Breast Augmentation Surgery Overview

Breast Augmentation Surgery Las Vegas | Plastic Surgeon | CosmeticAugmentation mammaplasty, commonly known as breast augmentation, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to enhance the breast size. In recent years, breast augmentation has emerged as one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the US. Dr. Bryson Richards is an experienced cosmetic surgeon providing breast augmentation surgery to patients in Las Vegas and surrounding areas.

Suitability of the Procedure 

An experienced plastic surgeon will evaluate the patient’s health condition, breast anatomy, and personal aesthetic goals before determining her suitability for breast augmentation. Patients with one or more of the following attributes will usually make outstanding candidates for this surgery.

  • The breasts are under-developed or small-sized naturally due to genetics or other factors.
  • The breasts are fairly normal in size, but the patient is keen to enhance the size for aesthetic reasons.
  • Breast volume loss has occurred after a pregnancy, breast feeding, or following significant weight loss.
  • The size of the breasts is at variance with each other.
  • Breast tissue loss has occurred following a mastectomy, and the patient needs breast reconstruction.

Dr. Richards will consider various parameters before recommending breast enlargement cosmetic surgery to his patients in Las Vegas and surrounding communities.

Appropriate Choice of Breast Implants

Both saline and silicone implants have been approved by the FDA for cosmetic breast augmentation. However, each patient may have different preferences, and the cosmetic surgeon is in the best position to recommend the right type of implants. Correct implant choice will contribute to the final results of the procedure.

Breast implants are available in sizes ranging from 120cc to 960cc. The shape of the implants can be round or teardrop and the surface may be textured or plain. Profile of the implants will also vary. An experienced plastic surgeon will help the patient make the most appropriate choice of implants.


The surgeon may decide to perform breast augmentation plastic surgery using general anesthesia or IV sedation. The incision location options include beneath the breast crease, around the areola, in the underarm, or encircling the navel. The surgeon will ensure that the incision is made in an inconspicuous location as far as possible. Through the incision, the surgeon will carve a breast cavity for the placement of implant.

The placement of the implant can be between the breast tissue and chest muscle or simply below the chest muscle. The procedure is usually completed within two hours, but could be a little longer if it is combined with breast lift or another surgery. After the implants have been placed and adjusted into the right position, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures or skin adhesive.


Most patients will be ready to go back to work within a week to 10 days after the breast augmentation surgery. However, patients should avoid strenuous tasks, lifting of heavy weights and aggressive exercises for at least four to six weeks. This will be explained to you but most people already understand this. You do not want any complications. You know your own body though and many people know when they are fully healed and ready to

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, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

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