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Breast enlargement is the second-most popular cosmetic surgery in the US today after liposuction. Advanced surgical techniques and improved breast implant qualities have made the procedure safer and much more predictable. Thousands of American women receive this procedure each year with outstanding results.

During the initial consultation for this procedure, the plastic surgeon may make use of breast enlargement before and after photos. This can help to explain the potential effectiveness of the procedure to new patients. Dr. Bryson Richards is a leading plastic surgeon providing breast enhancement and other procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding areas.

What are Breast Enlargement Before and After Images?

Before and after images in case of breast enlargement plastic surgery refer to a set of pictures belonging to an earlier patient who has received the same procedure with satisfying results. The set includes images taken prior to the surgery and after the surgery at a stage when swelling and bruising has subsided and full effects of breast enhancement are visible.

The cosmetic surgeon will take the pictures with the consent of the patient and present them before new patients in a discreet manner. The only goal of the surgeon is to educate new patients about various aspects of the procedure. The pictures can serve as a useful visual tool to help explain what the surgery can or cannot do for them. Dr. Richards tries to ensure that his patients in Las Vegas, NV and other locations can make an informed decision with the help of these images.


When a woman is considering breast enlargement, she may not have a clear idea of how the procedure may help improve her breast appearance and overall personality. Each candidate may have a different requirement in terms of implant type, size, profile, shape, and the placement position of implants. Some patients may need breast enlargement in conjunction with breast lift.

In all such situations, a new patient may not be able to make the best choices on her own. This is where the surgeon may make use of breast enlargement before and after photos to help her make the right decisions.

Being Realistic

In a cosmetic procedure such as breast enlargement, it is very important to ensure that the patient has realistic expectations. This will mitigate the risk of any potential misunderstanding or disappointment at a later stage.

When breast enlargement before and after photographs are made available to the candidate, she will have a fair idea of what to expect and what not to expect from the surgery. Experienced plastic surgeons realize that most satisfactory results in any aesthetic procedure can be achieved when the patient has a positive mindset and realistic expectations.

Online Photos

The plastic surgeon has the option to provide breast enlargement before and after photos on their practice website. New patients can access the images freely from the site, and review them in the privacy of their home or office. This can provide them a clear idea about the procedure even before they are ready to visit the surgeon’s office for a personal 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

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Breast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure involves surgical insertion of saline or silicone implants in the breast tissue to enhance the size and volume of breasts. During the initial consultation process, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of the procedure, including its estimated price.

Dr. Bryson Richards is an experienced plastic surgeon providing breast augmentation and other procedures for the breast, body and face. The first goal of Dr. Richards is to ensure that his patients make an informed decision after taking all aspects into account, including affordability. Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and surrounding communities.

Average Price

Cost will vary based on location and the costs of general anesthesia, surgical room fees, breast implants, medical tests, and other related expenses. On average, the all-inclusive impact on your checking account for breast augmentation plastic surgery may range from $8,000 to $14,000, depending on various factors.

Cost Factors

Breast augmentation procedure is fairly customizable, and dollar figure can differ from one patient to another. The geographic location where the cosmetic surgeon operates will make a difference to the overall cost. The price tag in major urban centers and coastal states will usually be higher than smaller, interior regions in the country. For instance, the dollar amount of breast augmentation in Las Vegas, NV and nearby locations may not be the same as the cost in, say, New Jersey.

The surgeon’s fee will usually vary according to their education, experience, and reputation in the field of breast augmentation surgery. Whether the procedure is performed at the surgeon’s own surgical suite, or at an accredited ambulatory center or hospital, will also impact the overall costs. If breast augmentation is performed in conjunction with breast lift or another procedure, the costs will be different. The financial factors of breast implants will vary according to the quality and type.

Price Tag for Implants

The monetary setback for saline, silicone gel, and cohesive silicone implants can vary significantly, impacting the overall costs of surgery. Saline implants contain a salt water solution in the core. The average cost of saline implants will be in the range of $1,000 to $1,200 per pair. Silicone implants, which include a silicone gel core, may set you back by about $2,000 to $2,200 per pair.

New and advanced qualities of highly cohesive silicone implants may cost about $3,000 to $3,500 per pair. Commonly known as ‘gummy bear implants’, these highly cohesive silicone implants are become increasingly popular despite their relatively higher costs.

Insurance and Finance

The financial sacrifice of breast augmentation surgery or breast implants will usually not be covered by insurance, except in some special cases of breast reconstruction. Most patients are eligible for financing options such as professional medical care financing companies that offer convenient monthly installments at rates of interest that are attractive.

Other financing options that should be explored well before the procedure is set to begin include credit card extended payments, loans from family or friends, bank loans, 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

Fat Grafting

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to enhance the size and volume of the breasts with surgical insertion of saline or silicone implants. Advanced techniques and superior implant qualities have made breast augmentation a highly reliable and predictable procedure. However, post-op complications may still occur in some cases of breast implant surgery.

