Body Lift Surgery Before and After Photos

cosmetic surgery 51Body lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at improving the contours of specific areas of the body that are aesthetically affected due to excess skin and weak tissue. The procedure should only be performed by a qualified plastic surgeon with experience in body lift and similar surgeries. Body lift may be performed on any one part of the body or in multiple areas, depending on the patient’s needs.

During the initial consultation process, the cosmetic surgeon will closely engage with the patient in order to design a customized treatment plan for body lift. At this time, the surgeon may make use of body lift plastic surgery before and after photos to explain various aspects of the procedure and help the patient make an appropriate decision. Dr. Bryson Richards is a committed plastic surgeon providing body lift and other surgeries to patients in Las Vegas, NV and nearby locations.

What are Body Lift Surgery Before and After Pictures?

Before and after pictures in case of body lift cosmetic surgery refer to a pair or group of images belonging to an earlier patient who has received body lift procedure with successful results. The group includes images taken prior to the surgery and after the surgery at a stage when full results of the procedure have appeared. The plastic surgeon will take these with the permission of the patient, and show them to new patients in a discreet manner.

The only purpose of the surgeon is to educate new patients about various aspects of body lift, and explain them what it can or cannot do for them. This will put the patient in a better position to take a decision on whether to go ahead with body lift plastic surgery procedure. Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and surrounding communities for body lift and several other advanced surgical procedures.

Benefits

When a new patient is considering undergoing a body lift procedure, they may only have a limited knowledge of the procedure and how it may help them achieve their aesthetic goals. The cosmetic surgeon may recommend body lift only for a particular area such as waist, hips, buttocks or thighs, or for multiple areas. In some cases, it may be a prudent idea to perform body lift in conjunction with liposuction.

In all such situations, it can be difficult for a patient to determine the best answers that would suit their personal aesthetic goals. This is where the surgeon may make use of body lift before and after photos, and help the patient make the right decisions.

Realistic Expectations

It is important in any cosmetic procedure that the patient should have a positive mindset, clear aesthetic priorities, and realistic expectations. With the body lift surgery before and after photos, the patient will know clearly what to expect and what not to expect from the surgery. This mitigates the risk of any disappointments at a later stage.

The plastic surgeon may also provide the before and after photos on their website so that new patients can access them even before they are ready to visit the surgeon’s office for a body lift consultation.

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

LasVegas NV Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Body Lift Surgery CostBody lift cosmetic surgery procedure can be a very effective way to improve body contours and restore a more youthful look. The plastic surgeon can tailor the procedure according to the specific needs of a patient in order to produce results closely matching to the patient’s expectations.

During the initial consultation for body lift plastic surgery, various aspects of the procedure will be covered including its potential costs. The goal of the cosmetic surgeon is to help the patient make a well informed choice. Dr. Bryson Richards is a dedicated plastic surgeon providing body lift procedure to his patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding communities.

Factors Affecting the Cost

The cost of body lift cosmetic surgery can vary from one practice to another and even between two patients at the same practice. A number of factors can be involved in determining the cost.

Location of the Practice

Where the practice is located can make a difference to the cost of body lift procedure. The cost of living index can vary between two regions, which will impact the average costs of most types of goods and services. For instance, the cost of body lift plastic surgery in Las Vegas, NV may not be the same as the cost in say, Alabama.

Surgeon’s Fee

The fee charged by the cosmetic surgeon can vary according to their skills, experience, and reputation in the field. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients should choose the most appropriate surgeon for their needs, and factors such as surgeon’s fee should only be secondary considerations to such a decision.

Anesthesia and Surgical Room Costs

The plastic surgeon will usually perform a body lift procedure under general anesthesia. The fee charged by the anesthesiologist can vary according to their qualifications and experience. Operating room costs can differ according to the kind of technologies, services, and experienced staff available at a particular facility.

Extent of Surgery

The length and extent of surgery performed will influence the overall cost of body surgery significantly. A full lower body lift may include treatment of hips, buttocks, waist, and thighs in a single procedure. In some cases, it may be necessary to perform a combination of body lift and liposuction. The costs will vary in each case and each situation.

Average Cost of Procedure

The average cost of body lift surgery in the US in 2013, according to the ASPS, was $8,144. However, this cost does not include the costs of anesthesia, surgical facility costs, and other related surgical expenses.

The ASPS says that the costs will vary widely, depending on several factors as discussed. While estimating the overall cost, the peripheral costs such as costs of prescription drugs, surgical garments, and medical tests should also be accounted for.

Insurance and Financing

The cost of body lift is usually not covered by health insurance. However, the patients can explore various financing options, including bank loans, credit card payments, financing through medical care finance companies, personal borrowings from friends and family, and even crowd funding.

