Corpus Christi Plastic Surgeon
5642 Esplanade Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas 78414 US
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"Dr. Gouverne was amazing at listening to my concerns with my body, and was always confident that he could get me the body I've only dreamed of." "Your friends may have good results but yours may not" "He has great bedside manner, the staff is AMAZING!"

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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

27 Years Old, Mommy to 2 C-section Babies - Corpus Christi, TX

Dr. Gouverne and his staff were always friendly, helpful, and easy to talk to. I have had nothing but positive experiences throughout the entire process of my consultation, preop appointment, surgery day, and postop appointments. Dr. Gouverne was amazing at listening to my concerns with my body, and was always confident that he could get me the body I've only dreamed of. He made me feel assured that he would take care of me, even when I altered my plan and asked for more lipo at my preop appointment than we originally talked about. Also, I have never had to wait on him at any of my appointments. As soon as they call you back, he is there in the room within a few minutes. I would definitely do it all over again if I had to. Thank you Dr. Gouverne and staff!!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

28 Years Old, 2 Kids, Battling the Belly Bulge and Dealing with Deflation - Corpus Christi, TX

Once I made my initial consultation, I have never felt so nervous before in my life (and I birthed my children naturally.) I was about to let someone evaluate and take photos of my greatest insecurities. Eeeek! The staff at Dr. Gouverne's was friendly and knowledgeable. They raised the bar on my view of customer service. Although always professional, they also made me feel like family. I never felt awkward after our first meeting. Dr. Gouverne himself has a tremendous amount of compassion and truly cares about meeting the realistic needs of his patients. He told me I would never have my 18 year old self breats again, but after my augmentation they would be fuller and appear more youthful. He explained the tummy tuck procedure and answered all of my questions. I mentioned my dissatisfaction with my waist/love handles and he suggested adding liposuction. I appreciated that he did not push me to add more services. His suggestion was as casual as my mention of the issue. I could tell Dr. Gouverne genuinely wanted to give me the best result possible. I was given a tour of the facility which included an outpatient operating room, recovery suite, and curbside pickup for a quick exit. Surgery in an accredited facility versus a hospital full of sick people? My mind was made up before they even asked me if I had a date in mind. I chose and scheduled my surgery date the same day. Who knew it would be that easy! I wholeheartedly express my gratitude to Dr. Gouverne, his OR crew, and the office staff for giving this mommy a more positive self-esteem. I feel beautiful.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

32 1/2 Years Old, Mother of 2 Boys - Corpus Christi, TX

Dr.Gouverne is a amazing Doctor. He is professional, realistic, positive and made me feel very safe and comfortable. His staff was also wonderful, warm and made sure I was taken care of and felt comfortable. It's a professional environment but warm and I felt like I've known the staff and Doctor for years. My results look amazing, very minimal pain and recovery was easy, hardest part was taking it easy because I'm a go getter! Lol

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Best Breast Augmentation - Corpus Christi, TX

The Dr explained the procedure in detail and he took time to review my complicated medical history. He is experienced and knowledgeable. He was kind on my surgery day and called me after my surgery that afternoon!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

29/ 2 Babies/ Breast Fed 18 Months. Corpus Christi, TX

Dr Gouverne and his staff are truly what all of the healthcare system should be modeled after. They are attentive, the office is well organized and smooth running, and they will answer ALL your questions. Dr. Gouverne was great when it came to picking my size and helped guide me through a decision. The results are truly amazing and I don't think I could be happier.

5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

36 Years Old, Mother of Two - Corpus Christi, TX

Dr. Gouverne and his staff were very professional and very sincere to my needs. I would definitely refer him.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Much Needed Breast Lift with Implants - Corpus Christi, TX

Dr Gouverne was very professional and all my concerns were addressed. He was able to make me feel comfortable before and post surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

I did it!!

After meeting with Dr Gouverne I knew he was the doctor/office I would be going with. He has great bedside manner, the staff is AMAZING!

