Dr. Rocco Piazza Here! As an Austin plastic surgeon for over 12 years, I'm often asked about procedures that can enhance results alongside a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, or mommy makeover. I find that many patients don’t realize that they can easily add on a procedure while under anesthesia that can significantly boost your confidence and are a great compliment to the surgery you're already getting. These are my top three add-on recommendations when considering your surgical treatment plan:

Most Common Plastic Surgery Add-on Procedures

Add-on procedure #1: Nipple reduction or correction of inverted nipples

Many women don’t know these procedures even exist. Many times, during puberty, pregnancy, or after breastfeeding, the nipples can change and make a woman very self-conscious.

Oftentimes, enlarged nipples are difficult to conceal in clothing or a swimsuit. Elongated nipples can look droopy or make a woman feel unattractive. These can be easily corrected with a 15-minute procedure to sit the nipple back on itself, reducing the projection. If one desires, the nipple diameter can be made smaller, reducing the width. Both of which keep sensation intact. 

Inverted nipples can also be correct to give a more aesthetic contour to the breast. All of these procedures can be combined with breast or body surgery, and can even be performed in the office as a stand-alone clinic procedure. You can see more real patient results in our gallery.

Add-on procedure #2: Liposuction for a Sculpted Silhouette

The upper outer breast area, inner thighs, and flanks are some of the most common areas that many of my patients complain about when seeking nonsurgical treatment such as EMSCULPT NEO® or CoolSculpting®. Liposuction is a quick and easy add-on procedure when having plastic surgery that helps sculpt and get rid of unwanted fat.

The inner thighs are a great place to treat because this enhances the desired thigh gap and takes about 30-45 minutes in surgery.

The flank area or muffin-top is another popular area. It is easy to target and transforms the lower waistline and blends the bra line to lower back transition. 

For surgical procedures, performing liposuction of the Upper Outer Area of the breast also known as the Anterior Axillary Fold improves the contour of the breast-to-arm transition at the armpit area. This takes about 15 minutes to perform and helps many women feel more confident about their appearance in certain clothing such as swimsuits and sleeveless tops.

See more Liposuction Before & Afters here.

Add-on procedure #3: Cellulite reduction with Avéli

Avéli is a revolutionary treatment that eliminates cellulite on the buttocks and thighs with just one session! This can be easily combined with other surgical procedures under general anesthesia or done in the clinic as a stand-alone procedure with local anesthetic.

This adds about 45 minutes to a procedure when performed in surgery and takes about an hour when done in our clinic. Avéli is the most advanced technology to truly treat and eradicate cellulite and is one of the most desired procedures in our practice! See more patient before and afters

Ready to Schedule a Consultation?

Contact The Piazza Center today to discuss how these add-on procedures can elevate your Austin plastic surgery experience and boost your confidence! Reach out here.

Dr. Rocco Piazza, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
The Piazza Center for Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare

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