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Liposuction 360

What is Liposuction?

Basically, liposuction is the suctioning of excess fat from the body.  But that is an over simplification of what liposuction really is.  Liposuction is actually an artistic, body sculpting procedure designed to produce more aesthetically pleasing body contours.  The surgeon uses the liposuction instruments to carefully and skillfully remove excess fat to reveal new curves and profiles.  So, in the pursuit of liposuction results, the creative and artistic abilities of the surgeon are as important as their training.

What is Liposuction 360?

Like most sculptures, the body is 3 dimensional.  This means that treating one area, actually requires treating the neighboring areas to produce the best results.  For instance, let’s look at the waist.  You could just treat the abdomen and get a smaller waist.  But to really get the smaller, tighter waist (snatched), one would also need to treat the love handles and the back too.  This all-around liposuction, or liposuction 360 (lipo 360) will give the patient the results possible.

So liposuction 360 involves circular liposuction around the body areas treated.  Liposuction 360 is critical in areas like the waist, arms and thighs, where the fat is contained in tight compartments.  The thing to know about these areas, is…

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Austin Plastic Surgeon Staci Hix-Hernandez Austin Top Doc Again!

 

 

 

 

 

Beleza Medspa’s own Austin Plastic Surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD has been selected an Austin Monthly Top Doctor again for 2019! This why we consider Dr. Hix-Hernandez one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in Austin.

Dr. Hix-Hernandez leads Beleza Medspa’s Plastic Surgery department and operates out of our AAAHC accredited surgery suite in Cedar Park.  She specializes in Tummy Tucks, Breast Augmentations, Breast Lifts, Breast Reductions, Gynecomastia Surgery, Liposuction, Fat Transfer including Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers.

Contact us now for your free consultation with Austin Plastic Surgeon Dr. Hix-Hernandez to discuss your Cosmetic Surgery needs.

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Dispelling Botox Myths

Botox Cosmetic has been around for more than 10 years now and has been injected hundreds of millions of times.  It has an unparalleled safety record.  Most people are pretty familiar with it and what it does.  However, there are still many myths about Botox.  Let’s look at some Botox myths:

Botox Works Immediately

Some patients will see effects from their Botox in 1-2 days, but most patients require 1-2 weeks for full effect.  Nobody will see an immediate result from Botox injections.

Botox Fills Wrinkles

Botox relaxes the muscles of facial expression that cause wrinkles.  Dermal fillers like Juvederm are needed in conjunction with Botox to fill wrinkles.  When used together, Botox and Juvederm can completely erase many lines and wrinkles.

Botox is all I Need

Botox is just one component of facial rejuvenation which also includes volume replacement with dermal fillers and collagen stimulation with microneedling, laser resurfacing, and products like retin-a.  Using Botox alone will leave you with less than optimal results.

Botox is not for Men

Botox works great in both men and women.  Men get the same wrinkles as women and greatly benefit from Botox injections.  Men tend to have bigger and stronger facial muscles, and usually require more units of Botox.

Some Practices…

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How to prevent bruising after Botox and Dermal Fillers?

Unfortunately, anytime a needle is used there is a risk of bruising afterwards.  When Botox and/or dermal fillers like Juvederm are injected, sometimes the needle may nick a small blood vessel.  This may produce a small bruise that will resolve on its own.  However, there are some things we can do to prevent this annoying side effect.

Experienced Injectors

Look for an injector that has a great deal of experience with injectables like Botox and Juvederm.  They have seen the complications like bruising and know how to avoid them.  But even the best injector will still sometimes get some bruising!

Avoid Certain Medications

Any medications that you are taking that interfere with your body’s ability to clot, can lead to bruising no matter how careful the injector is.  These include medications like Aspirin, Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort, Coumadin, Heparin, and Fish Oil.  If you are taking some of these supplements on your own, we would advise holding them for at least a week before your injections.  If your are taking them under the direction of a physician, please discuss holding them first with your provider.

Supplements

Certain supplements are commonly used to prevent bruising.  These include Arnica Montana and Bromelain.  They are both easy to…

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Top Questions About Hair Transplant

Hair Transplant has come a long way since when it was developed in the 50s.  The days of “plugs” and “strips” have been replaced by new techniques and new technology.  Beleza Medspa offers experienced Neograft hair transplant technicians, low hair transplant costs and Neograft hair transplant technology.  We believe we offer some of the best hair transplant in Texas.  Let’s look at some of the top questions and answers about hair transplant.

Does hair transplant work?
Yes!  Hair transplant basically involves moving hair follicles from one area of the scalp to another.   It is commonly used to treat male pattern baldness.  Male pattern baldness primarily affects the top and sides of the scalp and causes those hair follicles to go dormant.  Men with male pattern baldness usually present with a receding hairline.  The cause of male pattern baldness is genetics and the hormone testosterone.
The interesting thing about male pattern baldness, is that genetically resistant hair follicles remain in men with hair loss.  These hair follicles are usually present on the back and sides of the scalp.  Hair transplantation involves harvesting these resistant hair follicles and transplanting them to bald areas.  These resistant hair follicles are able to permanently produce hair in bald areas of…

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Liposuction: Top Questions and Answers

Beleza Medspa has provided liposuction procedures to thousands of patients in the Austin area, for more than 10 years.  We have assembled some of the most common questions asked by our patients:

What is the Liposuction Definition & Liposuction Meaning

Is Liposuction Surgery

What is the Liposuction Procedure like

What areas of the body can be treated with Liposuction

What kind of anesthesia is used for Liposuction

What are the Liposuction Scars like

What is Smart Liposuction

What is the Liposuction Cost

What is the Liposuction Recovery

What are the Liposuction Side Effects

What are the Liposuction Risks

Do you have Liposuction Before and After

Where do I find Liposuction Near Me

What is the Liposuction Definition & Liposuction Meaning?

