting in the middle where it should be. This can result in difficulty breathing, loud breathing, and frequent nosebleeds. A primary nose job can take care of this by correcting the crooked portion within the nose by removing, or realigning it. In other cases of primary rhinoplasties, others may choose to simply improve the look of their nose for their personal satisfaction. They may have a slight hump they want to reduce the appearance of, or they may also want to even out the look of asymmetrical nostrils. In the second instance, someone who may have broken their nose before due to circumstances beyond their control may realize they want measures to be taken to fix it.

Revision rhinoplasty

A revision rhinoplasty is popular for patients who are either looking to fix ongoing issues regarding their first rhinoplasty, or for patients who would like to fix their noses based off of a prior injury. In the first case, someone may have thought they were making the right choice in choosing their plastic surgeon only to find out later that their doctor made a mistake or simply did not give them the results they were expecting. In this situation, Dr. Eisemann, who has done over 200 revision rhinoplasty procedures without issue, would evaluate where your nose is currently and decide based on his extensive knowledge and what he sees, what can be done from there. It can be devastating to be disappointed by a previous procedure, but Dr. Eisemann and his team at Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center can help.

Incision options

Incision can vary based on the patient and what they are looking for in a nose procedure. We can starting discussing 3 outside incisions made during an open (external) rhinoplasty.

  • Columellar
  • Wedge
  • Weir

A columellar incision cuts between the nose in the tissue connecting the nostrils while a wedge incision cuts in between the nose and cheek. Lastly, a weir incision cuts more closely towards the edge of the nostrils.

A closed (endonasal) rhinoplasty has quite a few options for types of incisions made within the nose.

  • Hemitransfixion
  • Intercertilaginou
  • Kilian
  • Marginal
  • Rim
  • Transfixion

Starting with a hemitransfixion incision, this cut takes place in front of the septum where cartilage resides. Using an intercertilaginou incision, a cut is made between the upper lateral cartilage and the lower lateral cartilage. A Kilian incision cuts behind the caudal edge where cartilage resides. A marginal incision is made towards the end of the lower lateral cartilage. A rim incision is done at the end of the nostril, and a transfixion incision is made in both sides of the membranous septum by going through them. Incision choices made with a closed rhinoplasty are usually more popular because they conceal incision locations and scars.

Choosing your plastic surgeon for rhinoplasty

It is always best to go over your requirements for a solid plastic surgeon candidate. Make absolutely sure they are board-certified by a reputable organization, and that they have the adequate licenses and education to carry out your desired procedure. Dr. Eisemann is triple board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology, and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Eisemann has over 30 years of practice in the plastic surgery industry and always provides his professional opinion on each patient he sees. Dr. Eisemann has photos available as proof of his previous, successful rhinoplasty work, and is willing to listen to patient’s questions and concerns providing honest answers and feedback in return.

At Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston, we are here to keep are patients informed and encouraged to make the plastic surgery decision that is right for them. The choice is personal and always up to the individual to seek out their ideal body goals.

 

 
January 15th, 2018

You have taken the steps necessary to reach your personal body goals. You did your research, selected your surgeon, and you are now preparing for your upcoming procedure. Here’s a chance to take the time and get more of the information you may need about what comes next. What you do or attempt to do while you are healing can have a huge affect on how well your overall procedure goes. You have already invested the time and money into your procedure, so why not do your best to make sure you get the results you want?

We are here to help with 4 common procedures and the best ways to heal from them properly.

Breasts

For any breast procedure, the chest area may feel tender and swollen right after so be sure you are gentle when attempting to lie and sit down. After you have had a friend or family member drive you home, you are ready to begin your recovery. Once home, ask for help if you need to reach for, or pick up something right away. Drink water and halt physical activity for about 4-6 weeks. You may need to wear extra support bras and loosely fitted clothes for maximum comfort while you rest. Dressings should be fully removed after about 2 weeks, and you should be able to expect a full recovery in about 6-8 weeks.