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

LIPOSUCTION/ 30 Year Old/ Mother/ with Excessive Fat in Love Handle/ Flank Area - Corpus Christi, TX

Dr Gouverne is a man of his word. He will recommend his best plan of action and do a wonderful job. I will definitely be going back to him after I am done having children for a Breast Augmentation.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

30 Years Old, 2 Children 34 B to 400cc - Corpus Christi, TX

He is funny, comfortable to be around, and by far best Doctor I've seen!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Dr. Gouverne has hospital affiliations at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital, Corpus Christi Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Missouri School of Medicine, 1985
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic Surgery, University of Kansas

Treatments offered at Dr. Max Gouverne, MD Cosmetic Surgery

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Transax incision or Inframammary? MIXED ANSWERS DURING MY CONSULTS- Can't decide.

Hi Blondedonut, Your main concern is to not have a scar on you breast. Unfortunately the armpit has some pesky downsides. It is an area where there is... READ MORE

How rough can I be with my implants once the healing process is complete?

Hi DreamingofCs. Thanks for your question and this one is so much more fun then any question I've been asked on REALSELF. Congratulation on the... READ MORE

Will I need a lift after explant? (Photo)

Hi Boobexplant, I'm sorry to hear that you are having your implants removed as you had a very nice result. The good news is that in a 20 year old the... READ MORE

12 weeks po mini tummy tuck with Lipo. Happy with my results when standing but not when sitting. (Photo)

In about 2-3 months you should have the fat removed via liposuction. Talk to you surgeon about this option. (this could not be done at the same time,... READ MORE

What would I actually need to do in order to get the best results ?

Try to maximize you fitness level and get your BMI as close to ideal as possible. Work on your core musculature to make it as strong as possible.... READ MORE

Areola Reduction Without Augmentation or Lift? (photo)

It is likely that the resultant scars will be more obvious than the mild areolar dilation. Too risky and you may regret your choice.  READ MORE

I just found out that at what will be 8 days post mommy makeover and have a party to attend. Can I physically do it?

No, time is too short for adequate healing, alcohol consumption slows this, and you may cause a complication this early after surgery. Seroma... READ MORE

Would it be absurd if I wanted a tummy tuck, breast implants, and labiaplasty all at once?

This should not be an issue, You are very healthy and you will recover rapidly. I don't anticipate that you'll be out of the water very long READ MORE

How long after a BA does it take for rippling, or bottoming out, to show?

Most of the changes should be visible by now but at 3 months all the changes are stable and will not change READ MORE

To lift or not to lift? And Houston/Woodlands PS recommendations? (Photo)

Hi KarenThe lift will add new lines on your breast that can detract. There are a number of reasons you may want to avoid the lift added to the... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Gouverne

Max Gouverne, MD has shared 74 before and after pictures with 79 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Tummy Tuck: How to Decide If It's Right For You

A tummy tuck might not be the best procedure for you, says Dr. Max Gouverne. Hear how he helps patients decide. WATCH VIDEO

Round vs. Shaped Breast Implants: 5 Tips to Help You Pick Between the Two

What shape breast implant should you get? Dr. Max Gouverne offers his opinion on round implants. WATCH VIDEO

To Lift or Not to Lift? The Doctor Offers These Thoughts

Should you get a lift along with your breast augmentation? Here are Dr. Max Gouverne's top five reasons why you should. WATCH VIDEO

Saline Breast Implants: Are They Right For Me?

Are saline breast implants right for you? Dr. Max Gouverne shares his top five reasons to pick this option. WATCH VIDEO

How to Know When to Reject a Plastic Surgeon

It's not always easy to tell when to cross a doctor off your list. Here's what Amanda Taylor, the aesthetic coordinator in Dr. Max Gouverne's office, recommends. WATCH VIDEO

5 Tips to Help You Pick the Right Plastic Surgeon

Aesthetic coordinator Amanda Taylor of Dr. Max Gouverne's office shares tips on how to find the right plastic surgeon for you. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.