Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Austin, TX

Phone 512-298-1055

Dr. Lawrence Broder MD

Lawrence Broder MD

Dr. Lawrence Broder MD, Diplomate ABFM, Owner/Medical Director Beleza Medspa

Dr. Lawrence Broder MD Credentials:

Ivy League Graduate of Cornell University BS

St. Louis University School Medicine MD

Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, General Surgery and Urology Internship/Residency (3 Years)

Scott & White Hospital, Temple TX, Family Medicine Residency

Board Certified Family Medicine (Since 2004)

Former US Army Major/Flight Surgeon & Decorated Veteran

Published Researcher

Member Travis County Medical Society

Member Texas Medical Association

Member American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Member American Society of Cosmetic Physicians

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Captain Lawrence Broder, MC Ft Irwin, CA NTC

What is Dr. Lawrence Broder’s Background?

Dr. Broder grew up in New York City, the son of single mother school teacher.   He watched his mom sacrifice so her sons would have everything their peers had.  Despite this, they had to depend on Food Stamps and Welfare until his mom was able to obtain her Masters Degree.  It is from his mom, that Dr. Broder learned the value of hard work, education, and sacrifice.  His experience with social welfare also gave him a lifelong desire to help others succeed.  His interest in medicine came from his pediatrician and a desire to make his mom proud for her sacrifice.

What is Dr. Lawrence Broder’s Education?

Dr. Broder attended New York City public schools.  He excelled at academics and skipped a year of high school.  He was accepted at Cornell University.  He worked continuously through college, charged up his credit cards and maxed out his loans, to pay his tuition.  In fact, he did not pay off his student loans until he was 40, almost 20 years after graduation!  After obtaining his BS in Nutrition from Cornell, Dr. Broder did several years of neuroscience research.  He then gained admission to several medical schools and chose St Louis University.  To pay for medical school, he was awarded a U.S. Army scholarship.  He completed medical school in 1995 with an MD degree and was immediately commissioned as a Captain in the Army.

What is Dr. Lawrence Broder’s Medical Training?

Dr. Broder went to Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, and completed a one year internship in General Surgery.  This was 12 full months of exposure to almost all aspects of surgical care from neurosurgery to plastics.  The Army then assigned Dr. Broder to a Flight Surgeon position at Ft. Monmouth, NJ.  During this time, Dr. Broder deployed to Germany in support of operations in Kosovo.  Dr. Broder then returned to Tripler, where he completed another year of General Surgery and a full year of Urologic surgery training.  Dr. Broder was then transferred to Ft. Hood, TX where he spent two more years as a Flight Surgeon.  Dr. Broder was honorably discharged from the Army as a Major in 2002 after 7 years on Active Duty.   Dr. Broder then was accepted into the Family Medicine residency program at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, TX.  He completed 2 more years of training and obtained Board Certification in Family Medicine in 2004.  In total, Dr. Broder has completed 5 years of postgraduate medical education including 3 full years of surgery training.

Why did Dr. Lawrence Broder start Beleza Medspa?

Dr. Broder has always been interested in procedures and surgery.  In 2007, he became interested in medical aesthetic procedures after observing several Austin physicians.  He was fascinated by the challenge of providing patients with high quality procedures while also offering a higher level of customer service.  He knew these patients expected more from their providers as they were paying out of pocket and had many competing choices.  He was also interested in the creative side of medical aesthetics.  Each patient and each procedure, demanded an individualized approach to provide safe and effective results.

So in 2007, Dr. Broder obtained a small business loan and again maxed out his credit cards to open his first office in Round Rock, TX.   Dr. Broder also took multiple training courses in medical aesthetics and trained with other physicians.  It was a huge risk, as Dr. Broder had zero patients in a very competitive field.  In fact, for almost 2 years, Dr. Broder had to keep working secondary jobs to keep the lights on.   But slowly but surely, Dr. Broder and his staff began to develop a loyal following of patients.  Today, Beleza Medspa has 4 offices in 4 cities and over 20 employees.

When did Dr. Lawrence Broder begin performing Cosmetic Surgery?

Late in 2008, Dr. Broder became interested in offering more advanced body contouring procedures to his patients.  After training with several other cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Broder began offering Smartlipo Laser Liposuction using tumescent anesthesia.  In a small room at his second office in River Place, Dr. Broder successfully performed thousands of tumescent liposuction procedures.   He gained a reputation of offering safe and high quality results to his patients.

