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Tummy Tuck Vs Lipo

Tummy Tuck Vs Lipo: Which Do I Need? What is Liposuction? Very simply, liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to remove fat from your body.  Performed under local anesthesia, a small cannula is used to suction fat cells away from the treated body area.  Its not jsut about removing the fat, but removing it in a way to produce a thinner fat layer with pleasing curves and contours.  As a result, there is a great deal of artistry and creativity required by the surgeon to produce great results. The advantages of liposuction is that it is minimally invasive, is performed under local anesthesia, has minimal downtime and is relatively inexpensive.  The disadvantages of liposuction is that it does not address large amounts of excess skin and cannot repair separated abdominal muscles. What is a Tummy Tuck? As it name implies, a tummy tuck is designed to surgically address a loose abdomen typically produced after childbirth.  Requiring general anesthesia, a tummy tuck involves removal of excess abdominal skin as well as repairing loose abdominal muscles.  The desired effect is to produce a thinner and tighter abdomen and waist. The advantages of a tummy tuck is that large amounts of excess skin including stretch marks are permanently removed from the body and the ability to directly repair loose abdominal muscles.  The disadvantages of a tummy tuck include the need to “go under”, a large scar and the increased downtime and expense. Tummy Tuck vs Lipo So what do I need, a tummy tuck or lipo?  This is a very individualized question that depends on your body concerns and the results that you desire.  If you have a minimal amount of loose skin and more excess fat, liposuction is best for you.  However, if you have a large amount of loose abdominal skin and stretch marks, as well a bulging abdomen due to stretched out muscles, a tummy tuck would be best for you.  The best way to make this decision is during a free consultation with us!…

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Sculptra Butt Lift

The Non-Surgical Sculptra Butt Lift or the Sculptra BBL. What is Sculptra? Sculptra is an FDA-cleared dermal filler used for treatment of volume loss. Made with poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), Sculptra replaces lost collagen and works well to reduce lost volume. PLLA stimulates the body’s own collagen production and is commonly used for volume restoration and skin rejuvenation. Sculptra is routinely known for its use for fat loss in the face (currently the only FDA-approved indication for Sculptra Aesthetic). Recently, an off-label application for use in the buttocks has become  popular with good results. What is the Sculptra Butt Lift or Sculptra BBL? The gold standard butt lift procedure is the Brazilian Butt Lift BBL.  Using liposuction to remove fat, and fat transfer to place fat in the buttocks, the BBL produces dramatic results.  However, not everyone has enough fat for the BBL nor do they desire to have a surgical procedure. The Sculptra BBL offers a non-surgical alternative that is office based without any downtime. Additionally, the Sculptra Butt Lift can help improve cellulite or dimpling and help with sagging skin. How does the Sculptra Butt Lift work? Its easy!  After discussing how many vials of sculptra you desire, your buttocks skin will be cleansed and treated with a numbing cream.  The doctor will then have you stand up to take some photos and perform some markings.  The markings will help to guide the injections to match the results you want.  The sculptra bbl will then begin with a series of multiple injections into these areas. Is there downtime after the Sculptra BBL? No.  After the procedure you can resume normal activities and unlike the Brazilian Butt Lift, you do not have to avoid sitting! Who is a good candidate for the Sculptra Butt Lift? The Sculptra BBL is best for patients who are looking for a moderate increase in buttocks volume as well as those who do not want surgery, who do not have a lot of fat and also those who have a great deal of cellulite and sagging skin. Sculptra BBL vs Brazilian Butt Lift Brazilian Butt Lift surgery or BBL is the gold standard for buttocks enhancement.  Combining body contouring using liposuction, the BBL allows the surgeon to dramatically reshape your body with a thinner waist and a bigger butt.  It is very safe and performed using local anesthesia with limited downtime.  However, it is a surgical procedure and requires fat to transfer.  The Sculptra Butt Lift is non-surgical and performed in office with no downtime.  The Sculptra BBL also has the advantage of not requiring fat and the ability to be repeated as necessary to obtain the desired results. Expectations going in are also very important. Think about the Brazilian Butt Lift like putting a pillow under a sheet to visualize the results. The Sculptra BBL, in contrast, is like putting a comforter on top of the sheet.  Both will produce results but they will not be the same. How many Sculptra BBL treatments are necessary? Some Sculptra BBL patients will see some results in a few months but maximum results can take more than 6 months.  It is common for many patients to repeat the Sculptra Butt Lift in 6-12 weeks after the initial procedure. What is the Sculptra Butt Lift Cost? It all depends on how many vials of Sculptra you want.  Sculptra is priced per vial, the Sculptra Butt Lift Cost depends directly on the number of vials used during the procedure. How do find a Sculptra BBL Near Me? Easy!  Contact us at Beleza Medspa to book your free Sculptra BBL Near Me Consult. …

