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Glad You Asked: Belly Buttons and Tummy Tucks

As funny as it might sound, a topic I am frequently asked about (both online and in the office) is related to belly buttons — specifically, what happens to them during a tummy tuck procedure. In fact, one of our most popular blog posts among Austin patients is specific to the topic: “Belly Button Shape Is Crucial in a Tummy Tuck”. Since that post was published in 2013, I’ve continued to field questions about the shape, scar, and healing process … Continue Reading

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Trainer Approved: Workout First, CoolSculpting® Second

The journey to find what moves you is unique for everyone. For some, it’s barre classes; others prefer long walks. Yoga, circuit training, CrossFit®, Pilates… there are all kinds of options. But no matter what your workout routine looks like, even the fittest of the fit share the same challenge: a trouble area that doesn’t respond to your efforts. Sound familiar? We would be surprised if it didn’t! That’s where CoolSculpting®, the popular nonsurgical fat reduction option, comes into play … Continue Reading

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A Match Made in Austin: 3 Skin Care “Perfect Pairs”

  We understand if you find choosing the right skin care regimen a bit of a daunting task. There are a lot of amazing options (and not so great ones) out there, after all. Plus, things can get confusing when you start to combine treatments and products. Not to worry: Whether you are looking for a sunscreen swap, wanting to boost the results of a treatment like BOTOX® Cosmetic, or ready for an entire skin care revamp, our team of … Continue Reading

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BOTOX® Cosmetic for Guys? Our Nurse Injector Talks “Bro-tox”

For whatever reason, anti-aging has long been considered “for the ladies.” It might be true that women pay closer attention to skin care products and treatments, but we’re not entirely sure why this myth has perpetuated for so long. Wanting to look your best is not specific to women — or men, for that matter — everyone wants to feel their best. With a growing number of male patients looking to BOTOX Cosmetic and injectable fillers at our Austin practice, … Continue Reading

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Top 10 Reasons Why I Am Glad I Had a Tummy Tuck

This post was first published on September 27, 2013 and updated on July 5, 2016 with the latest information. Tummy tucks were among the top 5 procedures performed last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, with a 104% increase since 2000. The procedure’s popularity holds true at my Austin practice as well, with an ever-increasing number of patients choosing to fix problems of the lower tummy area. Why, you ask? This “tried-and-true” procedure yields some of the most dramatic results and highest patient satisfaction rates. In … Continue Reading

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