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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 KilleenBeleza’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 KilleenBy 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 KilleenDr. 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 KilleenSome 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 KilleenFrom 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 KilleenThere’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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I’ve decided on a procedure, but how much does plastic surgery cost? Unlike many medical procedures we have performed, plastic surgery procedures are usually not covered by insurance.  As a result, we have to pay out of pocket for them.  The good thing is that there is healthy competition for these procedures and the pricing is much more transparent.  Realself.com compiles lists of not only the average cost of plastic surgery procedures, but the satisfaction rate for each procedure too.  Here is some of the latest Realself.com cost of plastic surgery procedures:Plastic Surgery Procedure | Satisfaction Rate | Average Cost | Number Reviews Breast Augmentation 97% WORTH IT Average cost: $6,450 | 26,021 reviewsTummy Tuck 96% WORTH IT Average cost: $8,150 | 22,912 reviewsBrazilian Butt Lift 91% WORTH IT Average cost: $6,525 | 20,724 reviewsMommy Makeover 97% WORTH IT Average cost: $12,375 | 10,601 reviewsBreast Implants 97% WORTH IT Average cost: $6,325 | 9,540 reviewsBreast Reduction 97% WORTH IT Average cost: $7,225 | 9,174 reviewsBotox 93% WORTH IT Average cost: $550 | 8,289 reviewsLiposuction 89% WORTH IT Average cost: $6,050 | 6,334 reviewsFacelift 94% WORTH IT Average cost: $12,075 | 5,690 reviewsBreast Lift with Implants 95% WORTH IT Average cost: $8,750 | 5,630 reviewsEyelid Surgery 93% WORTH IT Average cost: $4,525 | 5,116 reviewsBreast Implant Revision 94% WORTH IT Average cost: $7,900 | 4,553 reviewsCoolSculpting 81% WORTH IT Average cost: $2,375 | 3,414 reviewsBreast Implant Removal 97% WORTH IT Average cost: $4,450 | 3,262 reviewsJuvederm 91% WORTH IT Average cost: $750 | 3,203 reviewsBreast Lift 95% WORTH IT Average cost: $7,925 | 2,645 reviewsSmart Lipo 85% WORTH IT Average cost: $5,050 | 2,561 reviewsBreast Reconstruction 97% WORTH IT Average cost: $16,050 | 2,074 reviewsHair Transplant 95% WORTH IT Average cost: $7,150 | 1,645 reviewsVaser Liposuction 91% WORTH IT Average cost: $6,350 | 1,082 reviewsLip Augmentation 93% WORTH IT Average cost: $850 | 1,038 reviewsMale Breast Reduction (gynecomastia surgery) 96% WORTH IT Average cost: $5,475 | 1,024 reviewsBreast Fat Transfer 86% WORTH IT Average cost: $8,750 | 556 reviewsEye Bags Treatment 95% WORTH IT Average cost: $3,425 | 517 reviewsLaser Resurfacing 84% WORTH IT Average cost: $2,250 | 506 reviewsChin Liposuction 95% WORTH IT Average cost: $3,025 | 456 reviewsTumescent Liposuction 84% WORTH IT Average cost: $5,075 | 398 reviewsTummy Tuck Revision 88% WORTH IT Average cost: $7,400 | 377 reviewsMale Tummy Tuck 98% WORTH IT Average cost: $9,125 | 304 reviewsButt Lift 92% WORTH IT Average cost: $7,325 | 167 reviewsVaginal Rejuvenation 91% WORTH IT Average cost: $5,275 | 140 reviewsNeoGraft 93% WORTH IT Average cost: $9,400 | 57 reviews How much does plastic surgery cost in my area? There are many factors that affect plastic surgery prices.  They include the area you live in and the amount of competition.  The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery has a handy calculator that helps you find the plastic surgery price ranges for your area:What else affects the cost of plastic surgery? Beside the area you live in, other plastic surgery pricing factors include the facility fees, surgeon’s fees, garment fees, anesthesia fees and follow-up fees.  Ideally your plastic surgery pricing should include all of these in one quote.   Obviously, there is great variability in some of these fees as one surgeon make think that is  worth more than another.  It is best to find a surgeon that owns his own facility, as he can control the facility and anesthesia fees and hopefully pass these savings on to his patients.What else should I consider besides the cost of a plastic surgery procedure? A lot!  This is your body after all!  The other great thing about cosmetic surgery procedures are that the results and reviews are usually easy to find.  As your surgeon’s training and experience are important, his or her’s actual results matter more.  So scrutinize those before and after pictures and reviews.  You must feel comfortable with the surgeon before the surgery as your body is in their hands.  The surgeon must understand your goals and honestly tell you if they are obtainable.  Other things to consider include finding an accredited facility to ensure your safety and availability of complementary procedures.Plastic Surgery Financing Let’s face it, this is a lot of money for most people.  The good thing is that there no to low interest financing for plastic surgery procedures through companies like CareCredit. Cosmetic Surgery Pricing at Beleza Medspa Find out more about Plastic Surgery Austin TX Prices …

