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Plastic Surgery Near Me

Looking for Plastic Surgeons Near Me? You have done your homework about cosmetic surgery procedures.  You are now ready to find the right plastic surgeon near me to talk to about the procedure.  But how do you find plastic surgery near me?  What should you look for in a plastic surgeon? Board Certification & Surgical Training Austin Plastic Surgeon Dr Staci Hix-Hernandez MD at Beleza Medspa is double board certified.  She not only possesses board certification in Plastic Surgery, but also in General Surgery.  This means that she has 7 years total of dedicated surgical training. Plastic Surgery Experience Dr Hix-Hernandez has been a physician for almost 17 years.  She has been a plastic surgeon for almost 10 years.  She spent 7 years at a major teaching hospital performing complex reconstructive surgeries before joining Beleza Medspa. Surgical Membership Dr Hix-Hernandez is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Awards Dr Hix-Hernandez has been awarded multiple awards including Austin Monthly Top Doc 2020 and Texas Super Doctor. Plastic Surgery Procedures Dr Hix-Hernandez specializes in body contouring procedures including liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reductions, Brazilian butt lifts, gynecomastia surgery and mommy makeovers.  As a female plastic surgeon and a mother, she is uniquely qualified to assist women with their body concerns after childbirth. Plastic Surgery Before and After Photos Check out some of Dr Hix-Hernandez’s Mommy Makeover Before and Photos here. Plastic Surgery Reviews Read some of Dr Hix-Hernandez’s patient reviews here. Plastic Surgeon Near Me We have hoped that we have shown you that Dr Hix-Hernandez is your choice when looking for a Best Plastic Surgeon Austin TX.  She possesses the surgical training & skills, experience, membership, and awards that she is the right choice.  Contact us your free consultation today to start your transformation.  …

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Butt Lift Near Me

Looking for a Butt Lift Near Me? Have you decided the Brazilian Butt Lift is the procedure that will help improve your body?  Are you now looking for surgeons and practices to help you get the Butt Lift results you dream of? Beleza Medspa has everything you need when looking for a Brazilian Butt Lift Near Me: We have performed thousands of liposuction, fat transfer and Butt Lift or BBL procedures. We own our own nationally accredited AAAHC   plastic surgery suite to insure your safety and to control costs. Our Plastic Surgeon is highly experienced in body contouring procedures including Tummy Tucks and Mommy Makeovers. We are experts at using Smartlipo Liposuction to remove fat from where you do not want it and moving it to where you do! The fat we use for the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is totally you-natural without fear of foreign bodies. We are experts at tumescent anesthesia and perform the procedure safely while you are awake. We fully understand the relationship between a slimmer waist and a bigger butt. We offer multiple offices where your BBL consult can be obtained. We offer some of the lowest Butt Lift Costs in the Austin area. How Do I Get a Brazilian Butt Lift Near Me Consult? Easy! Contact us for your free consultation and body assessment.  If we think that we can help you, you will then meet with Austin Plastic Surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD for a final planning and clearance meeting.…

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What is the Butt Lift Cost or BBL Cost Austin TX? A Butt Lift, or Butt Surgery, a Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks.  The Butt Lift procedure has two main parts, liposuction and fat transfer.  The liposuction is necessary not only to collect fat, but to perform body sculpting that decreases the waist size.  Once the fat is collected by liposuction, it can then be used for fat transfer to the buttocks.  The goal of the Butt Lift is to produce a buttocks that is larger and more shapely.  The Butt Lift is an ideal add-on procedure to an abdominal and flanks liposuction procedure and the Butt Lift Cost is usually very reasonable. The Butt Lift cost is determined by the two procedures that comprise it.  There is a cost for the liposuction procedure and a cost for the fat transfer procedure.  The good thing about the Butt Lift Cost, it that most of the expense is already contained in the liposuction procedure.  The anesthesia, facility fee and other fees are already covered by the initial liposuction fee.   The fat transfer fee just needs to cover the expenses of performing the fat transfer procedure.  As a result, the BBL Cost Austin TX is not much more than a liposuction procedure alone. Brazilian Butt Lift Cost The Butt Lift or BBL is an ideal procedure to add on to a liposuction procedure.  As we discussed, the liposuction procedure already covers most of the fees involved.  As the fat collected from the liposuction would usually be thrown away, utilizing it for fat transfer makes a lot of sense.  The liposuction fat is a natural filler that you can use to enhance your body without the risks of artificial fillers.   So, a Butt Lift using the fat from liposuction for fat transfer can save you a lot of money besides giving you great results.  This is in contrast to Butt Implants which are artificial and very expensive. Butt Lift Cost-Brazilian Buttocks Lift Cost There are several factors that determine the final Brazilian Butt Lift Cost.  Not everybody is the same.  We have different amounts of fat as well as different body sizes.  So the Brazilian Buttocks Lift Cost must take into account the amount of fat to be removed, the buttocks size desired, etc.  Plus, the surgeon’s fee and operative time are increased with the addition of a Butt Lift to liposuction. A free in-person consultation is needed to determine the final butt lift cost.  The average national cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift in 2018 was $6525.…

