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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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Age Defiance: Baby Boomers Seek Plastic Surgery

I came across an interesting article in the New York Times that was published back in August.  And since my post last week was about the top cosmetic procedures in the New Year, I thought it was appropriate to follow with this blog.  An estimated 2,400 US women over the age of 65 got breast implants in 2010, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Also in 2010, an estimated 50,000 US women over the age of 65 … Continue Reading

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