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: Plastic Surgery

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. …

Types of Facelift: Mini Lift (Mini Facelift)

The Mini Lift is a less-invasive facelift technique that is appropriate for only certain patients. A Mini Lift has traditionally been described by many surgeons as a “skin only” facelift. This procedure is known by several different names – “Weekend Facelift,” “Lunchtime Facelift,” and “Lifestyle Lift.” At his Austin plastic surgery practice, Dr. Antunes does …

Facelift Incisions: The Journey to Becoming Invisible

Facelifts are one of the most popular surgical techniques used to address the signs of aging on the face and neck. At The Piazza Center in Austin, Dr. Marcelo Antunes performs facelift procedures to restore lost volume to the cheeks, improve the appearance of jowls, improve the contour of the neck and to reduce the …

Giving Back to the Community and Beyond

At The Piazza Center, we believe in supporting and sponsoring local charities as well as donating our services to those in need around the world. In 2019, we will be supporting two local charities that are doing work to help those in our own backyard and traveling overseas on medical mission trips to donate our …

Self Care for Men: What’s Trending

It’s a fact that more men are now seeking out plastic surgery and specialized skincare to improve their looks and confidence. Gone are the days when a can of shaving cream and stick of deodorant were the sole contents of a man’s medicine cabinet. In 2017, men’s skincare products reached an unprecedented $345 million in …

How to Choose a Facial Plastic Surgeon

Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Marcelo Antunes

Facial plastic surgery has become extremely popular due to the competitiveness of today's society; everyone wants to look young and vibrant. Although many people are having surgical and non-surgical procedures, most are not willing to announce it. In addition, when the procedures are done properly, it is difficult to recognize the work of a good …