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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Do I Need a Breast Lift when Considering a Breast Augmentation?

I am often asked by patients who desire breast augmentation in Austin—‘Do I need a breast lift?’  I think this is a great question.  Oftentimes, my patients desire more fullness to the upper portion of the breast, and would like the nipple-areola complex centered over the breast mound.  A breast augmentation can achieve this if …

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 …

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 …

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 …