The 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
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The Piazza Center Blog

Doing It for You: Healthy vs. Unhealthy Motives for Plastic Surgery

Doing It for You: Healthy vs. Unhealthy Motives for Plastic Surgery

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, some women may be considering a cosmetic procedure as a “gift” for their partner. Breast augmentation with implants is a popular choice at my Austin practice around this time of year. But although this “gift” idea is well-meaning, it is important not to rush into any surgery decision. …

Boost Your New Year’s Fitness Goals With a Tummy Tuck

Boost Your New Year’s Fitness Goals With a Tummy Tuck

January is a great time for personal resolutions. Many patients are newly interested in fitness and want to live healthy lifestyles. A tummy tuck at our Austin, TX, practice can do more than just remove loose, saggy skin. It can also help you feel more confident in your body and more comfortable when working out. …

Top 10 Plastic Surgery Myths—Busted

Top 10 Plastic Surgery Myths - Busted

In a world full of gossip magazines and beauty blogs, you’ve probably seen a few plastic surgery articles. A lot of them have dramatic headlines and click-worthy snippets—but often not a lot of truth. From breast implants to tummy tuck techniques, my Austin patients usually have a lot of plastic surgery questions. Unfortunately, many of …

Can a Mommy Makeover Make You a Better Mom?

Can a Mommy Makeover Make You a Better Mom?

A healthy diet and exercise aren't always enough to get back your pre-mom body. Diastasis, extra skin, stretch marks, enlarged or downturned nipples, urinary incontinence (the list goes on and on) are real. Completely reversing those post-pregnancy changes on your own can be virtually impossible. Sadly, others may make you feel that you aren't working …

Facial Fillers 2.0

If you’re looking for a little something extra to gently enhance your looks this holiday season, consider coming in to see us at our Austin, TX practice for an aesthetic treatment with facial fillers. They were once intended to plump up just the cheeks and lips, but today’s fillers are more sophisticated and multi-purposed…helping better …

What Is a C-Tuck & Should You Get One?

What is a C-Tuck and Should You Get One?

A "C-tuck" is an uncommon combination surgery that incorporates a tummy tuck immediately after a cesarean section birth. For women who are scheduled to have a baby via C-section, it may seem like a good idea to have a tummy tuck at the same time. But there are several problems with this concept. As an experienced …

Post-Breast Augmentation Bra Shopping Tips

Post Breast Augmentation Bra Shopping Tips

An overwhelming majority of our breast augmentation patients in Austin, TX, gain a powerful sense of confidence from the procedure. With that newfound self-assurance, many women update their wardrobes and revel in the way they now fill out their clothes such as workout gear and swimsuits. That newly shaped figure also presents an opportunity to …

Clearing Up Cosmetic Procedure Confusion

Dr. Piazza and Dr. Antunes

I often talk to patients at The Piazza Center who are on the fence about that special enhancement procedure they’ve been considering because of misconceptions surrounding cosmetic procedures. And there’s definitely a sizeable gap between these ‘myths’ and reality. Here are three common misconceptions about cosmetic procedures that I often address with my patients: 1) …

Types of Facelift: SMAS Facelift

SMAS stands for “Superficial Musculo Aponeurotic System.” This is known as the “muscle layer” of the face, which is a thin layer of muscle and fibrous bands that cover the muscles and deep fat pads of the face. The SMAS extends from the very top of the head down to the bottom of the neck. …

Types of Facelift: Deep Plane Facelift

A deep plane facelift is one of the most advanced facelift techniques available. It is a step beyond the SMAS facelift because the cheek ligament is also released during surgery, allowing for the cheek fat pad (malar fat pad) to be lifted into its more youthful position and improve the appearance of the midface. Like …