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: Breast Enhancement

When Can I Go Bra Shopping after My Breast Augmentation?

Short answer:  When the majority of swelling has resolved you can make your way to our local favorite, Teddies for Bettys. More in-depth version:  When considering a breast augmentation procedure in Austin it is important to understand that it is normal to have swelling at the surgical site—in this case, the breasts!  I use a precise …

Is a Breast Implant Always Needed with a Breast Lift?

Women who desire a breast lift in Austin often ask me if they need a breast implant at the same time they have a breast lift procedure. And my answer invariably depends on what my patient desires in an outcome or result. I have two questions to help women decide what they may need when …

Combining Breast and Tummy Tuck Procedures: Is it Safe?

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Two of the most common areas that my female patients want to address are both the breast and tummy areas with a breast enhancement (augmentation or breast lift) and tummy tuck procedure. In Austin, the majority of my patients that come to see me feel that they have plateaued when it comes to improved body …

Think You Know the Fastest Growing Cosmetic Surgery Procedure? Guess Again…

Which procedure is the fastest growing cosmetic surgery? While breast augmentation and liposuction in Austin are still the two most popular, brachioplasty, or surgery to remove excess skin from the upper arm, has experienced the most dramatic rise in demand. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 15,000 upper arm lifts were …

More Women Opting for Preventive Mastectomy

Like Angelina Jolie, many women are faced with the decision of mastectomy in order to prevent or reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.   A preventive mastectomy is similar to a mastectomy in a woman that has breast cancer but is different in that this procedure is performed in women who currently do not have …

Cosmetic Surgery in Austin Can Be Safe in the Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Recently, I have had several young patients in Austin that desire plastic surgery and yet, these patients come to me uncertain if they can undergo procedures like breast augmentation and tummy tuck.  In Austin, we are lucky to have a tight-knit medical community where physicians collaborate to provide quality care to our patients.  In a …

Top 2012 Plastic Surgery Statistics Correlate with Mommy Makeover in Austin

In reviewing the 2012 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Statistics as published by the ASPS, breast augmentation, liposuction and tummy tuck procedures were in the top 6 procedures for last year.  Similarly, we have seen these trends here in Austin plastic surgery.  Frequently I am asked if all of these procedures can be performed at the same …

Silicone Implants Dominate Market

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article regarding the comeback of silicone gel implants.  Statistics released Tuesday by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for 2012 showed that 72% of the 330,631 breast augmentation procedures in the U.S. used silicone implants, while 28% used saline, or sterile salt water. This is in contrast …