Ever since the benefits of liposuction have been seen, medical professionals have been trying to find a way to improve the procedure, making it safer and more effective. For many years, there were little to no advances in what liposuction was or could be. Recently, medical science has jumped leaps and bounds by making liposuction safer and more effective. The end result was SmartLipo™. We are proud to offer this innovative procedure at our office in Austin.

What is SmartLipo™?

SmartLipo™ is a medical procedure that uses a device that has been uniquely designed to perform laser-assisted liposuction. During the procedure, a very thin tube that houses a laser fiber is inserted into the area that is going to be treated.

The laser fiber is used to heat up the fat cells in the treated area, thereby disrupting the fat cells and making it easier to remove them. This laser melts the fat. Once the fat is liquefied, it is gently removed.

At the same time, the heat produced by the laser fiber causes the tissue around the treated area to heat up. This tissue tightens as a result of coagulation, which leads to an overall smoother shape and better results.

Who is a Candidate for SmartLipo™ in Austin?

SmartLipo™ is not designed to be a weight loss procedure. Like traditional liposuction, it is designed to be a body contouring procedure. This means that it is designed to address stubborn areas of fat deposits that you might not have been able to remove with diet and exercise alone.

Is the Procedure Safe?

Yes! SmartLipo™ has been studied and researched more than any other laser-assisted liposuction procedure that is currently available today. Researchers, medical professionals and patients have been able to examine the results of SmartLipo™ for more than a decade and are pleased with the outcome.

The results are very clear. SmartLipo™ allows a person to contour their body with less discomfort than traditional liposuction. When compared to traditional liposuction, the bruising, the swelling and the overall recovery time is a lot less. The results are smoother, and patients are happy with how they look.

Contact Our Office in Austin

During a consultation at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, you can get all the facts about SmartLipo™ and how it may be used in your case. Our office is conveniently located in Austin. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more!

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When you hear people talk about cosmetic procedures, the term tummy tuck is often used. Yet there is some confusion about what a tummy tuck is and if it can be performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as a body lift.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

As the name implies, a tummy tuck is designed to remove excessive skin and/or fat from the tummy region. It can be used to restore muscles that have weakened over time or that have separated. The result is an abdomen that looks smoother, flatter and firmer.

Many people turn to tummy tucks because the flat, toned abdomen look is what most people are striving to attain with their weight control. Unfortunately, diet and exercise are not always enough to give a person that flat look they want on their stomach.

There are many individuals who exercise, have great weight control and still as a result of aging, pregnancy, weight fluctuations or prior surgery, have an abdomen that protrudes or that looks loose and saggy.

Tummy tucks are not designed to be a substitute for weight loss. They do not replace an exercise routine and results can be diminished if you do not keep yourself active and in good shape.

What is a Body Lift?

A body lift is also designed to give your body that firm appearance you want after dieting and exercise. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who diet and exercise but are left with stubborn pockets of fat all over their body.

So, while these individuals have lost a lot of weight, they’re not able to go out and buy those formfitting pieces of clothing they want. And if a person has a lot of excess skin, they might be vulnerable to skin infections. This leaves people feeling uncomfortable, self-conscious and disappointed.

A body lift is designed to address excessive fat, tissues and the loose skin that just won’t go away after a person has lost a substantial amount of weight. Depending on where the surplus skin is, a person might get an upper, middle or lower body lift. Some people benefit from a total body lift.

This is a procedure that is extremely customizable. It is designed to address whatever needs the patient has. Often times, it is combined
with a tummy tuck for optimal results. However, it depends on the situation, as well as the client’s wants and needs. During a consultation at our office in Austin, you can get all the facts about these procedures and how they can be used together.

Learn More About Combination Procedures

A tummy tuck and a body lift are procedures that can work very well together. Our team at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Austin will be able to advise you on what steps you will need to take to get the most out of either a tummy tuck, a body lift or a combination of both. Our office is located in Austin and we also serve clients in the Round Rock and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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Breast augmentation is currently the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure in North America. It typically involves the use of breast implants in order to make the bust larger or more balanced. If you feel your breast size needs to change to balance your figure or improve aesthetics, understanding the basics of breast augmentation will help you decide if implants are right for you. Of course, the best way to determine your candidacy for breast augmentation is to schedule a consultation at our office in Austin, TX.

A Look at the Procedure

Breast augmentation is completely tailored for the individual. Before scheduling your procedure, you will have to make some important decisions regarding the details of your surgery. For example, you will need to decide between saline and silicone implants. Each type has their benefits and setbacks, and our surgeon will make sure to go over everything with you in detail. In addition, you will have to decide what size you would like to be. Some people only want to go up a cup size or two, while others prefer a more dramatic enhancement. The most important thing to understand is that the procedure is customized based on your wants and needs, as well as our experienced surgeon’s suggestions and recommendations.