Nose

While your nose is healing, be careful to keep your nasal plaster in tact for the entirety of the healing process. This should be about 2 weeks. Stock up on softer foods like soup, bananas, and yogurt as you will experience some discomfort when eating and drinking. If you have a friend available for assistance, see if they can grab you a smoothie loaded with fresh fruits and veggies, and ask for a spoon to go with it. Stay away from physical activity for about 6 weeks as your nose will be sensitive and accompanied by some fairly visible bruising making it sore to the touch. You can then expect a full recovery anywhere from 6-8 weeks for a rhinoplasty, and 8-12 weeks for a rhinoplasty with a graft.

Body

For a full body lift, you may not feel completely up to the task of going about your normal life for about 12-16 weeks. But before you begin, you might need to buy a few clothing items to help support your body while it is still healing. You may need a hand in replacing your surgical drains so choose someone you trust to help you with this portion of your healing. Sleeping will be a new challenge as well but it is possible with the right position and special pillow. Ask your surgeon about this to see what they think might be best for you. For all tummy and body procedures, refrain from exercising for about 6-12 weeks.

Liposuction

Recovery time for liposuction depends largely on how much work you have had done. Keep your wrappings or bandages on for about 2 weeks and wear the required support garments for anywhere between 4-6 weeks. Take a break from the gym and other workout methods for 6 weeks and give your body time to recuperate and relax. Again, depending on how much liposuction you are having, a full recovery can be expected in 2-8 weeks. Keep hydrated and make sure your sleeping situation stays clean and dry.

Overall

Remember that recovery time is different from person-to-person and always ask your trusted surgeon if you have any questions or concerns. Keep up with any necessary follow ups, hydrate, and shower carefully to avoid any infections or complications. When you choose someone like triple board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Eisemann, you should feel open to asking questions and feeling completely comfortable in knowing that you will love the new you.

 
 
 
 
January 12th, 2018

Deciding to get surgery for cosmetic or functional purposes is a huge deal. Whether you want to feel more confident in the way you look, or you’re having complications with your body and need to correct something, plastic surgery is your choice to make. So now that you know you want something done, where should you begin? There are so many surgeons out there, it can be tough to know where to begin your research.

Here we have compiled 4 tips that may help you choose a plastic surgeon and plastic surgery center that suits you.

Education & credentials

Pay attention to your potential plastic surgeon’s education, awards, and be absolutely certain that they are board-certified under a trusted and accredited board. For example, as one of the top plastic surgeons in Houston, Dr. Eisemann is uniquely triple-board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Experience

A doctor’s experience says a lot about how they operate. Depending on the procedure and its level of complication, you may want someone who has several decades under their belt. While some doctors may say they perform a number of procedures, you should go about selecting one that specializes to what you are looking for. For instance, Dr. Eisemann specializes in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery, Liposuction and Body Contouring, Houston Breast Augmentation, and Nasal and Facial Plastic surgery. You can also research your potential plastic surgeon’s techniques and learn about what they mean so that you have a general understanding. Feel free to ask your plastic surgeon later during your consult if you would like a more clear picture of exactly what they do.

Schedule a visit

Nothing can set the tone of an office quite like a personal visit. Distance within reason may not even be that much of an issue if you are truly looking for the best services that revolve around you. Stepping foot into an office gives you a firsthand chance at how you may be treated throughout your surgery journey. The cleanliness of an office and other rooms, such as their bathroom, may give you an idea of how much the staff and doctor truly care about their facility. Just like you wouldn’t want to eat in a dirty restaurant, you do not want to take the risk of getting surgery in a place that looks unkempt. When speaking to your doctor, note his or her academic diplomas and ask as many questions as you need before you make your final decision. You should never feel uncomfortable or forced to go through with a surgery you are unsure of. You want answers from your doctor to be honest so that you can form a realistic idea about how your surgery will go.

