Laser skin resurfacing is a cutting edge skin rejuvenation technique that is ideally suited for people who want to avoid cosmetic surgery. Both ablative and non-ablative laser technologies are available to reverse the effects of aging, sun damage and other skin imperfections.

Ablative lasers involve the use of short bursts of high intensity light to remove the dead cells from the uppermost skin layers and restore smooth, supple and youthful looking skin. Non-ablative lasers, on the other hand, are less invasive and do not create wounds in the skin’s surface. The procedure is designed to stimulate collagen production in the deep dermis through controlled delivery of laser heat.

Dr. Bryson Richards is a noteworthy and committed board certified plastic surgeon providing laser skin resurfacing and other cosmetic procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.

 

Steps Involved in the Procedure

Following the pre-op consultation, once the patient is ready to receive the laser skin resurfacing treatment session, they will be seated in a comfortable in-office setting. Unlike plastic surgery, the procedure can be performed without the use of general anesthesia. The patient will have to wear special eye shields to protect the eyes from sharp laser beams.

The laser treatment expert will move a wand over the affected areas. Tiny pulses of high intensity light will be emitted from the laser device to create controlled damage to the topmost layers of the skin. Once a pre-determined level of resurfacing is achieved, the provider will allow the skin to heal and rejuvenate. While the patient can go back home soon after the treatment session, they should arrange for someone to drive them back home.

 

Other Procedural Aspects

The treatment session in case of laser skin resurfacing will usually last for about an hour, but sometimes it may take longer depending on the extent of surface area to be treated.

  • Mild medications will be administered to the patient to ensure their complete comfort during and after the procedure.
  • The procedure is most performed using only local anesthesia.
  • While the treatment session is in progress, the patient’s vital parameters may be monitored using instruments attached to the body.
  • Once the treatment is completed, the patient will be moved to a separate recovery area.
  • After a brief period of observation, the patient will be allowed to go back home.

 

Variations in Procedure

Depending on the unique needs of a patient, slight adjustments in the laser skin resurfacing procedure can be made. To create optimal results, the treatment will be performed at varying depths. Various devices that are typically used to perform the procedure may include:

 

Ablative Laser

This device is designed to cause uniform injury to the upper skin layer, similar to a chemical peel.

 

Non-ablative Laser

The heat generated with this gentle laser device will trigger collagen fiber production in the deep dermis without damaging the skin.

 

Fractional Laser

This innovative laser creates minimal surface injury but greater depth of injury for enhanced results.

Impressive and focused cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and other suburbs and communities in this part of the country for laser skin resurfacing.

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

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Laser skin resurfacing is an ideal cosmetic surgery substitute for some people who want to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines, acne scars, and irregular pigmentation.

However, some other people with certain skin type, skin tone, or health condition may be at a greater risk of complications, which may make them unsuitable for laser skin resurfacing.  

 A dedicated treatment provider will carefully assess the patient’s skin condition and other aspects to determine their candidacy for laser skin resurfacing. Board certified, terrific, and sagacious plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides laser and various other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.

 

Ideal Candidates 

The ideal candidate for laser skin resurfacing would be an adult who wants to enhance skin appearance without involving plastic surgery. At the same time, the extent of their skin imperfections is such that they are not likely to respond well to gentler non-surgical treatments. The candidate would ideally have a fair amount of skin elasticity and non-oily skin that is not prone to scarring after limited or minor injury.   

The candidate should ideally be free of any major underlying health conditions, and should not be taking any such prescription drugs that may interfere with the procedure or healing.

The goal is to minimize the risk of significant side effects during or after the procedure. People with lighter skin tones are preferable candidates than those with darker skin tones because the risk of permanent skin discoloration is minimized in their case.

A good candidate for laser skin resurfacing would have reasonable expectations from the results, and would be committed to following the provider’s recovery instructions such as protecting against sun exposure as long as required. The candidates should educate themselves about the benefits and limitations of laser skin resurfacing in order to appreciate the final outcomes and gain maximum satisfaction from the procedure.

 

Who is Not a Candidate?

If an individual only has very minor skin imperfections, they should preferably avoid a major non-surgical aesthetic procedure such as laser skin resurfacing. Gentler alternative cosmetic treatments are available for such candidates, and they may not require a more aggressive procedure to meet their skin care needs.

The risks, side effects and downtime involved in laser skin resurfacing are significant, which can be avoided in the case of candidates with minor skin concerns.

People with dark skin tone will also usually be considered unsuitable for laser skin resurfacing. The laser beams during the treatment are absorbed by the pigment in the targeted skin cell to cause their destruction. Any excess laser light may get absorbed by surrounding healthy skin cells, which can do more harm than good. In a candidate with dark skin, more pigment is present, which increases the risk of excess laser energy being absorbed.

 Excessive absorption can lead to side effects such as skin discoloration and even blistering. Fractional laser and RF or IPL techniques may be more appropriate for such candidates. Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and other cities and areas across the horizon for laser skin resurfacing.

