Piazza Center for Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care
7900 Farm to Market Road 1826, Bldg 2, Suite 206
Austin, TX 78737
Phone: (512) 288-8200
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

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Improve Your Skin Health Using Growth Factor Therapy

Foreskin in a bottle?  Okay…wait a second, now that I have your attention let’s talk growth factors.  Did you know that your body naturally produces growth factors to heal the skin?  Well, when you are a child and you scrape your knee your body heals itself within a matter of days.  One of the reasons …

The Wrinkle Avenger Strikes Again…

What is photo mapping, and what does it have to do with BOTOX at our Austin plastic surgery office? Well, if you are looking for reproducible and accurate results with each one of your BOTOX treatments then let’s talk about photo mapping. Photo mapping is done with a set of photos we take for you …

Breast Augmentation in Austin as a Graduation Gift

I recently met a young lady who desired breast augmentation in Austin.  This 18-year-old patient has struggled since she was in middle school with a very flat chest.  She explained to me that she had high hopes that her breasts would get bigger during her development in high school, but they did not.  This patient …

Austin Breast Augmentation Sizing

Most women seeking breast augmentation in Austin come to my office with a very specific cup size desired in mind.  At our Austin plastic surgery center, we use cup size as a guide to determine how big of a change a patient is looking to achieve.  The problem with cup size is that it all …

The Differences Between Saline and Silicone Breast Implants in Austin

One of the most commonly asked questions by patients that desire breast augmentation at our Austin plastic surgery office is..."What is the difference between saline breast implants and silicone gel breast implants?" This video blog has been filmed in ordered to answer this question by demonstrating the differences between these two types of breast implants …

What You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation in Austin

When I see a patient who desires breast implants in Austin, I make sure that she understands all of the decisions that come into play for breast augmentation.  Austin women want to know their choices with regards to location of the incision, type of implant (saline or silicone gel), or location of the implant (above …

How does a chemical peel feel?

Samantha LeBlanc, our medical aesthetician at our Austin plastic surgery practice demonstrates a chemical peel on me!  So…how exactly does a chemical peel work and why would someone want to have this experience?  The chemical peel solution causes mild trauma, or injury, to the epidermis or outermost layer of the skin. Similar to exfoliating your …

What is Vitamin C Therapy?

At our skin care center in Austin I am frequently asked ‘how do I reverse the signs of sun damage?’  Today, I sit down with our Director of Patient Services, Samantha LeBlanc, who has over 20 years in the skin care industry.  This can be approached by several ways depending on the degree of existing …

Do you know how to apply sunscreen to your face?

Do you remember the bright pink “zink” sunscreen from the 1980’s?  This is actually a physical blocking sunscreen.  Why is this important?  Well, physical blocking sunscreens sit on the surface of the skin and reflect UV light away your skin cells in order to prevent Ultraviolet Light (UV) induced damage.  I often hear from patients …

Brown Spots: A Comprehensive Treatment Plan

At our skin care center in Austin I am frequently asked about melasma? Melasma is a light to dark skin discoloration that appears on sun-exposed areas of the face. Although it can affect anyone, Melasma is particularly common in women, especially pregnant woman and those who are taking oral or patch contraceptives. During pregnancy it …