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Botox in Austin to Treat Excessive Sweating

A commonly used treatment to soften the frown lines, crowsfeet and forehead lines, Botox is also used to help significantly improve the quality of life for people that suffer from excessive underarm sweating also known as excessive axillary hyperhidrosis.  This has been an FDA-Approved treatment since 2004 and is often requested most during the warmer months in Austin.  At my plastic surgery practice, many of these patients seeking treatment with Botox for excessive often times wear dark-colored clothing so that … Continue Reading

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Think You Know the Fastest Growing Cosmetic Surgery Procedure? Guess Again…

Which procedure is the fastest growing cosmetic surgery? While breast augmentation and liposuction in Austin are still the two most popular, brachioplasty, or surgery to remove excess skin from the upper arm, has experienced the most dramatic rise in demand. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 15,000 upper arm lifts were performed in 2012, a 4,378% increase from 2000. A major cause for the growth is an increase in weight loss surgery. Other factors include more … Continue Reading

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Tummy Tuck in Austin Transforms Disfigured Abdomen

The number of women getting tummy tucks has grown 85% from 2000 to 2010 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However sometimes the procedure is not about just trying to recapture a youthful appearance.  This patient had a complicated delivery of twins 19 years ago leaving her with a disfigured abdomen. She struggled with low self-esteem for nearly two decades before deciding to talk with me about the appearance of her abdomen.  She was extremely self-conscious about how … Continue Reading

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Belly Button Shape is Crucial in a Tummy Tuck

I think that one of the most important areas to address when performing a tummy tuck here in Austin—is the belly button.  Oftentimes, pregnancy and/or weight gain with subsequent loss can distort the belly button giving it a transverse, puckered appearance.   In consultation, I find that patients really don’t pay much attention to the shape of the belly button when I show them before and after photos of other patients.  In my opinion, when seeking a plastic surgeon, it is … Continue Reading

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Botox in Austin is Common in Men

Among men getting Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport®), there has been nearly a 314% increase from 2000 – 2012 with approximately 390,000 men receiving Botox®/Dysport® treatments in 2012 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery.  This is not just a national trend—we have seen a similar increase in Botox users at our Austin plastic surgery practice.  Why the increase?  The pressure to look young while job hunting may be one reason why men are choosing to get … Continue Reading

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