Piazza Center for Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care
7900 Farm to Market Road 1826, Bldg 2, Suite 206
Austin, TX 78737
Phone: (512) 288-8200
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Yearly Archives: 2019

Can a Mommy Makeover Make You a Better Mom?

Can a Mommy Makeover Make You a Better Mom?

A healthy diet and exercise aren't always enough to get back your pre-mom body. Diastasis, extra skin, stretch marks, enlarged or downturned nipples, urinary incontinence (the list goes on and on) are real. Completely reversing those post-pregnancy changes on your own can be virtually impossible. Sadly, others may make you feel that you aren't working …

Facial Fillers 2.0

If you’re looking for a little something extra to gently enhance your looks this holiday season, consider coming in to see us at our Austin, TX practice for an aesthetic treatment with facial fillers. They were once intended to plump up just the cheeks and lips, but today’s fillers are more sophisticated and multi-purposed…helping better …

What Is a C-Tuck & Should You Get One?

What is a C-Tuck and Should You Get One?

A "C-tuck" is an uncommon combination surgery that incorporates a tummy tuck immediately after a cesarean section birth. For women who are scheduled to have a baby via C-section, it may seem like a good idea to have a tummy tuck at the same time. But there are several problems with this concept. As an experienced …

Post-Breast Augmentation Bra Shopping Tips

Post Breast Augmentation Bra Shopping Tips

An overwhelming majority of our breast augmentation patients in Austin, TX, gain a powerful sense of confidence from the procedure. With that newfound self-assurance, many women update their wardrobes and revel in the way they now fill out their clothes such as workout gear and swimsuits. That newly shaped figure also presents an opportunity to …

Clearing Up Cosmetic Procedure Confusion

Dr. Piazza and Dr. Antunes

I often talk to patients at The Piazza Center who are on the fence about that special enhancement procedure they’ve been considering because of misconceptions surrounding cosmetic procedures. And there’s definitely a sizeable gap between these ‘myths’ and reality. Here are three common misconceptions about cosmetic procedures that I often address with my patients: 1) …

Types of Facelift: SMAS Facelift

SMAS stands for “Superficial Musculo Aponeurotic System.” This is known as the “muscle layer” of the face, which is a thin layer of muscle and fibrous bands that cover the muscles and deep fat pads of the face. The SMAS extends from the very top of the head down to the bottom of the neck. …

Types of Facelift: Deep Plane Facelift

A deep plane facelift is one of the most advanced facelift techniques available. It is a step beyond the SMAS facelift because the cheek ligament is also released during surgery, allowing for the cheek fat pad (malar fat pad) to be lifted into its more youthful position and improve the appearance of the midface. Like …

Types of Facelift: MACS Lift or Short Scar Facelift/ S-Lift

  MACS stands for “Minimal Access Cranial Suspension.” This type of facelift surgery requires the placement of sutures in strategic places to tighten the SMAS layer with minimal scarring. This technique was developed in the early 2000s and is often a good choice for patients who desire facial rejuvenation in the cheek and jowl region. …

Types of Facelift: Mini Lift (Mini Facelift)

The Mini Lift is a less-invasive facelift technique that is appropriate for only certain patients. A Mini Lift has traditionally been described by many surgeons as a “skin only” facelift. This procedure is known by several different names – “Weekend Facelift,” “Lunchtime Facelift,” and “Lifestyle Lift.” At his Austin plastic surgery practice, Dr. Antunes does …

Facelift Incisions: The Journey to Becoming Invisible

Facelifts are one of the most popular surgical techniques used to address the signs of aging on the face and neck. At The Piazza Center in Austin, Dr. Marcelo Antunes performs facelift procedures to restore lost volume to the cheeks, improve the appearance of jowls, improve the contour of the neck and to reduce the …