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Coolsculpting FAQS

How Many Coolsculpting Treatments are Needed? Every Coolsculpting procedure can lead up to a 25% reduction in the size of the fatty area treated.  So, if you are seeking a more than 25% reduction, a Coolsculpting procedure would need to be repeated.  This can be done anywhere from 2-4 months after the initial treatment. What are the Side Effects of Coolsculpting on the Stomach? Normal side effects of Coolsculpting on the stomach include redness, numbness, swelling and occasionally some discomfort.  Usually, all of these side effects resolve in a few days to weeks. Is Coolsculpting Covered by Insurance? No.  Coolsculpting is considered a cosmetic procedure and would not be covered by traditional health insurance.  However, Beleza Medspa does offer no-interest financing through CareCredit. What are Coolsculpting Pros and Cons? The Pros of Coolsculpting are that it is noninvasive, performed in office, no anesthesia is required, can take as little as 35 minutes, and there is no downtime.  The Cons of Coolsculpting are that results are limited to a 25% reduction in the fatty layer, it can’t sculpt the fat layer or transfer the fat and it can only treat areas that the applicator can fit. Does Coolsculpting Work on the Arms? Yes.  Coolsculpting works great to reduce pinchable fat on the arms. How Much Does Coolsculpting Cost for the Stomach? It depend on the areas of the stomach and the results desired.  The stomach is divided into upper and lower areas and each may require a separate treatment.  Additionally, larger fat layers will require larger applicators and further treatments.  A free consultation is required to determine a personalized quote. How Much Does Coolsculpting usually Cost? As Coolsculpting Prices reflect the cost of the applicators which can run from $800-$1600, one can expect to spend several thousand dollars for an effective Coolsculpting procedure.  In terms of the results delivered, Coolsculpting can actually be a bargain. Does Coolsculpting Actually Work? Yes.  Coolsculpting has been performed millions of times and is the gold standard for noninvasive fat reduction.  Coolsculpting is proven technology that freezes fat cells in a controlled fashion, causing the body to remove them.  How does Coolsculpting work? How Much Does Liposuction Cost? This is a great question.  As Coolsculpting can only reduce up to 25% of fat per session, patients who are seeking more reduction may find the Coolsculpting price too high.  Liposuction offers the ability to remove a large amount of fat in one session and also offers body sculpting and fat transfer.  So, for many patients, liposuction vs coolsculpting may be the better alternative. More Top Coolsculpting Questions and Answers  …

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Most Common Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures

ASDS Consumer Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedure Survey Recently, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery released their consumer survey of Cosmetic Dermatologic procedures.   There were many interesting findings why patients were seeking such procedures and what procedures they were looking for. Who influenced these consumers regarding their procedures? Surprisingly, while 50% of these consumers listed their Dermatologist as the most important, more than 40% listed their friends and more than 30% listed their primary care physician.  This indicates the importance of referrals from friends and families as well as the importance of other physician specialties in the recommendation of cosmetic procedures. Why are consumers exploring cosmetic dermatologic procedures? These finding were very interesting and also not surprising.  Consumer comments included “I want to feel more confident”, “I want to appear more attractive”, and “I want to look as young as I feel or better than my age”.  These are common refrains that we hear from our patients at Beleza Medspa.  When asked for reasons why they are waiting for such procedures they commented “Cost”, “May be painful” and “May not get the results I am looking for”.  Beleza medspa tries to reduce such concerns by offering specials and deals, less invasive and painful procedures and by trying to offer only procedures that are proven to be clinically effective. What are consumers bothered by? Again, these findings were interesting and not surprising.  The top body concerns were: “Excess weight on any part of the body”, “Line and wrinkles under the eyes”, “Excess fat under the chin/neck” and “Skin texture and or discoloration”.  Beleza Medspa offers solutions for all of these concerns including to lose fat, for eye wrinkles, double chins and skin texture and pigment problems. What are the most common Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures? The most popular procedures included body sculpting, treatments to tighten skin or smooth wrinkles using ultrasound, laser, light, or radiofrequency, microdermabrasion and laser hair removal.  Beleza Medspa offers Liposuction and Coolsculpting, Ultherapy, Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing, ThermiVa and Hydrafacials (replacing microdermabrasion). Which procedures did consumers find the most satisfying? Consumers rated the following procedures as most satisfying: injectable wrinkle relaxers and fillers, body sculpting,  laser and light treatments for redness, tone or scars, laser tattoo removal, vein treatments and chemical peels.  Beleza Medspa offers many of these procedures including Botox, Xeomin and Juvederm, Coolsculpting and Liposuction, IPL Photofacials, Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing, Sclerotherapy and Chemical Peels. How much do consumers pay for skin care? Almost 80% of Consumers reported spending up to $100 a month on skin care products and more than half would prefer to pay more up front to lower their costs annually.  Beleza Medspa has several programs designed specifically to lower the costs for regular skin care including the Beleza Babe Vip Program and the Fresh Skin Club.…

