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.

Author Archives: Rocco Piazza

Factors and Considerations in Breast Implant Placement

Factors and considerations in breast implant placement

In the 50+ years since the first breast successful breast implant surgery, the methods and techniques of the procedure have become far more refined. There are now more options for effective breast augmentation than ever before. Women considering augmentation choose more than just breast implants at our Austin practice; they also choose (with my guidance) how …

Creating a Stunning Bellybutton With the Help of a Tummy Tuck

Creating a stunning belly button with the help of a tummy tuck

The bellybutton is an often overlooked part of the body that can make a big difference in the appearance of the abdomen. One of the easiest ways to spot a poorly done tummy tuck is an unnatural-looking bellybutton. When it comes to tummy tuck surgery at my Austin practice, I take great care to incorporate …

Breast Augmentation and Capsular Contracture: How to Stay in the Clear

Breast augmentation and capsular contracture: How to stay in the clear

Capsular contracture is a common concern for many of the potential breast augmentation patients I see at my Austin practice. Thankfully, there are several things the best surgeons do to minimize the risk of capsular contracture. If the complication does occur, I have developed a highly successful protocol for treating it and preventing a recurrence. …

Counterfeit Injectables Are on the Rise: How to Spot the Fake Ones

Nurse injector prepares an injectable treatment.

At The Piazza Center, injectables, such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and BOTOX® Cosmetic to name a few, are a huge part of our Austin practice. Our expert nurse injector, Hayley Peña, B.S.N., R.N., C.P.S.N., uses these products to help smooth out wrinkles, erase fine lines, and restore lost facial volume that comes with aging. Lately, we have been …

CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction: Which is Right for You?

CoolSculpting vs. liposuction

The beginning of a new year oftentimes brings about the desire for change. Many of our Austin patients are focused on taking time to reflect on their achievements from the previous year and set a new vision or goal for the year ahead. That’s what I do, and I like to think that many of …

Mini Tummy Tuck also known as The Skin Pinch™

A Few Perfectly Normal Things to Expect After a Tummy Tuck

Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure & Recovery Have you ever looked at your tummy, and while your tummy muscles are in good shape, you can’t stand that there is some extra skin present in the lower tummy?  I have seen this in many of my patients. They come to me asking for a solution to remove …

Nipple Reduction, Inverted Nipple Correction

Breast augmentation for active women in Austin, TX

Nipple Surgery & Recovery Do you think that nipples change with pregnancy and breast feeding? Absolutely.  Many women notice changes to this specialized part of the breast and, yet, no one really talks about restoring the nipple to a pre-pregnancy state.  Nipples can be reduced if they are elongated or enlarged.  If a nipple is …

Breast Augmentation & Lift

Short-Scar Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (Lift) Surgery & Recovery One of the biggest complaints that I hear from women that come to see me for a breast surgery consultation is that their breasts are too droopy.  "Droopy"or "saggy" is a common descriptor we hear at The Piazza Center and it has many causes:  childbearing, breast-feeding, weight …

Breast Augmentation for Active Women

Breast augmentation for active women in Austin, TX

As a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast augmentation specialist in Austin, TX, I see many women who are interested in getting breast implants, but want to avoid a lengthy recovery period. I have developed a technique I call the Active Augmentation to give patients fuller, natural-looking breasts with minimal downtime after surgery. Many women come …

Diastasis Recti Repair with Tummy Tuck—An In-Depth Look

Many women are all too familiar with the post-pregnancy “pooch” that is seemingly impossible to get rid of even with a healthy diet and regular exercise. However, many women don’t know that this abdominal bulge can be related to a medical condition called diastasis recti. Fortunately, I can effectively repair the symptoms of diastasis recti …