What Sets Dr. Moliver Apart as a Breast Surgeon

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9,000+ cosmetic breast surgeries performed

More than 30 years of experience performing breast augmentation, breast lifts, and breast reduction .

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Corrective breast surgery expertise

Foremost authority on complicated breast implant exchange and removal procedures, including breast surgery for patients concerned about Breast Implant Illness.

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Moliver Nipple-Holding Forceps

Innovative researcher and inventor

Authored numerous important papers published in the 2 major plastic surgery journals and developed a commonly used technique for nipple reduction—the only technique that allows normal post-surgical nipple function, including lactation; invented Moliver Nipple-Holding Forceps.

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Considered the world’s leading authority on symmastia

Has published groundbreaking, peer-reviewed articles on the treatment of symmastia, a complication sometimes called “uniboob” that can occur if implants are placed too close together or if they’re too large for the patient’s body.

Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Clinical editor for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Largest aesthetic surgery journal in the world.

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Training Under World-Famous Mentors

Dr. Moliver trained for 2 years under 3 of the most famous plastic surgeons in the world at the prestigious Cronin, Biggs, and Brauer Clinic. Dr. Thomas D. Cronin is recognized as the co-inventor of the modern breast implant, which helped lead Houston to become a destination for breast augmentation surgery.

I am 8 1/2 weeks post-op from my breast augmentation and I could not be happier. Dr. Moliver is TRULY amazing…he’s personable, honest, gentle, compassionate, and very knowledgeable. For those reasons and so many more I would recommend him. My experience has been better than I ever imagined. Did I mention how happy I am with my results???

cj_laine, 5-Star RealSelf review

Teaching Plastic Surgery’s Next Generation of Surgeons

Throughout his career, Dr. Moliver has shared his vast knowledge of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical techniques with students studying at the leading institutions in Texas.

Dr. Moliver’s academic appointments include:

  • Clinical Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Participation and Regular Attendance Plastic Surgical Residency Journal Club of University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Plastic Surgery  

Leading the Way in Cosmetic Breast Surgery

I’ve always used smooth wall implants long before it was in vogue. Now, most people use smooth.

I do what’s called a dual plane technique. Now the dual plane technique has been written about recently in the literature and it’s been popularized. I’ve been doing it for 20 years.

Customized Breast Augmentation Techniques

As an internationally renowned cosmetic breast surgeon, Dr. Moliver uses the most advanced surgical techniques to create beautiful, natural-looking results with an extremely high rate of patient satisfaction.

‘No-Touch’ Breast Augmentation

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Keller Funnel

Dr. Moliver uses the “No-Touch” breast augmentation technique to avoid any contamination of the breast implant, which involves using the Keller Funnel to place implants. He enhances the procedure’s safety by irrigating the implant pocket with an antibiotic solution (with the patient given antibiotics intravenously during surgery).

The surgery is completed in an efficient, timely manner of about 35-40 minutes generally. This efficiency is due to a trained team that has worked together under Dr. Moliver’s training for years. Less OR time is related to less infection. The patient is typically in our facility no more than 2 hours. Out of town patients can come in the day before surgery and leave the day after surgery.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Women who want a modest increase in the size of their breasts can opt to have fat taken from another part of their body and used to augment the breasts. Dr. Moliver uses liposuction to harvest fat from the abdomen, flanks, thighs, or another area where it’s unwanted, and then spins it in a centrifuge to remove impurities. The pure fat is injected strategically into the breasts. This natural approach to breast enhancement is also an option for women who want to avoid getting breast implants.

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Safety Is the Priority

Dr. Moliver was among the first plastic surgeon in the Houston area to create an operating room at his practice 25 years ago. The OR is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), the gold standard for safety. His involvement in breast implant safety extends throughout his career and he has never used textured implants, which have been linked recently to a rare form of lymphoma and have been taken off the market.

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