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

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