Skin Removal Surgery

After a massive weight loss, it is often necessary to perform a skin removal surgery in order to restore a smoother and natural looking skin appearance. Sometimes, the surgeon may recommend this surgery after a pregnancy or to correct the severe aging effects on the skin. Your surgeon will customize the surgery plan according to the amount of sagging skin in one or more areas of the body.

The kind of surgical technique your surgeon chooses to perform this procedure as well as the discreet incision placement will impact the long term outcomes of your surgery. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides skin removal surgery to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.

Tummy Tuck

The appearance of droopy or hanging skin around your waist and abdominal area can be corrected with a tummy tuck as part of your skin removal cosmetic surgery. Your surgeon may also tighten loose and separated underlying abdominal muscles in this procedure. Sometimes the navel may be moved to a new, more natural looking position as part of the abdominoplasty surgery.

Upper Arm Lift

Massive weight loss can sometimes cause the appearance of loose and hanging skin in the upper arms. To correct this condition, your surgeon may recommend an arm lift plastic surgery. In this procedure, they will create an incision along the bottom of the upper arm or in the armpit (if lesser amount of skin removal is involved).

Thigh Lift

Sagging skin in the upper leg area can occur after a major weight loss or due to aging effects. When you gain excess weight, it can cause fat tissue pockets to occur in your thighs and buttocks. Later on when you go through a weight loss, the area will deflate, causing the skin to remain hanging if it has become inelastic. A thigh lift contouring procedure can restore the smooth, youthful look of your thighs.

Back Lift

A weight loss surgery will help you reduce a dramatic amount of excess weight, but it could result in the appearance of unsightly rolls that extend under your bra line to your waist or even lower. Your surgeon can eliminate the loose skin and fatty tissue pockets with a back lift surgery. With this skin removal cosmetic surgery procedure, you can achieve attractive and natural looking curves that you will feel proud of.

Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian butt lift or a traditional buttock lift plastic surgery procedure can eliminate sagging skin from your rear end. If you want to restore definition and tighter contours in your lower back, waist and hips, a butt lift surgery can help. A Brazilian butt lift is less invasive because it does not involve fatty tissue removal. Depending on your needs, your surgeon will recommend the appropriate technique to restore a younger looking posterior.

Lower Body Lift

Lower body lift surgery combines one or more procedures, such as thigh lift, buttock lift, and tummy tuck surgery. If you need a more comprehensive skin removal surgery, your treatment provider may suggest a lower body lift to eliminate large amounts of sagging skin from multiple lower body areas. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for skin removal surgery.

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a 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

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Breast Implant Profiles

Breast implants come in a wide array of sizes, shapes, and profiles. Profile of an implant determines how forward projecting your breasts will appear. Major implant manufacturers have different names for their implant projection. However, in generic language they are available as low profile, moderate profile, and high-profile implants.

Low profile implants are recommended for women that have significant breasts and are looking to make them a little fuller. Moderate or moderate plus implant profiles are recommended the most by cosmetic surgeons for breast augmentation procedures.

High profile implants offer the most dramatic results in terms of forward projection. They are most suited to women that have narrow chests and little breast tissues. They are also recommended for women wanting fuller and rounder breasts. It’s vital that you work with your plastic surgeon in determining the most suitable type of breast implants.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides breast augmentation surgery to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.

When to Choose High-Profile Implants?

Many patients erroneously assume that high profile refers to sitting higher on the chest. However, it means that the implant type will have the maximum forward projection. High profile implants allow cosmetic surgeons to incorporate maximum volume without being limited by the breast base width. They offer a significant degree of fullness in the upper pole of the breasts.

Plastic surgeons generally position the breast implants under the pectoral muscle. This allows the transition in the upper breast pole to appear softer. High profile breast implants are unique to providing the maximum fullness and roundness of breasts. High profile implants are ideal for women with narrow chest walls desiring a prominent cleavage through their cosmetic surgery.

Candidates for Intermediate and Low Profile Implants

Low and moderate profile implants are best suited for women that prioritize natural looking results through their breast augmentation plastic surgery. These implants work on filling out the breast well without resulting in an overdone appearance. This is especially true for implants placed under the pectoral muscle.

Low-profile implants are particularly helpful for women that have wide chest wall base and are not looking to add significant volume to the breast size. Women with wide natural base may not find moderate and high-profile implants comfortable since the implant will be too narrow to fill out the breast base well properly. There will be better balance with low-profile implants since they have a wide base.

Choosing the Right Breast Implant Profile

Each body is unique with different characteristics. This makes it important to discuss your aesthetic goals and expected results with the cosmetic surgeon before choosing an implant. Your surgeon will explain available options and what they can do for you.

They will also discuss the pros and cons of saline versus silicone breasts and the different profile types. If required, you can ask the treatment provider to show before and after pictures of the surgery on women with similar body types. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for breast augmentation surgery.

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a 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

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

BAM

Cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation mastopexy have vastly improved with the rapid strides made in healthcare and surgical technology. The current procedures are less invasive and more effective in nature. The amount of time taken for one to bounce back depends on their capability to follow post-operative care instructions laid down by their cosmetic surgeon.

The expertise of the breast surgeon you choose plays a major role on the recovery as well. During your initial consultation, your provider will create a customized treatment plan for breast enhancement. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides breast augmentation mastopexy to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.