Liposuction basically means the suctioning of fat from the body.  It is typically used for cosmetic reasons to remove fat from areas  that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Is Liposuction Surgery?

Yes. Surgery is a field of medicine where the physician performs a procedure to produce a change in the body.  Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to remove excess fat and produce body contouring.

What is the Liposuction Procedure like?

The safest way to perform liposuction, is while awake using local, tumescent anesthesia.  Prior to starting the liposuction, a salt water solution containing lidocaine is injected…

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Botox Austin: Top Questions & Answers

Botox was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002.  Since then, tens of millions of patients have been successfully treated with Botox Cosmetic.  Beleza Medspa has been providing Botox for Round Rock, Cedar Park and Austin patients since 2007.  Of the tens of thousands of patients we have treated with Botox, we have assembled some of their most common questions and answers:

What is the Botox Meaning

What is Botox Cosmetic

How long Does Botox Last

What areas of the face can be treated with Botox

How much Botox do I need

Do you Have Botox Before and After

What are Botox Prices

What are other Botox Uses

What are some Botox Side Effects

How do I Find Botox Near Me

What is the Botox Meaning?

Botox is a brand name from the company Allergan and is derived from the bacteria clostridium botulinim.  It is this bacteria that produces the protein that interrupts nerve transmission to muscles.

What is Botox Cosmetic?

Botox cosmetic is a purified protein that is used to relax the muscles of facial expression that cause wrinkles.  Botox cosmetic is injected directly into specific facial muscles to relax them, and reduce and prevent facial wrinkles.

How Long Does Botox Last?

Botox injections will produce some effects in 1-2 days and full…

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Coolsculpting Austin: Top Questions & Answers

Coolsculpting has been FDA approved since 2010 and Beleza Medspa has treated thousands of Austin patients since 2012.  Coolsculpting is the gold standard for non-surgical fat removal and is alternative to liposuction. Performed in-office, with no anesthesia necessary, Coolsculpting can safely reduce fatty areas with no downtime.  With years of experience in providing Coolsculpting to our patients, we have compiled some of their top questions:

 

 

What is Coolsculpting
Coolsculpting does it work
What are the Coolsculpting Results
What areas Can be Treated with Coolsculpting
What is the Coolsculpting Austin cost
What are some Coolsculpting reviews
Do you have Coolsculpting before and after
What are Coolsculpting side effects
Which is better Coolsculpting vs Liposuction
How do I find Coolsculpting near me

What is Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting is an FDA approved procedure for non-surgical fat reduction. Using the concept of cryolipolysis, or fat freezing, Coolsculpting gently freezes fatty areas on your body during a one hour or less procedure.  You are free to read your emails during the procedure. Without injuring anything else, Coolsculpting targets the fat cells only, causing them to die over the next several months after the procedure.  The fat is then harmlessly eliminated by the body.

Coolsculpting Does it Work?

Yes!  Coolsculpting has proven itself in millions of happy patients treated over the…

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Top 5 Liposuction Questions

Beleza Medspa has helped thousands of patients over the past 10 years, successfully remove stubborn fat from their bodies with liposuction.  However, liposuction is more than just fat removal, but more of an artistic body contouring procedure.  Over the years, we have collected some of the most common liposuction questions by our patients:

How much does liposuction cost?

The liposuction cost depends on the number of body areas treated and the amount of fat needed to be removed. Somebody with more fat to be removed, will require more work and therefore more cost.  The good thing is that the cost of liposuction is affordable more than ever with use of local anesthesia.   Beleza Medspa liposuction prices start at $1199 an area, with the average liposuction cost of $5000.  A free consultation is required to determine individual pricing.

2.  How much swelling will I experience after liposuction?

All patients will experience some degree of swelling after liposuction.  The empty space under your skin where the fat is removed, will naturally be filled with fluid by your body. This swelling will eventually resolve with time.  How long the liposuction swelling takes to resolve and how much swelling there is, depends on how…

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AquaGold Fine Touch

AquaGold Fine Touch: Microchanneling Super Facial

What is AquaGold Fine Touch or AquaGold Facial?

Aquagold fine touch is a form of microneedling that use gold plated needles.  Like other forms of microneedling, Aquagold fine touch’s needles penetrate the upper layers of skin to create microchannels.  The Aquagold’s needles penetrate to 0.6 mm.  The microchannels allow for the delivery of skin modifying agents directly into the deeper layers of skin, where sun damage and aging occurs.

How is AquaGold different from Microneedling?

In terms of its mechanism of action, Aquagold is is identical to microneedling.  Both use very small, surgical grade needles to penetrate the upper layer of skin and create microchannels to the deeper layer of skin.  Aquagold does have the innovation of a sterile vial attached to the microneedles.  This allows various skin treatments like Botox, Juvederm, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, PRP and others, to be delivered directly through the needles.  This is different than traditional microneedling which requires these substances to first be placed on the skin directly, before the procedure.  The theory is that Aquagold provides for better transmission of these skin treatments to the deep layers of skin.

So what can Aquagold Fine Touch do for my skin?

Just like in traditional…

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