What You Need to Know About a Tummy Tuck

What Is A Tummy Tuck? A tummy tuck is another name for what is medically called an abdominoplasty. This body contouring surgery focuses on shaping the abdominal area by removing excess fat and trimming away loose skin. When a certified plastic surgeon performs an abdominoplasty, they also reinforce the abdominal muscles to further improve the look of your tummy. Abdominoplasty can also remove some, if not all, stretch marks in your lower abdomen. Tummy tucks are [...]

By |2022-09-20T17:23:54+00:00August 15th, 2022|

Is DIEP Flap Surgery the Same as a Tummy Tuck?

We often describe one of the benefits of DIEP flap surgery as a built-in tummy tuck. In order to clear up misconceptions and clarify the functions and purposes of each procedure, let us examine the similarities and differences between the two procedures. DIEP Flap Reconstruction Surgery VS Tummy Tuck Surgery Deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap surgery is a newer and unique breast reconstruction technique that quickly gained prevalence in the field of reconstructive surgery. [...]

By |2022-08-10T11:19:24+00:00August 1st, 2022|

Get Your Best Body With BodyTite PRO and Morpheus8 Body

It's no secret that many of us wish to improve our bodies to look and feel our best. Unfortunately, for many people, achieving this goal can be difficult. Even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, some struggle will stubborn fat. But with the help of BodyTite PRO+ and Morpheus8 Body, it doesn't have to be. These two products work together to give you the best possible contouring results. Learn more about how these combination [...]

By |2022-07-19T15:37:22+00:00July 15th, 2022|

Microneedling Treatments – Everything You Need to Know

What Are Microneedling Treatments? Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that has been around for a long time, but has recently gained massive amounts of traction. Tracey was one of the first to offer the MicroPen in Nashville. This technique is the traditional, battery-operated device that uses tiny needles and is known as the gold standard. However, microneedling with Morpheus8 adds RF (radiofrequency) into the device which helps go deeper into the skin layer to [...]

By |2022-08-23T21:54:13+00:00July 1st, 2022|

Don’t Sweat Hyperhidrosis

What is Hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis, AKA excessive sweating, is a fairly uncommon medical condition associated with the nervous system that causes excessive sweating in one or more areas of the body. The sweating caused by hyperhidrosis occurs independently of environmental heat, body temperature, or exercise. However, heat and exercise can cause flare ups of hyperhidrosis. People with this condition often produce four to five times more sweat than people who do not suffer from hyperhidrosis. As [...]

By |2022-07-27T16:55:45+00:00July 1st, 2022|

Why People in Nashville Love HydraFacial

HydraFacial is an innovative skincare treatment that is much more than a facial. This treatment is a powerful skincare solution no matter what skin type you have. What Does a HydraFacial Do For Your Face? HydraFacial is better than a traditional facial because the exfoliating agent is water–not a harsh abrasive that leaves your skin red and irritated. The unique technology built into the device not only cleanses, exfoliates, and applies intense hydration. Together, the [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:00+00:00June 15th, 2022|

How to Beautify Skin With IPL Laser Treatment

It’s been summer for a few weeks now, and if you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun you may have noticed some unwanted sunspots on your skin. While catching a few rays can give you a nice tan, your skin may not tan all at once, causing too many freckles to form on the skin. A few freckles can be cute if that’s your goal. However, if you want to beautify your skin [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:01+00:00June 10th, 2022|

PDO Thread Lift in Nashville

Microneedling with Morpheus8 | Skin remodeling treatments for: Neck Jowls Jaw line Nasolabial folds Crow’s feet Under eye area Eyebrows Cheeks Marionette lines WHAT IS A PDO THREAD LIFT? If this is the first you've heard of a PDO thread lift it most likely won't be the last. This trending aesthetic treatment is a great non-surgical solution that helps rebuild [...]

By |2022-07-27T17:13:29+00:00June 1st, 2022|

DIEP Flap Vs TRAM Flap surgery

DIEP FLAP SURGERY VS. TRAM FLAP SURGERY When it comes to reconstructive breast surgery, there are two common, but distinctively different methods that surgeons typically use. One type involves using breast implants during reconstruction, and the other uses soft tissue for breast reconstruction. While implant surgery is the most common type, there are added benefits to soft tissue procedures such as DIEP flap surgery and TRAM flap surgery. These [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:01+00:00June 1st, 2022|

What is PRP Facial Treatment?

Kim Kardashian's infamous vampire facial, before and after comparison.Image courtesy of @kimkardashian Instagram & shutterstock.  Let's face it, PRP facial treatments are more popular now than ever (pun intended). Sure, some of us aren't quite ready for it's 'vampire' effects. Don't worry, we have less invasive treatments too - like PDO thread lifts, RF microneedling with Morhpeus8, hydrafacials & more. But, for those of us who are all in for the dramatic [...]

