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In Austin, women come to The Piazza Center for breast augmentation for many different reasons, and there are countless life events that can set this exciting new chapter in motion. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rocco Piazza recognizes the importance of each woman's distinct journey, and he truly shares in their excitement and desire for optimal outcomes. He dedicates himself to consistently creating personalized results, and his patients feel confident that they are choosing a surgeon who is able to address their exact needs.
Women come to see Dr. Piazza for breast augmentation more than any other procedure because they know that his custom approach means that this next step will be one of their best.
We invite you to discover how Dr. Piazza's passion translates to beautiful, natural-looking results. To learn about your breast augmentation options, request a consultation online or call The Piazza Center at (512) 551-1067 to speak with a member of our team.
Breast Augmentation Before & After Patient Photos
Case 289, Breast Augmentation
This is a 30-year-old mother of two who came to see Dr. Piazza to increase her breast volume that she had lost after having children. Like most of our patients, she felt it was very important to achieve a shape that would not only look fuller, but also maintain a very natural appearance that would look proportionate.The patient met with Dr. Piazza ...
Case 216, Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation: Gummy-Bear Implant
This 31-year-old female came to see Dr. Piazza to discuss a breast augmentation at his Austin practice. She desired a natural result where she would feel comfortable filling out her swimsuits and clothes.During her consultation with Dr. Piazza, they selected a highly cohesive, anatomically shaped, silicone gel breast implant that would deliver...
Case 205, Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation: Gummy-Bear Implant
This 62-year-old female patient sought Dr. Piazza for a consultation because she was concerned about droopy breasts. She was unsure if her drooping could be corrected with just implants or if she would need a lift as well.Dr. Piazza is often asked by patients who desire breast augmentation in Austin, "Do I also need a breast lift?" He bel...
Case 188, Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation: Gummy-Bear Implant
This 27-year-old patient had wanted to enhance her breasts for some time but was too young for silicone implants, which are approved for patients age 22 and older. She was uncomfortable in bathing suits and felt very unhappy when she looked at herself in the mirror. Besides her breasts, she was very happy and confident with her body. After giving a...
Case 167, Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation: Gummy-Bear Implant
This patient, age 57, had breast augmentation in the past, but decided that she did not like the shape and feel of saline implants. She had those implants removed many years ago. After having her children, she decided that she really did want more volume to her breasts and after thorough research, she felt like shaped, silicone gumm...
Case 166, Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation: Gummy-Bear Implant
This 34-year-old mother of two had breast augmentation with saline breast implants many years ago. At the time, she felt like the implants were very large for her, remarkably unnatural looking, and too firm. In addition, this patient felt like her surgical result was not proportionate to her body. She had the saline im...
Your Personal Consultation
Dr. Piazza believes the first step in creating a successful result is getting to know his patient on a personal level. During your private consultation, you'll have the opportunity to share what motivated you to request information about breast augmentation, as well as explain how you hope the procedure will help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
After this initial discussion, Dr. Piazza will begin to develop a custom plan for your breast enlargement procedure. From a description of the most advanced gummy bear breast implants available in Austin, TX, to an explanation of how surgical technique can significantly reduce recovery time, Dr. Piazza empowers patients by openly discussing all relevant aspects of the treatment process.
— Jean T., Yelp review
*Your results may vary.
At The Piazza Center, breast augmentation patients set their own treatment timelines to ensure they feel confident and excited about each choice before moving forward. Your consultation will provide you with the necessary information to make the right decisions for your body, and you can feel assured in trusting a surgeon who places your needs first as you decide upon each factor together.
Dr. Piazza and his highly trained team of experts share the goal of making every person who walks through the door a "patient for life." This commitment to providing the best plastic surgery experience possible requires meticulous attention to detail and an unparalleled dedication to patients' health and well-being. Dr. Piazza finds this challenge fulfilling and sees each breast augmentation procedure as an opportunity to create a positive, lasting change in a patient's life.
What It's Like to Get Breast Augmentation With Us
In this video, let Dr. Piazza and his patients walk you through the breast augmentation process at his practice, including how he plans a custom outcome that's perfect for you.
Your Custom Procedure
Dr. Piazza plans every detail of the procedure prior to the day of surgery to create predictable, natural-looking results. His experienced surgical team members work seamlessly with Dr. Piazza to implement his comprehensive treatment plans, minimizing the duration of each procedure.
