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: Liposuction

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 …

A Quick Guide: CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck

CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck

With the latest statistical report from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reporting a 42% rise in non-surgical fat reduction last year, many patients have asked whether Coolsculpting is replacing the need for liposuction and tummy tuck procedures at my Austin-based practice. To answer this question, it is imperative to understand the differences between the …

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 …

How Are Summer Bodies Made in the Winter?

How exactly are summer bodies made in the winter? Easy: through diligent nutritional support and a regular, effective exercise routine! Still, though, some patients may choose to get a little help from breast enhancement or body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck or liposuction. In Austin, these are some of the most popular procedures …

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 …

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 …

Significant Increase in Arm Lift Surgery

When reviewing the ASPS Statistics from 2012- a notable increase in upper arm lift surgery was seen.  Since 2000, there has been a 4000% increase in the upper arm lift procedures.  This can be greatly attributed to the rise of obesity in the U.S., which has also created an increase in the number of weight …

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 …

Fat Injection for Breast Reconstruction After Cancer

Fortunately, breast cancer patients have many options to choose from when it comes to breast reconstruction, including lipofilling. I use liposuction at my Austin practice to take fat from another part of the patient’s body, have it processed, and then inject it into the breasts. Lipofilling is often used to contour other parts of the …