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Plastic Surgery Near Me

Looking for Plastic Surgeons Near Me? You have done your homework about cosmetic surgery procedures.  You are now ready to find the right plastic surgeon near me to talk to about the procedure.  But how do you find plastic surgery near me?  What should you look for in a plastic surgeon? Board Certification & Surgical Training Austin Plastic Surgeon Dr Staci Hix-Hernandez MD at Beleza Medspa is double board certified.  She not only possesses board certification in Plastic Surgery, but also in General Surgery.  This means that she has 7 years total of dedicated surgical training. Plastic Surgery Experience Dr Hix-Hernandez has been a physician for almost 17 years.  She has been a plastic surgeon for almost 10 years.  She spent 7 years at a major teaching hospital performing complex reconstructive surgeries before joining Beleza Medspa. Surgical Membership Dr Hix-Hernandez is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Awards Dr Hix-Hernandez has been awarded multiple awards including Austin Monthly Top Doc 2020 and Texas Super Doctor. Plastic Surgery Procedures Dr Hix-Hernandez specializes in body contouring procedures including liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reductions, Brazilian butt lifts, gynecomastia surgery and mommy makeovers.  As a female plastic surgeon and a mother, she is uniquely qualified to assist women with their body concerns after childbirth. Plastic Surgery Before and After Photos Check out some of Dr Hix-Hernandez’s Mommy Makeover Before and Photos here. Plastic Surgery Reviews Read some of Dr Hix-Hernandez’s patient reviews here. Plastic Surgeon Near Me We have hoped that we have shown you that Dr Hix-Hernandez is your choice when looking for a Best Plastic Surgeon Austin TX.  She possesses the surgical training & skills, experience, membership, and awards that she is the right choice.  Contact us your free consultation today to start your transformation.  …

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Tummy Tuck Cost

What does a Tummy Tuck Cost? There are several components to a tummy tuck surgery that determines the tummy tuck cost.  First, there are fees associated with the facility and operating room.  These are fixed costs that cover where your surgery is actually performed.  Next, there is the anesthesia fee.  This fee covers the presence of your anesthesia professional, usually a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) to be present during your entire procedure while ensuring your comfort and safety.  The next fee is the surgeon’s fee.  This cost covers the plastic surgeon’s time in performing your procedure, as well as approving you for the procedure and taking care of you as you heal.  Finally, the last fee covers things like post-surgery garments, prescriptions for medication and laboratory tests before your procedure.  As you can see, there are many fees that determine the final tummy tuck price. How much is a Tummy Tuck? The average tummy tuck cost in 2018 according to Realself.com was $8150.  This is an average fee that covers all types of patients from all over the country.  The other variable to consider is how difficult the procedure will be.  Patients with more skin, more fat and previous procedures will add to operative time and the complexity of the procedure.  This of course, will lead to a higher tummy tuck cost. How do I get my Tummy Tuck Price? Easy!  Just contact us for your free consultation.  We will work to match your expectations with what is possible.  We will then provide you a personalized quote with all fees included.  You will then meet with Austin Plastic Surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD to discuss the details of your Tummy Tuck Surgery. How can I save on Tummy Tuck Cost? The best way to save on your tummy tuck cost is to bundle it with other procedures with a Mommy Makeover.  As the fixed costs like the facility and anesthesia fees are already included, you can add other plastic surgery procedures like breast augmentation and/or breast lift, and liposuction.  By bundling these procedures you can save a great deal of money for each of them and get even better results.…

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Butt Lift Near Me

Looking for a Butt Lift Near Me? Have you decided the Brazilian Butt Lift is the procedure that will help improve your body?  Are you now looking for surgeons and practices to help you get the Butt Lift results you dream of? Beleza Medspa has everything you need when looking for a Brazilian Butt Lift Near Me: We have performed thousands of liposuction, fat transfer and Butt Lift or BBL procedures. We own our own nationally accredited AAAHC   plastic surgery suite to insure your safety and to control costs. Our Plastic Surgeon is highly experienced in body contouring procedures including Tummy Tucks and Mommy Makeovers. We are experts at using Smartlipo Liposuction to remove fat from where you do not want it and moving it to where you do! The fat we use for the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is totally you-natural without fear of foreign bodies. We are experts at tumescent anesthesia and perform the procedure safely while you are awake. We fully understand the relationship between a slimmer waist and a bigger butt. We offer multiple offices where your BBL consult can be obtained. We offer some of the lowest Butt Lift Costs in the Austin area. How Do I Get a Brazilian Butt Lift Near Me Consult? Easy! Contact us for your free consultation and body assessment.  If we think that we can help you, you will then meet with Austin Plastic Surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD for a final planning and clearance meeting.…