Review testimonials

Read previous patient testimonials and see what they have had to say about their procedure and their experience with their doctor. Keep in mind that their need for change and their final results can and probably will be different from your own. So it might be best to focus more closely on how they say they felt about themselves afterwards than picking apart their before and after photos if they decide to share any.

 

 
November 6th, 2017

When going through your day-to-day, it can be easy to get thrown off balance health-wise. But giving in to these bad habits can also affect your skin and the way it may look and feel. If you’ve woken up lately to excessively oily, overly dry, or sagging skin, you may be able to make some adjustments to get the healthy, glowing skin you’ve been craving.

Here’s a combo of 5 simple tips and tricks, as well as recommended procedures from the best plastic surgeon in Houston to aim for a healthy new look that lasts well beyond the upcoming new year.

Healthy Glowing Skin

Put your best face forward

With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Eisemann has had numerous successful surgeries performing on patients who have wanted a facelift, or rhytidectomy. This type of treatment can give skin a firmer appearance without that pulled-too-tight look. After the surgery, keep your new look in the best shape possible by staying hydrated and drinking water throughout the day.

 

Practice constant care

Get yourself into a speedy morning routine and follow the two basic skin care steps of cleansing and moisturizing. Start by targeting areas where you need the most assistance such as acne breakouts, dry patches, or redness. Once you’ve found products that works for you, use them and see the change. Anything with SPF can be a huge bonus, but if there’s existing damage you may want to look into other treatments. Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) can prove to be the best extra step to take to diminish sun spots, age spots, and visible veins and capillaries. With no down time, you can get right back on schedule.

 

Work it out

Pop a 30 minute sweat session into your day to get the blood flowing. Blood pumping through the body during an awesome workout means that blood cells are carrying oxygen and nutrients wherever they may be needed, including your skin. If a trip to the gym just isn’t enough, consider some fine detailing with a chin augmentation—also known as a genioplasty—performed by triple-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Eisemann. This method gives patients a better profile by chiseling the face using implants, or by adjusting the bone itself.

 

Berries & BOTOX®

Take some time to fuel up on delicious food options that pack a powerful supplement punch. Snacking on fruits like blueberries, and blackberries can give your skin some essential antioxidants for an extra boost. To further prevent signs of aging, look toward our Houston cosmetic surgery center and see what BOTOX® can do for you to help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles for upwards of 18 months.

 

Rest up

Sleeping the minimum 8 hours is key to skin’s health. Nighttime is when your skin cells renew and prepare your face for a new day. But for those who have little time to get to bed, eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty, may help. This procedure can be done on the upper or lower lid to give eyes a more awakened appearance. After your new lids have healed, continue a good nighttime regime and try to get some rest.

August 18th, 2017

Houston Breast AugmentationBreast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States. Since the year 2000, there has been a 37% increase in the number of breast augmentations performed by board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States annually. And there are good reasons for this procedure’s popularity: it can have a profoundly positive impact on self-esteem, improve clothing options, and enhance the entire frame without serious risks or a drawn-out recovery period.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, call Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann at 855-813-7077 to schedule a breast augmentation consultation today. We welcome women from Sugar Land, Katy, Conroe, The Woodlands, and all surrounding areas of Texas.

What Can Breast Augmentation Address?

With breast augmentation, implants are used to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. This allows Dr. Eisemann to address issues such as:

  • Breasts that are too small for the frame
  • Unflattering breast shape
  • Asymmetrical breast tissue
  • Inadequate cleavage
  • Lack of breast projection

With breast augmentation, our board-certified Houston plastic surgeon can improve the shape, projection, size, and symmetry of the breasts to produce a look that is complementary to all of your physical features. With over three decades in practice, Dr. Eisemann has the experience necessary to produce natural-looking results that serve to improve the contours of your entire body. Call us and schedule your consultation today to learn more.

