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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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  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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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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Buttocks Augmentation with Fat Transfer.Now more than ever, we are seeing a rise in popularity of curvaceous butts. The flat, straight figure is no longer the only desirable type of body, with a more curvaceous look being embraced. The admiration of these curvaceous figures can be attributed to the sought-after looks of celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, and Beyoncé, who are all well known for their curves.Brazilian Butt Lift StatisticsNew statistics show that more Americans are getting more buttock augmentations—nicknamed the Brazilian butt lift. According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, last year, approximately 10,000 buttock augmentations were performed. This number is up from the approximately 8,500 procedures done in 2012. While these numbers are not even close to the figures for breast augmentation procedures, it does represent a 16% increase. Additionally, the number of cosmetic surgeons offering the butt life procedure rose from 19% in 2012, to 30% in 2013.One surgeon says that he started receiving requests for buttock augmentations about three and a half years ago, and it is currently the second most popular procedure he performs. While not as popular as liposuction, his practice has seen the number of Brazilian butt lifts surpass breast augmentations. He also says that he does about four to five butt lifts per week, for both women and men.What is the Brazilian Butt Lift?While many think that this procedure is to just increase the size of the buttocks, it is actually done to provide a more youthful, lifted and contoured appearance.The Brazilian butt lift procedure entails “buttock augmentation with fat grafting”. The technique involves a surgeon performing liposuction, or removing fat from another body area, usually an area with excess fat such as the tummy, thighs, or hips. This fat is then injected into the buttocks.Surgeons say that the fat tissue is pliable, giving more control than synthetic materials such as silicone that are used for butt implants. Additionally, the patient receives two benefits from this procedure—losing fat in areas where it is unwanted, along with receiving a more pronounced derriere.Curious?Brazilian Butt Lift Before and After…

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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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Beleza Medspa Austin TX is proud to introduce a new facelift alternative procedure, the NeoJuvenescence Lift. Utilizing the body’s own ability to heal itself, the NeoJuvenescence Lift combines both surgical and nonsurgical procedures to produce natural results. Online PR News – 30-April-2013 – The results of traditional facelift surgery are well known. It’s not hard to figure out who had a facelift, with the unnatural, pulled-back appearance it produces. Even worse, facelifts leave big scars, are expensive and require general anesthesia. Considering the cost, risks and results, the facelift is a procedure that has seen better times. “The traditional facelift like many cosmetic surgery procedures, is out of sync with what patients want in 2013,” reports Dr Lawrence Broder MD, medical director of Beleza Medspa. “Patients do not want to go under, pay exorbitant fees, have big scars and have artificial results,” he reports.What if it’s possible to harness the body’s unique ability to heal itself to produce a more natural facelift? The NeoJuvenescence Lift just does that. The Neojuvenescence Lift combines a series of rejuvenation procedures that are on the cutting edge of cosmetic surgery. It utilizes your own fat, stem cells, growth factors and skin cells to do all the work.Combining a series of cutting edge surgical and non-surgical procedures, the NeoJuvenescence Lift restores youthful facial volume and contours while draping freshened and tighter skin over it. “What we noticed over the years performing each of these procedures, is that when we combined them, results were multiplied”, reports Dr Broder. Performed entirely under local anesthesia with minimal sedation, the NeoJuvenescence Lift is safe and effective. The procedure begins with fat transfer that harvests stem cell rich fat from a donor site. Attention is then turned to the chin and neck area where smartlipo Laser Liposuction is performed. This phase of the treatment removes double chins, tightens neck skin and reduces the jowls. A blood sample is then drawn to isolate platelet rich plasma (PRP). PRP contains a wealth of natural growth factors that can stimulate stem cells and induce tissue repair. The final phase of the procedure involves DOT therapy laser resurfacing and facial fat transfer. A CO2 fractional laser is used to remove the upper layer of skin containing visible sun damage as well as providing overall skin tightening. The previously harvested fat is then transferred to the face to rebuild cheek and brow volume and youthful contours. Finally, the PRP is applied throughout the face to stimulate the stem cell differentiation into new cells and induce tissue repair.The results of the NeoJuvenescence Lift are nothing but dramatic. The skin looks tighter and fresher, the cheeks and brow appear fuller while the jawline and chin are better defined. This is all accomplished by using only the body’s ability to repair itself. No artificial fillers, large incisions or general anesthesia is necessary. Just natural results with natural face lift alternative!Dr Broder adds, “The Neojuvenescence Lift combines a series of rejuvenation procedures that are on the cutting edge of cosmetic surgery. It utilizes your own fat, stem cells, growth factors and skin cells to do all the work. Our goal is to restore youthful upper facial volume while removing the excess lower facial volume of aging. We also stimulate the skin to rebuild collagen and tighten so it drape better over the new facial contours,” he reports. “Unlike the facelift that just treats the symptoms, the Neojuvenescence Lift actually treats the underlying problems that we see as aging.”The name NeoJuvenescence Lift was chosen quite deliberately to reflect the nature of the procedure. Juvenescence means growing young and Neo is defined as new. So the Neojuvenescence Lift reflect a new ability to grow young!See the Press Release here!…

