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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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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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How Do Celebrity Moms Get Their Pre-Baby Body Back So Fast?

This morning, I started my day later than usual and had the rare opportunity to actually watch morning news shows.  As I flipped through the channels from CBS This Morning, to the Today Show and ultimately to GMA, there was a common topic discussed, namely celebrity news.  As a society, celebrities fascinate us.  From the morning news shows, to the grocery checkout line, we are constantly barraged with paparazzi images about the latest in celebrity fashion, body changes, and oh-so-popular … Continue Reading

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Do you know Austin’s Next Top Mom?

What are some of the things you think of when it comes to celebrating Mom?  In my own personal family, I think of three things…love, strength, and sacrifice.  As we approach Mother’s Day for this year, we are looking for a mom with a story, a personal journey that would make her shine as a candidate for Austin’s Next Top Mom.  What qualities do you think are important?  What motherhood journey do you think needs recognition? As stories come in … Continue Reading

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Are ‘Selfies’ Making More People Opt for Plastic Surgery?

First, what is a ‘selfie’?  It’s a photo of yourself, usually taken at arm’s length with your phone.  See our example, to the left! Do ‘Selfies’ actually have an impact on patients seeking facial plastic surgery procedures? Yes, according to a recent poll by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The study revealed that one in three facial plastic surgeons surveyed saw an increase in requests for procedures due to patients being more self-aware of looks in … Continue Reading

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