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

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While considering a cosmetic surgery procedure such as breast lift, a woman should familiarize herself with the procedure online through informative websites and discussion forums where she can interact with previous patients. It is a salient idea to also visit the practice website of the surgeon with whom she wants to have a breast lift consultation.

When the candidate has some basic information about the procedure, it can help to make the consultation process more productive. She will also be in a position to ask more pertinent questions during the initial appointment. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides breast lift and other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding locations.

 

Key Questions to Ask

The patient should preferably prepare a list of questions in advance and carry it along at the time of the initial consultation for breast lift. This will make the consultation process more efficient and none of the important questions will be missed out. A committed surgeon will ensure that the patient is fully satisfied with their answers and will address all her concerns and doubts about breast lift plastic surgery in a detailed and professional manner.

  • Do you have a board certification in plastic surgery?
  • How long have you trained and practiced in the field of plastic surgery?
  • Have you performed breast procedures in the past, and what is your success rate?
  • Would you perform breast lift at a hospital, a surgical center or a private surgical suite?
  • Am I a good candidate for breast lift surgery?
  • Would you recommend breast lift as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with breast implants in my case?
  • Will I need to make any adjustments in lifestyle and current medications prior to the surgery?
  • How much time will it take for recovery after breast lift, and is the recovery going to be painful?
  • Will I be in a position to breastfeed in the future?
  • What are the potential risks and complications associated with breast lift?
  • How obvious will be the scars after breast lift surgery?
  • Is there a provision for breast revision procedure if the outcome is not as per the goals we agree upon?
  • Which surgical technique would you recommend in case of my breast lift?
  • Can I review breast lift before and after images to have a more realistic understanding of the results?
  • Is it possible to speak with one of your staff members to have more familiarity with your office?
  • Would you show me testimonials of previous patients who may have previously received plastic surgery from you?

Accomplished cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and nearby areas for breast lift.

 

Additional Tips

The patient should feel free to ask questions regarding the costs, insurance, and financing aspects of breast lift surgery. She should compare the costs in light of the other services, personalized care and surgeon’s expertise, and then make a final decision.

Breast lift procedure is a personal journey for the patient, and she should feel completely comfortable and reassured after the surgeon’s answers to all her questions. Only then she should choose to go ahead with breast lift surgery with the surgeon.

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

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Breast Lift Risks and Safety | Las Vegas Plastic Surgery | LaughlinBreast lift ranks among the safer and more sustainable cosmetic surgery procedures with a low complication rate. However, as with any surgical procedure, a few risks are typically associated with breast lift. Patients should choose a fully trained and experienced breast surgeon for safe results and at the same time, cooperate with the surgeon and follow their instructions carefully.

Dr. Bryson Richards is a board certified plastic surgeon providing breast lift and other innovative and advanced procedures for the breast, body, and face. Dr. Richards provides breast lift to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding locations.

 

Potential Risks

The following risks are potentially associated with breast lift plastic surgery:

Infection

Some risk of infection will be there during and immediately after the breast lift surgery. A dedicated surgeon will perform the procedure at a surgical center with a sterile environment. Antibiotics may be prescribed to the patient for a few days to further reduce the infection risk.

Abnormal and continuous pain, excessive swelling, pus, fever or warm skin, are common signs of infection. If the patient experiences one or more of these symptoms, she should consult the surgeon promptly.

 

Hematoma

In exceptional cases, uncontrolled bleeding may occur during or after breast lift surgery. This risk can be curtailed if the surgeon has reviewed the patient’s health records in detail to take proper measures, and adjusted her current medications and supplements as required. The patient should transparently share information about her health condition, lifestyle habits and current medications.

 

Adverse Reaction to Anesthesia

Mild dizziness and nausea are the common after-effects of anesthesia, but in rare situations the patient may suffer a poor reaction to general anesthesia or an allergic response to lidocaine.

An extreme reaction may occur if the patient has an underlying medical condition. If an anesthesiologist or registered nurse anesthetist is present during the procedure, they will be able to spot the patient’s response early and take steps to minimize the risk.

 

Delayed Healing

If the two sides of the incisions do not heal together or if the tissue on one side is dead, the post-surgical healing may become slow. Patients with a history of smoking are at a higher risk of delayed healing.

Among breast lift patients this problem is more common among the ones who undergo an anchor lift procedure. In such cases, the surgeon will trim away the dead tissue and re-suture both sides of the incision.

 

Numbness

Temporary loss of sensation or numbness may occur in the area around the areolas and nipples due to their relocation. In exceptional situations, the numbness in the area may become permanent. Temporary loss of sensation is a common occurrence, and not a cause of serious concern. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and nearby areas for breast lift.

 

Unfavorable Aesthetic Outcome

Although the patient satisfaction rate in case of breast lift surgery is very high, but in rare cases, the patient may find the breasts to be uneven or asymmetrical after the procedure. A few patients may be unhappy about the new shape of the areolas. Revision surgery may be required in extreme cases.

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

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Breast Reduction Plastic Surgery Cost | Vegas | Laughlin | PahrumpBreast reduction has emerged as one of the sought after cosmetic surgery procedures in recent years. At the time of initial consultation, the breast surgeon will discuss various aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs. The first concern of a dedicated surgeon will be to help the patient make a well-considered choice.