During the actual breast augmentation procedure at our surgical facility in Austin, our talented plastic surgeon skillfully places the preselected implants in their desired locations. This is an outpatient procedure, so you can go home on the same day. Once you have fully recovered, you will be able to enjoy the results of your procedure for years to come.

Enhancing the Size of Your Breasts

Deciding if breast implants are right for you is a deeply personal decision. Take as much time and research as you need to come to a well-informed decision. If you are ready to take your bust to the next level, make an appointment with Dr. Erella at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa. We’ be happy to meet you and assess your case with you. This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn all of the details about the procedure. Our office is conveniently located in Austin, TX. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for breast augmentation!

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Are you close to your goal weight but can’t seem to get rid of those stubborn pockets of fat? SmartLipo™ could be the right body contouring treatment for you. It is designed to help an individual who is very close to their healthy BMI to remove stubborn pockets of fat from areas like their abdomen, their thighs, and their arms. It is not designed for individuals who are obese since it will not help them lose weight. It will help a person who is close to their healthy BMI have the attractive contour they want that they cannot achieve through diet and exercise alone.

What Are the Benefits of SmartLipo™?

The main benefits are seen when you look at what differentiates SmartLipo™ from traditional liposuction. The primary differentiating factor is the inclusion of laser energy. The lasers that are used during the SmartLipo™ procedure have a positive impact on the fat and the skin in and around the treated area. It improves the end results and the recovery times.

Laser energy is used to melt the fat that is being treated. Since the fat is liquefied, it can be suctioned out of a smaller cannula than what is used during traditional liposuction. This drastically reduces the amount of tissue that is disrupted during the procedure. At the same time, the laser will tighten the skin around the treated area. This encourages the skin to contract and leads to a smoother body contouring result.

Even SmartLipo™ patients will need to have some recovery time. But the recovery time with SmartLipo™ is drastically reduced when compared to traditional liposuction. Nerves and connective tissue are not irritated to the same extent with SmartLipo™ as they are with traditional liposuction. Most people are able to get up and move around and even go back to work one or two days after having the procedure performed.

Schedule a Consultation

SmartLipo™ is an amazing procedure that has helped many individuals get the sculpted body they want in an effective way. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with us in Austin to learn more about the procedure. We also happily serve clients in Round Rock and its surrounding areas. There’s no need to struggle any longer trying to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat on your body.

Our medical team specializes in a variety of procedures including breast augmentation, facelift, eyelid lift, tummy tuck, and more. Contact us today to make an appointment at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa!

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Gynecomastia is a quite common condition that causes males to grow excess breast tissue. For many patients, it’s caused by a slightly abnormal hormonal balance immediately after birth or during puberty. It can also occur during adulthood if a man gains or loses a large amount of weight, or during the late middle-age years. For some males, the condition can be both uncomfortable and humiliating. If you or someone you love identifies as male but has grown breasts more commonly seen on females, a male breast reduction may be the right course of action.

Understanding Gynecomastia

It’s quite possible for a man to have gynecomastia and not know it. For some men and boys, there is just some extra fat on the pec muscles that diet and exercise won’t shrink. Others have puffy, prominent nipples. For some men, however, large breasts may grow in. In these cases, gynecomastia surgery may be the best option.

A Word About Binding

Some boys and men are so embarrassed by their burgeoning breasts that they try to bind them down flat. This is not a good idea, as binding the chest often can lead to restricted breathing and skin complications. If a teenaged person binds too tightly on a regular basis, it’s also possible to create a divot on the flesh of the ribs all the way around the ribcage. Undergoing a male breast reduction will eliminate the need for binding and allow you to avoid these unpleasant issues.

What Happens During Male Breast Reduction?

The details of each procedure vary from patient to patient, since each individual is unique. However, during a typical male breast reduction, laser liposuction may be used in conjunction with the removal of excess breast tissue. This may be done using a variety of techniques. Regardless of which method our surgeon chooses, you will be left with a smooth, flat chest in the end.

Learn More During a Consultation

Having excess breast tissue is not only uncomfortable, but it can also be crippling to a man’s self-esteem and social interactions. If you or someone you love is struggling with gynecomastia, schedule an appointment at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Austin. We’d be delighted to meet you, review your case and advise you of all available treatment options.

Proudly serving clients in the Round Rock and surrounding areas, Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offers a variety of procedures, including breast augmentation, Smart Lipo, facelifts, eyelid lifts and tummy tucks. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Austin!

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There are a lot of people who look at themselves and compare themselves with what they see in magazines. Many of these people just assume that there is nothing that they can do to make themselves look like those people. But what they may need to do is learn more about some of the same procedures that these famous individuals are using. One example of a procedure that many famous individuals have used to improve their appearance is a mini tummy tuck.