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Butt Lift Cost-BBL Cost Austin TX

What is the Butt Lift Cost or BBL Cost Austin TX? A Butt Lift, or Butt Surgery, a Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks.  The Butt Lift procedure has two main parts, liposuction and fat transfer.  The liposuction is necessary not only to collect fat, but to perform body sculpting that decreases the waist size.  Once the fat is collected by liposuction, it can then be used for fat transfer to the buttocks.  The goal of the Butt Lift is to produce a buttocks that is larger and more shapely.  The Butt Lift is an ideal add-on procedure to an abdominal and flanks liposuction procedure and the Butt Lift Cost is usually very reasonable. The Butt Lift cost is determined by the two procedures that comprise it.  There is a cost for the liposuction procedure and a cost for the fat transfer procedure.  The good thing about the Butt Lift Cost, it that most of the expense is already contained in the liposuction procedure.  The anesthesia, facility fee and other fees are already covered by the initial liposuction fee.   The fat transfer fee just needs to cover the expenses of performing the fat transfer procedure.  As a result, the BBL Cost Austin TX is not much more than a liposuction procedure alone. Brazilian Butt Lift Cost The Butt Lift or BBL is an ideal procedure to add on to a liposuction procedure.  As we discussed, the liposuction procedure already covers most of the fees involved.  As the fat collected from the liposuction would usually be thrown away, utilizing it for fat transfer makes a lot of sense.  The liposuction fat is a natural filler that you can use to enhance your body without the risks of artificial fillers.   So, a Butt Lift using the fat from liposuction for fat transfer can save you a lot of money besides giving you great results.  This is in contrast to Butt Implants which are artificial and very expensive. Butt Lift Cost-Brazilian Buttocks Lift Cost There are several factors that determine the final Brazilian Butt Lift Cost.  Not everybody is the same.  We have different amounts of fat as well as different body sizes.  So the Brazilian Buttocks Lift Cost must take into account the amount of fat to be removed, the buttocks size desired, etc.  Plus, the surgeon’s fee and operative time are increased with the addition of a Butt Lift to liposuction. A free in-person consultation is needed to determine the final butt lift cost.  The average national cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift in 2018 was $6525.…

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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 Butt Lift Cost 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 that a foreign body (plastic) had to be placed into the buttocks.  Obviously, having a foreign body in your buttocks for a lifetime was not ideal.  There were problems with movement of the implants as well as discomfort.  Further, butt implants required large incisions to be made that left scars and other concerns. BBL surgery has revolutionized buttocks augmentation.  By simply “taking fat from where you don’t want it and putting it where you want it”, BBL surgery has been a game changer.  The liposuction required to harvest the fat produces a smaller waist that by itself, produces a larger-looking buttocks.  The fat transfer procedure requires only small incisions and since the fat is from your body, the risks for infection or rejection are markedly decreased.  The buttocks normally contains a great deal of fat and using your own fat to enlarge them, makes sense and produces natural looking results. BBL Results When interested in Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, one should look at BBL Before and After Photos to judge BBL Results.  View some of Beleza Medspa’s BBL results here. Butt Lift Near Me …

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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 under the buttocks (banana roll).  Since each treatment can take as little as 30 to 60 minutes, multiple body areas can be treated in each office visit. What is the Coolsculpting Cedar Park Cost? The Coolsculpting Cost is personalized for each patient.   The cost depends on the areas that needed to be treated and the number of treatments needed for each area.  A personalized treatment plan is developed during your free consultation to meet your goals.  Beleza Medspa rewards patients who select multiple areas and multiple treatments with lower prices. How do I get a Coolsculpting Cedar Park Consultation? Easy!  Just call or email us for a free Coolsculpting consultation.  Our experienced Coolsculpting technicians will discuss your goals and how Coolsculpting at Beleza could meet them.  Coolsculpting is not right for every patient.  Some patients will benefit from Medical Weight Loss and/or Smartlipo Liposuction, and Beleza offers all of them!…

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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 that the fat and the skin are all connected.  Best results require treating all the connected areas.  Removing fat from an area completely opposite the area that you are interested in, can produce even better results! How Does Liposuction 360 Work? As we mentioned above, liposuction 360 is critical for best results in areas like the arms, waist and thighs.  What do these areas have in common?  They are all basically closed compartments, tightly connected to each other.  As a result, removing fat with liposuction and inducing skin tightening, will produce results in the entire compartment.  For example, removing back and love handle fat, will produce a tighter waist on the opposite side, the abdomen.  Once you and more importantly, your surgeon understand liposuction 360, your liposuction results can be unlimited.  …

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