Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Austin, TX

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Category: Breast Augmentation

Breast Lift SurgeryWhen addressing breast concerns I feel there are two keys  question that must be answered up front.1. are you happy with the breast volume?2 are you happy with the breast position/shape?These are two very different issues and should be addressed separately.  For example – I have seen many women over the years who wanted a lifted breast and instead received a large implant – yes the implant will fill out the extra skin – however if extra volume is the primary desire she will not be happy with the outcome.  It is important to understand what a breast augmentation and/or a breast lift can do for you.Breast AugmentationWhen addressing volume we have techniques to both reduce the amount (reduction) and well as augmentation with Breast Implants or Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation.Breast Lift SurgeryOnly after the volume issue is addressed can you address the position of the breast, which is just as important.  Ptosis,  or sagging of the breast, must be addressed if an implant is being placed.  Excess skin could allow the breast to hang off the implant creating a significant deformity.  Breast lift procedures can be done with or without volume augmentation.  Breast lift with an implant will address the excess skin only.  Breast lift without an implant will first rearrange the breast architecture (creating a more round and protruding breast) then will remove the excess skin.Breast Reduction SurgeryBreast reductions are typically performed for one of two reasons: A perceived abundance of breast tissue with a cosmetic desire for a smaller breast  or for improvement in quality of life. Women with proportionally large breasts can suffer from a variety of issues such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, rashes & grooves in the shoulder.  It is also common to have difficulty finding clothing that fits and appropriate fitting support garments and therefore difficulty exercising.  Many women also report feeling self conscience about their breast size.Breast reduction surgery procedure  not only reduces the volume and the weight of the breast, but also lifts the breasts into a higher and tighter position.  This will not only result in a cosmetically improved breast but will offload the neck, shoulder and back, thus improving the discomfort. Post operative patients typically report being thrilled with their improved quality of life, reduction in pain and increase in activity.  Breast reduction can be an important first step in helping women maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.  I feel it is important to note that if you desire reduction in volume you will get a lifted breast during the reduction procedure as well.Breast Rejuvenation SurgeonPlastic surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD is an accomplished breast rejuvenation surgeon.  She has more than 7 years experience performing complex breast reconstruction procedures at a major teaching hospital.  Please make a free consultation with Dr. Hix-Hernandez to discuss your breast rejuvenation needs.Plastic Surgery Austin TX…

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  Fall Meet & Greet Happy Hour: Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD FACS If you have not had the pleasure of meeting our new Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, here’s your chance. On November 16th, Beleza will host a meet and greet happy hour to introduce our new addition to the Cedar Park surgery team, Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD FACS. This will be a great opportunity for those interested in cosmetic surgery to meet Dr. Hix-Hernandez and understand her specialities. And, I must say, she is seriously impressive! Check out her reviews here!Dr. Hix-Hernandez will discuss her cosmetic surgery specialities and educate us on her experience and background as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. The night will also include mini-consultations with Dr. Hix-Hernandez. All attendees will have the opportunity to get advice from a board-certified plastic surgeon about their specific cosmetic surgery desires.Discussions to include, but not limited to: Breast Augmentation + Reduction | Mommy Makeovers | Body Contouring | Cosmetic RevisionsWe are also thrilled to have Allergan representative for Natrelle® Breast Implants, Kimon Wood, join us who will be available to discuss the different implant options available at Beleza. For more information on breast augmentation at Beleza, click here.WHEN Thursday, November 16, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 PMWHERE BELEZA CEDAR PARK: 351 Cypress Creek Rd, Suite 204, Cedar Park, TX 78613RSVP Please call 1.800.509.9785 or Email or register online here.Whether you are on the fence, or have already decided you are ready to pull the trigger on cosmetic surgery, join us on November 16th to meet Dr. Hix-Hernandez. We will have light appetizers and beverages for all attendees and looking forward to chatting with you in person.…

