Choose a Liposuction Surgeon You can Trust | Las Vegas Cosmetic SurgeryLiposuction cosmetic surgery procedure can produce dramatic body contouring outcomes and transform an individual’s figure as long as it is performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon. The choice of the liposuction surgeon will be the most important decision that a patient will be required to take at the initial stage.  

Patients should objectively assess the professional credentials of a surgeon and assess whether they feel comfortable while communicating and engaging with the surgeon. Dr. Bryson Richards is a board certified plastic surgeon providing liposuction and various other procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding locations.


Board Certified from the ABPS

To undergo a procedure such as liposuction, the patient should preferably select a surgeon who has a board certification in plastic surgery from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). ABPS is the most respected and authoritative certification board in the field of plastic surgery in the US, and it has the most rigorous process of certification and maintenance of the certification.

Surgeons with an ABPS certification will typically invest in the highest quality standards and practices to perform surgical procedures, adopt the current surgical techniques and technology, pursue continuing education, and follow the latest safety protocols to deliver the best outcomes to their patients.

If the surgeon is board certified by the ABPS, it serves as an assurance for the patient that the surgeon would have:

  • Graduated from an accredited medical school
  • Passed comprehensive written and oral exams
  • Completed a minimum of six years of surgical training following medical school with at least three years of focused training in plastic surgery
  • Completed continuing medical education, including patient safety, on a yearly basis
  • Affiliation with accredited, state licensed, or Medicare certified surgical facilities


Relationship of Trust and Open Communication

Just like any other surgical procedure, liposuction surgery is a personal journey for a patient. Optimal results and deep satisfaction levels will be achieved when the patient enjoys a relationship of trust and open communication with the surgeon, and they are able to bond in that they are both on the same page. This encourages the patient to share their innate cosmetic needs and aspirations with the surgeon, and allows the surgeon to appreciate the patient’s requirements more accurately.

Having chosen the right surgeon, the patient will have a sense of reassurance throughout the process from the consultation to the actual liposuction surgery and recovery. The patient’s state of mind will count in achieving desirable final results and a sound overall personal satisfaction level. Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and nearby areas for liposuction surgery.


Professional Credentials of Dr. Richards

Dr. Richards received training in advanced cosmetic and plastic surgery at the leading Cleveland Clinic. He completed his graduation from Cornell Medical School in New York City and was chief plastic surgery resident at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. He earned his board certification from the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Richards is a regular invitee to national conferences where he shares his expertise with his peers. He has also published numerous scientific papers in innovative research areas related to the field of surgery.

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Consultation is one of the most important stages in the breast lift cosmetic surgery procedure. To make the most of this consultation, the patient should be ready to engage proactively with the surgeon at this stage. The foundation for a successful breast lift surgery will be laid down during this stage.

The surgeon will prepare a unique breast surgery plan to match with the specific needs of the patient based on the information collected during the consultation. Dr. Bryson Richards is a board certified plastic surgeon providing breast lift and various other procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding locations.


Health Assessment

To begin with, the surgeon will perform a basic health exam to evaluate the patient’s suitability as a candidate for breast lift plastic surgery. The patient’s overall breast anatomy, amount of skin laxity in the breasts, type and quality of skin, and the size and position of nipples will be assessed. The surgeon may also order specialized mammograms in a few cases.

The detailed health records of the patient will be reviewed, and the surgeon will ask questions about any current medical conditions of the patient. Body weight and measurements will be checked to plan for a proportionate breast figure.


Reviewing Patient’s Goals

During the consultation, it is essential for the patient to be forthcoming about her personal cosmetic needs and aspirations with regard to her shape and appearance of breasts. Based on her feedback, the surgeon will determine the extent of correction required and whether breast lift may have to be performed together with breast implants or as a standalone procedure.

The patient should feel free to carry images from magazines or websites to show to the surgeon about the kind of breast figure she desires. The surgeon will take her inputs into account while creating a custom breast lift surgery plan tailored to meet her specific requirements.  


Developing Expectations

At the time of the consultation, the surgeon may present before the patient breast lift before and after photos. The patient can review the photos to understand what to expect and what not to expect from the procedure.