By |2022-07-28T19:59:26+00:00May 15th, 2022|

Get Your Skin Checked During Skin Cancer Awareness Month

SKIN CANCER AWARENESS May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which means this is your friendly reminder to wear sunscreen and get any suspicious spots on your skin checked out. The Skin Cancer Foundation reports that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer before turning 70. As one of the most common types of cancer, it’s important to regularly get skin cancer screenings, be familiar with the prevention, know your risk factors, and [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:01+00:00May 1st, 2022|

What is An Abdominoplasty (AKA Tummy Tuck)

What is an abdominoplasty AKA tummy tuck? What is An Abdominoplasty? An abdominoplasty is a common plastic surgery procedure that is commonly referred to as a tummy tuck. This surgery focuses on removing, trimming, and toning the excess fat and skin around the stomach area.  While most people think of a tummy tuck as purely cosmetic surgery, us plastic surgeons use this procedure to restore weak abdominal muscles while also sculpting your tummy. After [...]

By |2022-07-29T19:23:44+00:00April 15th, 2022|

3 Treatments Skin Experts Recommend in Spring

AESTHETIC TREATMENTS IN SPRING The top 3 most popular aesthetic treatments that skin experts recommend in spring include: Microneedling (with/without PRP or radiofrequency)EvokePDO Threading Microneedling with Morpheus8 | Skin remodeling treatments for: Skin tightening Acne scars Surgical scars Stretch marks Fine lines & wrinkles Hyperhidrosis SKIN REMODELING Skin remodeling treatments stimulate new collagen production [...]

By |2022-07-29T19:22:23+00:00April 12th, 2022|

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction & Breast Implants in Nashville, TN If you've had a mastectomy, you may be wondering what your options are. While there are many options available today for having breast reconstruction, they basically fall into 2 categories - implant based reconstruction or tissue (flap) reconstruction, like DIEP flap surgery. Breast reconstruction may be done at the same time as the mastectomy, or it may be done later on. If radiation therapy is part of [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:02+00:00April 1st, 2022|

10 Benefits of BOTOX® Injections in Nashville

BOTOX® is an FDA-approved treatment that is used to make the skin, mostly the face, look younger and healthier through the relaxation of certain muscles. Besides cosmetic benefits, there are other advantages of getting this treatment in Nashville. Keep reading to learn more about the cosmetic benefits of BOTOX® injections and other medical uses. At Garza Plastic Surgery we offer BOTOX® injections and many other cosmetic treatments to our patients in Middle Tennessee. So, don’t [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:02+00:00March 15th, 2022|

Reverse Aging Skin With Juvéderm in Nashville

Reverse Signs of Aging With JUVEDERM In Nashville As we get older, the quality of the skin on our faces decreases and leaves wrinkles and folds. For some people, their genetic makeup and health habits can even speed up this process. One set of treatments many in Nashville have found effective for reversing the signs of aging are JUVÉDERM® dermal fillers. JUVEDERM IS THE BEST SELLING DERMAL FILLER IN THE US. What is JUVEDERM? [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:02+00:00February 15th, 2022|

Zoom and the Increased Demand for Plastic Surgery

The video conferencing service, Zoom, was one of the most influential platforms during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many companies, programs, and organizations used Zoom to connect when otherwise it would be unsafe to meet in person. However, something that plastic surgeons noticed, once elective procedures were available to patients, was an increased demand for plastic surgery and other aesthetic treatments. Why Are More People Getting Plastic Surgery After COVID-19? If you have to use [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:02+00:00January 15th, 2022|

BOTOX for Treating Dynamic Wrinkles

Dynamic wrinkles are a sign of aging, and many people don’t feel their best when they walk past a mirror and see lines and wrinkles all over their faces. Especially in Nashville, where everyone wants to look their best. Nashville, Tennessee is called Music City for a reason. Between the live music bars downtown on Broadway, the classic country music from the Grand Ole Opry, and the rising generation of music stars in and [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:02+00:00December 15th, 2021|

When Will Insurance Cover a Rhinoplasty?

The question of whether rhinoplasty is covered by insurance often comes up in the field of plastic surgery. The truth is that many cosmetic surgeries are not covered by insurance. However, there are some instances when plastic surgeries are deemed medically necessary and will be covered by insurance. How Do I Know If Rhinoplasty Will Be Covered by Insurance? Insurance companies separate plastic surgery procedures into two categories. When a patient looks to undergo plastic [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:02+00:00November 15th, 2021|

What Is A Mommy Makeover?

