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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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 …

Wardrobe Surgery

As spring and summer quickly approach, my most popular request from my male and female clients is to give them a completely new look for summer.   Many people have consumed too much junk food over the holidays, wore bulky winter clothes and were never that motivated to work out for a continuous amount of time.   …

A Comprehensive Approach to Style

So, how do style and plastic surgery in Austin go hand-in-hand?  Well, we know that there was the 6% overall increase in 2011 with regards to minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures—all of which are performed at our Austin plastic surgery practice.  So why not tie this in with a wardrobe change to create a comprehensive refreshed and …

Demand for Austin Plastic Surgery Procedures on the Rise

At the beginning of each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) releases statistics on both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures from the prior year.  The 2011 statistics were published in a press release on February 9, 2012, which demonstrated a 5% increase in procedures performed for the second consecutive year.  This is very exciting …

50th Anniversary of Silicone Breast Implants

The history of breast augmentation started decades before silicone gel breast implants were first used.  Silicone had been popular for quite some time—it was like a miracle substance and was thought that it wouldn’t break down.  In the post-war era, Japanese prostitutes were having industrial-grade silicone injected directly into the breasts.  Reports suggest that barrels …

‘BOYTOX’- Men seeking more cosmetic procedures?

Among men getting Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport®, there has been nearly a 258% increase from 2000-2010 with approximately 336,834 men receiving Botox®/Dysport® treatments in 2010 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery.  This is not just a national trend—we have seen a similar increase at our Austin plastic surgery center.  Why the increase?  The …

Age Defiance: Baby Boomers Seek Plastic Surgery

I came across an interesting article in the New York Times that was published back in August.  And since my post last week was about the top cosmetic procedures in the New Year, I thought it was appropriate to follow with this blog.  An estimated 2,400 US women over the age of 65 got breast …

New Year, Refreshed ‘You’

Considering a ‘New You’ for the ‘New Year’? Twenty-twelve can be the year for revealing a refreshed “you.” Many women (and men) I talk with consider Austin cosmetic surgery procedures because they want to look and feel better about themselves. This can increase our sense of self-confidence and can have the ability to help us …

Handwritten Thank You Notes in the New Year

I have struggled this week with what to blog about as the Christmas Holiday is fast approaching and the new year not far behind it.  As I reflect on the past year, I am very thankful that I have been able to practice plastic surgery in Austin.  This is a great city with arts, culture, politics, plenty …

The Piazza Center Holiday Gift-Giving Ideas

Christmas will be here before we know it, so I decided to create The Piazza Gift-Giving Guide with the hopes of making gift giving a little easier this year. The Piazza Premiere Card is an easy gift that keeps on giving. It’s a rewards program where you receive points on any skin care treatment, BOTOX, …