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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When Can I Go Bra Shopping after My Breast Augmentation?

Short answer:  When the majority of swelling has resolved you can make your way to our local favorite, Teddies for Bettys. More in-depth version:  When considering a breast augmentation procedure in Austin it is important to understand that it is normal to have swelling at the surgical site—in this case, the breasts!  I use a precise …

Is a Breast Implant Always Needed with a Breast Lift?

Women who desire a breast lift in Austin often ask me if they need a breast implant at the same time they have a breast lift procedure. And my answer invariably depends on what my patient desires in an outcome or result. I have two questions to help women decide what they may need when …

Why Does the Keller Funnel™2 Protect You and Simplify Implant Delivery in Breast Augmentation?

https://youtu.be/T8jxIezEZg0 In 2009, the introduction of the original Keller Funnel™ refined the art of augmentation procedures. The Keller Funnel™2 is the next generation implant delivery device that provides exceptionally gentle and quick delivery of all silicone gel implants and is an absolute necessity when performing breast augmentation in Austin at my plastic surgery practice. Here …

What Questions Should I Ask When Considering a Breast Augmentation?

I am always looking for ways to improve and perfect the patient experience at my Austin plastic surgery office—and as we have now begun the new year—I want to share with you my top three questions (and answers) to help you choose your plastic surgeon for a breast augmentation procedure in Austin. 1. Q:  Is …

More Women Opting for Preventive Mastectomy

Like Angelina Jolie, many women are faced with the decision of mastectomy in order to prevent or reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.   A preventive mastectomy is similar to a mastectomy in a woman that has breast cancer but is different in that this procedure is performed in women who currently do not have …

The Mommy Makeover for Body Renovation

I recently wrote an article for Austin Beauty Guide regarding the "Mommy Makeover" for Body Renovation. With Mother’s Day around the corner, family members are scouring stores looking for the perfect gift. Yet, the gift that some moms are hoping for can’t be found in a mall or online. More women are consulting with plastic …

Cosmetic Surgery in Austin Can Be Safe in the Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Recently, I have had several young patients in Austin that desire plastic surgery and yet, these patients come to me uncertain if they can undergo procedures like breast augmentation and tummy tuck.  In Austin, we are lucky to have a tight-knit medical community where physicians collaborate to provide quality care to our patients.  In a …

Silicone Implants Dominate Market

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article regarding the comeback of silicone gel implants.  Statistics released Tuesday by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for 2012 showed that 72% of the 330,631 breast augmentation procedures in the U.S. used silicone implants, while 28% used saline, or sterile salt water. This is in contrast …

Would You Try to Push a Water Balloon through a Buttonhole?

What is a Keller Funnel™ anyway? It is a cone-shaped, nylon device that allows me to use a no-touch delivery technique, which is believed to reduce capsular contracture, a painful complication associated with breast augmentation procedures. When I perform a breast augmentation in Austin, I want to minimize trauma to the breast implant when I …