Women show such remarkable strength in their ability to carry, grow, and birth beautiful bundles of joy. Although the journey of pregnancy is so beautiful and extraordinary, it does take a major toll on our bodies. From childbearing to breastfeeding and everything in between, our bodies experience a major transformation. To address pregnancy-related changes, many board-certified plastic surgeons came up with a series of procedures to help women with post-pregnancy body issues--Mommy Makeovers. Although our mommies [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:02+00:00October 15th, 2021|

Erase Marionette Lines with PDO Threading

What Are Marionette Lines? Marionette lines, in case you’ve never heard of them before, are the lines that run from the corners of your mouth down to either side of your chin. And, just like the name implies, they can make you look like a puppet.  And of course, no one wants to look like Pinnochio all the time. At Garza Plastic Surgery, we can help you erase marionette lines with easy non-surgical facelifts with [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:03+00:00October 7th, 2021|

DIEP Flap Surgery: Tissue Based Breast Reconstruction

Today, there are two types of procedures women can choose from implant-based reconstruction or soft tissue-based reconstruction. Implant-based breast reconstruction is the most common and is often the most convenient when it comes to recovery and downtime. However, soft tissue reconstruction, like DIEP flap surgery, is a great alternative.  There are many advantages to this technique, but the procedure and recovery time is much longer than it is with breast implants. Continue reading to [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:03+00:00August 15th, 2021|

Your 6 Month Guide to Planning a Tummy Tuck

Are you a mother who's been struggling with excess skin or loose muscles around your stomach? If so, we have the perfect guide for you! We will cover everything you need to know about how to prepare and recover from tummy tuck surgery.  Tummy tucks are a popular procedure for women looking to reverse the effects of pregnancy, weight gain, or weight loss. There is no doubt that tummy tuck surgery can be an investment in [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:03+00:00July 15th, 2021|

How PRP Injections Treat Hair Loss for Men & Women

Age has many effects on the aesthetics of the human body. For both men and women, hair loss is one of many signs of aging that they experience. Topical treatments such as minoxidil or finasteride can prevent and reverse hair loss for some, but platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP) are another effective way to treat hair loss for men and women. WHAT ARE PRP HAIR LOSS INJECTIONS IN NASHVILLE, TN? Platelet-rich plasma injections are cosmetic procedures [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:29+00:00April 15th, 2021|

Everything You Need to Know About An IPL Photofacial

Intense pulsed light therapy, or IPL, is a type of facial skin treatment that uses various wavelengths of light to clear up your skin. Most patients seek IPL photofacials, sometimes spelled “fotofacials,” to clear up sun damage, sun spots, and facial spider veins. The truth is that IPL photofacials are a highly adjustable and effective treatment for all types of skin. We hope this article will help you understand the benefits of IPL treatments at [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:29+00:00April 5th, 2021|

Battling Rosacea

Patients often come to me complaining of “red splotches” and are frustrated because they do not know what’s going on with their skin. The diagnosis is many times rosacea and this almost always comes as news to patients. Most say they thought they just had acne or very sensitive skin. While rosacea is a chronic skin condition, lifestyle changes and medical treatments can improve the symptoms. What exactly is rosacea? It may be transient, recurrent or [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:29+00:00April 1st, 2021|

7 Uses for BOTOX That Will Surprise You

If you still find yourself asking, “what is Botox?” you’re not alone. It’s one of the most popular cosmetic treatments on the market with good reason. The solution is an injectable neurotoxin that is most commonly used to smooth wrinkles. This treatment is approved by the FDA, but doctors have found many other therapeutic uses for Botox. Some have been approved by the FDA, but others have not. The reason for this is because when [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:29+00:00March 6th, 2021|

FAQ About Juvederm in Nashville

FAQ ABOUT JUVEDERM How do you feel when you look good? Probably amazing. You feel younger and more vibrant. Nothing makes you feel younger than having healthy, great-looking skin. It’s natural for skin to lose its elasticity and get wrinkly as we age. However, Juvederm® in Nashville is available for those seeking to look their best. You may have many questions surrounding Juvederm and the surgeons at Garza Plastic Surgery are here to help! [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:29+00:00March 1st, 2021|

How a Chemical Peel Treatment Reveals Younger Skin

One proven way to reveal younger skin is by chemical peel treatments. Chemical peels may sound pretty scary, but they don't have to be! Peels come in many types and intensity levels. The variety available makes it possible for many different skin types to benefit from peel treatments. Learn more about the types of chemical peels available how each can improve your skin dramatically. Why Get a Chemical Peel Treatment If you are looking for ways [...]

By |2022-08-23T21:23:58+00:00February 15th, 2021|

Winter Skincare Secrets from Aesthetic Doctors

With winter comes dropping temperatures, drier air and drier skin. Making it a time of different challenges when it comes to skincare. On top of the cold temperatures, heaters, hot showers and heated blankets get used more and more often which can further dry out your skin. As you can see, taking care of your skin during the winter takes some extra work. But, here are some winter skin care secrets from our very own aesthetic [...]

By |2022-07-13T19:49:30+00:00December 15th, 2020|
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