The Piazza Center for Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care
5920 W. William Cannon Drive, Mesa Oaks Building Seven, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78749
Phone: (512) 288-8200
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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7 Questions to Ask at Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

7 Questions to Ask Before Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

When it comes to tummy tuck consultations here at my Austin practice, my goal is to help patients feel fully confident, educated, and supported as we move forward with the surgical process. One of the main ways I do this is by answering any and all questions they may have about everything from preparation to …

A Few Perfectly Normal Things to Expect After Tummy Tuck

A Few Perfectly Normal Things to Expect After a Tummy Tuck

Real patient depicted, but your results may vary. When I meet with tummy tuck patients at our Austin, TX, practice they often express a range of feelings. They're definitely excited about the physical transformation that results from a tummy tuck. But there is usually a bit of nervousness, as well — not only about the …

Your Guide to Tummy Tuck Scarring

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One of the most frequent questions I hear from tummy tuck patients at my Austin plastic surgery center relates to scarring. Many people are worried that their scar will be visible when their midriff shows, which can be concerning when one of the reasons to undergo surgery is to feel confident about your body. However, …

Getting Bikini Ready—Your Tummy Tuck Timeline

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Women and men who undergo tummy tuck surgery at my Austin practice can expect to enjoy a flatter, firmer abdomen and slimmer midsection. This procedure produces beautiful, natural-looking, and long-lasting results, but diligent pre- and post-operative planning— and patience—are all important components of a successful procedure. Use this timeline as a guide during the weeks leading …

Tummy Tuck and Age: Here’s What Actually Matters

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Even though women and men often think they're too old for cosmetic surgery, age really isn't a critical factor when I assess whether someone is a good surgical candidate. That's especially true for my tummy tuck patients in Austin, many of whom believe abdominoplasty is a "young person's procedure." Not true. A patient's overall health …

The Don’ts of Tummy Tuck Recovery

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Pictured: This is Jennifer, our Patient Care Coordinator—and patient! Here she is 2 weeks after her tummy tuck and liposuction. We remind our tummy tuck patients at our Austin, TX practice that getting the procedure is much more than just showing up the day of your surgery. Patients must do research to find an experienced …

Resuming Exercise After a Tummy Tuck

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My tummy tuck patients in Austin are often very concerned about recovery from the surgery—specifically, how long until they can return to working out. That's understandable since many of them are individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight through diet and exercise. Even though tummy tuck surgery is very safe when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, …