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Talking To Teens About Plastic Surgery

As parents we want the best for our children, and often make sacrifices so they obtain the best education possible, participate in extracurricular activities, and perhaps dress better than we did as teenagers. There are times when parents can push too hard, and unwittingly hurt our child’s feelings or make him/her feel less than the great kids they are. A glowing example is when a parent broaches the subject of plastic surgery with the teen poorly, such as saying “If your nose didn’t have that bump, you’d be so much prettier.” While the parent may not mean to convey that the teen isn’t pretty, that’s what the teen may hear. Our children inherently know that parents are biased in their favor and think they’re more wonderful, talented and beautiful than anyone else, so when a comment like this is made about a teen’s physical appearance, it can cut to the bone. If your teen is happy with his or her appearance, then let them be. However, if your teen has been bothered by his/her nose for some time then find a positive way.  Just like talking to kids about sex, drugs, and rock-n’-roll, there’s a way to talk about plastic surgery.  One example may be, “I sense your bothered by your nose.  If you could change your nose what would you do?” It’s also important to note that a reputable plastic surgeon will not perform rhinoplasty on a teen whose nose has not fully grown and developed. Therefore, girls are usually able to have rhinoplasty at 16, while boys may have to wait a year or so more.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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