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So what is a Brazilian Butt? There is no evidence that Brazilians have better butts than anyone else.  There is evidence that shapely butts are a Brazilian obsession. One just has to look at the recent Miss BumBum Brasil  pageant.  We do know that Brazilians appreciate a curvy figure.  The Brazilian Butt appears to be well defined and plump with a small waist and lower back, as well as  curvy hips and thighs.So how can I get a Brazilian Butt?* If we weren’t lucky to be born with a beautiful butt, there are many ways to help get one.  A very popular and effective method is the Brazilian Butt Workout or Butt Lift Workout.  Targeted exercises to enlarge and sculpt gluteal muscles can really make a difference.  Weight loss helps sculpt the lower back and waist.  These workout programs can help certain women.  However, much of the shape of the buttocks is also due to the underlying fat.  If you just don’t have the fat, the volume needs to be added.    The old way of Buttocks Augmentation was with buttocks implants.  However, this procedure required large incisions, placement of a foreign object in the body and a long recovery. Buttocks implants have now been surpassed by the Brazilian Butt Lift.  Utilizing fat transfer and liposuction, the procedure is much safer, has better results and a faster recovery. What is the Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure? The Brazilian Butt Lift is a combination of surgery and artistry.  It combines body sculpting with liposuction and fat transfer augmentation.  The first part of the procedure involves aggressive liposuction of the waist, back and hips.  If there is excessive fat on the abdomen or thighs (or anywhere else), the surgeon can remove it and prepare it for transfer.  The sculpting of the waist and back is critical.  A small back and waist will naturally enhance the appearance and the size of the buttocks as well as define its shape.Once the liposuction is complete, the fat removed is readied for transfer.  It is separated from the anesthetic fluid and loaded into large syringes.  The surgeon then carefully injects the fat throughout the buttocks to enhance the volume and provide shape and lift. Tell me more about the Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery. Dr Lawrence Broder MD and Dr Staci Hix-Hernandez MD   are experienced and talented Butt Lift surgeons.  They perform the butt lift procedure completely under local anesthesia while awake.  The tumescent anesthesia combined with some oral sedation, makes the procedure a same day surgery.  The patient leaves the procedure with no pain and returns to normal activities almost immediately.Dr Broder & Dr Hix-Hernandez combine the use of Smartlipo Laser Liposuction and Vaser Ultrasonic Liposuction to provide the best body contouring results.  They are experts at fat transfer augmentation to the buttocks.  They can also add platelet rich plasma (PRP) to further improve the fat transfer results. How long does the Brazilian Butt surgery last? The liposuction involves removing the fat cells from the areas treated.  As long as you maintain or lose weight, you will always have those body sculpting results.  The fat transfer involves the transplant of living tissue.  We try to maximize its survival, but a certain percentage of the fat cells will die.  We ask that you don’t sit on it for the first 72 hours and as little as possible for the first week.  We can always go back and do more fat transfer to provide even more volume.  However, we do see a large percentage of the transferred fat surviving long-term after the initial procedure. Is the Brazil Butt Lift safe: Brazilian Butt Lift Risks. Like any surgical procedure, the Brazilian Butt Lift has the risks of infection, bleeding and pain.  We actively work at our AAAHC accredited surgical suite to make your safety our number one priority.  We utilize local anesthesia, which avoids the risks of general anesthesia and makes the procedure much safer.    We have successfully performed thousands of individual patient liposuction & fat transfer procedures and are thoroughly experienced at doing it safely.  Plus, you are back on your feet immediately and this further prevents any complications. What do I do next if I am interested in a Brazilian Butt Lift? Just make a free consultation to discuss your needs and how we can help you!       Brazilian Butt Lift SurgeryBrazilian Butt Lift Before and AfterBrazilian Butt Lift Cost 10 things to know before getting a butt lift. More Info: …

