The 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.

Category Archives: Austin Plastic Surgery

Delivering an exceptional anesthesia experience for our patients

One of the biggest obstacles our patients face at The Piazza Center is managing the anxiety of the anesthesia process. We have listened to you and developed a new approach to anesthesia to relieve fear and stress for our patients. Since 2013, The Piazza Center has worked with independent anesthesiologist Dr. Melissa Cady. Together, we …

Your Safety is Our #1 Priority

As we begin to re-open here in the State of Texas after our closure related to COVID-19, we want you to know that we take your health and safety, and the health and safety of our staff very seriously. In order to protect you, our valued patients, as well as our staff, we are modifying our processes before we …

The Secret to Looking & Feeling Forever Young

We figured it out! We’ve found the secret to looking and feeling forever young, and we are excited to show you the power of BBL™ & HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Resurfacing.  The Piazza Center, an Austin plastic surgery clinic, is taking a closer look at how these treatments reverse the signs of aging and create radiant …

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 …

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 …

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. …