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Liposuction 360

What is Liposuction? Basically, liposuction is the suctioning of excess fat from the body.  But that is an over simplification of what liposuction really is.  Liposuction is actually an artistic, body sculpting procedure designed to produce more aesthetically pleasing body contours.  The surgeon uses the liposuction instruments to carefully and skillfully remove excess fat to reveal new curves and profiles.  So, in the pursuit of liposuction results, the creative and artistic abilities of the surgeon are as important as their training. What is Liposuction 360? Like most sculptures, the body is 3 dimensional.  This means that treating one area, actually requires treating the neighboring areas to produce the best results.  For instance, let’s look at the waist.  You could just treat the abdomen and get a smaller waist.  But to really get the smaller, tighter waist (snatched), one would also need to treat the love handles and the back too.  This all-around liposuction, or liposuction 360 (lipo 360) will give the patient the results possible. So liposuction 360 involves circular liposuction around the body areas treated.  Liposuction 360 is critical in areas like the waist, arms and thighs, where the fat is contained in tight compartments.  The thing to know about these areas, is that the fat and the skin are all connected.  Best results require treating all the connected areas.  Removing fat from an area completely opposite the area that you are interested in, can produce even better results! How Does Liposuction 360 Work? As we mentioned above, liposuction 360 is critical for best results in areas like the arms, waist and thighs.  What do these areas have in common?  They are all basically closed compartments, tightly connected to each other.  As a result, removing fat with liposuction and inducing skin tightening, will produce results in the entire compartment.  For example, removing back and love handle fat, will produce a tighter waist on the opposite side, the abdomen.  Once you and more importantly, your surgeon understand liposuction 360, your liposuction results can be unlimited.  …

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Beleza Medspa has provided liposuction procedures to thousands of patients in the Austin area, for more than 10 years.  We have assembled some of the most common questions asked by our patients: What is the Liposuction Surgery Definition & Liposuction Meaning Is Liposuction Surgery What is the Liposuction Procedure like What areas of the body can be treated with Liposuction Surgery? What kind of anesthesia is used for Liposuction Surgery? What are the Liposuction Scars like? What is Smart Liposuction? What is the Liposuction Cost? What is the Liposuction Recovery? What are the Liposuction Side Effects? What are the Liposuction Risks? Do you have Liposuction Surgery Before and After? Where do I find Liposuction Near Me? What is the Liposuction Surgery Definition & Liposuction Meaning? Liposuction surgery basically means the suctioning of fat from the body.  It is typically used for cosmetic reasons to remove fat from areas  that are resistant to diet and exercise. Is Liposuction Surgery? Yes. Surgery is a field of medicine where the physician performs a procedure to produce a change in the body.  Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to remove excess fat and produce body contouring. What is the Liposuction Procedure like? The safest way to perform liposuction, is while awake using local, tumescent anesthesia.  Prior to starting the liposuction, a salt water solution containing lidocaine is injected into the fat.  This solution provides anesthesia and prevents bleeding.  Once numb, thin hollow liposuction cannulas are used to suction away the fat. What areas of the body can be treated with Liposuction Surgery? Virtually any part of the body can be treated with liposuction surgery.  Most common areas include abdomens, love handles and flanks, bra rolls, thighs, arms and chins. What kind of anesthesia is used for Liposuction Surgery? Liposuction can be performed under general anesthesia, but is safest performed while awake under local tumescent anesthesia.  General anesthesia is actually riskier than the liposuction procedure itself.  Tumescent anesthesia leads to a safer procedure and a much quicker liposuction recovery. What are the Liposuction Scars like? Liposuction does require multiple small incisions to be made in the skin.  The good thing is that they are very small and can be hidden in various parts of the body. What is Smart Liposuction? Smart liposuction has become to mean awake liposuction performed awake using small microcannulas and allowing drainage after the procedure.  Smartlipo involves the use of a laser while Vaser Lipo involves the use of ultrasonic energy. What is the Liposuction Cost? Liposuction is typically priced by the number of body areas treated.  Liposuction prices must also take into account the amount of fat present, as more fat means more work.  Some of our average liposuctions costs can be found here. What is the Liposuction Recovery? The recovery after liposuction performed under local anesthesia is pretty quick.  After Liposuction, patients are back on their feet immediately and should resume light activities.  Patients may return to work in 3-5 days as tolerated. What are the Liposuction Side Effects? The main side effects after tumescent liposuction are drainage, numbness and swelling.  The first 1-2 days after the procedure will be marked by the drainage of the tumescent fluid.  After the drainage stops, the liposuction areas will swell.  This swelling will take 1-2 months to resolve and is treated with massage, a compression garment and activity.  Most patients will also have some numbness in the liposuction areas for several weeks. What are the Liposuction Risks? Like any surgical procedure, liposuction risks include infection, bleeding and pain.  The good thing about tumescent liposuction is that these risks are minimized. Do you have Liposuction Before and After? See some of our liposuction before and after photos here. Where do I find Liposuction Near Me? Beleza Medspa has provided awake, tumescent liposuction surgery to thousands of patients in the Austin area since 2008.  Beleza Medspa has a custom built, AAAHC accredited surgical suite specifically designed to provide safe liposuction surgery.  When looking for liposuction near me, consider Beleza Medspa and Plastic Surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez MD for your free liposuction consultation. …

