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Best Plastic Surgery Austin TX

Looking for the best plastic surgeon? There are many things to consider when looking for the best plastic surgery specialist.  These include training, experience, results, reviews and bedside manner.  It is important to do your homework and research the backgrounds of any plastic surgeon you consider. Plastic Surgery Training Look for advanced surgical training and certification.  Staci Hix-Hernandez MD completed general surgery training at Scott & White as well as plastic surgery training at the University of Tennessee.  She is board certified in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery.  She possesses the surgical skills to deliver the results you desire. Plastic Surgery Experience What kind of plastic surgery cases has your plastic surgeon been performing?  Staci Hix-Hernandez MD has spent the last 7 years at Scott and White hospital, a major referral and teaching institution.  She has been performing complex reconstructive cases including breast reconstructions and body lifts for massive weight loss patients.  This has given her the experience to handle all situations and improved her surgical skills for all of her patients. Philosophy How does your plastic surgeon look at you as a patient?  Staci Hix-Hernandez MD is very personable and spends the time listening to your concerns.  She then uses her experience to present you with a treatment plan to reach your goals.   There is no pressure or condescending comments.  Just conversation with someone who is genuinely interested in helping you. Plastic Surgeon Reviews What do the plastic surgeon’s previous patients say about them?  Plastic surgery is a very transparent pursuit.  There is no hiding from your patients and their results.  Staci Hix-Hernandez MD has the reviews that show her patient’s satisfaction and appreciation of her work. Plastic Surgery Facility. What kind of facility does the plastic surgeon operate at?  Staci Hix-Hernandez MD operates at Beleza Medspa, a AAAHC accredited facility.  This means that the facility has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC.  These standards are designed to ensure your safety and comfort at the facility. Best Plastic Surgery As you can see, Staci Hix-Hernandez MD at Beleza Medspa fulfills many of the criteria to be considered for the best plastic surgery in Austin.  Please make a free consultation to sit down with her and to discuss your plastic surgery goals.…

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Minimally-Invasive, Facial Rejuvenation Procedures Fuel 5% Growth; American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Reports Annual Statistics The annual statistics for cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2012 have just been released.  14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2012, up 5 percent since 2011.  For the third year in a row, the overall growth in cosmetic plastic surgery continues to be driven by a significant rise in minimally-invasive procedures, while surgical procedures remain relatively stable.  Lawrence Broder  MD, owner of Beleza Medspa in Austin TX, reports seeing similar trends in his practice.  “We continue to see strong growth in injectable procedures like Botox and Juvederm, laser procedures like Dot therapy, photofacials and laser hair removal,” he reports.  “What has been even more promising is the growth in non-invasive body contouring procedures like Coolsculpting and Venus Freeze.” The ASPS report showed cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures increased 6 percent, with more than 13 million procedures in 2012. The top five minimally-invasive procedures were: 1.  Botulinum toxin type A (6.1 million procedures, up 8 percent) (like Botox and Dysport) 2. Soft tissue fillers (2 million procedures, up 5 percent) (like Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse) 3. Chemical peel (1.1 million procedures, up 2 percent) (like Vi peel, vitilize peel, etc.) 4. Laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures, up 4 percent) 5. Microdermabrasion (974,000 procedures, up 8 percent) ASPS reports that cosmetic plastic surgery procedures decreased 2 percent, with nearly 1.6 million procedures in 2012. The top five surgical procedures were: 1. Breast augmentation (286,000 procedures, down 7 percent) 2. Nose reshaping (243,000 procedures, no change) 3. Liposuction (202,000 procedures, down 1 percent) 4. Eyelid surgery (204,000 procedures, up 4 percent) 5. Facelift (126,000 procedures, up 6 percent) Dr Broder comments: “Quite frankly, Beleza Medspa has rode the wave of  the popularity of minimally invasive procedure since it’s inception.”  “We started out 6 years ago with a few injectables and lasers,” “We have now progressed to Smartlipo Laser liposuction, Microneedling with PRP Facelift with platelet rich plasma, Brazilian Butt lifts with fat transfer and CO2 fractional laser resurfacing.”  He adds: “Our patients want more results and less downtime.  They are very busy and can’t take off.  Treatments like Coolsculpting that non-invasively reduce fat in one hour, fit that bill.” “Cosmetic plastic surgery procedures are still the gold standard for many problems on the body.  But what you are seeing with these statistics, is that the technology is catching up.  Horrible scars, long recoveries, big bills, and arrogant plastic surgeons will not cut it anymore.  Patients are now educated about the procedures, the doctors and are actively talking to each other about it.  They want the most effective procedure at the best price.  They want customer service and they read all the reviews.  They are very savvy and want value for their money.” Interestingly, the ASPS report showed an increase in facial procedures, while a decrease in female breast procedures.  Male breast procedures however saw an increase of     5%.  “Again, our patient population mirrors these national trends,” reports Beleza.  “The baby boomers out there are making their presence known.  They are mostly active and healthy and want their appearance to match. Laser resurfacing, vampire face lifts and venus freeze skin tightening can give great results with minimal to no downtime.”  beleza adds: “The trend in female breast augmentation may be do to the rise of fat transfer.  Women prefer augmenting their breasts with their own fat, plus they can get it removed from where they don’t want it.  New techniques and better equipment have spurred this.  The rise in male gynecomastia or man boob procedures is most likely due to the increased use of supplements and hormones.” Beleza concludes: “This is an exciting time for cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.  New technologies come out almost monthly.  Our patients are better educated about the procedures and we are constantly trying to find new ways to communicate with them.  We are just at the cusp of understanding the role of stem cells and growth factors in rejuvenation.  This is the most promising development as we will be able to harness cells in your own body to do the work of anti-aging.  Beleza Medspa will always be on the cutting edge of these new procedures.”…

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