A mini tummy tuck at our state-of-the-art surgical facility in Austin is designed to address the minor pouching out of the lower belly that happens when the lower abdominal muscles stretch. Basically, the procedure is designed to remove excess skin and tighten your muscles. In some cases, this procedure may be combined with liposuction or other procedures to really give the patient a defined midsection.
A good candidate for a mini tummy tuck understands what the procedure is, what it can do, how it can benefit them, as well as what the procedure cannot do. First and foremost, a mini tummy tuck is not designed as a weight loss procedure. If you have a lot of excess pounds that you want to get rid of, you may want to talk to our team about a different procedure or about things you can do to qualify for a mini tummy tuck in the future.

A mini tummy tuck addresses the area below the belly button. It is considered to be a less invasive procedure than a traditional tummy tuck, as it typically requires less recovery time and involves a smaller incision.

Our team of professionals at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa is going to be the best source to work with you to help you decide if a mini tummy tuck is what you need to get the body you have always wanted. This procedure has helped countless people tone up their abdominal area and enjoy a better quality of life. When you look better, you feel better. See what a mini tummy tuck can do for you during a consultation at our office in Austin. Our team would be happy to address whatever questions or concerns you may have about the procedure.
Conveniently located in Austin, Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa happily serves clients in the Round Rock and surrounding areas. Some of the procedures we offer include: breast augmentation, laser lipo/Smart Lipo, traditional liposuction, a facelift, an eyelid lift and a tummy tuck. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for a mini tummy tuck!

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Have you ever wondered what makes the skin around your eyes sag? The answer can be attributed, at least in part, to the reduction in the level of collagen and elastin that the body produces at it grows older. Elastin is a substance that gives the skin the ability to bounce back to its former position when pressure is exerted on it in the form of stretching from being pulled on or from normal movements.

Collagen is what gives the skin its fullness. With both of these two products at lower levels than they once were, the skin can become loose and begin to sag due to the lack of collagen. It also will not retract to where it once was because of the lack of elastin. When this happens around the eyes and eyelids, they will begin to droop.

Another contributing factor to sagging skin around the eyes is the fatty deposits around the eyes. They are there to provide some padding between the eyeball and the skull. The fat is held in place by membranes that can weaken with age. The weaker membranes will no longer adequately hold back the fatty substance, allowing it to move forward into the eyelids. The muscles that work the eyelids will also weaken as time goes on. As a result, the eyelids will not be held in place as effectively as they once were. All of these factors combined will lead to an older look.

If you have sagging skin around your eyes and would like to do something about it, you might want to consider eyelid surgery. It is done by removing the excess skin and pulling the remaining skin tighter. During the procedure, our surgeon may also remove some of the excess fat that has moved into the eyelids.

Eyelid surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. This means you do not need to stay overnight in the hospital. Since this is a surgical procedure, some downtime is involved. It is important to take it as easy as possible during this time for optimal results.

Eyelid surgery can be done on both the upper and lower eyelids, depending on the situation. If you have sagging skin around your eyes or sagging eyelids, make an appointment at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Austin. During this meeting, you can get all the facts about eyelid surgery. Offering a variety of procedures ranging from breast augmentation and laser lipo/SmartLipo to liposuction, a facelift and a tummy tuck, we happily serve clients in the Round Rock and surrounding areas. Contact our office in Austin today to schedule a consultation!

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Liposuction is a popular plastic surgery procedure in which the surgeon removes fat deposits. It can be done on its own or in conjunction with another procedure, like a tummy tuck. Liposuction can be performed almost anywhere on the body, but it is most commonly done on the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms and buttocks. At Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Austin, we are proud to offer two types of liposuction, including traditional lipo and SmartLipo™.

How Long Does It Take?

It depends. There are many variables involved, like the amount of fat removed, the location of the treated area and the type of technique used during the procedure. Combining liposuction with another procedure will, of course, extend the time.

How Much Fat Can Be Safely Removed?

Generally speaking, the surgeon cannot safely remove too many pounds of fat during a single procedure. Trying to remove too much fat at one time greatly increases the risks of complications. Furthermore, removing too much fat at one time can leave the patient with sagging and dimpled skin. If the patient wants or needs to have more than the standard amount of fat removed, they may need to schedule multiple procedures that are spaced a set amount of time apart.

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. It is a body contouring procedure for people who are basically of normal weight, but have unwanted fat deposits in certain areas.

Which is Better, Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

It depends on the patient. To put it simply, liposuction removes fat. If a patient has a lot of excess, sagging skin and/or weakened abdominal muscles, they would be better off getting a tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck, depending on the situation. On the other hand, if unwanted fat deposits are the patient’s only problem, they will likely benefit most from liposuction.