In 2013, Dr. Broder wanted to offer a higher level of safety and quality to his patients.  He designed and built a custom office based surgery suite in Cedar Park Texas.  The new facility had a large custom built operating room with dedicated space for instrument processing, and pre and postoperative care.  To further demonstrate to his patients of his commitment to safety, Dr. Broder then embarked on obtaining national certification of his facility.  This was huge investment of time and money.  Very few solo practitioners do this due to the expense.  He wrote hundreds of pages of policies and vigorously retrained his staff.  After a 2 day on-site inspection, he was awarded AAAHC accreditation in 2013.  AAAHC accreditation means that the organization participates in on-going self evaluation, peer review and education to continuously improve its care and services. The organization also commits to a thorough, on-site survey by AAAHC surveyors, who are themselves health care professionals, at least every three years.  Beleza Medspa was reaccredited in 2016 for another 3 year period.

Dr. Broder designed and equipped his office based surgery suite to have the capability of offering advanced levels of anesthesia and procedures.  In 2017, board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD joined Beleza Medspa.  Staci is now offering advanced plastic surgery procedures like breast augmentation, tummy tucks, breast lifts and mommy makeovers under IV sedation and general anesthesia.

What is Dr. Lawrence Broder’s Safety Record?

Dr. Broder has always placed patient safety above everything else.  He treats his patients as he would treat his own family.  His AAAHC accreditation is evidence of this commitment to safety and high quality care.  In his first 10 years of practice with over 3000 cosmetic surgery patients, there were no hospitalizations or serious complications.  This does not mean Dr. Broder is perfect and does not make mistakes.  This does not mean that there have been no side effects or complications from procedures.  All procedures carry risks and no one can can guarantee you results.  However, Dr. Broder and his staff do everything in their power to prevent and reduce complications as well as to quickly recognize and treat them.  That’s all a health care provider can realistically promise you.

Dr. Broder has alway limited his practice to performing procedures that he is properly trained in.  When patients requested more advanced procedures, Dr. Broder recruited board certified plastic surgeons who could safely offer such procedures.  Dr. Broder believes that you should never perform a procedure that you do not enjoy doing as well as have the ability to handle any complications.  That is why Dr. Broder has always restricted himself to awake, tumescent anesthesia procedures.

Dr. Broder also continually trains and supervises his staff that perform procedures.  Beleza Medspa spends hundreds of thousands of dollars a year continually training and retraining its staff.  Beleza staff also regularly attend national aesthetic and cosmetic surgery meetings for continuing medical education.  Beleza also employs advanced providers like Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners to provide another level of oversight, training  and quality control of its staff.

Obviously, Dr. Broder has made a huge commitment to not only being a physician, but to his practice, Beleza Medspa.  Dr. Broder has basically spent 17 years of his life training to be a physician.  Dr. Broder then spent the last 10 years of his life building Beleza Medspa to what it is today.  As a solo practitioner, this meant being on call almost 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the last 10 years for his patients.  This also meant as a small business owner, working day and night to be able to pay the bills and his employees.  Dr. Broder takes great pride in being able to provide a living for more than 20 employees and their families in Central Texas.  Dr. Broder also has millions of dollars invested in his practice which represents his life savings and Dr. Broder lives in Austin with wife and 2 young children.  You can be assured that Dr. Broder’s commitment to the safety of his patients and his practice is as strong as ever and has not waivered.

Beleza Medspa & Dr. Lawrence Broder MD

Dr. Broder has created an environment at Beleza MedSpa where beautiful things happen everyday. Dr. Broder has been in practice for more than 22 years and has extensive experience in both surgery and primary care. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has more than three years of dedicated surgical training. During that time he performed more than 300 operations as a resident surgeon and has experience in trauma, endoscopy, laparoscopy, microsurgery, and plastics. Additionally, he has taken care of more than 10,000 patients in the primary care/urgent care setting.  He continues to advance his training and knowledge  by completing hundreds of hours of continuing medical education over the years in cosmetic surgery and medical aesthetics.

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Lawrence Broder MD

Dr Broder’s unique combination of primary care experience and surgical training make him exceptionally qualified to provide medical aesthetic procedures for his patients. For the last ten years, Dr Broder has entirely dedicated his practice to medical aesthetics and cosmetic surgery. He is especially interested in cosmetic surgery, advanced body contouring procedures, and noninvasive rejuvenation treatments. He’s performed more than 3000 individual Smartlipo liposuction procedures, hundreds of Brazilian Butt Lifts and Gynecomastia Surgeries and hundreds of CO2 fractional laser resurfacing treatments.  Patient safety is always his main concern and he is known to make an extra effort to ensure patient satisfaction.  Dr Broder continues his medical education with attendance at advanced surgical courses and meetings throughout the year.  He is an avid runner and has completed 12 marathons and is a passionate animal lover and has 3 rescue dogs.  He lives with his beautiful wife and sons in Austin Texas.

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Dr Broder Supervising Patient Care at Beleza Medspa.

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