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: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Author Archives: Marcelo Antunes

Rhinoplasty Aesthetics & the Ideal Nose

What makes a nose attractive? Many patients considering rhinoplasty at our Austin plastic surgery practice ask themselves this question. The goal of rhinoplasty is to create a nose that blends seamlessly with the other facial features directing attention of the observer to the patient’s eyes and lips. At The Piazza Center, Dr. Marcelo Antunes is …

Dorsal Hump Reduction

Reduction of a dorsal hump or nasal hump is perhaps the most common request from patients at The Piazza Center in Austin considering rhinoplasty. Dr. Marcelo Antunes is a rhinoplasty expert who can help improve the appearance and structure of your nose. Creating a Beautiful Nose An aesthetically pleasing nasal dorsum can be variable depending …

Rhinoplasty & Skin Thickness

When preparing for rhinoplasty, one of the most important aspects your plastic surgeon should consider is the thickness of your skin. Skin thickness has a major impact on how your results will end up and what can be achieved with rhinoplasty. Trust your nose to a rhinoplasty expert like Dr. Marcelo Antunes of The Piazza …

The Nasal Ala & Wide Nostrils

In order to create a nose that is balanced with the other features of the face, many factors need to be considered. Trust your face to a rhinoplasty expert like Dr. Marcelo Antunes of The Piazza Center in Austin, TX to help you achieve the nose you’ve always wanted. In order to refine the appearance …

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 …

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 …