Woman Takes Brave Step

Many cosmetic procedures are now ingrained in popular culture, and it’s hard to find one that people don’t have an opinion about. After the revelation that Marilyn Monroe underwent cosmetic surgery, public opinion has continued to soften toward the procedures, with opinions now tending toward allowing every person the freedom to alter and express themselves however they see fit.


As the topic is seen more and more often in the media, some people in the Asian-American community have expressed discomfort at the idea of Asians undergoing eyelid lifts. SF Gate reports that in the midst of the growing controversy, one woman has spoken out and says that she does not regret having the procedure. After Ly Duong had the operation, she posted her picture on Facebook and declared how happy she was with the results.

People All Over The World Are Taking Control Of Their Appearance With Cosmetic Surgery

The eyelid lift has long been a popular surgery in South Korea, where cosmetic procedures are advertised heavily in metropolitan centers such as Seoul. In fact, the nation’s predilection for the surgery has spread, and now, many people living in China travel to South Korea to have the procedure done.

When you have a mental image of yourself and it isn’t reflected in the mirror, low self-esteem can settle in. People like Ly Duong prove that you have the power to change your appearance and to regain your confidence.

If you live in Texas, give Dr. John P. Freeman a call. He can help you feel happy while looking in the mirror. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Freeman, Call Us At 281-599-9445 Today!

Many People Who Have The Surgery Report That They Did The Surgery For Themselves

People who have spoken against the surgery often express that they are worried that the men and women who have it done feel pressured to do so by society. The women that were interviewed for the SF Gate article dismissed those fears and reported that they chose to have the surgery for personal reasons. Many said that it made putting on make up easier and that they couldn’t be happier with the results.

All over the United States, people are undergoing this procedure to gain better vision, correct under-eye puffiness or just to feel better about their appearance. Whatever your reason for considering an eyelid lift, we hope that you’ll schedule a consultation with us to discuss the surgery in detail and to make an informed and personal decision. To learn more, Call Us At 281-599-9445 Today!

2 Ways To Prepare

If you are planning to have a facelift or any other type of cosmetic surgery, it is not uncommon to have some anxiety about the procedure and to worry that you might not be prepared. Rest assured—the most important part of preparing for your surgery is selecting your surgeon carefully.


It’s important to find someone with a strong history of performing the procedure that you seek. Beyond researching your doctor, Mayo Clinic offers some tips on how to prepare for a cosmetic procedure:

1. Review Your Medical History

Once you’ve selected a surgeon, you’ll want to start preparing for your initial exam. Take a moment to look over your medical history.

Chances are your surgeon will ask you some questions about medical conditions that you currently have or have had in the past. They also will want to know about former surgeries and anything else that might affect your cosmetic procedure. This will help them determine the specifics of your surgery.

This leads back to the importance of selecting a surgeon carefully. You will need to rely on your surgeon’s understanding of the field. He or she should possess the training necessary to make recommendations based on your unique medical history and body type.

Dr. John Freeman, who operates out of his Houston-based practice, is an award-winning cosmetic surgeon and is fully board certified. What does that mean for you?

It means that Dr. Freeman has enough training and real-world experience to give you results that meet or beat your expectations. To schedule a consultation, Call Us At 281-599-9445 Today!

2. Discuss Your Cosmetic Surgery Expectations

During the exam, it is very important to discuss your expectations openly with your surgeon. After all, if they don’t know what you expect, how can they provide the best possible outcome?

Take some time before the examination to put your expectations into words that are clear and unambiguous. Making sure that there is no miscommunication between you and your surgeon is the best way to guarantee that you get satisfying results.

A good surgeon will know how to communicate with you in order to best understand your goals. He or she will ask the right questions and will adjust your treatment based on your body type.

Dr. Freeman uses an initial consultation to build trust with his clients, ensuring that he and his patients are on the same page. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Freeman, Call Us At 281-599-9445 Today!



Face Of American Beauty

Many people view cosmetic surgery as a new fad that only is sought by pseudo celebrities. However, nothing could be farther from the truth.


Last year, more than 14.6 million cosmetic procedures were performed, and that number is expected to increase in the coming years. According to a Parade article, the appeal of these treatments is nothing new.

