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Do you know Austin’s Next Top Mom?

What are some of the things you think of when it comes to celebrating Mom?  In my own personal family, I think of three things…love, strength, and sacrifice.  As we approach Mother’s Day for this year, we are looking for a mom with a story, a personal journey that would make her shine as a candidate for Austin’s Next Top Mom.  What qualities do you think are important?  What motherhood journey do you think needs recognition? As stories come in … Continue Reading

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Are ‘Selfies’ Making More People Opt for Plastic Surgery?

First, what is a ‘selfie’?  It’s a photo of yourself, usually taken at arm’s length with your phone.  See our example, to the left! Do ‘Selfies’ actually have an impact on patients seeking facial plastic surgery procedures? Yes, according to a recent poll by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The study revealed that one in three facial plastic surgeons surveyed saw an increase in requests for procedures due to patients being more self-aware of looks in … Continue Reading

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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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