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Why Does Smoking Make Plastic Surgery Difficult?

When you smoke, 2 chemicals, among many, can cause detrimental effects to the blood supply in various parts of the body. I am talking about nicotine and carbon monoxide. Both of these toxins diminish blood flow, and when blood flow is decreased significantly or stops, then that part of the body can die. In plastic surgery, this is of significant importance. Most of the work I do at my Austin plastic surgery practice involves rearranging tissue, as in a breast … Continue Reading

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Join us for “BRA Day!”

Join our plastic surgery practice in Austin in the collaborative effort between the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Plastic Surgery Foundation, plastic surgeons, breast centers, nurse navigators, corporate sponsors and breast cancer support groups, to promote education, awareness and access to post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. We invite our breast cancer patients to celebrate the 3rd annual National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day with The Piazza Center! We’ll be serving a light lunch and our own “Z bra cookies” to commemorate YOU and your journey. When? October 15th, 2014 11:30 a.m. … Continue Reading

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3 Answers to Your Dermaplaning Questions

Have you heard of dermaplaning? It is a highly effective procedure at my plastic surgery practice in Austin for eliminating several different kinds of skin concerns and refreshing the face. Using a sterile surgical blade, we can gently exfoliate and eliminate surface layers of dead skin and unwanted “peach fuzz.” With each treatment, 2 to 3 weeks of dead skin cells are removed, revealing brighter and younger-looking skin. Dermaplaning is often used to enhance other topical treatments and, in particular, … Continue Reading

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How to Get Lush Lashes & Beautiful Brows!

Battling with wild, undefined eyebrows is no easy task! If you’re like many of my patients dealing with unruly brows, you’ve probably tried various methods of hair removal in Austin, from tweezing to waxing. Aside from shielding and protecting our eyes from water and other debris, eyebrows frame and define facial features, enhancing the appearance of the eyes and helping us form expressions. That’s why people spend so much time trying to get them just perfect. One option, eyebrow waxing, … Continue Reading

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The ‘GRASS’ Approach to Skin Care

One of the many questions we get when seeing a patient for a skin care consultation at our Austin practice is: “How do I prevent and reverse the signs of aging?” We have learned that, in addition to Dr. Rocco Piazza’s 4 non-negotiables and the development of specialty products like Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex, SkinMedica® has created a great acronym to help us remember the 5 main keys to creating healthy, younger-looking skin. It’s called “GRASS.” “G” for Growth Factors: … Continue Reading

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