Breast Augmentation Surgery

Planning to get a breast augmentation plastic surgery to enhance your breast size and improve your figure? Way to go, but before that, you would need to consult your plastic surgeon. If you happen to live in Las Vegas, you could consult cosmetic surgeon Dr Bryson Richards about whether you are a candidate for breast augmentation cosmetic surgery and the preparation needed for the same.

Before preparing for a breast augmentation plastic surgery, you would need clarity on whether you are the ideal candidate.Your surgeon will seek your medical history and then take a call. You may also have to decide what kind of breast implant you need after consulting with Dr Bryson Richards. The cosmetic surgeon will explain that there are three kinds of implants you could choose: saline, silicone and gummy bears. The surgeon will also explain the risks and advantages of each type of breast implant so you can understand which one to choose. You would also be shown ‘before and after’ pictures as part of the preparation.


Tips to follow before surgery

  • You would be told by your cosmetic surgeon in the Las Vegas facility to stop smoking for a few weeks before and after the plastic surgery.
  • Don’t take any over-the-counter medications; any supplements you might be taking should be brought to the notice of the cosmetic surgeon ahead of the surgery. Medications like ibuprofen can lead to bleeding during surgery and sometimes even later.
  • Follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions carefully on diet and exercise; essentially Dr Bryson Richards will tell you to steer clear of alcohol and stick to a nutritious balanced diet.
  • For at least two-three days before your cosmetic surgery, you will be asked to wash the area that will be treated with an antibiotic soap or lotion.
  • Your cosmetic surgeon will tell you not to wear any perfume, deodorant or lotions on the day of your surgery.
  • If your plastic surgery is done in an outpatient facility, you should ask one of your family members or friends to drive you to and back home.

Surgical procedure

Your plastic surgery procedure will last not more than one-two hours and you will be shifted to the ward immediately. There are some risks involved in the procedure, and your surgeon at the Las Vegas facility will keep you posted. Understanding the risks of surgery is an important aspect of preparation; asking the plastic surgeon about additional procedures you may have to undergo as follow-ups is equally important.

You should also ask your surgeon about when you can expect to see results; for some people, the results are visible by six months while for others it may take time. Immediately after the cosmetic surgery, you can expect some bruising, redness or swelling which will fade away with time.


What to expect after surgery?

Following surgery, you may be asked not to do any heavy lifting or aggressive movements of the arms for a couple of weeks. Walking after cosmetic surgery to augment breast size is alright but intense exercise such as jogging, running or biking may not be permissible till the implants settle in. Also make sure to schedule follow-up visits to your Las Vegas facility to assess the condition.


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

Plastic Surgery | Cosmetic Surgery | Cosmetic Surgeon| Las VegasHave you been considering breast augmentation for awhile now, but are unsure if you fit the bill? If you live in Las Vegas, you surely should consider meeting plastic surgeon Dr Bryson Richards for a consultation on what exactly the procedure is all about .

Most women seek breast augmentation plastic surgery because they are unhappy with the size of their breasts, leading to body-image problems. But there are women who consider cosmetic surgery following removal of breasts owing to cancer. The other common reason that leads women to seek cosmetic surgery involving breast augmentation is that they have lost volume owing to pregnancy, weight-loss program or nursing. Cosmetic surgeon Dr Bryson Richards and his team will also show you ‘before and after’ pictures so you understand the impact of cosmetic surgery involving enhancement of breast size.

What makes you a good candidate?

Your plastic surgeon will tell you that you need to be a non-smoker or at least quit smoking for a month before plastic surgery. You would need to be healthy and not have any serious issues or conditions, and be close to the right weight for your height. The team at your Las Vegas facility will also keep you posted on the risks involved as also the benefits. You would need to make an informed choice on the implants for the plastic surgery as well.

You are not a good candidate if…

  • You have had some radiation treatment earlier.
  • You are not yet 18.
  • You have not understood the procedure involved and the implications.
  • You are breastfeeding or expecting a baby.

Typically, breast augmentation involves incisions made near the armpits, under the breast fold or near the nipples, and the cuts vary depending on the kind of implant used and the amount of breast augmentation  that is being done. There are saline, silicone and gummy bear implants. Saline implants are, as the name says, composed of salt water, which on leakage is absorbed by the body.

Silicone implants are made of silicone gel which lends a natural feel to your breasts. However, spotting a leaking silicone implant is not easy and you may need regular visits to your plastic surgeon at the Las Vegas facility for check-ups. Gummy bears are the latest among implants and are made of a dense gel. You could choose one of them, depending on your need and the cosmetic surgeon’s opinion. You would need to bear in mind that silicone implants require you to be over 22.

The benefits of  cosmetic surgery are many; your cosmetic surgeon Dr Bryson Richards will tell you from experience and feedback from other women that the surgery has boosted their self-esteem. The results will start to show  after some months, in some cases between six and nine months. However, breast implants won’t last forever, and you may need to get them replaced. Get regular examinations done by your plastic surgeon at the Las Vegas facility to get an idea of when to opt for a replacement.

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

Plastic Surgery | Cosmetic Surgery | Cosmetic Surgeon | Las VegasPlastic surgery and cosmetic surgery have become common terms in medical universe now. Plastic surgery involves the correction and repair of an external limb or skin, which has been damaged or has been a birth defect preventing normal function. Cosmetic surgery involves  aesthetically inclined surgery meant to make a part of the body to look better. Plastic surgeries are being done by professional surgeons who are experts in their field. Cosmetic surgeons and plastic surgeons are in demand in Las Vegas and one such in-demand surgeon is Dr. Bryson Richards.

A skilled professional

Dr. Richards is one of the most capable and knowledgeable plastic surgeons in Las Vegas. His expertise has earned him invitations to several meetings, seminars and national level conferences to be present as a valuable speaker. He is involved in research too and has written a paper specifying the procedure to lessen the pain after breast implant surgery, which was published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal, a national medical journal. Dr. Richards has the latest equipment meant to perform the most advanced cosmetic and plastic surgery, and Las Vegas residents can get these services from him.

Having degree in medical science from Cornell Medical School, New York, he has advanced training in cosmetic surgery from Cleveland Clinic. He was also the chief plastic surgery resident doctor at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. He received the top resident research reward for examining the ways to make the patients’ care better.

Dr. Bryson Richards is also involved in voluntary activities. He has volunteered in Uganda, Africa to surgically treat clefts and palate defects in African patients. His contribution to humanity is a highlight of his 14-year career as a plastic surgeon.

Patient treatment and care

Dr. Richards understands his patients and their concerns very well. His ability to listen and understand his patients’ problems as well as requirements makes him a good doctor. He answers all questions as well as doubts of his patients professionally. A plastic surgeon par excellence, he has surgical solutions for face as well as body. Non-surgical procedures can also be performed by Dr. Richards, and he does offer them when the patient is not willing to go for a surgical procedure. If a patient requests same day appointment, Dr. Richards will try to honor it to the best of his ability.

Dr. Bryson Richards also has an active work-life balance, and enjoys mountain biking, skiing, boating and playing different sports. He loves being outdoors, and enjoys the fresh feel of the air when he is leisurely engaged in any one of his hobbies. He came to Las Vegas for the fresh feel of the southwest air. A happily married man of 10 years, he has four awesome kids with whom he loves to spend time with. Dr. Richards is not only an understanding and helpful surgeon, but also a good a friend to many of his patients. If you are considering a cosmetic surgery, but are not sure, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Richards to free your mind from all the doubts related to the procedure.

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