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BBL Surgery: Brazilian Butt Lift

What is BBL Surgery?

BBL stands for the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure.  Simply, the BBL is a plastic surgery procedure utilizing liposuction and fat transfer to increase the size and contours of the buttocks.  BBL surgery can be performed safely while awake using tumescent anesthesia.  Liposuction is performed first, specifically focusing on decreasing the size of the waist.  By producing a smaller waist, the buttocks naturally looks bigger.  The fat removed during the liposuction, is then carefully injected into the buttocks with the aim of increasing its size and improving its shape.  No other procedure can produce the figure altering effects of the Brazilian Butt Lift.

What is the BBL Cost?

Considering the results delivered by BBL surgery, the BBL price is quite reasonable.  No amount of dieting, exercise or non surgical procedures, can deliver the results of BBL surgery.  In fact, one can waste tens of thousands of dollars trying to get Brazilian Butt Lift results, with nothing to show for it.  The BBL cost at Beleza Medspa starts at $5999 and requires a free consultation for individualized pricing.

Butt Implants vs BBL

Before BBL surgery was perfected, Butt Implants were the only procedure available for buttocks augmentation.  The problem with butt implants was…

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Coolsculpting FAQS

How Many Coolsculpting Treatments are Needed?

Every Coolsculpting procedure can lead up to a 25% reduction in the size of the fatty area treated.  So, if you are seeking a more than 25% reduction, a Coolsculpting procedure would need to be repeated.  This can be done anywhere from 2-4 months after the initial treatment.

What are the Side Effects of Coolsculpting on the Stomach?

Normal side effects of Coolsculpting on the stomach include redness, numbness, swelling and occasionally some discomfort.  Usually, all of these side effects resolve in a few days to weeks.

Is Coolsculpting Covered by Insurance?

No.  Coolsculpting is considered a cosmetic procedure and would not be covered by traditional health insurance.  However, Beleza Medspa does offer no-interest financing through CareCredit.

What are Coolsculpting Pros and Cons?

The Pros of Coolsculpting are that it is noninvasive, performed in office, no anesthesia is required, can take as little as 35 minutes, and there is no downtime.  The Cons of Coolsculpting are that results are limited to a 25% reduction in the fatty layer, it can’t sculpt the fat layer or transfer the fat and it can only treat areas that the applicator can fit.

Does Coolsculpting Work on the Arms?

Yes.  Coolsculpting works great to reduce pinchable fat…

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Most Common Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures

ASDS Consumer Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedure Survey

Recently, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery released their consumer survey of Cosmetic Dermatologic procedures.   There were many interesting findings why patients were seeking such procedures and what procedures they were looking for.

Who influenced these consumers regarding their procedures?

Surprisingly, while 50% of these consumers listed their Dermatologist as the most important, more than 40% listed their friends and more than 30% listed their primary care physician.  This indicates the importance of referrals from friends and families as well as the importance of other physician specialties in the recommendation of cosmetic procedures.

Why are consumers exploring cosmetic dermatologic procedures?

These finding were very interesting and also not surprising.  Consumer comments included “I want to feel more confident”, “I want to appear more attractive”, and “I want to look as young as I feel or better than my age”.  These are common refrains that we hear from our patients at Beleza Medspa.  When asked for reasons why they are waiting for such procedures they commented “Cost”, “May be painful” and “May not get the results I am looking for”.  Beleza medspa tries to reduce such concerns by offering specials and deals, less invasive and painful procedures and by trying…

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Eye Wrinkles

What are the types of Eye Wrinkles?

Our eyes are constantly opening and closing every time we blink.  Plus, when we smile and make other facial expressions, our eyes have a role too.  All this movement eventually causes wrinkles in the skin around the eyes.  The eye is surrounded by a circular muscle that acts to open and close the eyelid.  The wrinkles that result from its movement, tend to form in lines radiating from the center of the eye.  These eye wrinkles can run up to the eyebrow and down to the cheek.  These under eye wrinkles are better known as Crows Feet.

What causes Eye Wrinkles?

Did you ever wonder why children don’t have eye wrinkles as they are constantly opening and closing their eyes too?  The answer is contained in the overall condition of the elasticity of the skin.  Children have a lot of elasticity and their skin easily and readily bounces back after movement.  However, as we age, we lose that elasticity and after a movement, the skin remains folded and an under eye wrinkle eventually forms.

What causes the loss of skin elasticity?

The easy answer is the sun.  Damaging UV rays from the sun, damage the two main components…

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Keto Diet

Keto Diet Explained

The preferred source of fuel for your body is sugar, aka glucose.  The main source of glucose for your body is carbohydrates which we are flooded with in the form of sugar and flour.  When you eat a slice of bread or eat some cookies, your body immediately converts those carbohydrates directly into glucose.  Some of that glucose is used to run your body, but any excess glucose is converted into fat, causing weight gain.  This is why our carbohydrate rich diets are making us continually fat.  The keto diet reverses this process and causes weight loss.

The Keto Diet is designed to shift your body away from using glucose and carbohydrates as its preferred source of fuel.  The Keto Diet restricts carbohydrate intake and focuses on fats and protein.  When you eat fat instead of carbohydrates, your body is forced to start breaking down fat for a fuel source.  The liver starts to access your stored fat to break it down into ketone bodies.  These ketones can then be used as an alternate fuel source, especially by the brain.   When your body is breaking down fat to make ketones, you are in ketosis.

It can take 3-4 days for…

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Med Spa Near Me

Looking for a Med Spa Near Me?

