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Can a Mommy Makeover Be Non-Surgical?

When I think of a Mommy Makeover, the first thing that comes to my mind is cosmetic surgery.  More specifically with the patients I see in Austin, it’s breast augmentation, breast lift, and tummy tuck surgery.  These procedures allow me to correct distortions in breast shape, loss of breast volume, and the unpleasant tummy changes that often plague women after having children. So, can a Mommy Makeover be non-surgical?  Yes!  Let me explain.  A non-surgical Mommy Makeover focuses largely on … Continue Reading

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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 surgical technique to minimize damage to the breast tissue, which can significantly decrease swelling after this procedure.  I also believe that using the Keller Funnel™2 … Continue Reading

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Why Has the Number of Breast Augmentation Procedures Increased 37% Since 2000?

We have seen a steady increase in the number of breast augmentation procedures performed in the Austin plastic surgery world and similarly throughout the United States over the past decade. There has been a 37% increase overall in the number of breast augmentation procedures performed since 2000. Actually, breast implants have been around for 52 years, since the first pair of implants was placed in 1962 in Houston, Texas, by Dr. Gerow and Dr. Cronin. We have come a long … Continue Reading

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What Were the Top Procedures in Plastic Surgery for 2013?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) released the 2013 procedural statistics for our nation today. This is the most comprehensive census on plastic surgery and is an annual report. Around the country and in Austin, plastic surgery services are seeing steady growth, with 15.1 million total cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2013. This is up 3% over 2012 and is on pace with economic growth in our country. So why the growth? Well, new products and … Continue Reading

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What is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC and Why Has this Revolutionized the Art of Aging Successfully in Austin?

When looking for signs of aging—one of the areas we notice most are the lines that develop between the nose and the corners of the mouth—the nasolabial folds.  We know that these lines are often directly related to the loss of volume in the cheeks.  When that volume is replaced, a youthful look results and the nasolabial folds are greatly reduced giving a very natural look.  Correct placement of volume in the mid face (cheeks) is one of the most … Continue Reading

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