Breast augmentation cannot improve ptosis (sagging breast tissue). For this purpose, a breast lift will be best. Combining breast lift with augmentation is an option for some women, but not necessary for all. Dr. Eisemann will listen to your concerns, assess your frame, and discuss any suitable solutions during your initial consultation.

What are My Breast Augmentation Incision Options?

Houston breast implant incision optionsThere are three traditional breast augmentation incision options:

  • Periareolar – this incision is made in the dark skin of the areola, just around the nipple, where any scarring will easily be obscured
  • Inframammary – this incision is made underneath the breast, in the crease where the lower curve of the breast meets the chest, allowing incisions to be hidden in the natural folds of the chest
  • Transaxillary – this incision is made in the folds of the armpit, eliminating any risk of visible scars on or around the breasts

A fourth option, TUBA, uses endoscopic tools to insert the breast implant through the belly button. This incision removes the surgeon from the treatment area and limits many breast augmentation options including where the implants can be placed and what type of breast implant can be used. It is therefore not an option offered at our Houston plastic surgery center.

The location of your incisions will be dependent on factors such as your lifestyle, clothing preferences, and ultimate goals. Dr. Eisemann will discuss all of these things with you during your initial consultation to make sure you are choosing the incision location most suitable for your needs.

Where can My Breast Implants be Placed?

There are two primary breast implant placement options:

  • Subglandular – with this placement, implants are inserted below breast tissue, but above the muscles in the chest. Subglandular implant placement is best for women with sufficient breast tissue, enabling the edges of the implants to be fully covered
  • Submuscular – with this placement, breast implants are inserted below the muscles of the chest. This deeper placement allows implant edges to be covered even in women with very little natural breast tissue. Submuscular implant placement may also reduce risks of implant failure, visible implant imperfections, and a rare breast augmentation complication called capsular contracture

The breast implant placement option that is best for you, like all breast augmentation options, will depend largely on your anatomy, lifestyle, and desires. There are benefits and limitations with both options which Dr. Eisemann will discuss with you during your initial consultation to help you make the decision that is best for your particular needs.

What Types of Breast Implants Does Dr. Eisemann Offer?

Our board-certified Houston breast surgeon offers both saline and silicone breast implants. Both types of implant can be round or teardrop shaped. Both types of breast implant can be textured or smooth, and both types can be placed above or below the muscles in the chest.

Breast Implant Types in Houston Saline breast implants are filled after they have been placed. This reduces incision size and allows for minor adjustments in volume after the implant has been placed. Depending on implant location, however, saline options may not look and feel as natural as silicone alternatives and may be more prone to visible imperfections such as rippling, wrinkling, and double-bubble. These issues are greatly reduced when saline breast implants are placed below the muscles of the chest.

Silicone breast implants are filled prior to placement and require a slightly larger incision. The tradeoff is in look, feel, and longevity. Silicone implants, even when placed above chest muscles, tend to look and feel more like natural breast tissue. Due to the viscosity of their filling, silicone implants are also much less likely to ripple, wrinkle, or fold, and may outlast their saline counterparts by serval years.

Form stable implants (“gummy bear breast implants”) are an advanced silicone option that perfectly mimics breast tissue. This type of implant may last longer than even other silicone options, making them ideal for many patients.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Eisemann will discuss your breast implant options to help you choose the one that will best produce the look you desire.

Financing Your Breast Augmentation Procedure

At the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we accept cash and all major credit cards for breast augmentation surgery. We also work with several breast augmentation financing companies that offer a range of payment options.

If you have questions about financing your procedure, our patient coordinator will be happy to provide you with more information during your time in our care.

Contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center

If you are ready to schedule your breast augmentation consultation, give us a call at 855-813-7077 today. This consultation will give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have, learn about Dr. Eisemann and our surgical facility, and understand what breast augmentation can do for you.

Located in Houston, Dr. Eisemann serves Pearland, Baytown, and all surrounding areas of Texas.

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