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Looking for a Med Spa Near Me? Finding a good Austin Med Spa can be a daunting task.  Besides the incredible number of procedures available, there are an overwhelming number of Med Spa providers in the community.  There are Cosmetic Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists and may others running Med Spas.  We would like to give you some tips when choosing a Med Spa near me. Med Spa Near Me Tip 1: Medical Director The owner of a legitimate Med Spa should have a visible medical director.  This is important as this physician is responsible for training and supervision of the staff as well the treatment of any potential complications.  If no physician is readily identifiable, it is best to go elsewhere. Med Spa Near Me Tip 2: Experience Look for a Med Spa that has at least 5 years of experience.  This way you know that there are established staff and policies available to provide the procedures you want.  You don’t want to be an experiment or a practice patient when undergoing these procedures. Med Spa Near Me Tip 3: Available Procedures Offering a few procedures is fine.  However, many of these procedures complement each other and improve your results like Botox & Juvederm or Coolsculpting and Liposuction.  The best Med Spas offer a wide variety of procedures as well as both surgical and non surgical options.  This way you know you are getting the best results with the best procedure available. Med Spa Near Me Tip 4: Convenience Your time is valuable.  A good Med Spa should offer multiple locations that bring their services closer to you.  Besides saving your time, a local office makes follow-up appointments more convenient. Med Spa Near Me: Beleza Med Spa Beleza Med Spa has everything you are looking for in a Med Spa in Austin.  Medical Director Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD supervises and trains the Beleza staff.  Beleza Med Spa has been around more than a decade and is one of the leaders in Med Spa services like Botox, Juvederm, Coolsculpting, Microneedling, Hydrafacials and Plastic Surgery services like Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, Breast Augmentation, Mommy Makeovers, and more, in the Austin area.  Finally, Beleza Med Spa offers offices in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park and Killeen TX for your convenience.  Beleza recently opened BroDerma a MenSpa specifically for our male patients.  Contact us now for your free Austin Med Spa consultation!    …

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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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Kylie Jenner: Puberty or Plastic Surgery? Kylie Jenner has grown up in front of the world.  Starting at age 11, the reality star has now transformed herself into a glamorous business woman with millions of fans around the world.  Being around a family that embraces plastic surgery, Kylie Jenner admitted to the use of lip fillers at age 16.  It is obvious now that the further changes in her appearance are not just due to puberty, but to a combination of plastic surgery procedures.  Although Kylie is a naturally pretty woman, she has further enhanced her beauty. Kylie Jenner Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures. Kylie has admitted to the use of lip fillers due to her small lips.  Seeking poutier lips, she has had lip injections with a filler like Juvederm.  Performed in-office, lip injections are safe but have a limited lifespan of around 4-6 months.  Those seeking longer term results, can try fat transfer to the lips. Kylie also appears to be using Botox to alter her facial muscles.  She appears to have a Botox Brow Lift and a Botox Lip Flip.  She has also most likely had microneedling with PRP to improve her skin texture.  Kylie Jenner Breast Surgery. Kylie appears to have a dramatic change in the size and shape of her breasts.  This was most likely accomplished with breast augmentation using breast implants.  Breast Augmentation provides immediate, long-lasting results.  Breast augmentation can also be performed with fat transfer in many cases. Kylie Jenner Butt Surgery Kylie has also unveiled a new figure complete with a smaller waist and bigger butt.  This was most likely accomplished with a Brazilian Butt Lift or Buttock Implants.  The Brazilian Butt Lift combines aggressive body contouring with liposuction to make a smaller waist and back.  The fat removed is then transferred to the buttocks to increase the size and provide a change in shape and lift.  This procedure can be performed in-office under local anesthesia.  Buttock implants involve the use of silicone inserts inserted into the buttocks under general anesthesia. Like Kylie Jenner’s Plastic Surgery Transformation? Even though she is young, Kylie has dramatically changed her appearance with plastic surgery.  If you are interested in some or all of these procedures, Beleza Medspa offers free consultations to discuss your personal goals.  Austin Plastic Surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD, is an expert at body contouring, breast augmentations, Brazilian Butt Lifts and Lip Injections.  …