Breast reduction costs can differ from one practice to another and even from one patient to another at the same practice. In specific cases, full or partial costs of breast reduction may be covered by the health insurer. Dr. Bryson Richards is a board certified plastic surgeon providing breast reduction and various other cosmetic procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding communities.

 

Cost Factors

The costs of breast reduction plastic surgery will be influenced by several factors. Key cost components in this procedure will usually include:

  • Fee charged by the breast surgeon
  • Expenses of the surgical venue
  • Fee of the anesthesiologist or registered anesthetist nurse
  • Pre- and post-surgical tests and specialized mammograms
  • Prescription medications
  • Compression garment and surgical bra
  • Post-op appointments with the surgeon

In most cases, breast reduction will be performed on an outpatient basis. But if the patient requires overnight hospital stay, the costs will increase. Other factors impacting the actual cost of surgery include:

  • Practice location
  • Qualifications and experience of the cosmetic surgeon
  • Extent of breast tissue removal and complications in a specific case
  • Combining breast reduction with liposuction, breast lift or other procedures

 

Cost Evaluation

The costs of breast reduction surgery should be evaluated in the light of the quality standards and services offered by a practice. If a practice is offering an unusually low price for breast reduction, the patient should exercise abundant discretion while assessing such an offer. Hidden charges are often involved in such offers, and the patient will only come to know about it much later.

During the initial consultation, the patient should feel free to ask all cost related questions, and consider even the minor pre- and post-operative costs along with the core costs of surgery. She should preferably choose a fully trained and experienced plastic surgeon with a proven track record of successful surgeries.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends that patients should choose the best surgeon for their needs, and treat elements such as surgeon’s fee only as secondary factors while making such a decision. Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and nearby locations for breast reduction surgery.  

 

Insurance and Financing

In exceptional circumstances, a patient may require breast reduction to relieve herself of persistent pain in the back, neck or shoulders, or frequent rashes or skin infection at the base of the breasts. Medical necessity may make the patient eligible for full or partial health insurance coverage.

In other cases, the patients will have the option to get breast reduction surgery financed through professional medical care finance firms. These firms offer competitive interest rates, prompt loan approvals, and convenient monthly installments.

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

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Plastic Surgeon

View More: http://weddingsbyscottanddana.pass.us/bryson-head-shotsAny cosmetic surgery procedure involves complex and subtle adjustment of the skin, tissue and fat in order to achieve safe, desirable and natural looking results. Patients can be anxious about the outcomes because it involves their aesthetic appearance and personality. The best way to feel safe and reassured in such procedures is to choose a highly trained and experienced surgeon.

Dr. Bryson Richards is a board certified plastic surgeon providing cutting edge surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Richards ensures every patient receives personalized care and attention, and he remains highly accessible to them at every stage of the procedure and beyond. He provides aesthetic procedures to patients in Pahrump, NV and other locations.

Education and Training

Dr. Richards was trained in advanced plastic surgery at the renowned Cleveland Clinic, where he completed his fellowship. He is a graduate of Cornell Medical School in New York City. He was chosen the chief resident in plastic surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. He is regularly invited to speak and share his expertise with other surgeons at various national medical meetings.

With 14 years of education and training at the country’s premier plastic surgery centers, Dr. Richards is in a strong position to provide high quality aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. He has been board certified in plastic surgery by the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is an eloquent testimony to his authoritative expertise, continuing education, and maintenance of the highest standards of care as a cosmetic surgeon.

Papers and Presentations

Dr. Richards’ scientific paper describing a technique that substantially reduces pain after breast implant surgery was published in the leading national Aesthetic Surgery Journal and has been cited by other breast surgery articles. He was also honored with the top resident research award for studying data to identify patterns that would enhance patient care. Dr. Richards receives patients from Pahrump, NV and other areas for various plastic surgery procedures.

Dr. Richards made the following key presentations in recent years, among several others:

  • Improving Pain Management in Surgical Facial Rejuvenation: Podium Presentation at the Ohio Valley Society for Plastic Surgeons meeting in West Virginia, June 2014
  • The Role of Injectables in Aesthetic Surgery: Financial Implications: Podium presentation at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons Meeting, Miami, FL, April 2014

Recognition

Dr. Richards has earned numerous accolades and honors over the years for his dedicated work in the area of plastic surgery. Some of the important awards received by him include:

  • Joseph M. Serletti, MD, Resident Research Award, 2013 – For Excellence in Academic Plastic Surgery at URMC
  • Senior Top Gun Award, 2012 – Overall highest score on plastic surgery in-service of plastic surgery residents at URMC
  • Junior Top Gun Award, 2011 – Highest score on plastic surgery in-service exam at junior level among plastic surgery residents at URMC
  • Phi Kappa Phi, 2004 – Undergraduate honors society
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, 2004 – International Economics Honors Society
  • Eagle Scout, 1996

During his spare time, Dr. Richards gets involved with community issues at various levels. He was a part of the plastic surgery volunteer mission to Uganda in 2012.

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

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, NV and surrounding areas.