Welcome to our blog at Garza Plastic Surgery. Our team strives to give you the latest and greatest news for all things covering plastic surgery and aesthetics in Nashville. blog Garza Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics in Belle Meade and Nashville TNLearn about a range of topics from frequently asked questions, popular procedures, what to expect after treatments, skin care routines or surgery & more.   Common Blog Topics: Breast reconstruction surgery DIEP flap surgery Microdermabrasion Hydrafacial Skin care Best skin care products Microdermabrasion facial Facial definition Facial treatments Extraction facial Botox Dermaplaning Chemical peel Nashville skin & cancer

June 2022

DIEP Flap Vs TRAM Flap surgery

By |2022-06-07T17:46:47+00:00June 1st, 2022|

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 [...]

May 2022

What is PRP Facial Treatment?

By |2022-06-23T13:20:55+00:00May 16th, 2022|

Kim Kardashian's infamous vampire facial, before and after comparison. Image courtesy of @kimkardashian Instagram. A groundbreaking solution to the effects of aging or damaged skin is platelet-rich plasma skin rejuvenation or PRP facial rejuvenation. This is an anti-aging skin treatment that leaves the skin looking and feeling younger, smoother, and healthier. If you’re looking for a non-surgical, safe, and effective way to get better-looking skin, the experts at Garza Plastic Surgery [...]

Get Your Skin Checked During Skin Cancer Awareness Month

By |2022-05-09T15:10:47+00:00May 15th, 2022|

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 [...]

April 2022

What is An Abdominoplasty (AKA Tummy Tuck)

By |2022-07-01T03:02:18+00:00April 15th, 2022|

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 [...]

3 Treatments Skin Experts Recommend in Spring

By |2022-06-28T17:10:11+00:00April 12th, 2022|

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 [...]

Breast Reconstruction

By |2022-07-01T03:02:30+00:00April 1st, 2022|

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 [...]

February 2022

Reverse Aging Skin With Juvéderm in Nashville

By |2022-06-28T16:21:38+00:00February 15th, 2022|

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? [...]

January 2022

Zoom and the Increased Demand for Plastic Surgery

By |2022-01-10T22:05:25+00:00January 15th, 2022|

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 [...]

December 2021

BOTOX for Treating Dynamic Wrinkles

By |2021-12-15T17:45:17+00:00December 15th, 2021|

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 [...]

November 2021

When Will Insurance Cover a Rhinoplasty?

By |2021-11-22T17:04:01+00:00November 15th, 2021|

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 [...]

September 2021

Don’t Sweat Hyperhidrosis

By |2021-09-15T18:23:12+00:00September 15th, 2021|

What is Hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is a rare 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 a result, people with [...]

June 2021

Micro-Needling Treatments – Everything You Need to Know

By |2022-04-26T18:29:36+00:00June 13th, 2021|

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 treatments at our Nashville [...]

April 2021

Everything You Need to Know About An IPL Photofacial

By |2022-04-26T18:42:53+00:00April 5th, 2021|

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 [...]

March 2021

7 Uses for BOTOX That Will Surprise You

By |2022-04-26T18:51:46+00:00March 6th, 2021|

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 [...]

FAQ About Juvederm in Nashville

By |2022-04-26T18:56:25+00:00March 1st, 2021|

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! [...]

February 2021

How a Chemical Peel Treatment Reveals Younger Skin

By |2022-04-26T18:57:03+00:00February 15th, 2021|

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 [...]

December 2020

Winter Skincare Secrets from Aesthetic Doctors

By |2022-04-26T18:59:44+00:00December 15th, 2020|

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 [...]

October 2020

Can Plastic Surgery Change Your Life?

By |2022-03-21T21:43:20+00:00October 15th, 2020|

If you’re asking yourself “can plastic surgery change my life?” the answer is: “yes it can!” There are many types of cosmetic and aesthetic procedures that can improve all kinds of aesthetic concerns. When you visit with Dr. Robert Garza he will review your condition, your medical history, and your goals and recommend the best treatment. Let’s look at the many types of plastic surgery procedures and how they could help you change your life. Facial [...]

September 2020

Microdermabrasion to Treat Scars and Marks

By |2021-04-15T17:32:57+00:00September 15th, 2020|

WHAT IS MICRODERMABRASION? Microdermabrasion is an easy exfoliating skincare treatment that restores your skin’s natural glow. This treatment is performed by a skin care professional, such as an aesthetician, with a handheld device. The main benefit of microdermabrasion treatments is specific and targeted exfoliation, especially for removing acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and even for stretch marks. Learn more about what to expect from microdermabrasion at Garza Plastic Surgery in Belle Meade, Tennessee. HOW DOES [...]

