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.

The Piazza Center Blog

Spring Time Spike in Austin Cosmetic Surgery

KLBJ News Radio’s Perry Watson recently interviewed me about the recent spike in spring time Austin cosmetic surgery procedures.  Consistent with the trends of the 2012 Top 5 Cosmetic Surgery and Minimally-Invasive Procedures, we have seen an increase in women seeking breast augmentation and lift procedures in preparation for the summer months.  We have also …

Tired of Brown Spots?

Lytera Skin Brightening Complex is a unique brightening formula that addresses the appearance of dark spots and has become an integral part of our skin care program in Austin. Lytera works beautifully for all skin types, contains highly effective antioxidants, and serves as a mild exfoliant. It is available without a prescription. Effective in reducing …

There’s an App for That!?

Allergan, the manufacturer and distributor of Juvederm XC has launched an iPad and iPhone App that helps patients to visualize what filler can look like to treat the area of the smiles lines.  This has become a truly excellent way for patients to visualize what this change will appear like using his/her own photos and …

Silicone Implants Dominate Market

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article regarding the comeback of silicone gel implants.  Statistics released Tuesday by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for 2012 showed that 72% of the 330,631 breast augmentation procedures in the U.S. used silicone implants, while 28% used saline, or sterile salt water. This is in contrast …

Minimal Downtime with Breast Augmentation

So what is the recovery like for breast augmentation?  In Austin, most of my patients that have breast augmentation surgery on a Thursday find themselves ready to be back to work by Monday or Tuesday. The recovery is actually quite quick and fairly unremarkable.  I use the Keller Funnel™ to minimize trauma to the breast, …

The Perfect Pucker

Appearances can be very important in the Austin job market especially when it comes to some of the finest details—like lips.   With hyaluronic acid injectable filler, I am able to add fullness in younger patients that have never had full lips or even replace lost volume that occurs with age and maturity. What I have …

Are Facial Cleansers and Toners Important?

Frequently, my patients ask me what is the purpose of using a facial cleanser and toner when choosing a skin care regimen in Austin.  I think of it like this—if you are using the bare essentials of the Non-Negotiables—a cleanser and toner further the effectiveness of these products be restoring this skin’s pH balance.  After …

How Do Plastic Surgeons Minimize Scarring?

At my plastic surgery practice, I understand how important scars are to patients, whether it is cosmetic or a reconstructive procedure. It is really important for patients to understand that as a board-certified plastic surgeon, I am trained to place incisions in the lines of skin tension, which can help scars to heal well.  In addition, …

Would You Try to Push a Water Balloon through a Buttonhole?

What is a Keller Funnel™ anyway? It is a cone-shaped, nylon device that allows me to use a no-touch delivery technique, which is believed to reduce capsular contracture, a painful complication associated with breast augmentation procedures. When I perform a breast augmentation in Austin, I want to minimize trauma to the breast implant when I …