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) Overview

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Ear reshaping surgery, clinically called otoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at improving the size, shape, or protrusion of the ears to harmonize them with rest of the facial features. The procedure may be performed by a plastic surgeon for patients who are unhappy with the poor shape or structure of the ears that may have been congenital or occurred later as a result of some traumatic injury.

Otoplasty plastic surgery can enhance the balance and proportion of the face by creating a natural shape of ears. A minor change in the shape of ears can have a significant impact on the overall appearance of the face. Dr. Bryson Richards is an experienced plastic surgeon providing otoplasty and other procedures to patients in and around Las Vegas, NV.

Who is a Suitable Candidate?

Cosmetic surgery of the ears can correct the appearance of excessive large ears, or flapping ears on one or both sides of the face. Otoplasty plastic surgery is suitable for children with poorly shaped ears, as long as the following conditions are met:

  • The child is in outstanding general health, and does not suffer from an untreated ear infection.
  • The age of the child is at least five years, and the ear cartilage has attained stability.
  • The child is able to cooperate and follow the advice of the cosmetic surgeon.

Many teenagers and adults also undergo otoplasty. The ideal patient will be a non-smoker or prepared to stop smoking many weeks before and after the procedure. Experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and surrounding communities for otoplasty.

Procedure

Depending on the circumstances of a case, the surgeon may choose to perform otoplasty under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia. If the ears are protruding conspicuously, a technique to build or enhance the anti-helical fold that exists within the rim of the ear will be used. The enlarged conchal cavity, which is the deepest concavity of the external ear, may be reduced at the same time.

The surgeon will try to keep the incisions on the back side of the ear to keep the scars invisible. In case an incision is required on the front side, it will be made within the ear folds to keep it discreet. Internal, non-removable sutures will be used to create and secure the newly shaped cartilage firmly in place.

On completion of the procedure, the surgeon will close the incisions with external sutures. Harmony with other facial features will be maintained in the procedure, and the surgeon will ensure that an unnatural looking ‘pinned back’ appearance of the ears is avoided.

Recovery

Recovery in case of otoplasty can take about a week to 10 days. Most patients will experience some pain and discomfort in the first week, which can be managed with pain relieving medication. Bandages in the treated area should be maintained in place as per the surgeon’s post-op instructions until full healing.

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Body Lift Surgery?

Body Lift Surgery Las Vegas Nevada | Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon NVBody lift cosmetic surgery is designed to enhance the shape and tone of the underlying loose or weak tissue that provides support to the fat and skin. A plastic surgeon can remove the excess skin and fat to restore a more youthful looking appearance in one or more parts of the body that need a lift. The procedure can also help improve the cellulite condition of the skin to make the skin smoother and more regular.

Body lift plastic surgery may typically include areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, groin and thighs. Poor elasticity of the tissue in these areas may occur due to aging, hereditary factors, sun damage, pregnancy, or major weight fluctuations. In some cases, where the skin elasticity is significantly weak, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend a combination of body lift and liposuction. Dr. Bryson Richards is an experienced plastic surgeon providing body lift and other procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding areas.

Who is an Appropriate Candidate?

The candidates who may benefit from body lift cosmetic surgery in most cases would include individuals with poorly elastic soft tissue in one or more areas of the body. If the condition is resistant to diet or exercise the plastic surgeon may recommend this procedure.

However, it is important that the candidate should not have any medical conditions that could increase the risk during surgery or impair healing. The candidate should be a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking several weeks prior to the surgery.

Procedure

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Bryson performs body lift procedure in Las Vegas, NV according to the unique aesthetic needs of a patient. With a customized treatment approach, it is possible to achieve most satisfactory outcomes in a less invasive manner. If the patient needs a full lower body lift plastic surgery, it will include surgical lifting of the waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, and abdomen in a single procedure.

The surgeon will perform the procedure using general anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on the extent of surgery needed, location of the surgical sites, and the amount of excess skin removal required. An incision around the body circumference would typically be made in case of a complete lower body lift. Through the incision, the surgeon will tighten and reposition the loose tissue.

Once the surgery is completed, the surgeon will carefully place deep support sutures within the underlying tissue to support the newly formed contours. Improvements in the appearance of treated areas can be noticed immediately. However, the full results with develop gradually over several months or more than a year. Most patients can expect to enjoy the results for a long time, as long as they maintain their body weight.

Recovery

Following the surgery, the treated areas will be covered with bandages or dressings. Temporary drains may be placed beneath the skin to collect excess fluid or blood. The downtime will vary according to the extent of surgery performed, but most patients can resume their normal activities in about 10 to 14 days.

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, NV plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070