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: Body Contouring

Male Body Contouring: Strategies to Enhance Your Physique

Male Body Contouring

Approaching body contouring with men is uniquely different than with women. At my plastic surgery center in Austin, TX, I pay close attention to the details of each male patient’s underlying muscular anatomy. Understanding these nuances allows me to enhance the muscular structure where it needs to be augmented or liposculpt the junctions and borders …

Your Guide to Tummy Tuck Scarring

One of the most frequent questions I hear from tummy tuck patients at my Austin plastic surgery center relates to scarring. Many people are worried that their scar will be visible when their midriff shows, which can be concerning when one of the reasons to undergo surgery is to feel confident about your body. However, …

Getting Bikini Ready—Your Tummy Tuck Timeline

Women and men who undergo tummy tuck surgery at my Austin practice can expect to enjoy a flatter, firmer abdomen and slimmer midsection. This procedure produces beautiful, natural-looking, and long-lasting results, but diligent pre and post-operative planning — and patience — are all important components of a successful procedure. Use this timeline as a guide during …

Tummy Tuck and Age: Here’s What Actually Matters

Even though women and men often think they're too old for cosmetic surgery, age really isn't a critical factor when I assess whether someone is a good surgical candidate. That's especially true for my tummy tuck patients in Austin, many of whom believe abdominoplasty is a "young person's procedure." Not true. A patient's overall health …

The Don’ts of Tummy Tuck Recovery

We remind our tummy tuck patients at our Austin, TX practice that getting the procedure is much more than just showing up the day of your surgery. Patients must do research to find an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, properly prepare for surgery, and follow post-op instructions. In this post, I will explain the cardinal sins …

Resuming Exercise After a Tummy Tuck

My tummy tuck patients in Austin are often very concerned about recovery from the surgery--specifically, how long until they can return to working out. That's understandable since many of them are individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight through diet and exercise. Women who have had children and weight loss patients are the most common tummy tuck …

Surgeon Techniques With Liposuction: It Really Does Matter

Smart Lipo, SAFELipo®, Laser-Assisted Lipo, Power- Assisted Liposuction (PAL), Tumescent Liposuction, Ultrasound Lipo and on and on. Quickly liposuction becomes a very complex and confusing subject from what started as a simple Google search. So how do we sort through and simplify this topic so we can treat isolated resistant areas of unwanted fat? Let's …

Survey Says: CoolSculpting® Is Hotter Than Ever

The hottest new treatment at The Piazza Center: CoolSculpting

It has always been a priority of mine to offer the safest, most effective treatment options to my patients. It's easy to jump on every trend, but there's something to be said for giving new procedures and devices a little time to establish their effectiveness before offering them at my practice. One treatment that took …

What Questions Should I Ask My Surgeon About Liposuction

As winter approaches, I often see an increase in the number of consultations for body contouring procedures. One of the reasons this happens at my Austin plastic surgery practice is because swimsuit season is mostly over, and now it is time to get rid of those diet-resistant areas and get your body just where you …

Moms Need to Feel Comfortable & Confident Too

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A few weeks ago, I had the rare opportunity to stay home for a few hours one morning.  And while I was getting household chores done, I turned on my television and listened to one of the morning news talk shows.  There was a segment on the TODAY Show that discussed the importance of truly …