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Looking for Plastic Surgery in Round Rock TX?Beleza Medspa offers a AAAHC accredited office based surgery suite just 10 minutes from Round Rock.  Plus at our Round Rock office, you can be seen for a free consultation.   Beleza Medspa has been offering cosmetic surgery and medical aesthetic services to Round Rock patients for more than 10 years. Plastic Surgeon Round Rock Plastic Surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD FACS has been providing plastic surgery services to Round Rock residents for more than 7 years.  At her previous position at Scott & White, she concentrated on complex cosmetic and reconstructive cases.  She is Board Certified in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery.  She possesses the skills, experience and artistry to help you achieve your cosmetic surgery goals. Liposuction Round Rock Dr. Hix-Hernandez has performed thousand of liposuction procedures.  She is skilled at Vaser and Fat Transfer procedures.  Her specialty is body contouring. Tummy Tuck Round Rock From mini tummy tucks to advanced abdominal wall reconstructions,  Dr. Hix-Hernandez has tremendous experience helping many patients achieve a flat abdomen. Breast Augmentation Round Rock With her experience at a major referral and teaching hospital, Dr. Hix-Hernandez  was tasked with the most complex breast augmentations, revisions and reconstructions.  She has a unique skill set to provide optimal breast augmentation results for her patients. Mommy Makeover Round Rock One of Dr. Hix-Hernandez’s favorite procedures are the mommy makeovers.  Being a mom herself, she know how much this procedure can mean to a mom after childbirth.  She excels at combining breast augmentation and tummy tucks to return moms to their pre-childbirth figures.Plastic Surgery Round RockWe believe that Dr. Hix-Hernandez’s experience and skills make her one of the top plastic surgeons Austin TX.  Her 7 years in Round Rock combined with Beleza Medspa’s AAAHC surgery suite make Beleza the place to go for your plastic surgery Round Rock needs.  Make a free consultation with her today to see how she can help you achieve your goals.…

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Every day  Austin Breast Implant patients are bombarded with the latest Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner or other celebrity bikini pictures. How (and why) did they pick that size?  What kind of implants did they get? Now there are even more choices than before.Allergan has announced  today announced that the approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market NATRELLE INSPIRA™ round gel-filled smooth breast implants. Inspira is different from other available breast implant styles as it has a higher fill ratio (90%) that is designed to provide an additional breast shaping option for women undergoing reconstruction, augmentation or revision surgery.  Inspira has been available in Europe and Canada for over 10 years, however the implant is new for United States costumers. The breast implant cost may be slightly higher for this new implantThe FDA has approved a number of new implant styles in the last several years. The one that has received the greatest attention is the highly-cohesive “Gummy Bear” implants that maintain their shape even if the outer shell is compromised. “While these implants have received a lot of attention, they are best suited for specific cases, such as breast reconstruction or other specific applications.”In fact the number and kinds of implants can be overwhelming to many patients, which is why you should seek the services of an experienced breast surgeon. At Beleza Medical Spa, we have over 18 years and thousands of patients’ experience to help guide you on your path to breast enhancement.The main choices a patient needs to consider are Size, Silicon or Saline and Shape (or Profile)Size is just that, the number of cc’s or ml’s in the implant. You implant size selection needs to be made on what looks good on your frame. A 5’2″ woman may see a large increase in size with a 350cc implant, but in order to see the same increase in breast size, a 5’8″ woman may need a 450cc or greater. Our advice is to “Pick what looks good for you. Don’t worry about cup sizes or cc’s. If you pick what you like, you’ll make the best choice.”Silicone or Saline. In our practice, more that 95% of patient’s choose Silicone over Saline due to the significantly improved texture and feel of Silicone over Saline. Remember the Silicone Controversy of the 1980’s and 90’s? Today’s 5th generation implants are vastly superior to older implants in terms of safety and reliability. Also it has been scientifically proven that silicone implants to not cause cancer or connective tissue diseases.Shape (Profile) Every implant comes in as many as 4 versions of the the same size. For example a 400cc  implant comes in  Moderate Profile, Moderate Plus, High Profile and Ultra-High Profile. While each of these implants have the same volume, the higher profile implants have a more narrow base to compensate for the higher profile. Higher profile implants may sacrifice the amount of cleavage than a lower profile implant of the same volume. The final choice is based on the individual patient’s desires.In summary, “In the long run, the final choice of implant is the patient’s, based on her desires, goals and expectations and aided by the advice and guidance of her surgeon.” …

