Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Austin, TX

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Category: Cosmetic Surgery

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 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 revolutionalized 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. …

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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 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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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 into the fat.  This solution provides anesthesia and prevents bleeding.  Once numb, thin hollow liposuction cannulas are used to suction away the fat. What areas of the body can be treated with Liposuction? Virtually any part of the body can be treated with liposuction.  Most common areas include abdomens, love handles and flanks, bra rolls, thighs, arms and chins. What kind of anesthesia is used for Liposuction? Liposuction can be performed under general anesthesia, but is safest performed while awake under local tumescent anesthesia.  General anesthesia is actually riskier than the liposuction procedure itself.  Tumescent anesthesia leads to a safer procedure and a much quicker liposuction recovery. What are the Liposuction Scars like? Liposuction does require multiple small incisions to be made in the skin.  The good thing is that they are very small and can be hidden in various parts of the body. What is Smart Liposuction? Smart liposuction has become to mean awake liposuction performed awake using small microcannulas and allowing drainage after the procedure.  Smartlipo involves the use of a laser while Vaser Lipo involves the use of ultrasonic energy. What is the Liposuction Cost? Liposuction is typically priced by the number of body areas treated.  Liposuction prices must also take into account the amount of fat present, as more fat means more work.  Some of our average liposuctions costs can be found here. What is the Liposuction Recovery? The recovery after liposuction performed under local anesthesia is pretty quick.  After Liposuction, patients are back on their feet immediately and should resume light activities.  Patients may return to work in 3-5 days as tolerated. What are the Liposuction Side Effects? The main side effects after tumescent liposuction are drainage, numbness and swelling.  The first 1-2 days after the procedure will be marked by the drainage of the tumescent fluid.  After the drainage stops, the liposuction areas will swell.  This swelling will take 1-2 months to resolve and is treated with massage, a compression garment and activity.  Most patients will also have some numbness in the liposuction areas for several weeks. What are the Liposuction Risks? Like any surgical procedure, liposuction risks include infection, bleeding and pain.  The good thing about tumescent liposuction is that these risks are minimized. Do you have Liposuction Before and After? See some of our liposuction before and after photos here. Where do I find Liposuction Near Me? Beleza Medspa has provided awake, tumescent liposuction to thousands of patients in the Austin area since 2008.  Beleza Medspa has a custom built, AAAHC accredited surgical suite specifically designed to provide safe liposuction surgery.  When looking for liposuction near me, consider Beleza Medspa and Plastic Surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD for your free liposuction consultation. …

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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 much fat is removed and is different for every patient.  Liposuction swelling is helped by wearing a compression garment, massage and exercise.  Most patients will have most of their liposuction swelling resolve in one month, but sometimes it lasts another few months. 3.  What are the non-surgical alternatives to liposuction? The best non-surgical alternative to liposuction is Coolsculpting.  Coolsculpting allows for the reduction of stubborn fat without any recovery or downtime.  However, Coolsculpting cannot remove as much fat as liposuction or perform true body contouring. 4.  How long do I have to wear compression garments after liposuction? As we discussed in the liposuction swelling question, wearing of a compression garment helps with the resolution of swelling.  We generally recommend our liposuction patients wear their compression garments for 4-6 weeks.  As the swelling resolves, we recommend switching to smaller garments to maximize your results. 5.  How much downtime is there after liposuction? The use of local tumescent anesthesia during liposuction has greatly decreased liposuction downtime and liposuction recovery.  The tumescent fluid actually protects the surrounding tissues while the fat is removed.  After liposuction, our patients go home pain-free and are back on their feet immediately.  We encourage light activity the next day and gradual resumption of normal activity over the next week.  Most patients will miss less than a week of work, depending on what they do. …