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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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Liposuction vs Tummy Tuck.This is an age-old plastic surgery question that both patients & surgeons have struggled with.  In except the most obvious cases, there is no one right answer for everyone.  There are many individualized factors that come in to play. Both liposuction and tummy tucks have their advantages and certain downsides.What is Liposuction? Simply put, liposuction is the suctioning of fat from the body.  Now it’s more complicated than that, as liposuction technique approaches an art form.  Removing fat in the right amount from the right areas to achieve body contouring, requires an artistic eye.   So liposuction is ideally suited to remove fatty deposits from around the body. The other lesser known effect of liposuction is skin tightening.  We routinely see at least 50% skin tightening after a liposuction procedure.  This is important, as the fat layer gets smaller we want the skin to follow along.  This is the basis of shrink-wrap liposuction.  There are several advanced liposuction techniques to try to achieve even more skin tightening.  They involve performing superficial liposuction, right under the skin to maximize the post-procedure skin retraction.  Laser Liposuction using Smartlipo can also be used to introduce heat which further tightens the skin. The best thing about liposuction is that it can be safely performed under local anesthesia.  There are no big incisions, just multiple small entrance points.  The patient can resume normal activity almost immediately and downtime is minimal.What is a Tummy Tuck? A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure mainly indicated to deal with loose skin and muscles of the abdomen.  In many women, the weight gain during pregnancy stretches out both the abdominal wall and skin.  This leads to droopy, protuberant belly.  The tummy tuck deals with this by removing the loose skin and tightening the abdominal wall.   The tummy tuck procedure requires a rather large incision below the bikini area.   The loose skin is then pulled down and the excess removed.  Usually this requires the belly button to be repositioned.  Deep stitches are then placed to sew the loose abdominal muscles together.   Liposuction can be combined with a tummy tuck for body contouring. The advantages of a tummy tuck is that it will leave you immediately with a flat abdomen, remove stretch marks and tighten your muscles.  It can be performed under local anesthesia, but usually, general anesthesia is required.  The downside includes the large scar, higher rate of complications, more downtime and limitations, a ‘surgical’ looking abdomen and added cost.So Liposuction Vs Tummy Tuck, which is right for me? If you have excess abdominal fat and no loose skin, liposuction is your best bet.  If you have mild loose skin that snaps back after tugging it, liposuction with targeted skin tightening will also work.  If you have a large apron of skin that has lost its elasticity or have had massive weight loss, a tummy tuck is required.   These are just generalized recommendations.  What is right for you depends on your amount of fat and loose skin, your tolerance for a scar and downtime, desired results and available funds.   This a where a plastic surgery consultation comes in, to help you assess your situation and give you options for liposuction vs tummy tuck.  Procedure     Liposuction     Tummy Tuck Anesthesia            Local Awake             General AsleepScars                      Small                         LargeResults                  1 Month                    ImmediateSkin Tightening  >50%                         100%Muscle repair      No                              YesStretch Marks     No                              YesDowntime           1 Week                       1 MonthCost                      $$                               $$$$ Mommy Makeover Of course, there are many other changes to a woman’s body during pregnancy besides her belly.  A mommy makeover can combine breast rejuvenation procedures like a breast augmentation and/or breast lift with a tummy tuck for decreased downtime and better overall results.Plastic Surgeon Austin TXDr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD has 7 years experience performing complex abdominal wall and breast reconstructions at a major teaching hospital.  She brings her experience and talent to Beleza Medspa to provide cosmetic surgery services.  Make your free consultation with her now to discuss how liposuction vs tummy tuck can help you.More About Liposuction.More About Tummy Tucks.…

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Is a Mini Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

