Top plastic surgeons Austin, Texas.

Austin, Texas has changed quite a lot since I first arrived here permanently in the year 2000. When I was a kid going to the University of Texas it was a cow town: small and quaint, weird as ever and easily manageable. There was no downtown living, the highways were easy to navigate and Lake Austin boating was a breeze. Boy, how times have changed. There were about 25 plastic surgeons at that time and now this number is closer […]

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Fear of Anesthesia: What you need to know and what you can do to minimize it.

Patients who come to my practice are not afraid of plastic surgery—they fear anesthesia. They fear “going under,” losing control, and not waking up. It sounds like the perfect story line for a horror movie, when, in fact, it’s more like the story of Cinderella. The reason this fear exists is because our media circulates rare stories of plastic surgery blunders, the worst of which are related to anesthesia. Perception is reality even though statistics would tell an entirely different […]

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Face and neck lift recovery: Five things you must do for a speedy and smooth recovery.

After performing hundreds of face and neck lifts, there are 5 things that I insist all my patients do so that their recovery is the best that it can be. The goal is to avoid any complications and to get the patient back to the real world in about two weeks. The primary issues that slow us down are swelling and bruising. I call this a “boring” recovery—no drama or little obstacles that hinder your recovery progress. Particularly in the […]

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Austin Plastic Surgery for Men. What is in demand at Westlake Plastic Surgery?

Historically, men have made up only 5% of plastic surgery patients. I am lucky to have a practice that is visited by both men and women in equal part. This is no doubt due to the worldwide popularity of the Austin Gynecomastia Center as a solution for men who suffer from gynecomastia. Male plastic surgery in Austin, Texas consists mostly of those seeking nose jobs, liposuction and gynecomastia treatments, with other facial plastic surgery not far behind. Chin implants, neck […]

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Austin Gynecomastia Center and Man Boobs: How did I get that mass of tissue out from that tiny incision?

I was recently in the office with a postoperative gynecomastia patient and we were looking at his before and after pictures along with the mass of glandular tissue that was removed. He remarked with disbelief that he couldn’t believe that I was able to remove such huge masses from the tiny incisions around his areolas. It made me think about something to which I don’t actively give much thought. What is amazing is that the tissue compresses nicely in most […]

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Best liposuction in Austin, Texas: Does fat travel after treatment?

Liposuction continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today. There is really nothing revolutionary when it comes to liposuction — all techniques basically involve the removal of fat in areas around the body. Although marketers would like you to think that some machines offer superior results over others, this is simply not true. It’s the person who performs the liposuction that determines the quality of your results. I have learned after several thousand liposuction cases that […]

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Only the Best Plastic Surgeon in Austin, Texas would know how important breasts are.

I had another epiphany recently when I was speaking with a patient of mine on whom I had performed a Austin breast augmentation years ago. She enjoyed impressive results and had been pleased with her investment. She made the comment that they were “just breasts,” as if everyone had breasts like hers or that breasts simply weren’t a big deal in terms of their importance or significance. From my experiences, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In my world, […]

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Breast implants and recovery after surgery.

It’s hard to prepare yourself for what it will feel like after a breast augmentation. In most cases these implants are placed beneath the muscle and the expansion of the muscle and tissues results in changes that are fairly common amongst patients. I recently asked all of my breast implant patients to describe what they felt during the first week after their procedure, consolidated in the list below. Pain. This is universal but can range from mild to pretty bad. […]

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Implant removal and breast lift in Austin. What you can learn from Dr. Caridi of Westlake Plastic Surgery.

Millions of women all over the world have enjoyed the benefits of breast implants. Although they are not perfect, complications are few and manageable. For various reasons, some women may choose to have their breast implants removed. Depending on the quality of their tissue, they may or may not benefit from a breast lift procedure to tighten the breast and move the nipple-areola to a more youthful position. This is not easy to determine even for more seasoned plastic surgeons. […]

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What you need to know about breast lifts and Austin breast implants

A breast augmentation alone on a perfectly shaped breast is a straight-forward procedure offered by most plastic surgeons and, unfortunately, some unqualified folks as well. Just because the procedure is common does not mean you should let your guard down when it comes to evaluating your surgeon. In fact, you should be even more vigilant. Those who are skilled and artful always obtain better results. Do you simply want a breast implant placed behind your breast tissue, or do you […]

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