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Mommy Makeover Becoming a mom is one of the most rewarding experiences a woman can enjoy.  However, the realities of pregnancy and childbirth are not as always so nice.   A mom’s body undergoes tremendous changes that can leave less than desirable  permanent effects.   The skin of the abdomen can be left stretched out with visible stretch marks and scars.  The abdominal muscles can be left pulled apart, leaving a bulging belly.  The breasts can be left stretched out and deflated after breastfeeding.  New fatty deposits can be found after gaining and losing weight.  After vaginal delivery, the vagina can be left with a loss of vaginal tightness, also known as vaginal laxity.  So what does a mommy makeover consist of? What does a mommy makeover consist of? The mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to improve the appearance of the post-childbirth body.  Typically, these procedures are combined into one session to save time, money, downtime and risk.  The procedures included depend on the woman’s concerns, degree of correction needed, and tolerance for downtime.  Possible procedures included in a mommy makeover include: Breast augmentation Breast lift Buttock augmentation Liposuction Tummy tuck Vaginal rejuvenation Who is a good candidate for a mommy makeover? The best candidates for a mommy makeover are in good health and have lost most of the pregnancy weight.  You should be done with childbearing and have realistic expectations and a positive outlook about surgery. Mommy Makeover Recovery The recovery from a mommy makeover depends on the procedures included.  By combining them, the goal is to minimize downtime and speed recovery.  Typically, most patients will be back on their feet immediately after the procedure but will need 2-4 weeks to recover. Mommy Makeover Austin TX Cost The cost of a mommy makeover depends on the procedures included.  The great thing about the mommy makeover, is that by combining multiple procedures in one session, there can be great savings in surgery related costs like anesthesia and other fees.  This can result in saving thousands of dollars over performing the procedures individually. Average Cost of Mommy Makeover in Austin TX Due to the variability in procedures performed, a mommy makeover can cost anywhere from $5000 to $19,000.  The average cost of a mommy makeover in Austin TX is between $12,000 and $14,000.  A consultation is necessary to determine what your goals are and to develop an individualized treatment plan and the costs involved. Mommy Makeover Near Me If you are interested in a mommy makeover, the next step is a free consultation.  Plastic Surgeon Staci Hix-Hernandez MD at Beleza Medspa, is an expert at breast and body procedures, and considers mommy makeovers one of her favorite procedures.  Contact us for a free consultation with one of the top plastic surgeons in Austin to discuss your concerns. Mommy Makeover Round Rock TX Beleza Medspa’s AAAHC accredited surgery suite is located minutes away from Round Rock TX. …

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What are Gynecomastia Causes?

Gynecomastia is basically the growth of breast tissue in men and boys.  It typically happens during periods of hormone fluctuations, like during puberty.  Once these hormonal surges decrease, the gynecomastia usually resolves.  But sometimes the breast tissue remains, and the boy is left with an embarrassing problem.

We are also seeing more and more cases of men developing gynecomastia after using steroids and testosterone.  Unfortunately, using such substances without proper knowledge of their use can lead to the hormonal surges that cause gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia treatment effectively seeks to remove the breast tissue, returning a more masculine flat chest to the patient.  The Gynecomastia Surgery involves Vaser Liposuction and/or a small curved incision at the border of the nipple.  The breast tissue lies directly under the nipple and can be destroyed with Vaser Liposuction.   Once the nipple is elevated, the breast tissue can easily visualized and removed from the body.  The nipple is then sutured closed and scarring is minimal.

How Much Does Gynecomastia Surgery Cost?

Gynecomastia surgery should be performed while awake under local anesthesia.  This is the safest, most cost effective method to treat gynecomastia.  Tumescent local anesthesia is first instilled into the breast tissue which will give numbness for more than eight hours.  With some oral and/or IV sedation to relax you, the gynecomastia surgery can be performed while you are awake and watching!

By eliminating the risk and cost of general anesthesia and going under, gynecomastia surgery using local anesthesia is very affordable.  The gynecomastia surgery cost also depends on the need for liposuction.  If there is a significant amount of fat surrounding the breast tissue, liposuction may be necessary to achieve the flattest chest possible.  So adding liposuction the gynecomastia surgery will increase the cost.  Check out some of our Plastic Surgery prices at Beleza Medspa.

Gynecomastia Surgery at Beleza Medspa

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD is an expert at gynecomastia treatment and liposuction for body contouring.  Contact us now for a free consultation to help you easily & safely deal with your gynecomastia.  Gyno Surgery Near me.

