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What Questions Should I Ask My Surgeon About Liposuction

As winter approaches, I often see an increase in the number of consultations for body contouring procedures. One of the reasons this happens at my Austin plastic surgery practice is because swimsuit season is mostly over, and now it is time to get rid of those diet-resistant areas and get your body just where you want it. I have composed a list of some of the most important questions and answers for you when it comes to understanding liposuction. Can … Continue Reading

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How Are Summer Bodies Made in the Winter?

How exactly are summer bodies made in the winter? Easy: through diligent nutritional support and a regular, effective exercise routine! Still, though, some patients may choose to get a little help from breast enhancement or body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck or liposuction. In Austin, these are some of the most popular procedures to improve areas that are resistant to your diligent work and discipline when it comes to appropriate nutritional support and an effective exercise program. Let’s … Continue Reading

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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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