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Natural Breast Augmentation: Fat Grafting

Many individuals seek to contour their bodies but are wary of the dramatic results implantations may bring. Other individuals want to lose stubborn fat pockets and wonder if they could use that fat to improve their shape in other areas. No matter the reason, patients seeking modern solutions to their problems should consider the latest techniques in body contouring and augmentation—fat grafting. How Fat Grafting Augmentation Works To contour the body via fat grafting, Dr. Hankins starts by harvesting fat cells from a donor site. The harvesting process is performed through traditional liposuction on an area of stubborn fat cells—most patients’ donor […]

How Thigh Lift Surgery Removes Excess Skin and Fat

The thighs are notorious for accumulating stubborn fat and loose skin, particularly with age or after weight loss. Fortunately, there is a solution. With thigh lift surgery, leading Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Hankins reshapes the inner and outer thighs for a slimmer, smoother, more desirable new shape. The Basics of Thigh Lift Surgery Sometimes called a thighplasty, thigh lift is a body contouring procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the inner and/or outer thigh by removing loose skin and resistant fatty deposits. The procedure can help create thighs that are more proportional to the patient’s body size and […]

What can you do to stop skin aging?

Did you know that 80% of aging of the skin is due to solar exposure? Yes, it is true. Only 20% of aging of the skin is intrinsic. With that information in mind, you may be asking yourself what can I do to minimize my exposure? It is important to keep in mind that all races are affected adversely by sun exposure. While it is true that darker skin is less likely to burn, solar damage still occurs in all Fitzpatrick Skin Types (all colors of skin). Here are a few tips in how you can minimize your exposure to the sun: Avoid sun exposure between […]

Are You Ready for Breast Reduction? How To Begin Your Breast Surgery Journey

Excessively large or heavy breasts can pose more than just cosmetic problems. For many women, overly large breasts lead to a long list of physical ailments and psychological stressors. If you’re tired of your breast size holding you back in life, breast reduction may be right for you. Keep reading to find important information on how to begin the breast reduction process from Houston, TX plastic surgeon and medical director of Premier Plastic Surgery, Dr. Christopher Hankins. Is Breast Reduction Surgery Right for Me? Women whose breasts are disproportionately large or heavy in comparison to their natural frame may benefit from breast […]

Enjoy Your Mommy Makeover Results in Time for Summer

If you’ve ever spent time in the gym, you’ve likely heard the phrase, “Summer bodies are made in the winter.” The same can be said when it comes to enhancing your figure with certain cosmetic procedures, like mommy makeover. For women who dream of showing off a slimmer, firmer, more feminine physique this summer, it is important to understand how long the healing process may take and to plan their surgery accordingly. At Premier Plastic Surgery, top Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Hankins performs custom-tailored mommy makeover surgery to help restore women’s confidence and contours following pregnancy, childbirth and nursing. […]

The Caring Hand of A Plastic Surgeon

Once the patient, always the patient.  This is something that we have told all our patients, when this conversation arises, but I would like to state it for the record here.  We have had patients with comorbidities, who ended up not knowing where to turn to manage a condition and fall between the cracks in our medical care system. Insurance companies and even Medicare do not really care about patients. Insurance companies are concerned about making a profit for their shareholders and Medicare is primarily concerned about managing a hopelessly underfunded health care system, with too many recipients and not […]

Lymphatic Massage Houston

When I first heard of this, I was extremely skeptical. I honestly did not see the value added at that time to the patient’s postoperative experience however, at the urging of one of our staff members, we arranged for our patients to start having lymphatic massage is postoperatively and the results were nothing short of miraculous. Patients were able to migrate from the stage I garment to the stage II garment much faster with the aid of lymphatic massage. I observed areas of postoperative swelling to be resolved much faster with the aid of this treatment modality. After watching the […]

A Happy New Year message from Premier Plastic Surgery!

New Year’s Day is a time when many of us take an accounting of our lives and strive to improve ourselves with regards to our careers, our health, our appearance, and where we are spiritually. All of these parameters are intertwined and interrelated. If we look better, we feel better about ourselves and thus, will best equipped to live more abundant and productive lives not only in our respective careers but more importantly, in our personal lives as well. Many times, plastic surgery not only improves your appearance but can have positive effects on your health by making it easier to exercise and to move […]

Breast Augmentation Can Improve A Woman’s Quality of Life: Research Shows Better Psychosocial and Sexual Well-Being

Breast augmentation has long been a popular procedure among women with asymmetrical breasts, naturally small busts or breasts that have lost volume due to age or childbearing. There are psychological as well as cosmetic benefits to this plastic surgery. Women enjoy a better quality of life and more self-confidence with natural-looking breasts that complement their body shape. Dr. Christopher Hankins is a skilled plastic surgeon offering breast augmentation with the no-touch technique at Premier Plastic Surgery. Research Shows Better Quality of Life After Breast Augmentation Research studies have evaluated women’s quality of life and satisfaction after breast augmentation using a questionnaire called […]

Secret™ RF Microneedling Offers Smoother Skin for People With Severe Acne Scars

Surgical scars, stretch marks and severe acne scarring are unsightly and embarrassing for many people. These facial concerns are challenging to treat with topical ointments and cosmetic treatments, but Secret™ RF (microneedling with radiofrequency energy) offers hope and smoother skin for people with scarring, aging skin and large pores. Secret™ RF combines the rejuvenating benefits of radiofrequency (RF) energy and microneedling for powerful results, especially for people with severe acne scars. Premier Plastic Surgery in Pearland and Houston, Texas, offers Secret™ RF for surgical scars, lines and wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, stretch marks and other skin imperfections. Our medical spa […]

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