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Fat Transfer: What is it and why I should I want it! Fat transfer is simply the removal of fat via liposuction from one area of the body and then transferring it to another area of the body. Fat for transfer is collected somewhat differently than standard liposuction. The fat is collected under lower pressure and we avoid using any lasers during it’s harvesting.  It is then separated from the tumescent fluid or anesthetic fluid, and then is carefully under sterile conditions transferred into syringes. These syringes can then be used to inject the fat into the desired areas of the body.   Some uses of fat from fat transfer include fixing liposuction defects, natural breast augmentation, buttocks augmentation or Brazilian butt lift or facial fat transfer. Each of these that transfer areas requires different amounts of fat and different techniques to get the best results. The other thing to know about that transfer is that it contains a lot of stem cells. Stem cells are cells that can turn into any other cell of the body.   These cells are the holy Grail of rejuvenation procedures as they can be turned into new skin, fat, bone et cetera.   Fat  also contains 500 times more stem cells than the most common source which is bone marrow.   Bone marrow stem cell harvesting is very difficult and very painful.   Obviously we all have very readily accessible amounts of fat for stem cell harvesting. When we put these r stem cells into the new areas it appears that some of them do turn into new cells and give the longevity of fat transfers.   It is currently not known how to activate these cells but it  could be helped by using platelet rich plasma.   Platelet rich plasma or PRP comes from blood platelets and contains growth factors that may stimulate these stem cells in the fat. This is why we offer platelet rich plasma as an addition to our fat transfer procedures for stem cell activation.Fat Transfer Breast or Natural Breast Augmentation. Fat is an ideal component for use in increasing volume of breasts. There are no artificial implants or any worry of foreign objects.   However fat transfer breast has limited ability to increase size.   Maximum increase in size can be half  to a full cup.  But the increase is also more natural as it follows the natural curves of the breast.   The fat is injected throughout the breast to gradually build up the breast in small amounts.   The fat is a natural component of the breasts and will take root in there if properly placed and not placed under pressure.   It’s important that the breast envelope or the Breast skin have enough room to accommodate increased volume via the fat.   Fat under pressure will die.   This is why the procedure is ideal for post-pregnancy patients who enlarged breasts that have now deflated. The extra skin allows increase of size with the fat and this allows the fat to survive.   Stretching procedures such as Brava which also help stretch out the skin.   The other thing to remember about breast fat transfer is that it does disrupt the architecture of the breast. There has never been any studies showing breast-cancer caused by fat transfer however screening for breast cancer can be affected. This is why we ask for a mammogram to be completed before a breast fat transfer. Mammograms look at the architecture of the breasts via x-ray. When we do breast fat transfer some of this architecture of the breast is disrupted and this could lead to misleading diagnoses and tests. It is important to know this before going into the procedure and to have a baseline mammogram.Fat Transfer Buttocks or Brazilian Butt Lift Fat transfer for  buttocks augmentation is ideal. The buttocks contains a great deal of fat already and is  a great environment for the fat to survive. Shaping of the buttocks can easily be done using liposuction and appropriate fat transfer buttocks. The Brazilian butt lift involves more than just fat transferred to the buttocks.   The Brazilian butt lift also involves extensive Liposuction and body sculpting of the lower back and flanks.   The lower back and flanks affect the appearance of the buttocks.   A much smaller and flatter back and flanks makes the buttocks to project more and appear larger.   This is a crucial element of the Brazilian butt lift.   The transferred fat is then placed judiciously in the buttocks to accentuate the areas that need it most.   The combination of body contouring of the lower back and flanks and increase in size of the butt produces a shapelier and larger butt.   After the procedure the patient cannot sit on the buttocks  for three days and as little as possible for the first week.   This is to promote survival of the transferred fat and a compression garment will have to be worn around the chest for about a month.  Some of the fat will die naturally and refills of the fat may…

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breast augmentation awake REMAIN AWAKE FOR YOUR BREAST AUGMENTATION PROCEDURE Because of the extensive tissue trauma associated with traditional breast augmentation surgery, a general anesthetic is used to ensure that the patient remains unconscious and does not feel any pain during the procedure. For many patients, the use of general anesthetic is the scariest part of a breast augmentation procedure.Although the technology through which patients who are “put under” for surgery has improved drastically in the last 40 years, the negative effects of general anesthesia are enough to sway some potential breast augmentation candidates away from the procedure. Negative effects include longer recovery time, increased time in a medical facility pre- and post-surgery, and increased cost. Although deaths due to anesthesia have dropped 25-fold to 1 in 250,000, it is still associated with a significant risk over alternative types of medical anesthesia.Keeping patient safety as the primary priority, Beleza MedSpa offers a breast augmentation procedure for which a patient remains awake the whole time.  Using local anesthesia based on the anesthetic lidocaine, the risk of general anesthesia is avoided and there is virtually no recovery after the procedure.This procedure combines the innovation of SmartLipo with the utility of Fat Transfer. The result? A better shape for patients who want to remove fat tissue from a troubled area like tummy or thighs and use it to enhance an area like breasts or buttocks.The procedure is simple. Before the surgery, the patient will take a oral sedative that encourages calm and induces a sleepy state. At the beginning of the procedure, a local anesthetic is administered to the areas on which liposuction and fat transfer will be preformed. Later, fat is harvested from an area where the patient has extra. The fat is then carefully transferred to syringes for painless injection into the new area. Because 40-50% may die, the desired area is filled as much as possible in anticipation of the loss of volume.  Best results are obtained when refills are performed that increase the amount of surviving fat.Beyond the benefits for patients who stay awake during a breast augmentation, fat transfer is ideal because it eliminates the chance the body will react negatively to the use of a foreign substance like plastic, silicone or saline.Contact Beleza by phone at 1-800-509-9785 or via email at info@belezamedicalspa.com for a free consultation to learn more about the option of fat transfer for a breast augmentation procedure in which you can stay awake.…

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