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Adipocyte Derived Stem Cells: The Future is here. Lawrence Broder, MD Beleza Medspa Austin TX By now we have all heard of stem cells.  Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have two important characteristics.  First they have the ability to self-renew by dividing.  They appear to have an almost unlimited ability to form new stem cells or other cells.  It is this ability to form other cells that is their other distinguishing characteristic.  Under special conditions they can differentiate into specialized cells   These specialized cells can then repair or replace cells in tissues and organs.   They serve as a sort of repair bank, awaiting the signal to divide and become new cells.There are two main sources of stem cells: embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells.  Embryonic stem cells come from embryos fertilized in the laboratory.  Adult stem cells are found throughout the tissues and organs of the body.  Adult stem cells are fewer in number and harder to grow in the lab.  Embryonic cells posses the ability to become any cell while adult cells appear to be limited to cell types related to their tissue of origin.  It also appears that adult stem cells are less likely to be rejected by the body.A well known source of adult stem cells is bone marrow.  These stem cells are specialized to become blood cells.  Harvesting stem cells from bone marrow is difficult and painful.  Recently, a new source of adult stem cells have been identified in our own adipose or fat.  In fact 1 gram of fat has been found to contain 500x as much stem cells as 1 gram of bone marrow.  Adipose derived stem cells (ADSC) also appear to be easy to isolate and grow.  Plus we all have an abundance of fat that is ready and easy to harvest.  Liposuction techniques are now routinely performed safely under local anesthesia.Adipose derived stem cells have been experimentally found to be able to differentiate into fat, bone, cartilage, skin, liver, nerve and blood cells.   So these ADSCs appear to have great potential for future stem cell based therapies.  Currently the only approved stem cell therapies involve the use of bone marrow transplants to replenish blood cells.  Current research is looking at repair of heart tissue, treating Chron’s disease, wound healing, and suppressing transplant rejection with adipocyte derived stem cells.So how can we use ADSCs now?  There are currently many ways to take advantage of the rich supply of ADSCs.  The field of fat transfer has become very popular with augmentation of the breast and buttocks as well as facial volume.   The fat we transfer is rich with these stem cells.  Some studies have already shown the longevity of the transfer effect is due to the stem cells and not the fat.  So we are now looking at ways to isolate these stem cells and induce them to differentiate.  Platelet rich plasma (PRP) contains many growth factors that may be able to stimulate the stem cells.  We are now beginning to add PRP to  transferred fat to improve the longevity of the fat transfer effect.  The combination of the fat stem cells and the PRP appears to also have a rejuvenating effect on the transplanted area.The other promising use of adipose derived stem cells is tissue banking.  There are numerous studies that support the ability of these ADSCs to grow and differentiate is better in younger patients.  It is now possible to harvest fat with liposuction and bank these cells indefinitely.  So as more stem cells therapies are developed, you will have a supply of younger stem cells ready to treat future disease.  This may be a real ‘fountain of youth’ that is available today! …

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How can PRP help me? Platelets are tiny cells that circulate in our blood.  Their sole mission in life is to respond to injuries throughout the body.  They work to stop the bleeding and begin repairs.  When an injury occurs, multiple factors such as blood vessel damage induce the platelets to activate.  They will change their shape and clump together, forming a plug or blood clot.  This works to  stop the bleeding. The blood clot is only a temporary solution to stop bleeding; vessel and tissue repair is  needed. The aggregated platelets help this process by secreting growth factors that promote the invasion of specialized cells from surrounding connective tissue.  These cells migrate into the wounded area to completely heal the wound and form a scar. Platelet-derived growth factors (PDGF) are biologically active substances that enhance tissue repair mechanisms, such as cell movement, cell growth, cell activation, new blood vessel formation, and rebuilding of connective tissue. So where does PRP come from?  It is these platelet derived growth factors that we seek to exploit with PRP.   Can you imagine a drug that can mimic what these growth factors can do?  There is none.  However we have plenty of our own platelets available containing all of these growth factors.  We can take a blood sample and spin it to separate the platelets.  The platelets remain in the plasma fraction of the spun blood.  We then use a calcium solution to activate the platelets.  The platelets then release their growth factors into the plasma.  We can then use this platelet rich plasma (PRP) anywhere we want to initiate cell repair and growth.PRP therapy is currently showing promising results in many fields of medicine.  PRP is being used for tendon and ligament injuries, chronic wounds, arthritis, burns, and oral surgery.  It has been shown to speed healing and induce new tissue growth.  It is an evolving treatment and new indications  are currently under investigation. So how do we use PRP at Beleza Medspa?  We are using PRP as stand alone treatment known as the Microneedling with PRP Facelift and also in combination with DOT therapy and fat transfer. Microneedling with PRP Facelift in conjunction with a dermal filler for facial rejuvenation.  The PRP attracts new cells to the area, induces cell repair and blood vessel growth. Dot therapy or fractional CO2 laser resurfacing, makes millions of perforations in the skin.  These perforations or ‘dots’ lead to the resurfacing and skin tightening effects of the treatment.  PRP can actually be applied topically to the skin surface after DOT therapy.  The dots may allow the growth factors to be absorbed into the deep layers of the skin and speed healing and repair.  The use of PRP with fat transfer is most exciting.  Our understanding of fat transfer is  evolving with the realization of it’s stem cell content.  The pairing of the PRP growth factors to activate these stem cells may give us unlimited rejuvenation possibilities.…

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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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