The Piazza Center for Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care
5920 W. William Cannon Drive, Mesa Oaks Building Seven, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78749
Phone: (512) 288-8200
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Yearly Archives: 2019

Top 10 Plastic Surgery Myths—Busted

Woman's torso with her arms crossed and hands covering her breasts

In a world full of gossip magazines and beauty blogs, you’ve probably seen a few plastic surgery articles. A lot of them have dramatic headlines and click-worthy snippets—but often not a lot of truth. From breast implants to tummy tuck techniques, my Austin patients usually have a lot of plastic surgery questions. Unfortunately, many of …

Can a Mommy Makeover Make You a Better Mom?

Woman's torso wearing bra and panties, actual mommy makeover patient in Austin, TX

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

Close up of woman biting her lip with hair partly covering face

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?

Actual patient lying down with unbuttoned jeans and flat stomach

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

Profile silhouette of voluptuous woman in bra with arms above her head. Actual breast augmentation patient in Austin, TX

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

Actual facelift patient sitting and posing in Austin, TX

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

Actual facelift patient looking away and smiling in Austin, TX

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

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  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)

Actual facelift patient looking away and smiling in Austin, TX

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 …