Breast implant rippling is one of the most common types of complications that could occur at any stage after the surgery. Breast replacement surgery is an obvious treatment option, but it is an elaborate and costly procedure. An experienced plastic surgeon will usually recommend fat grafting technique to mitigate the appearance of implant rippling. Dr. Bryson Richards is a dedicated plastic surgeon who receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and surrounding areas for fat grafting.

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Why Implant Rippling Occurs?

If the patient has insisted on an oversized implant, which is inappropriate to the breast anatomy, or the surgeon has made a judgment error in choosing the implant size, it may result in the condition of implant rippling. Lack of sufficient breast tissue to cover the implant will cause the implant to stretch and develop rippling.

If the patient does not prefer breast replacement plastic surgery procedure to reduce rippling, the surgeon may suggest fat grafting technique. This technique is not designed to fix rippling, but it can make it less noticeable by adding volume and coverage over the implant into the breast tissue.

Key Benefit

A major advantage with fat grafting surgery is that it enables the surgeon to place extra fat in precise locations over the implant. The harvested fat cells can be placed exactly over the rippling area to reduce its visibility and enhance shape and fullness. Fat grafting technique is typically helpful for women who have a natural thin built and have developed implant rippling due to insufficient breast tissue.

With fat grafting technique, the surgeon can provide a kind of padding over the implants, and promote thickening of tissue over the implant. Medial position is usually more difficult to improve when ripples, wrinkles, or folds occur in the implants after the surgery. Fat grafting will be able to serve as a less invasive and much simpler substitute to breast revision surgery. It can add volume to the upper pole of the breasts and cover the rippling of the underlying implants.

Choosing a Skilled Surgeon

Dr. Richards is a leading cosmetic surgeon providing fat grafting procedure to address implant rippling for patients in Las Vegas, NV and nearby locations. The procedure may appear simple on the outset, but it is a sensitive technique requiring high surgical skills and experience to maintain consistency of results. Starting from fat harvesting to fat purifying to fat grafting, every stage of the procedure will influence the final results significantly.

Surgeons with fat grafting expertise can typically ensure that about 70 to 90% of the injected fat survives. Marginal amount of fat loss is unavoidable, but minimal loss will help to reduce the number of fat grafts required.

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

Breast Lift Surgery

Breast Lift Plastic Surgery Las Vegas | Augmentation | ReductionWhen the patient has finalized the decision to undergo breast lift cosmetic surgery, she will have a detailed pre-op consultation as a part of the initial preparation process. The process will involve physical breast exam, evaluation of medical history, assessment of skin elasticity and the position of breasts and nipples.

A surgical plan will be prepared on the basis of these findings and an assessment of the patient’s unique aesthetic goals. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards places a lot of emphasis on the preparation stage because the final outcome will greatly depend on the decisions taken during planning and preparation. Dr. Richards receives patients for breast lift from Las Vegas, NV and surrounding regions.

Surgery Planning

Planning for the breast lift plastic surgery is a critical part of the preparation process. The patient should be frank about her needs and expectations at this stage. The surgeon will determine whether the patient needs only breast lift or lift in combination with breast implants. The surgical technique to be used for breast lift will be determined during the planning process. The size, type, and location of incisions may be finalized.

The choice of anesthesia and sedation will also be discussed and finalized during the surgery planning stage. Whether the surgery will take place at an accredited surgery center or hospital will be discussed. The surgeon will also provide detailed advice and instructions regarding the patient’s role for the surgery preparation. Dr. Richards is a dedicated cosmetic surgeon providing breast lift and other procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV and nearby locations.

Finalizing the Surgical Techniques

The surgeon will make a final choice of one among several breast lift techniques. Each technique will vary according to the choice of incision pattern. All options will be explained to the patient, and the surgeon will help her select the optimal choice that meets her personal aesthetic and health goals in the best way.

The breast size, the extent of lift required, the repositioning of areolas and nipples, skin type and quality, and whether implants will be required in conjunction with lift are factors that will influence the choice of surgical technique.

Pre-op Guidelines for the Patient

The patient will usually receive the following guidelines prior to breast lift procedure. Diligent adherence to the guidelines will improve the chances of a successful surgery.

  • Refrain from smoking for at least four weeks before the surgery, and avoid alcohol for at least two weeks.
  • Stop the use of any vitamin and herbal supplements at least 30 days prior to surgery, unless otherwise specified by the surgeon.
  • Adjust the regimen of any existing prescription medications in consultation with the surgeon and the patient’s personal physician.
  • Discontinue the use of ibuprofen, aspirin, and other blood thinning drugs.
  • Get a mammogram and blood test done, if the surgeon so requires.

A breast lift is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. The patient should arrange for someone to drive her back home after surgery. Preferably, she should also have someone to assist her at home for the first 24 to 48 hours.

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