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: Tummy Tuck

Dr. Piazza’s Perspective on Tummy Tuck

When women come to our Austin, Texas, practice considering tummy tuck surgery, they have unique concerns that Dr. Piazza discusses with them during their consultations. As a body contouring specialist, Dr. Piazza tailors tummy tucks and other procedures to address the specific needs of each patient. The cases below stand out as great examples of …

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 …

Glad You Asked: Belly Buttons and Tummy Tucks

Tummy tuck specialist answers questions from Austin patients re: belly buttons.

As funny as it might sound, a topic I am frequently asked about (both online and in the office) is related to belly buttons — specifically, what happens to them during a tummy tuck procedure. In fact, one of our most popular blog posts among Austin patients is specific to the topic: “Belly Button Shape …

Top 10 Reasons Why I Am Glad I Had a Tummy Tuck

Learn about tummy tuck procedures at The Piazza Center in Austin

This post was first published on September 27, 2013 and updated on July 5, 2016 with the latest information. Tummy tucks were among the top 5 procedures performed last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, with a 104% increase since 2000. The procedure's popularity holds true at my Austin practice as well, with an ever-increasing number of patients choosing …

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 …