Finding a good Austin Med Spa can be a daunting task.  Besides the incredible number of procedures available, there are an overwhelming number of Med Spa providers in the community.  There are Cosmetic Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists and may others running Med Spas.  We would like to give you some tips when choosing a Med Spa near me.

Med Spa Near Me Tip 1: Medical Director

The owner of a legitimate Med Spa should have a visible medical director.  This is important as this physician is responsible for training and supervision of the staff as well the treatment of any potential complications.  If no physician is readily identifiable, it is best to go elsewhere.

Med Spa Near Me Tip 2: Experience

Look for a Med Spa that has at least 5 years of experience.  This way you know that there are established staff and policies available to provide the procedures you want.  You don’t want to be an experiment or a practice patient when undergoing these procedures.

Med Spa Near Me Tip 3: Available Procedures

Offering a few procedures is fine.  However, many of these procedures complement each other and improve your results like Botox & Juvederm or Coolsculpting and…

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Botox Brow Lift

What is the Botox Brow Lift?

The position of the eyebrows are critical to how are faces are perceived by others. “A younger brow has a lower central brow (near your nose), the arch is lateral (at the edge of your pupil), and the tail is elevated. An older brow has less of an arch and tends to be straighter and less curved throughout,”explains NYC-based plastic surgeon Dr. Melissa Doft.  As we age, the lateral or tail-end of the brow tends to droop making the face appear older.  The Botox Brow Lift can change this.

A surgical brow lift aims to lift the brow, opening the eye and giving a more youthful appearance.  Non surgically, Botox injections can be used to produce the same effect without the expense, downtime and risks of surgery.  Specifically, Botox can be carefully placed to relax some of the muscles of the forehead that depress the brow.  This allows the muscles that elevate the brow to produce a brow lift.

The great thing about the Botox Brow Lift is that it is very easy to perform, has no downtime and it will go away if you don’t like it.  It is even adjustable if you get too much…

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CoolSculpting Cedar Park

Looking for Coolsculpting in Cedar Park TX?

Beleza Medspa has been performing Coolsculpting in Cedar Park TX since 2013.  We have successfully treated thousands of Austin, Round Rock and Cedar Park patients with Coolsculpting.

What is Coolsculpting Cedar Park?

Coolsculpting is the revolutionary, non surgical body contouring procedure that was FDA approved to treat love handles in 2010 and the stomach in 2012.  Since then, more than 7,000,000 Coolsculpting treatments have been performed worldwide.

Coolsculpting uses a technology called cryolipolysis or fat freezing.  The Coolsculpting machine freezes the fat in a safe, controlled fashion.  This causes some of the fat cells to die and gradually be removed from the body.  The results are a visible reduction in the fatty areas treated.  The great thing about Coolsculpting is that it is non invasive, with no anesthesia required, and can be performed comfortably, in office.  There is little to no downtime and results can be seen in several months.

Top Coolsculpting Questions & Answers

What Body Areas can be Treated at Coolsculpting Cedar Park?

The Coolsculpting procedure is now FDA approved for 9 body areas.  These include the chin and jawline (double chin), abdomen, love handles (flanks), inner thighs, outer thighs (saddlebags), upper arms, bra rolls, back fat and…

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Safe Lipo or Safe Liposuction

 

What is Safe Lipo or Safe Liposuction?

Safe Lipo is a standard liposuction procedure marketed as a new combination of liposuction techniques.  It basically involves three steps: “disrupting” or “separating” the fat, “aspirating” or “suctioning” the fat, and finally “smoothing” or “equalizing” the fat.  These techniques have been a part of liposuction for more than twenty years and have been utilized by Beleza surgeons for more than a decade.  In fact, Beleza Medspa incorporates all of these techniques into all of its Smart Liposuction procedures.

What is Tumescent Anesthesia?

This is absolutely the most important part of any liposuction procedure whether Safe Lipo or Smartlipo.  It involves the infusion of a salt water solution containing the anesthetic lidocaine and a drug called epinephrine (like in Epipens).  The tumescent anesthesia does four main things.  One, the fluid expands the fat cells and pushes all other structures out of the way so there is room to safely remove the fat.  Two, the fat is solid and the liquid tumescent anesthesia allows the fat to be easily suctioned away.  Three, the lidocaine numbs the fat layer (more than 12 hours) so the procedure can be performed comfortably and safely awake.  Four, the epinephrine constricts the blood…

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Beleza Receives AAAHC Accreditation Through 2022!

Beleza Medspa Reaccredited After Two Day Inspection

On January 21-22, 2019, Beleza Medspa Cedar Park, underwent a two day, on-site survey to continue its Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) certification.  Beleza Medspa is accredited specifically as an Office Based Surgery Suite (OBS) at its Cedar Park location.  The survey included an intensive survey by an outside AAAHC consultant who observed several surgeries, reviewed hundreds of pages of policies, interviewed Beleza staff and inspected equipment and the facility.  Beleza Medspa was initially accredited by AAAHC in 2013 and reaccredited in 2016.

Beleza Medspa staff spent months preparing for the survey including revising policies, holding emergency drills and performing quality improvement studies.  AAAHC accreditation requires continual evaluation by management to ensure safe, high quality care is being provided to patients.

Why AAAHC Accreditation?

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) was founded in 1979 to:

“encourage and assist ambulatory health care organizations to provide the highest achievable level of care for recipients in the most efficient and economically sound manner. AAAHC accomplishes this by the operation of a peer-based assessment, consultation, education and accreditation program.”

Beleza Medspa attains AAAHC accreditation on a voluntary basis as a sign to patients that we provide safe, high quality…

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