Why a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Should Remove a Precancerous Mole

What is a board-certified surgeon? A board certified surgeon is a physician who has completed their residency training in a specialty or subspecialty. The physician also has been given a board certification by a specialized organization such as the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Other board organizations may be unrecognized or recognized entities calling themselves “boards.” In some cases, like Dr. Robert Garza, a surgeon can be double-board certified. What is skin cancer? In terms of [...]

2020-03-16T14:44:09+00:00March 15th, 2020|

What’s the difference in a TRAM or DIEP 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 and TRAM. These procedures are similar since they’re both soft tissue based, but also very different. These differences will determine [...]

2020-02-17T16:27:34+00:00February 15th, 2020|

Are Breast Implants Safe After A Mastectomy?

Why do people get breast implants after a mastectomy and are they safe? To answer this question, it is important to know what a mastectomy does. This surgical treatment removes tissue from the breast, nipple, and areola in order to treat breast cancer. Because this surgery causes significant physical changes, surgeons also offer breast reconstruction surgery. These procedures involve placing implants in the treated area that will maintain breast structure. This can be done immediately following [...]

2020-01-06T18:50:06+00:00January 15th, 2020|

HydraFacial: With and Without Perk

HydraFacial is a multi-step process. The skin is deeply cleansed, then the dead cells are gently exfoliated while, at the same time, a serum that includes lactic acid, glucosamine, and natural extracts is applied to nourish the skin. This treatment can be enhanced as well to combat other skin issues as needed with Perk. Continue reading to see if HydraFacial might be a good fit for you!  What is HydraFacial?  HydraFacial is a moisturizing facial that [...]

2020-02-03T20:54:09+00:00December 30th, 2019|

Common Breast Reconstruction Procedures

When considering breast reconstruction procedures, your most common options are either 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 is a great alternative for someone with more time and isn't concerned with a speedy recovery. There are many advantages to this technique, but the procedure and recovery time is much longer than an implant-based [...]

2020-01-28T00:51:11+00:00December 17th, 2019|

Fractora Non-Surgical Skin Tightening

Fractora is a non-surgical skin tightening treatment. It is most commonly used on a person’s face. Fractora uses radiofrequency energy to help with discoloration and reduce wrinkles. After Fractora treatments you can expect to see results immediately. The most common results will be seen around two to three months after treatment. What is Fractora?  Fractora is the most advanced fractional radio-frequency treatment providing anti-aging improvements on skin tone and texture for a more radiant [...]

2020-03-16T21:22:10+00:00November 30th, 2019|

DIEP Flap Surgery: Tissue Based Breast Reconstruction

In terms of present day breast reconstruction, 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 in the form of a DIEP flap surgical procedure is a great alternative. There are many advantages to this technique, but the procedure and [...]

2019-11-14T23:17:11+00:00November 15th, 2019|

Softening Wrinkles, Tightening Skin and More: 4 Microdermabrasion Benefits

Are you bothered by blemishes on your skin? Whether wrinkles are making you look older than you want or you have acne scars from your youth, microdermabrasion may be able to help you as it has helped so many others. There are many microdermabrasion benefits, and the folks at Garza Plastic Surgery in Nashville are ready to answer all your questions about microdermabrasion. What Is Microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is a treatment that can rejuvenate your skin. [...]

2019-12-30T18:42:33+00:00October 7th, 2019|

Micro-Needling – Everything You Need to Know

None of us want to look as old as our chronological age says we are. We look in the mirror and see fine lines and wrinkles, skin that wasn’t as full as it once was, sun damage and more. At Garza Plastic Surgery, we believe everyone can look young and fresh, with skin that is free of acne scars, enlarged pores and wrinkles. That’s why we’re proud to offer micro-needling. What is Micro-Needling? Micro-needling [...]

2019-12-29T04:19:39+00:00September 27th, 2019|

Tracey Joins Garza Plastic Surgery

I am excited to let you know that I have joined the practice of Dr. Robert F. Garza. If you have seen me since I moved into Garza Plastic Surgery’s space six months ago, then you may have had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Garza and his staff. As Garza Plastic Surgery’s clientele has grown over the past 11 years, so has the need for more treatment options, and perhaps at times the opinion of [...]

2019-12-30T19:12:19+00:00September 12th, 2019|