Dr. Piazza performs breast augmentation as an outpatient procedure in a fully accredited ambulatory surgery center near his practice. In general, the procedure takes 1 to 2 hours and uses general anesthesia.
Although most women choose cohesive silicone breast implants at our Austin practice, Dr. Piazza offers his breast augmentation patients a full spectrum of both silicone and saline implants. Implant selection and the shape of a patient's natural breasts affect the preferred surgical technique, but minimizing any signs of surgery is always a top priority.
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Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix
Dr. Piazza offers innovative techniques and products to effectively address patients' needs. For certain cases, he uses Strattice, an FDA-approved, regenerative tissue matrix that supports implants. This "internal bra" strengthens weaker tissue, reduces the appearance of irregular contours, and prevents postoperative complications such as capsular contracture. Dr. Piazza most commonly uses Strattice for thinner patients and revision cases, but an in-person consultation is the best way to determine candidacy for this and other considerations.
During certain procedures, Dr. Piazza uses the KELLER FUNNEL™2. To learn how this device enables experienced surgeons to prevent complications and improve outcomes by inserting implants without handling them directly, watch this video from Dr. Piazza's blog.
Your Recovery & Results
Your recovery plan begins long before you enter the operating room. Dr. Piazza creates highly detailed surgical guides to ensure minimal trauma and procedure time. Due to this innovative and highly specialized approach, patients can begin to enjoy their results almost immediately.
"Getting the look you've always wanted shouldn't have to come with significant recovery time. Our integrative approach to breast augmentation means patients don't require prescription pain medication and bruising is rare."
– Dr. Piazza
Typically, patients report minor soreness, and they are able to return to their daily activities within a few days. Minimal bruising rarely occurs, and the vast majority of patients take only over-the-counter pain medication.
This short and relatively comfortable recovery period is a significant benefit of choosing Dr. Piazza as your breast augmentation surgeon, but we're confident that your beautiful results will be what you remember most. After your surgery, Dr. Piazza and his team will be with you through every step of the recovery process, and they want to celebrate with you as your body fully heals.
You'll have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Piazza at the following post-op milestones:
- 6 Days: Remove incision dressings and answer initial questions.
- 3 Weeks: Assess incision healing and initiate Dr. Piazza's scar protocol.
- 3 Months: Ensure patient comfort and evaluate progress. Assess for release for full activities.
- 6 Months: Celebrate results with photos.
- 1 to 4 Years: Check in annually to document results.
You'll have the opportunity to share feedback and ask questions during all stages of the recovery period. We'll provide you with detailed post-op instructions, and you'll have convenient access to the resources you that best meet your needs.
Dr. Piazza Answers Common Questions
How much does breast augmentation cost in Austin?
Because I create custom treatment plans that incorporate specific choices from a range of breast implants and surgical techniques, the cost of any breast augmentation will vary to reflect the corresponding plan. The price of your highly personalized procedure will depend on the options that best fit your cosmetic goals, and a detailed breakdown of your procedure will be provided and fully explained during your consultation. It's important for me to make sure that you're happy with your result before I can describe it as an excellent outcome. Because of this, I check in with my breast augmentation patients for 4 years to ensure we have a predictable, long-term result.
We offer financing options including CareCredit®, and we are pleased to work with patients to create flexible payment plans.
Can breast augmentation correct asymmetry or reduce the appearance of sagging skin?
Absolutely! I welcome cases that may appear more challenging, and I frequently combine techniques to correct asymmetry or reduce the amount of excess skin while creating fuller, shapelier breasts with implants. I also often perform breast lift with augmentation for women who have excess skin due to weight loss or aging.
Can I combine breast augmentation with other procedures?
Yes. Combining breast augmentation with complementary procedures such as liposuction and tummy tuck surgery is a popular and effective solution for women who want to address multiple cosmetic concerns all at once. This combination procedure is commonly known as a mommy makeover. Whether you're focused on improving the appearance of your breasts or you're looking for a complete rejuvenation, there are a number of effective surgical procedures that can be combined to exceed your cosmetic goals.
There are also a number of non-surgical skin rejuvenation options that may suit your needs. During your consultation, our team will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding your best options for creating a comprehensive result.
A Patient for Life
When you get plastic surgery at The Piazza Center, we make a long-term commitment to your recovery, your beauty, and your well-being. Learn about the dedication you receive when you become a patient for life.Learn More