Loose Skin on the Belly. For many people who are trying to lose weight, get in shape and tone up and the belly remains one of the most challenging areas to shrink. Women in particularly are prone to sagging tummies post-pregnancy after the skin has been stretched and the abdominal muscles have been separated causing a protruding appearance. As important as regular exercise and a good diet  are to achieving and maintaining a sleek stomach, these efforts don’t always yield the desired results. This can be very frustrating for those who are trying so hard to lose a few inches around their mid sections.  Some of these patients may be helped by a mini tummy tuck.What is a Mini Tummy Tuck? A mini–tummy tuck is a popular variation of the ever popular tummy tuck.  Tummy tuck patients  are looking to be rid of excess skin on their tummy and tighten their stomach region. A mini tummy tuck is much like a traditional tummy tuck in that an incision is made to remove excess skin and pull the remaining skin down tighter for a more streamlined appearance. The perfect candidate for a mini tummy tuck is someone whose main frustrations with their stomach rest just below their belly button and who are in generally good shape otherwise. These ideal patients may have been struggling with a weight loss plateau and are engaged in regular exercise and have a fairly healthy diet, but just can’t seem to get their lower stomach toned up. Mini Tummy Tuck vs Full Tummy Tuck   The mini-tummy tuck can be performed easily with the help of a local anesthesia which is much less risky than traditional tummy tucks in which a general anesthesia is used. The belly button will not require relocation with a mini tummy tuck as the loose skin below the belly button is removed and the edges are carefully sewn up. If there is loose skin in the upper abdomen, the mini tummy tuck will not work. Also, he mini tummy tuck only provides limited access to the abdominal muscles.  As a result, loose muscles above the belly button cannot be addressed. How long does a mini tummy tuck last? A mini tummy tuck provides long-lasting results and the procedure is usually completed within a 2-5 hour time frame depending on the patient’s individual circumstances. Recovery time varies as well but most patients can expect a 2-6 week recovery period before returning to work and a 12 week period in which all strenuous activity should be avoided while the region heals.  No drains are needed with a mini-tummy tuck which is usually necessary part of the traditional tummy tuck process. How much does a mini tummy tuck cost? The cost of a mini-tummy tuck is significantly less expensive than a traditional tummy tuck as well though the cost of the procedure will need to be discussed with your doctor beforehand.  Cosmetic Surgery Prices. How do I find out if a Mini Tummy Tuck is right for me? Easy!  Make a free consultation with Plastic Surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD, who is an expert at tummy tucks and abdominal wall reconstructions.  She will meet with you and discuss the appropriate procedure to reach your goals. Do I need Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?  …

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Tummy Tuck SurgeryTummy tucks are popular procedures for patients who recently lost weight or went through childbirth only to find a pack of excess skin in the tummy area. There are several treatments designed to produce skin tightening, but when there is a drastic need like in many tummy tuck patients, non-surgical treatments are not enough to resolve the issue.There are some serious downsides to the traditional tummy tuck. The procedure is designed to reduce excess fat and skin as well as tighten the underlying muscles in the area. It is a procedure that addresses several issues but in doing so, produces a significant scar that generally spans from hip to hip and many patients are not comfortable with the size of the scar.Mini Tummy TuckThe mini tummy tuck, offered at Beleza Medspa, is a good alternative for patients who are not candidates for a full tummy tuck but need the skin tightening that comes with it. Generally, mini tummy tuck candidates have less skin to remove and do not need the structural work that is done in conjunction with a full tummy tuck. The benefits of the mini tummy tuck include a smaller, less noticeable and often lower scar. Another benefit is that the procedure can be done without a general anesthetic using an injected numbing solution and a mild oral sedative. Because only the skin is affected and the muscle under is left alone, most mini tummy tuck patients do not report high levels of pain during recovery.Liposuction Tummy TuckMany SmartLipo patients are opting in to a mini tummy tuck to enhance the effects of the SmartLipo procedure. Because SmartLipo addresses some skin laxity but cannot improve the look of drastically saggy skin, the mini tummy tuck is added to fill that need.Laser Tummy TuckHowever, many patients can have their loose skin addressed alone with a Laser Tummy Tuck.  The heat produced form the Smartlipo Laser can lead to a great deal of skin tightening.  The procedure can be repeated for even greater results.  The tummy tuck scar can be avoided altogether.When added to a SmartLipo procedure, the mini tummy tuck does not drastically raise the price and is a great option for moms who want to improve the look of saggy skin left over from pregnancy or patients who lost weight and want to show it off.Some patients are not ideal candidates for the mini tummy tuck and would benefit from Smart Lipo or a full tummy tuck. The best way to determine if the mini tummy tuck is right for you is to come in for a free consultation so our staff can examine the area and make the best recommendation for your needs.Tummy Tuck Surgery CostLiposuction vs. Tummy Tuck…

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