The article reveals that Marilyn Monroe, an icon of American beauty, had cosmetic surgery. The news comes from an anonymous collector who is auctioning off Monroe’s medical records and x-rays. The source hid the memorabilia for more than six decades.

The medical records were written by a popular, Hollywood plastic-surgeon, named Michael Gurdin. The notes indicate that Monroe underwent a chin-implant procedure in 1950. There always has been speculation that Monroe had cosmetic surgery, but many thought that she had a rhinoplasty.

Choose An Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon For Your Chin Implant Or Facelift

As you might imagine, with 14.6 million procedures performed every year, there are quite a few cosmetic surgeons. Because cosmetic procedures are becoming more and more popular, the field likely will become more appealing to medical students. It’s important to note, however, that not all cosmetic surgeons are created equal, and you should try to find one that has extensive training.

Dr. John Freeman works in the Houston area and obtained his medical degree from the esteemed Vanderbilt University. He is board certified and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Freeman, Call Us At 281-599-9445 Today!

Monroe’s X-Rays Also Show Evidence Of A Rhinoplasty

The doctor’s notes that are up for auction state that Monroe’s chin implants slowly were absorbing into her skin. That’s because in the 1950s, surgeons used carved bovine-cartilage instead of the silicone implants used today. The notes are accompanied by x-rays that were taken after she died.

Many claim that Monroe’s x-rays also show evidence of a small rhinoplasty operation. The doctor’s notes and x-rays will be auctioned together and are expected to be sold for as much as $30,000.

Whether you’re looking for a rhinoplasty, a facelift or facial implants, we can help. Dr. Freeman specializes in creating a refreshed look by masking the signs of premature aging. To take advantage of his services, Call Us At 281-599-9445 Today!


Rise In Chin Implant Procedures

For more than a decade, the media has been obsessed with the effects of technology and how it changes the way we perceive and interact with the world around us. According to the New York Times, recent advances in technology also may be affecting the way we perceive ourselves.


The article states that phones featuring video calling and front-facing cameras are causing people to be more aware of physical appearance. It cites the recent release of iOS 7 as a principal contributor to the trend.

Specifically, the FaceTime button, which is found next to the call button, is the characteristic of the new iOS 7 system that’s making phone calls a more personal experience. It allows people to participate in face-to-face conversations. However, due to the location of the FaceTime button, these calls often are made visible by accident.

A Cosmetic Surgeon Can Make Your FaceTime More Enjoyable

Cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more socially acceptable. Men and women are taking advantage of new technology that makes these procedures safe and effective.

If you’re located in Houston, Tex. or a surrounding area, Dr. John P. Freeman wants to help you meet your cosmetic goals. He is board certified in maxillofacial surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). To schedule a consultation, Call Us At 281-599-9445 Today!

FaceTime May Increase Rates of Chin Implant Procedures

If you don’t differentiate between your FaceTIme ringtone and your regular one, you may answer a video call unknowingly. The New York Times article points out that the angle that most of us use when video chatting is not the most flattering and puts a negative image in our minds of how we appear.

We’re surrounded by pictures of celebrities and other beautiful people on the screens of our phones or tablets, and then, we catch sight of ourselves, and it’s difficult not to compare. Fortunately, we live in an age when what we see in that digital mirror isn’t what we have to live with.

The article explains that between 2010 and 2011, the number of chin implant treatments rose by 71 percent. 2010 happens to be the year that FaceTime was introduced.

Liposuction and neck tightening procedures also are becoming more common, since video calling became popular. Although the increase in cosmetic procedures may partly be due to this technology-driven self-inspection, there are two other contributing factors:

  1. Cosmetic surgery has become more accepted in our society. People realize that it is conducted by trained, reputable cosmetic surgeons.
  2. Looking younger and healthier contributes to higher self-esteem and more success personally and professionally.

So, can the iPhone take the credit for an increase in cosmetic procedures? Yes, partly, but changing social mores will make the increase a lasting one.

Dr. John Freeman was trained at the world-renowned Vanderbilt University. We enjoy a long list of repeat customers, but we love inviting new patients to our practice!

To schedule a consultation for a chin implant procedure or any other treatment, Call Us At 281-599-9445 Today!