The surgeon will also answer the patient’s questions and concerns on all aspects related to the procedure. Some surgeons may also provide testimonials of past patients to let the patient know about their experiences with regard to breast lift procedure.


Pre-Surgery Guidelines

As part of preparation for breast lift, the patient will have to follow a few do’s and don’ts. Certain types of medications and nutrition supplements may have to be stopped for a few days before the surgery. Smokers will be required to stop smoking for a certain time period prior to the procedure.

The surgeon may also guide the patient about arranging for transportation on the day of surgery, hiring a nurse for aftercare if required, and applying for at least a week’s leave from the workplace well in advance. The patient will also learn about the estimated costs of the breast lift procedure during the initial consultation. Proven and committed cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and other parts of this region.

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Liposuction is one of the most effective body contouring cosmetic surgery procedures available today. Over the years, the procedure has become more advanced and less invasive, resulting in minimal risk and reduced discomfort and downtime. Several techniques can be used to perform liposuction, but the overall procedure steps will largely remain unchanged in each case.

Dr. Bryson Richards is a board certified plastic surgeon providing liposuction and other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. During the initial consultation, Dr. Richards will apprise the patient of the various steps involved in the surgery, and put them at ease. Patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive liposuction from Dr. Richards.



Liposuction plastic surgery procedure usually involves only local anesthesia, but general anesthesia may be used in some cases where multiple areas are involved or a substantial amount of fat reduction is necessary. Mild sedation may be used along with local anesthesia, depending on the patient’s anxiety levels.

Local anesthetic such as lidocaine is usually applied in the tumescent liposuction technique, which makes the procedure less risky and reduces anesthesia effects. However, patients who are allergic to lidocaine may not be able to undergo tumescent liposuction.


Placement of Incisions

Small incisions will be made in inconspicuous locations within the targeted area once the patient has been placed under anesthesia. The size of incisions generally ranges between a quarter and a third of an inch. As long as the incisions are small and placed discreetly, the patient will not have to worry much about the subsequent scarring.

Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and nearby areas for liposuction and several other procedures for the breast, body and face.


Removing Excess Fat Tissue

The surgeon will introduce an ultra thin cannula through the incisions to minimize or remove stubborn fat tissue. Once the vacuum tube reaches the deeper layers of fat, the surgeon will gently manipulate it to dislodge the fat cells. As the fat cells begin to disintegrate, the surgeon will suction them out through a pump or syringe attached to the other end of the cannula.

Advanced techniques such as laser, RF or ultrasound energy may be used at this stage of fat reduction to make liposuction less invasive and more precise. The patient will anyway have to be administered replacement fluids through IV during and after liposuction in order to compensate for the loss of fluid and blood.


Wound Closure

The incisions will be closed with traditional or absorbable sutures once the fat reduction procedure is completed. Drain tubes will usually be placed by the surgeon below the skin in the incision areas. This will help to collect excess fluid and reduce infection risk in the first few days after surgery.

Drain tubes as well as sutures will usually be removed in about a week or 10 days. If the incisions are very minor, the surgeon may allow them to remain open so that bruising and swelling is minimal. If liposuction is performed together with other surgeries, the procedure steps may be slightly adjusted.

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Skin Rejuvenation Treatments

Natural aging process, sun damage, illness, and heredity factors can cause the emergence of facial wrinkles and fine lines, age spots and pigmentation, and an uneven or dull complexion. Patients can achieve skin rejuvenation without cosmetic surgery through a number of innovative skin resurfacing treatments.

Advanced facial treatments, chemical peels and laser based procedures can help to restore the skin’s natural vitality and radiance. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides skin rejuvenation procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.


HydraFacial is a revolutionary non-invasive facial procedure to replenish moisture to the dry skin, restore the optimal nutrient levels of the skin, and enable the patient to prolong and preserve renewed, healthy and smooth skin appearance.

HydraFacial is based on a unique Vortex Fusion process, which will remove damaged skin cells from the top layer to reveal a more youthful, healthy complexion. At the same time, it will infuse the skin with vital nutrients and antioxidants to keep the skin looking fresh and young on a sustainable basis.