July 2020

How To Combat Premature Wrinkles

By |2021-06-23T02:03:18+00:00July 15th, 2020|

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. However, when premature wrinkles develop many people become concerned. You can combat premature wrinkles with proper skin care and cosmetic treatments. Our Garza Aesthetic products and procedures will help you reduce and even remove wrinkles and other signs of aging. What Are The Causes of Premature Wrinkles? Medically speaking, the first cause of wrinkles is age. However, there is a difference between chronological age and biological age. [...]

June 2020

The 2021 Injectable Dermal Fillers Guide

By |2021-10-18T16:19:05+00:00June 15th, 2020|

The 2021 Guide for Dermal Fillers is here! If you’re not familiar with what dermal fillers can do, now is the perfect time to learn more. If you want to improve the volume and texture of your face, these injectable cosmetic treatments available at Garza Plastic Surgery in Belle Meade are the perfect place to start. What Are Dermal Fillers? Aging is a natural part of life, and it causes many changes to the human body [...]

March 2020

Why a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Should Remove a Precancerous Mole

By |2021-11-22T17:51:59+00:00March 15th, 2020|

Board-certified plastic surgeons can remove a precancerous mole while preserving your natural aesthetics. Who Should Remove a Precancerous Mole? A dermatologist or plastic surgeon who specializes in precancerous moles and skin cancer removal are experts in their field for safely & effectively removing skin cancer as well as precancerous moles. A board certified surgeon is a physician who has completed their residency training in a specialty or subspecialty. The physician also has been [...]

January 2020

Are Breast Implants Safe After A Mastectomy?

By |2022-02-21T19:15:20+00:00January 15th, 2020|

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 [...]

December 2019

Common Breast Reconstruction Procedures

By |2020-09-26T13:36:26+00:00December 17th, 2019|

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 [...]

October 2019

4 Benefits of Microdermabrasion Like Softening Skin

By |2020-10-27T00:58:40+00:00October 7th, 2019|

Are you bothered by blemishes on your skin? Whether you have premature wrinkles or you want to treat old acne scars, microdermabrasion can help you get better skin. There are many microdermabrasion benefits. If you have any questions, come ask the staff at Garza Plastic Surgery in Nashville. What Is Microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is a treatment that can rejuvenate your skin. The world takes a toll on our skin, from sun damage to age spots [...]

September 2019

Tracey Joins Garza Plastic Surgery

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

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 [...]

Who is a Candidate for Lip Injections in Nashville?

By |2021-08-10T02:03:11+00:00September 2nd, 2019|

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished your lips were fuller? If so, it may be time for you to look into lip injections in Nashville. Making an appointment to receive injections that will give you fuller lips may be just what you need to boost your confidence. Many women have come to Garza Plastic Surgery in Nashville to achieve perfectly puckered lips. Find out if you are a candidate for lip injections. [...]

July 2019

3 Reasons Why Skin Care Is Important to Your Health

By |2020-12-23T17:59:35+00:00July 15th, 2019|

3 Reasons Why a Skin Care Routine Is Important to Your Health As the largest organ in the body, your skin is crucial for protecting your inside from the world outside. This barrier works against the elements, harsh pollutants and infection. It also helps to regulate your temperature. Having a proper skin care routine is important in order to protect what is protecting you. Overall skin health and moisture play key roles in the strength, elasticity [...]

HydraFacial: With and Without Perk

By |2022-05-05T19:28:44+00:00July 10th, 2019|

HydraFacial is a multi-step process. First, the skin is deeply cleansed and gently exfoliated to removed dead skin cells. At the same time, a serum including lactic acid, glucosamine, and other natural extracts is applied to nourish the skin. Additionally, this treatment can be enhanced to combat other skin issues as needed with Perk. Continue reading to learn why HydraFacial will be a good fit for you!  What is HydraFacial?  HydraFacial is a moisturizing facial [...]

Try PRP Treatment for Smoother Skin

By |2022-03-28T06:25:13+00:00July 5th, 2019|

Platelet-rich-plasma or PRP is currently being hailed as the secret to bright and youthful skin. It offers patients the opportunity to turn back the proverbial hands of time on their skin. From erasing fine lines and other superficial creases to addressing signs of sun damage, there is very little that a PRP treatment cannot do to improve the texture and overall tone of the skin. If you’ve been noticing the early signs of facial aging and [...]

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