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A Quick Guide: CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck

With the latest statistical report from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reporting a 42% rise in non-surgical fat reduction last year, many patients have asked whether Coolsculpting is replacing the need for liposuction and tummy tuck procedures at my Austin-based practice. To answer this question, it is imperative to understand the differences between the trio, specifically who is right for each option and the specific results promised. With some significant differences, you’ll understand why I continue to stand behind … Continue Reading

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Fat vs. Breast Implants for Breast Augmentation

Have you ever fantasized about taking unwanted fat from one part of your body and moving it to your breasts? If so, you’re not alone. Plastic surgeons have been working on ways to make that exciting idea possible for decades, and in the past few years, we’ve made major strides. I now safely and effectively incorporate this treatment, called fat transfer or fat grafting, into breast augmentation procedures at my Austin practice fairly regularly. Here’s how fat transfer works. First, … Continue Reading

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Lighten Up: Your IPL Photofacial Questions Answered

One of the most effective non-surgical treatments I offer at my Austin med spa is called an IPL photofacial. Patients are consistently impressed by the results they achieve from this form of intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. The treatment, which takes less than an hour and requires no downtime, targets all different forms of discoloration. These include age and sun spots, rosacea, freckles, acne scars, uneven skin tone, and even spider veins. A minimum of 3 treatments is recommended for … Continue Reading

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Injecting Knowledge: Your Sculptra® & VOLUMA® XC Questions Answered

  Dermal fillers are versatile treatments that can help minimize facial aging when used strategically. But there are so many great products now offered that it can be a little overwhelming for patients when they consult with plastic surgeons. At my Austin, TX practice, women and men ask about the latest fillers and how they differ from what’s already available. Today, let’s clear up some questions about Sculptra® Aesthetic and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC. These fillers are used for similar purposes, but in the … Continue Reading

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Microneedling 101: A Simple Solution for Your Skin Concerns

We’re always excited when we can offer our patients innovative cosmetic treatments, especially when they include significant benefits not available from other procedures. Such is the case with the Eclipse MicroPen™, a microneedling device we recently added to our Austin practice’s med spa treatments. Microneedling using the Eclipse MicroPen includes a number of advantages when compared with other anti-aging devices such as lasers and dermarollers. This treatment is: Safe: The MicroPen uses sterile, single-use needle tips and is safe for … Continue Reading

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