Looking for Plastic Surgery in Killeen? If you’re in the market for plastic surgery in the Killeen area, rest assured, there is an AAAHC accredited office based surgery suite just 50 minutes from you in Cedar Park, Texas. To make your plastic surgery experience even more stress-free, we are happy to conduct all of your free consultations right in Killeen with our very own Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez. Beleza Medspa has been offering cosmetic surgery and medical aesthetic services for over 10 years and proud to have served Killeen patients for over two years. Plastic Surgeon Killeen Beleza’s Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Staci Hix-Hernandez MD FACS, formerly with Baylor Scott & White Health in Round Rock, Texas, brings over seven years of experience of Plastic Surgery to Beleza. Her specialties include advanced and complex cosmetic and aesthetic surgeries with a primary emphasis on Mommy Makeovers, Liposuction, Breast Augmentation and Reduction, Tummy Tucks, Body Contouring, and Cosmetic Revisions. In 2018, she was named Austin Monthly’s Top Doctor for the 3rd year in a row. It’s safe to say you are in great hands with this surgical genius. Mommy Makeover Killeen By definition, a Mommy Makeover is surgical intervention designed to address issues that occur in the body as a result of pregnancy or childbirth. It’s important to know that there is no “cookie cutter” approach to a Mommy Makeover. No two pregnancies are alike, no two women are alike. When Dr. Hix-Hernandez meets with a potential client regarding their post-baby body goals, she starts with what they would like to fix. Every single time, it’s something different for each patient. These Mommy Makeovers could range from needing a tummy tuck, or it could mean they need breast reduction, or it could be they need a breast lift. The needs always vary from patient to patient. Dr. Hix-Hernandez’s specialty with Mommy Makeovers is to customize a Mommy Makeover package that will suit the patient’s needs and end goals. Liposuction Killeen Dr. Hix-Hernandez has performed thousands of liposuction procedures. She is a master at Vaser Liposuction, Fat Transfer procedures, and Liposculpture. Depending on the client’s needs, Dr. Hix-Hernandez can formulate a body contouring plan to meet the client’s underlying goals. Breast Augmentation and Reduction Killeen Some might call Dr. Hix-Hernandez the “breast master”. Breast augmentation and reductions (as well as revisions) are a specialty of Dr. Hix-Hernandez. With her experience at a major referral and teaching hospital, she was tasked with extremely complex breast surgeries on a regular basis. Her unique skill set in breast augmentations, revisions, and reductions truly sets her apart from her counterparts. Tummy Tuck Killeen From mini tummy tucks to advanced abdominal wall reconstructions, Dr. Hix-Hernandez has extensive experience in giving patients that sought after flat abdomen. No matter how complex the case, Dr. Hix-Hernandez has seen it all. Plastic Surgery Killeen There’s no denying Dr. Hix-Hernandez’s experience and skills make her one of the top plastic surgeons in Central Texas. Her extensive experience in cosmetic surgery combined with Beleza Medspa’s AAAHC surgery suite make Beleza the place to go for your plastic surgery needs. To schedule a free consultation in the Killeen area with Plastic Surgeon Dr. Hix-Hernandez, patients may call or email a spa coordinator at 1.800.509.9785 or info@belezamedicalspa.com, or submit an appointment request online.…

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Looking for Liposuction in Austin TX? Beleza Medspa has been providing Smartlipo Laser Liposuction and Vaser Liposuction procedures for Austin area patients for more than 10 years.  We are experts at safe, awake liposuction using tumescent anesthesia.  No need to go under or have a long recovery.  Tumescent anesthesia involves the use of the local anesthetic lidocaine.  Once placed in the fat, the lidocaine makes the area numb for up to 12 hours.  This means no pain during the procedure or when you head home.  You are back on your feet immediately and you can resume normal activities as soon as you are ready. Liposuction Meaning Liposuction is basically the removal of fat from the body.  Once the area is numb, a hollow cannula connected to suction, is moved through the fat to suction fat cells away.  This is the easy part that anyone can do.  The harder part requires expert training and experience.   Just like sculpting, the liposuction cannula has to be creatively used to suction the fat in visually pleasing contours.  Body contouring is more of an art than a science. Laser Liposuction Austin Beleza cosmetic and plastic surgeons have been performing Smartlipo laser liposuction for more than 10 years.  Smartlipo involves the use of a small laser fiber that generates heat.  The heat can melt fat and also when applied under the skin, improve skin tightening.  The use of laser liposuction has evolved over the years.  Beleza surgeons have learned to use the laser where it is more effective.  This includes smaller areas of loose skin such as in arms and chins.  Beleza surgeons are also skilled at using aggressive liposuction alone to produce skin tightening. Vaser Liposuction Austin Beleza surgeons are also masters at the application of vaser ultrasonic energy during liposuction.  Vaser involves the use of sound waves to break up fat cells.  Vaser has been found to be ideal in breaking up fibrous fat in areas like the back and love handles.   Your Beleza surgeon will decide which procedure is best to give you the results you want.  Vaser vs Smartlipo. Liposuction Austin Cost Once you have decided on getting liposuction, you have to worry about the liposuction cost.  Beleza Medspa liposuction prices are determined by the body areas treated.  Each body area is approximately what can be covered by 2 hands.  So a lower abdomen and an upper abdomen are each considered separate body areas.  A complete liposuction of the abdomen would be priced as 3 areas, the upper, lower abdomens and the love handles.  As the liposuction is performed under local anesthesia, the extra cost and risk of general anesthesia is avoided.  This makes the liposuction Austin cost at Beleza Medspa, very affordable.  Financing is also available. Liposuction Near Me Beleza Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeons have performed liposuction on more than 3000 patients.  Many Beleza patients have come from Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, and Killeen Texas.  Our Cedar Park AAAHC accredited office based surgery suite, is conveniently located and easy to get to.  Liposuction consultations can be performed at any Beleza office and are always free.  So if you are looking for liposuction near me, contact us for your free consultation.  Liposuction Cost. Liposuction Vs. Tummy Tuck Coolsculpting Vs. Liposuction…

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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 Revisions We 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 PM WHERE BELEZA CEDAR PARK: 351 Cypress Creek Rd, Suite 204, Cedar Park, TX 78613 RSVP 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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