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Spring Time Spike in Austin Cosmetic Surgery

KLBJ News Radio’s Perry Watson recently interviewed me about the recent spike in spring time Austin cosmetic surgery procedures.  Consistent with the trends of the 2012 Top 5 Cosmetic Surgery and Minimally-Invasive Procedures, we have seen an increase in women seeking breast augmentation and lift procedures in preparation for the summer months.  We have also seen an increase in both men and women seeking liposuction contouring of the waistline to improve the undesired “muffin-top” or “love-handle” areas.  Despite Austin being … Continue Reading

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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 to 2006, the year the ban was lifted, when only 19% of procedures used silicone. I have seen this same trend in my practice, where … Continue Reading

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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 a patient has very little to ‘no’ droop to the breast.  When a patient has excess skin of the breast but deficient breast volume, she … Continue Reading

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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 depends on who is making the bra.  Rarely are two different bra manufacturers consistent with regards to cup size.  In my consultations for breast augmentation … Continue Reading

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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 in Austin.  The most basic difference is with regard to the feel of the implant—and the best way to demonstrate this is to simply hold … Continue Reading

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