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What’s a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy Makeover Surgery: Staci Hix-Hernandez MD Approach. >Traditionally a mommy makeover is thought to be a tummy tuck with a breast augmentation +/- lift.  however, no two women are alike, and certainly no two pregnancies are alike.  Some women gain more weight and lose more weight than others.  Some women are blessed with great genetics and end up with no body changes after pregnancy.  However, many women suffer loose skin, relaxed muscles and stretch marks.  There is a lot to say about going into pregnancy as healthy as you can as a way to avoid these problems.  But once you have them, what can you do about them? What’s a Mommy Makeover? >I view a mommy makeover as addressing the concerns that arose as a result of pregnancies.  For each individual this will be different.  There are certain anatomical changes that occur as a result of pregnancy that diet and exercise alone cannot fix.  Its not always the breast and stomach.  Maybe the primary concern is her neck or arms, perhaps the thighs. >The most important thing is to sit and listen.  I need to discover what each patient is concerned about as well as what her outcome goals are. I don’t try to fit a patient into a cookie cutter procedure.  I design a specialized treatment plan to treat each individual.  In my opinion this is the only way to get the best possible outcome. Breast Rejuvenation. The breasts can take a beating after pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Many women are left with deflated and droopy breasts.  The approach to breast rejuvenation in the mommy makeover involves a breast lift or mastopexy and/or breast augmentation.  Some degree of sagging breast tissue may be dealt with breast implants alone, but significant breast sagging will most likely require a breast lift.  If the breasts are deflated, they can be augmented with breast implants or natural breast augmentation with fat transfer. Tummy Tuck The abdomen takes the brunt of the effects of pregnancy.  It stretches out to accommodate the pregnancy and then is expected to return to normal.  Unfortunately, sometimes the muscles of the abdominal wall come apart, letting the abdomen to bulge out.  This is where a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty comes in.  These muscles are actually sewed back together leaving a tight, flat belly.  The abdominal skin can also be stretched out leaving sagging and stretch marks.  The tummy tuck addresses this too, removing the excess skin and stretch marks. Body Contouring Smartlipo Liposuction can also be used in a mommy makeover.  Excess fat can easily be removed and even transferred to another body area like in a Brazilian Butt Lift. Mommy Makeover Recovery The great thing about mommy makeover surgery, is that all of the procedures can be done in one session.  As a result, your recovery is combined and shortened.  You will be back on your feet immediately, but will need to take it easy for a few weeks.  However, the wait will be worth it as your pre-pregnancy figure returns! Mommy Makeover Austin Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD is an expert at mommy makeover surgery.  With 7 years experience in complex abdominal reconstruction surgery at a major teaching hospital, she possesses the skills to give you the best possible results.  Make your free consultation with her to now to discuss how a mommy makeover can help you! …

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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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Beleza MedSpa is pleased and proud to announce that Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Staci Hix-Hernandez, MD FACS, has joined the surgery team in Cedar Park . Formerly with Baylor Scott and White Health in Round Rock, Texas, Dr. Hix-Hernandez, MD brings over seven years of experience in cosmetic surgery to Beleza. Her specialties include advanced cosmetic and aesthetic surgeries with a primary emphasis on breast augmentation and reconstruction, breast reduction, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers and body contouring. Dr. Hix-Hernandez brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique skill set to Beleza and is committed to providing the highest level of personalized care to her patients. “I am beyond excited to join the Beleza practice and look forward to continuing to help patients meet their aesthetic goals,” said Dr. Hix-Hernandez. Dr. Hix-Hernandez will begin seeing patients  at the Cedar Park location. Prospective patients are encouraged to book their appointments now with Dr. Hix-Hernandez to avoid a delay in scheduling. To schedule a free consultation with 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. About Plastic Surgeon Dr. Hix-Hernandez Staci Hix-Hernandez, MD studied at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, earning her doctorate of medicine in 2003. She was honored with the Humanities and Medicine Award in 2003 and also graduated with honors in OB/GYN and Surgery. Prior to receiving her doctorate, Hix-Hernandez, MD studied at Texas Tech University College of Arts and Sciences receiving a Bachelor of Science and Molecular Biology in 1999, Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Hix-Hernandez has received countless awards from 2008 – 2017, including Austin Monthly’s Top Doc in 2015 and 2017, Leading Physicians of the World in 2015, and most recently she was named American Institute of Plastic Surgeons “10 Best in Plastic Surgeons” for Texas in 2017. Furthering her practice, Dr. Hix-Hernandez is also a member of several prestigious professional organizations including the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Professional Wound Care Association, the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Texas Medical association. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has also been featured in several publications due to her outstanding work. When she’s not practicing, Dr. Hix-Hernandez enjoys a fitness-focused lifestyle and is extremely passionate about nutrition. For more information about Staci Hix-Hernandez, MD, please click here. READ DR. HIX-HERNANDEZ’S REVIEWS!

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Breast Augmentation Using TUBA

Imagine a breast augmentation procedure that can enlarge your breasts, yet will leave no visible scars. Transumbilical breast augmentation (TUBA) is an implant procedure that provides great results with minimal scarring. It is often referred to as “belly button” augmentation. The TUBA Procedure Patients who wish to undergo TUBA procedures should have a realistic expectation of the results. Additionally, you should be healthy and have a clean bill of health. During the initial consultation, you should tell your doctor what size of cup you want. Usually, any woman of any age can undergo this procedure. However, it should be noted that women with very thin torsos cannot get very large implants due to the fact that the torso cavity will not allow the procedure to be performed successfully. A saline solution that contains anesthetic lidocaine and epinephrine is injected through the belly button through a tract to each breast. The epinephrine in the solution will constrict blood vessels to reduce bleeding. The breasts are also numbed using the same solution. An incision is made in the belly button. An endoscope is then used cut a small tunnel just below the skin. Instruments will be inserted through the tract. This instrument will then be used to create a pocket either under the pectoral muscle or directly under the breast tissue. Once the pocket has been created, breast sizers or empty implants are inserted through the tube and then inflated. This allows the surgeon to check the size of the pockets. Any adjustments are performed and the sizers removed. The implants are inserted and filled with saline. The patient can then sit up so the size and placement can be checked and any adjustments made. The incisions are closed and a dressing is applied. The entire procedure takes about 30 to 40 minutes to complete. The recovery period for the TUBA procedure will be between one to two weeks. After the first couple of days, you will be able to resume your regular schedule. You will need to avoid putting pressure on the breasts, and you should be careful of the surgical tape used to close the incisions. Benefits of TUBA No risks associated with general anesthesia. Because a patient is awake, she can sit up to help the surgeon make any necessary adjustments to get the desired results. No scars around the nipple or under the breast. Because saline implants are used, there are no risks of reaction to silicone. Can be placed under the muscle or under the breast tissue. …

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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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