Breast Implants Size

shutterstock_124665286The final outcome in breast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure will be impacted by the type and size of implants that a patient has chosen. Therefore, it is advisable to discuss the size aspect closely with the surgeon and make the optimal decision. Dr. Bryson Richards is an experienced plastic surgeon providing breast implants and other procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding communities.

Choosing the Implant Size

Breast implants are available in various sizes ranging from 120cc to 960cc. A number of factors should be considered while choosing the size of implants:

Personal Aesthetic Goals

Breast augmentation plastic surgery is usually performed for aesthetic reasons. Whether the patient has a goal to make the under-sized breasts more proportionate to the rest of the body, or she simply desires more voluptuous breasts even though the current breast size is normal, will make a difference to the size choice.

Natural Breast Size

One of the limitations in choosing the breast implants will be the size of natural breasts. The breasts should have sufficient extra tissue to cover the implant without causing rippling or other problems. If only limited tissue is available, it may not be possible to choose very large implant sizes.

Breadth of Chest and Shoulders

The chest and shoulder breadth or the size of the frame will differ for each patient. Breast implants are typically available with different base widths. Therefore, the patient will have to choose a size that works well with her frame.

Personal Lifestyle

Breast implant surgery is a long-term procedure. An experienced cosmetic surgeon will discuss the patient’s lifestyle in order to make the right recommendation of implant size. Women who enjoy playing outdoor sports, running, climbing, swimming, body building or perform other physically straining activities, may do better with a moderate size of implants. Large implant sizes may hamper their ability to exercise optimally.

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Proportion and Symmetry

The choice of implant sizes is not just about how bigger the breasts may appear. It is also about creating the right proportion and symmetry to make the breasts more visually appealing. Many women seek breast augmentation surgery just to achieve more even and symmetrical breasts.

In such cases, the size of implants will be chosen accordingly, and some women may have to use differently sized implants on each side. Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and nearby locations for breast implant surgery.

Profile Appearance

When selecting the implant size, the patient will also have to consider what kind of profile she wants. If the patient desires a moderate profile, she may have to choose implants with minimal projection. These implants will not stick out much from the chest, and are usually well-suited for patients with a wide chest.

Women who seek a slightly higher profile than a moderate profile may choose moderate-plus profile. These implants will project slightly more than moderate implants, and will be marginally tapered. These are good for women with a small and narrow chest.

High profile implants may be chosen by women who seek maximum projection and cleavage. These implants have a smaller base so they project more.


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Plastic Surgeons vs. Cosmetic Surgeons

Plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures have transformed the lives of millions of women and men in the US. The patient not only stands to gain in terms of an attractive aesthetic appearance, but also receives a boost to their self-esteem and overall personality. However, success in these procedures can depend on various factors, and in particular the expertise of the surgeon will perform the procedure.

Dr. Bryson Richards is a highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon providing a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures for the breast, body, and face. Discerning patients in and around Las Vegas, NV who are looking for a reliable and reputed plastic surgeon for their needs have an opportunity to receive cutting edge procedures at the state of the art practice of Dr. Richards.

Organized Plastic Surgery

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) along with the respective established plastic surgery societies in each state are dedicated towards the cause of improving patient safety. These societies try to ensure that the surgeons maintain the best quality standards and follow established surgical practices and norms in order to achieve optimal outcomes in every procedure.

Patients are guided and encouraged through these organizations to choose an appropriately qualified and trained cosmetic surgeon for their needs. Most satisfactory results in any cosmetic surgery procedure can be obtained when the surgeon employs advanced and proven surgical techniques and is equipped to provide the right treatment in a safe and professional environment. Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and nearby locations for various surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Legal Support for ASPS, ABPS

The ASPS, ABPS, and the Utah Plastic Surgery Society (UPSS) recently earned a crucial legal victory in the Court of Appeals in Denver, CO. A lawsuit filed against these societies had been previous dismissed by a local court, and now the Appeals Court has upheld the dismissal. The lawsuit had challenged the validity of the advertising and education campaign of these societies on patient safety.

The plaintiffs had argued that the patient safety promotion campaign was causing loss of business to non-plastic surgeons. However, the courts have dismissed the complaint, which serves as an important legal victory for the cause of patient safety and organized plastic surgery. The victory is also seen as a validation of the ‘Do Your Homework’ campaign of the ASPS to support patient education.

The main contention of the plaintiffs was that the campaign was deceptive because it differentiated between plastic and cosmetic surgeons. However, the appellate court upheld that the plaintiffs had failed to prove any deception or violation against the ASPS, ABPS, and others.

Vital Distinction

Brian Brzowski, the UPSS President, said that the court’s decision reaffirms the importance of generating public awareness about the vital distinctions between specifically trained plastic surgeons and other surgeons. The bottom line is that patients should increase their awareness and make the right selection of a plastic surgeon for their health and cosmetic needs.

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Dr. Bryson Richards: One of the Top Plastic Surgeons in Las Vegas
Dr. Bryson Richards: One of the Top Plastic Surgeons in Las Vegas

Advancements in cosmetic surgery over the years have made the procedures much safer, less invasive, and more targeted in terms of aesthetic results. However, the skills, training, and experience of the surgeon who performs the procedure still continues to be the most important factor that will impact the final outcome.

Women and men in Las Vegas, who are seeking to improve their aesthetic appearance through surgical and non-surgical procedures, have an opportunity to achieve their goals with Dr. Bryson Richards. Dr. Richards is an eminent plastic surgeon in Las Vegas providing state of the art procedures for the breast, body, and face.

Education and Training

Dr. Richards graduated from the prestigious Cornell Medical School in New York City, and received advanced training in plastic surgery from the renowned Cleveland Clinic. He was the chief plastic surgery resident at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. He adopts the most cutting edge surgical techniques to deliver outstanding aesthetic results to his patients in Las Vegas and nearby areas.

Additional Accomplishments

Recognizing his expertise as a cosmetic surgeon, various societies invite Dr. Richards to speak at national meetings addressing thousands of other plastic surgeons. One of his papers about a technique to dramatically reduce pain after breast augmentation was published in the leading Aesthetic Surgery Journal, and has been cited by other articles on breast surgery.

Dr. Richards has been the recipient of the top resident research award for studying data at his institution in order to discover patterns that would help to improve patient care. Dr. Richards also have a strong commitment to humanitarian causes. He has volunteered his time performing cleft lip and palate repairs in Uganda, Africa.

Adopting Latest Techniques

Dr. Richards believes that continuous research and upgrading of knowledge and education is crucial for every plastic surgeon in a rapidly advanced world of surgery. He stays abreast with the latest techniques and technologies in the cosmetic enhancement field, and embraces innovations and methods that have been proven and accepted by the industry.

Dr. Richards recognizes the potential risks and complications involved in various aesthetic surgery procedures. He will adopt a conservative approach while keeping patient safety as the paramount goal at all times. According to Dr. Richards, best outcomes in plastic surgery can be achieved when the surgeon maintains the right balance between the art and science aspects of surgery, and creates sustainable, predictable, and natural looking results.


Dr. Richards has earned numerous awards and honors during the course of his career, which include the following:

• 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

Dr. Richards has also published numerous papers in eminent medical publications and journals, and made presentations in his areas of surgical expertise.

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