MicroLaser Peel

MicroLaser peel is a fast and effective skin resurfacing treatment that involves the application of a special laser to improve the conditions on the topmost skin layers. The laser energy will be focused in a way to gently remove a thin layer of the damaged skin in order to renew texture and restore a more youthful appearance.

This precision technique can be performed at controlled depths for best outcomes. Moderate wrinkles, scars, sun damage, pigment irregularities and keratosis conditions can be improved with this treatment without involving plastic surgery.

Vi Peel

Vi Peel is a powerful yet gentle medical grade chemical peel to treat common skin conditions such as wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, acne and acne scars, age spots, sun spots, rosacea, melasma, enlarged pores, and oil balancing.

The unique chemical formulation of Vi Peel is safe for all skin types and colors, and can be applied on the face, neck, arms, chest, legs and back. The chemical combination works on the skin to remove uppermost damaged layers, promote cellular turnover, and restore firmer and clearer skin.

Laser Hair Removal

Unwanted hair can be removed from the desired areas of the body in proven and sustainable manner with advanced laser technologies such as Cutera xeo. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for safe and innovative skin rejuvenation procedures, including laser hair removal.

The treatment provider will focus the Cutera xeo laser beam at the follicle of the targeted hair. As the laser energy passes through the skin, it gets absorbed by the hair follicle’s pigment. The burst of energy will painlessly destroy the carbon in the unwanted hair follicles, killing the hair itself and preventing re-growth of hair in that follicle.

The laser procedure involves no anesthesia or recovery period. Patients will usually need about six to eight laser treatment sessions, spaced about one to two months apart, in order to reduce all the unwanted hair.

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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According to the ASPS figures, liposuction is currently the second most popular procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon in the US. Before the surgeon accepts a patient for liposuction, they will determine their fitness to undergo the surgery. The surgeon will evaluate various aspects to assess the candidacy and then schedule a date for the surgery.

At the time of pre-op consultation, the surgeon will try to know the reasons why the patient wants to have liposuction and which specific concerns about their body may be bothering them. Dr. Bryson Richards is a board certified plastic surgeon providing liposuction to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding locations.


Suitable Candidates

An ideal candidate for liposuction would be someone who has a fairly good health condition, and their body weight is within 25 pounds of their ideal weight. The person would be unhappy about the appearance of stubborn fat pockets in certain areas of the body, which have become resistant to exercise and diet. A suitable candidate will be over the age of 18, and will have a positive mindset, clear goals and reasonable expectations from liposuction.


Who is Not a Candidate?

The cosmetic surgeon may advise certain people to avoid liposuction. These may include:

  • A woman who is currently pregnant or breastfeeding, or planning to have pregnancy
  • A person with underlying health concerns which could interfere with the surgery or the post-operative recovery
  • Smokers who are unwilling or unable to give up the habit for a specified period of time as advised by the surgeon
  • People who are unable to change the schedule of certain prescription or non-prescription drugs as advised by the surgeon.
  • People who are allergic to lidocaine, a local anesthetic which may be applied as part of tumescent liposuction.


Teen Candidacy

In rare cases, liposuction may be performed on candidates who are still in their teens. These candidates will typically have one or more lingering fat bulges remaining after a major weight loss. The teen’s physical and emotional health, maturity and self-esteem concerns will be assessed before they are selected as candidates for liposuction.


Adult Candidacy

In a procedure such as liposuction, there is no prescribed upper age limit. The surgeon will evaluate whether the patient is physically fit to safely under the surgery. If the patient is uncertain about their health, they may first consult with their doctor and then visit the cosmetic surgeon’s office for a more detailed candidacy evaluation.

Patients with a fair amount of skin elasticity in the affected areas will be ideal candidates because their skin will adapt smoothly to the new, sculpted contours. Older patients will typically have greater skin laxity compared to the younger ones. Dedicated and sagacious plastic surgeon Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and nearby areas.  


Keeping Realistic Expectations

Liposuction is only meant to reduce localized concentrations of fat in certain areas of the body. Only about 10 pounds of fat or less will be usually removed from the affected areas. Ideal candidates should know that liposuction is not a weight loss surgery, and only designed to improve body contours.

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