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A Comprehensive Approach to Style

So, how do style and plastic surgery in Austin go hand-in-hand?  Well, we know that there was the 6% overall increase in 2011 with regards to minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures—all of which are performed at our Austin plastic surgery practice.  So why not tie this in with a wardrobe change to create a comprehensive refreshed and rejuvenated look for you? According to stylist, Ashley Hargrove of DTK Austin, men always do the best with a make-over. She says that “it is … Continue Reading

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Demand for Austin Plastic Surgery Procedures on the Rise

At the beginning of each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) releases statistics on both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures from the prior year.  The 2011 statistics were published in a press release on February 9, 2012, which demonstrated a 5% increase in procedures performed for the second consecutive year.  This is very exciting news and re-affirms that trends that we have seen in our Austin plastic surgery practice. According the ASPS, 307,000 breast augmentations were performed in 2011, … Continue Reading

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50th Anniversary of Silicone Breast Implants

The history of breast augmentation started decades before silicone gel breast implants were first used.  Silicone had been popular for quite some time—it was like a miracle substance and was thought that it wouldn’t break down.  In the post-war era, Japanese prostitutes were having industrial-grade silicone injected directly into the breasts.  Reports suggest that barrels of this industrial-grade product were being stolen from the shipping docks in Japan.  Subsequently, women were having a number of serious issues with the use … Continue Reading

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Most Frequently Asked Questions About Botox® Cosmetic

If you’re considering your very first BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment,  it’s likely you have a question or 2 about the popular treatment. After years of working with Austin patients at The Piazza Center, I’ve heard them all (or at least a good chunk of them). Here is a list of the most frequently asked: How much BOTOX is needed to treat frown lines? It is important to remember that every patient is different.  For frown lines, it can take anywhere from 20-50 units. Crow’s feet can take … Continue Reading

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‘BOYTOX’- Men seeking more cosmetic procedures?

Among men getting Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport®, there has been nearly a 258% increase from 2000-2010 with approximately 336,834 men receiving Botox®/Dysport® treatments in 2010 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery.  This is not just a national trend—we have seen a similar increase at our Austin plastic surgery center.  Why the increase?  The pressure to look young while job hunting may be one reason.  Also, the fact that this treatment has very little downtime is of significant importance … Continue Reading

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