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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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Why is the ‘Gummy Bear’ Implant Gaining Popularity for Breast Augmentation in Austin?

Why call it a ‘gummy bear’?  If you think of a gummy bear, the candy, having a defined shaped and when bitten in half, still maintains its shape- then you are well on your way to understanding the same principles that describe the ‘gummy bear’ breast implant.  These implants were developed in an attempt to mimic the natural shape of the breast.  Also known as form stable implants, they are designed to look like a teardrop, thicker at the bottom … Continue Reading

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Is a Breast Implant Always Needed with a Breast Lift?

Women who desire a breast lift in Austin often ask me if they need a breast implant at the same time they have a breast lift procedure. And my answer invariably depends on what my patient desires in an outcome or result. I have two questions to help women decide what they may need when considering a breast lift. Do you desire larger breasts? If you are happy with your volume and do not desire to be larger with regard … Continue Reading

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Why Does the Keller Funnel™2 Protect You and Simplify Implant Delivery in Breast Augmentation?

In 2009, the introduction of the original Keller Funnel™ refined the art of augmentation procedures. The Keller Funnel™2 is the next generation implant delivery device that provides exceptionally gentle and quick delivery of all silicone gel implants and is an absolute necessity when performing breast augmentation in Austin at my plastic surgery practice. Here is why: The clear, conical-shaped device empowers surgeons to deliver an array of prefilled breast implants with ease, while employing a No-Touch technique to reduce the … Continue Reading

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What Questions Should I Ask When Considering a Breast Augmentation?

I am always looking for ways to improve and perfect the patient experience at my Austin plastic surgery office—and as we have now begun the new year—I want to share with you my top three questions (and answers) to help you choose your plastic surgeon for a breast augmentation procedure in Austin. 1. Q:  Is your surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Member Surgeon of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)? A:  Yes and … Continue Reading

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