Maria Helena spent years considering plastic surgery but wanted to make sure she found the right doctor to perform her breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgery. Her neighbor recommended plastic surgeon Dr. Rocco Piazza in Austin. “He was the only doctor I met with and felt I didn’t need to search further…and I was right!”

Making the decision to have Dr. Piazza perform her plastic surgery procedures was easy. Maria Helena felt comfortable with him from the very beginning. “Dr. Piazza went over all the steps in the procedures and answered all my questions.  He earned my trust.” At the Piazza Center, the focus is on creating a comfortable atmosphere for patients so that they become patients for life. Her first surgery with Dr. Piazza was breast augmentation.  “After having two children, I had one larger than the other and it really bothered me.  It was difficult to find bras and tops that fit correctly.”

After finally making the decision to have surgery, choosing Dr. Piazza was easy!  “I sat down with Dr. Piazza and he got an understanding of what I was looking for.  I had all my questions answered and didn’t feel rushed,” Maria Helena says. “Never for a moment did I feel any pressure. He asked what I was looking for and gave suggestions of what would look best.”

“I had my first surgery (breast augmentation) on Thursday and back to work on Monday,” she says. She knew she was in good hands with Dr. Piazza when he called to check on her after her surgery. “Such a special touch you don’t see often.”

Fixing Trouble Spots

After her breast augmentation surgery went so well, Maria Helena decided to have a tummy tuck to improve the appearance of her abdomen. “I had two children by Caesarean and my abs were never the same,” she says. Choosing Dr. Piazza to perform her tummy tuck surgery was easy. She chose him because of “his knowledge, compassion and thoroughness.  He’s a true artist!  And let’s not forget his wonderful team!”

She was a little nervous when she came in for her second surgery, but she says, “Dr. Piazza and his team are amazing and make you feel comfortable. They all make you feel at ease.”

By talking through what she wanted to change about her body in her hour-long consultation with Dr. Piazza and following the instructions to prep for surgery provided by the nurse, Maria Helena felt safe, secure and confident as she made the decision to have plastic surgery again. “Once I sat down and discussed my options with Dr. Piazza, he made sure all my questions were answered and that I was comfortable with proceeding.” He made her feel at ease.

She saw instant results from her surgery, but the recovery from tummy tuck surgery required a little more time and patience than her breast augmentation surgery. Thankfully, her family was very supportive during her preparation for surgery and recovery at home afterwards.

Even though the recovery was intense, she was able to recuperate in the comfort of her own home. “I was unable to stand completely upright the first week.  Dr. Piazza gave me instructions to stand a little straighter each day and I used a walker to get around.  I had my drain tubes removed the first week post-surgery.”

When asked what advice she’d give other patients who are considering tummy tuck surgery, Maria Helena recommends, “Take your time to heal.”

Building Upon Her Confidence

After having two plastic surgery procedures, Maria Helena decided to return for nonsurgical treatments to help reduce wrinkles and treat breakouts. “I was so confident after having my surgeries that I decided to explore what else The Piazza Center had to offer,” she says. She’s since become a regular patient at The Piazza Center for Advanced Skin Care, receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic and fillers like Restylane® to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and Hydrafacials™, microblading and chemical peels to improve her skin’s texture and appearance.

She looks great! “I feel pampered, relaxed, and younger!” She knows she’s in good with our expert injectors and aestheticians. “They are experts in the industry who are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to improve.  They are easy to talk to and they listen to you.”

“Don’t go anywhere else.  They are the best and I highly recommend them all the time!”

*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Cocktails & Curiosity 2023

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