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Mommy Makeover Austin TX 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 Cost? 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 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 Mommy Makeover Cost 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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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 MD. 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.  In fact, Dr. Hix-Hernandez regularly performs free consultations at our Killeen office for your convenience. Plastic Surgeon Killeen Beleza’s Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Staci Hix-Hernandez MD FACS, formerly with Baylor Scott & White Health in Round Rock, Texas, brings over seven years of experience of Plastic Surgery to Beleza. Her specialties include advanced and complex cosmetic and aesthetic surgeries with a primary emphasis on Mommy Makeovers, Liposuction, Gynecomastia Surgery, Breast Augmentation and Reduction, Tummy Tucks, Body Contouring, and Cosmetic Revisions. In 2020, she was named Austin Monthly’s Top Doctor for the 5th year in a row. It’s safe to say you are in great hands with this surgical genius. Mommy Makeover Killeen By definition, a Mommy Makeover is surgical intervention designed to address issues that occur in the body as a result of pregnancy or childbirth. It’s important to know that there is no “cookie cutter” approach to a Mommy Makeover. No two pregnancies are alike, no two women are alike. When Dr. Hix-Hernandez meets with a potential client regarding their post-baby body goals, she starts with what they would like to fix. Every single time, it’s something different for each patient. These Mommy Makeovers could range from needing a tummy tuck, or it could mean they need breast reduction, or it could be they need a breast lift. The needs always vary from patient to patient. Dr. Hix-Hernandez’s specialty with Mommy Makeovers is to customize a Mommy Makeover package that will suit the patient’s needs and end goals. Liposuction Killeen Dr. Hix-Hernandez has performed thousands of liposuction procedures. She is a master at Vaser Liposuction, Fat Transfer procedures, and Liposculpture. Depending on the client’s needs, Dr. Hix-Hernandez can formulate a body contouring plan to meet the client’s underlying goals. Brazilian Butt Lift Killeen Patients have been getting their Brazilian Butt Lifts at Beleza Medspa since 2010.  We are experts at body contouring and reducing waists, as well as fat transfer to the buttocks under local anesthesia. Breast Augmentation and Reduction Killeen Some might call Dr. Hix-Hernandez the “breast surgeon”. Breast augmentation, breast lifts and breast reductions (as well as revisions) are a specialty of Dr. Hix-Hernandez. With her experience at a major referral and teaching hospital, she was tasked with extremely complex breast surgeries on a regular basis. Her unique skill set in breast augmentations, revisions, and reductions truly sets her apart from her counterparts. Tummy Tuck Killeen From mini tummy tucks to advanced abdominal wall reconstructions, Dr. Hix-Hernandez has extensive experience in giving patients that sought after flat abdomen with Tummy Tuck Surgery. No matter how complex the case, Dr. Hix-Hernandez has seen it all. Plastic Surgery Killeen There’s no denying Dr. Hix-Hernandez’s experience and skills make her one of the top plastic surgeons in Central Texas. Her extensive experience in cosmetic surgery combined with Beleza Medspa’s AAAHC surgery suite make Beleza the place to go for your plastic surgery needs. To schedule a free consultation in the Killeen area with Plastic Surgeon Dr. Hix-Hernandez, patients may call or email a spa coordinator at 254-213-5300 or 1.800.509.9785 or info@belezamedicalspa.com, or submit an appointment request online.…

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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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