What Results Can I Expect?

Again, it depends. This procedure does remove fat cells, but it does not stop the aging process, and it does not stop the patient from gaining weight. If the patient does gain weight, most of the fat will go to untreated areas, so the patient will keep their new proportions for a while. Unfortunately, if they gain a lot of weight, the fat will eventually accumulate on the treated areas. That is why it is so important for patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle after their procedure. The results can be long-lasting with the proper lifestyle habits.

How Immediately Visible are the Results?

The exact recovery time depends on the techniques used and each patient’s results will vary. For example, a patient who undergoes SmartLipo™ will probably have less downtime, so they may see results sooner than someone who gets traditional lipo. During a consultation at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Austin, you can have all your questions about liposuction answered. We happily serve clients in the Round Rock and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Austin.

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Whether you are a man or a woman, when it comes to cosmetic surgery, it can open doors of opportunity. You can finally enhance features that have made you unhappy. Whether you are trying to remove fat, you want to add more volume to a part of your body or you think it is time you reclaimed your youth, cosmetic surgery can help you to realize your goals. You don’t have to accept parts of your body that make you unhappy. Our experienced plastic surgeon is here for you to help you make the most out of who you are.

Why Choose Cosmetic Surgery?

With the help of cosmetic surgery, you can have a major boost in confidence. If you feel like you are looking older than your years, you have many choices that can reverse the effects of aging. If you want to add more volume to your breasts or your bottom, our plastic surgeon can help with this as well. When it comes to excess deposits of fat, you can remove them through various procedures. If you’re not happy with your eyes or ears or the shape of your face, you have more options. Our plastic surgeon can help you to find the right procedure(s) for you.

Give Yourself a Little Extra Help

You may have had dreams for years of how you could look with help from a talented plastic surgeon. Your body may have gone through serious changes due to aging or pregnancy. There may be something about you that does not make you happy about yourself. Whatever the reason that you are unhappy, you owe it to yourself to learn about what our cosmetic surgeon can do for you. You can take your quality of life to a new level when you enlist the aid of a plastic surgeon.

Find Out What Cosmetic Surgery Can Do for You

Cosmetic surgery offers you so many options. You can tweak your figure or your facial features when you opt for cosmetic surgery. It’s time to finally feel good about yourself. Look the way that you think you should by allowing our plastic surgeon to enhance your body. Make an appointment at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Austin to discuss your trouble areas. You will work together to map out a course of action that works for you. Dr. Venkata Erella and his team gladly serve patients in the Round Rock and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a cosmetic surgery consultation!

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Having a baby was the most amazing thing that you ever did. Your child is your greatest gift and you wouldn’t change anything that happened to give you your little one. That doesn’t mean that you have to accept the changes that have happened to your body since pregnancy. When you are growing a little person inside of you, it can really put your body through the wringer. Your stomach and your breasts are affected the most. Weight gain is typical and your body can get stretched out of shape. You can work hard to restore your figure once you have had your baby, but it may not snap back to its former glory. If fitness and healthy eating are not enough to help you reclaim your pre-baby body, consider a Mommy Makeover.

What is a Mommy Makeover All About?

A Mommy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures that will be tailored to meet your needs. It typically involves a tummy tuck and breast lift. Aspira Plastic Surgery and Med Spa also offers breast augmentation, liposuction and facial rejuvenation as part of our Mommy Makeover if you decide any of these procedures would be right for you.

Between the swelling that occurs during pregnancy and breastfeeding, followed by the way the breasts tend to deflate once nursing is over, you may need some extra help to bring your breasts back to where they used to be. Breast implants can bring the fullness back to your breasts, while a breast lift can restore youth to your bust.

The stomach also goes through dramatic changes during pregnancy and childbirth. Excess skin and flabby muscles are common after giving birth. If your own attempts at smoothing and tightening your stomach have yielded unsatisfying results, our plastic surgeon can remove the extra skin and fat in the area while tightening the abdominal muscles. Many patients find that this is a very effective way to restore their pre-baby body.

Is a Mommy Makeover the Best Choice for Me?

If you are not happy with your body after pregnancy, you deserve to do something about it. When you know you are done having children, think about a Mommy Makeover. This procedure is especially helpful for those who have worked hard to get in shape and maintain a healthy weight, but have not seen the exact results they would like. You will also need to keep working hard to maintain your results. Staying in shape after the procedure will help give you the best, longest-lasting results.

Find Out if a Mommy Makeover is the Right Procedure for You

If you are interested in a Mommy Makeover, Aspira Plastic Surgery and Med Spa can help you. During your appointment, you will be able to talk about your concerns with your body and learn more about the procedures offered in this treatment. Schedule your consultation with our office in Austin to find out if the Mommy Makeover can help you achieve the body you want.

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