Dr. Annette Occhialini

Plastic Surgery
Foreman, AR
38 years experience female

Locations

Surgical Associates of Central Texas

San Marcos, TX

Address

521 Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos, TX
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Occhialini is a Plastic surgeon in central Texas. She no longer does major surgery but continues to do office procedures including Botox, fillers and laser hair removal.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

237 Answers
168 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Scars are permanent: They will become less noticeable with time but never completely disappear.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Partially heal?: I'm not sure what you are asking. A fracture can take 4 - 8 weeks to heal depending on your age and health status.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
If problem exist: Breast implants, saline or silicone, only need replacing if you have a problem such as contracture or rupture.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Give it time: As some amount of skin shrinkage may continue for several months. If you have significant loose skin or large amount of stretch marks you may require ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Maybe: It all depends on where and how bad the fracture was. Fractures that involve a joint may have more problems with movement after healing. Finer joints ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Can be removed: Moles are often removed by plastics or derm doctors. Keep in mind that you will trade the mole for a scar. Hopefully scar will be less noticeable or e... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Excision: Skin tags are removed by either snipping them off or burning them off. It can usually be done with minimal local anesthetic or even without anesthetic... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Excison: Sebaceous cysts usually require excision to remove and decrease the chance of recurrence as the wall of the cyst must be removed in addition to the co... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
None can remove: Keep in mind nothing can remove a scar. The best we can do is make the scar less noticeable. With this in mind there are many options including: massa... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Type of skin cancer: Basa cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. It usually occurs on skin that has been exposed to suns damaging rays for many years. It... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
See a doc: If a cut on the hand is deep enough to see bone it should be evaluated by a hand specialist or an emergency physician. There are many things that can ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Look for these signs: The signs of infection are continued swelling, redness, warmth to touch in the area, fever, pus, and increasing rather than decreasing pain. If any of... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Possible: While this is a possibility the chances are very low. Be sure to consult a board certified plastic surgeon or specialty trained occuloplastic surgeon ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Absolutely: This could be any number of things and should be evaluated by your doctor.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Maybe nothing: The only reason to do anything now is if it is causing you difficulty. If it is the only option other than living with it is to have surgery to re-bre... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Maybe: I agree with dr. Nguyen. It is however important to remember that many people may have a thyroid problem and another reason for hair loss as well. So ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Pain,: Swelling, bruising, deformity, abnormal movement.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
No: No these are not going to work.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Anti-inflammatory: Trigger finger or thumb is an irritation of the tendon. Usually rest and an anti-inflammatory like advil or Aleve (naproxen) will help. If symptoms pe... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Possibly: Was the thumb numb immidiately after you cut it? Where on your thumb is it numb? Usually nerve damage causes only part of the thumb to be numb. For ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Not really: While some forms of cosmetic surgery can help overweight people to have an improved appearance. It is usually not the best way to proceed. It is usual... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Reast & NSAIDS: Trigger finger is an inflammation of the tendons in the finger that eventually cause it to lock up. The initial treatment is resting the finger and ta... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
When healed: I wouldn't recommend playing while you are in a cast as this may cause problems with the bone healing properly. Not to mention your game will be affec... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Don't smoke!: Avoiding sun, as mentioned, and not smoking are your best bets to slow the aging process. Maintaing a healthy weight, avoid excessive gaia and then lo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Depends: The answer depends on what you do andhow the fracture is treated. It usually takes 4-8 weeks for a fracture to heal so if you use your hand at work e... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Similar to here: Risks of surgery done in another country are similar to risks here. However, you may have trouble finding anyone in the US to take care of you if you ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Burn care: Very small burns, smaller than 2 x 2 inches may be treated at home with topical antibiotics. Keep the wound moist with the antibiotic ointment to decr... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Removal: Unfortunately, nothing short of surgery to remove the excess skin is likely to work at this age. This may include facelift, tummytuck, etc. Depending ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Need more info: If this is due to acute trauma see doctor, urgent care center or local er to repair. If due to more chronic cause like a piercing then may need to see... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Could be ingrown hai: It is possible these are ingrown hairs caused by shaving or waxing. Are they red and painful? If so you may want to stop shaving/waxing. If hair remov... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Allergic reaction: It's possible the rash could be an allergic reaction to topical antibiotic pin entrust was placed on the burn, if the rash is localized to the area ar... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Not likely: Scars are permanent. The best you can hope for is to improve the appearance slightly.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Breast lift: There is nothing short of surgery to help with sagging breasts. This can be done as a lift or a lift with implants.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
X-ray: The best test is a good physical exam and x-rays. Sometimes both hands may have to be x-rayed in a child because of growth centers. On rare occasions ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Nothing: Weight loss may help your breasts get smaller. There is no other way except breast reduction surgery.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Not likely: This is an inflammation or irritation not an infection of the tendon. It can be painful but it is not likely to cause death. Rest and anti inflammator... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes and no: There are no exercises that will tighten skin. This will only build up underlying muscle that may help with minimally loose skin. Some types of laser ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Fade: Unfortunately you cannot "get rid" of acne scars. There are ways to make them appear less noticeable. Protect your face from the sun. Prevent further ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Relative: This all depends on your health and the skill of the surgeon. Both of these are major surgeries and have complications that can be associated with the... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Depends on where: The longer a cut is left open before closing with sutures the higher the risk of infection after closing. Some areas such as the face have such an abu... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Unlikely: This is unlikely and maybe due to stress. A simple home pregnancy test can give you the answer if you don't start in the next few days.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
No test: There are no tests but if you have any scars on your body that are thick this may be an indication. Keloids tend to be more common in darker skinned i... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
I'd pluck it: One single hair? I'd pluck it. If you are prone to ingrown hair than you may want to trim it rather than pluck. Plucking will otherwise keep it away l... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
No minimum: There is no minimum age for lip augmentation, however, this is a medical procedure that is elective and has some pain involved. In general i prefer th... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Definitely!: Women work out for many reasons. Often one woman may work out for multiple reasons. Fitness, self defense, looks, self esteem are just a few of the re... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
None: As far as i know there are no astringents that will get rid of acne scars. Even laser treatments only minimize the appearance of acne scars.. The best... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: Provided you are a good candidate with the right skin and hair coloring and you avoid sun exposure. Abdominal hair is an area frequently treated in wo... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
No: Blepharoplasty is usually considered cosmetic and therefore not covered by insurance. In some instances if the skin of the upper eyelid interferes wit... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
None: There are no medications for bedsores. Wound care and avoiding pressure to the area are the best options. Wound care may include removal of dead tissu... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
You can't : All cuts heal with scar tissue. What the scar ultimately looks like depends on the cut: how deep it was, where it is, the direction of the cut and how... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Occhialini is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Occhialini is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 5, 2012
more than just ansferred the question
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thanks, i did and was on cephelexin for 10 days its much better now, still red but swelling gone.
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Thank you, I appreciate your advice! Having very fair, sensitive skin doesn't help. Thanks again
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) thank you for your enlightening information

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, TX
Graduated 1985MD

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Texarkana, AR - Winter
2013
Top Plastic Surgeon , Second Place, Arkansas - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Texarkana Region, AR - Summer
2013
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