Expected Recovery after Breast Augmentation Mastopexy

It’s crucial that you get adequate rest for the first few days after your breast augmentation mastopexy procedure. You should consider staying at home for a minimum period of seven days for quick healing. Most cosmetic surgeons recommend light physical activity after the first three days. This helps in improving blood flow and ensuring a quicker recovery.

However, it’s pivotal that you don’t overdo any physical activity after your plastic surgery. Try avoiding strenuous activities, such as lifting heavy objects, running after a pet, playing softball or volleyball, and so on. This may put a strain on your incisions. You may undertake vigorous activities after about a month of the surgery.

The extent of surgery plays a major role in determining the time taken for recovery. Women with general good health should be able to resume their work after about 1 to 2 weeks of getting a breast augmentation mastopexy.

Special Post-operative Garments are Crucial

Your surgeon will recommend the use of a special surgical bra. You should wear this following the surgery to improve your recovery and results. Surgical bras are especially important if your implants were placed underneath the chest muscles. You should wear the bra for several weeks at all times, except when taking a bath.

Once the surgeon allows you to remove the surgical bra, you should consider wearing a sports bra to provide your breasts adequate support. A few cosmetic surgeons recommend using wrap-type bandages to make it easy for breast implants to harmonize with breast muscle and tissue. This bandage helps in providing additional support and makes sure that your breasts naturally adapt to the given new shape.

Avoid Tobacco Products

You should quit smoking and consuming tobacco products in any form after getting a breast augmentation mastopexy. This is to prevent your blood vessels from shrinking during post-operative period. Shrunken blood vessels don’t allow for regular oxygen flow. Also, nicotine interferes with red blood cell activity. These factors can significantly add to the recovery time and increase the risk of complications.

Managing Pain during Recovery

Your surgeon will prescribe painkillers for you to deal with bruising and pain following the plastic surgery. The prescription medicines will also help with swelling and mild soreness. It’s vital that you refrain from performing activities that require complete attention, such as driving while on these medications. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for breast augmentation mastopexy.

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a 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

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Lymphedema Post Plastic Surgery 

Lymphedema is the condition in which the functioning of the lymphatic system is impaired. This can be critical because the lymphatic system plays a vital role in our body’s immune system and protects us from foreign substances. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides lymphedema post plastic surgery treatment to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.

How is Lymphedema Diagnosed?

Persons who have recently undergone cancer surgery that involves the lymph nodes or those who have had plastic surgery are likely to show signs and symptoms of lymphedema.

In patients who do not show obvious symptoms of the condition, the surgeon may require imaging tests to check the condition of the lymphatic system. The common tests include:

  • MRI Scan which uses radio waves in a magnetic field to produce high-resolution, 3-D images of the system
  • CT Scan in which x-rays show cross-sections of the body structures to reveal blocks in the flow of lymph
  • Doppler Ultrasound which uses high frequency sound waves to bounce off the red blood cells and give a picture of blood pressure and flow
  • Lymphoscintigraphy in which radioactive dye is injected and scanned using a machine to image the lymphatic system and find blocks in the flow of lymph.

Lymphedema Treatment Methods

Lymphedema treatment is done at different levels, based on the degree to which a patient is affected by the condition. Some of the early-stage treatments include:

Exercises

Patients are encouraged to perform light exercises to move the affected limbs to improve the drainage of lymph fluid.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Massage Treatment Post Surgery

The success of post-surgical advanced manual lymphatic drainage massage lies in its gentleness. Most experts believe that heat and deep massage are counterproductive in a post-surgical setting; thus, it is important that you NOT substitute deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, or other massage technique for this advanced treatment. Your specific treatment plan—including when to begin advanced MLD and how frequently you should receive treatments—will depend on the surgical procedure you had and your unique state of health.

Post-surgical MLD is an advanced technique requiring specialized training, and should only be performed by a licensed massage therapist. If you have had—or if you are planning to have—a mastectomy or a cosmetic procedure such as a facelift or liposuction.

Read more about post surgery massage for MLD.  

Compression Garments

When exercising, patients have to wear a long sleeve or stocking made of special material that causes compression of the arm or leg. This helps the lymph to flow away from the affected limb.

Pneumatic compression

Here, the patient wears a special sleeve over the affected arm or leg. The sleeve is connected to a pump which periodically inflates the sleeve. By creating external pressure on the limb, this technique helps to move the lymph away from the toes and fingers.

Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)

This is a comprehensive approach in which different therapy techniques are combined with changes in lifestyle for better outcomes.

Surgery for Lymphedema

Different types of surgical procedures are used to treat lymphedema. In Lymphatic Bypass procedure, lymph vessels are reconnected to drain into the venous system. Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer involves harvesting of lymph nodes from one part of the body and surgical implantation into the affected area to rebuild the failed lymphatic system.

After a diagnosis of lymphedema is confirmed, doctors initiate treatment through non-surgical procedures, and advice the patient to adopt good skin care and elevation of the extremities. When such measures fail to control the lymphedema, there is no alternative to surgical treatment. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for lymphedema treatment.

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a 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

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Nipple Plastic Surgery 

Women often fret over the appearance of their breasts, wondering if they are the right size and shape. Sometimes, it is the appearance of the areolas and nipples that is the source of worry. While there is no right and wrong shape and size for breasts, nipples and areolas, areola reduction surgery can certainly help you achieve the look you want. 

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides nipple and areola reduction surgery to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.  

Who is a Candidate for Areola Reduction Surgery 

The size and shape of your areolas is often determined by genetics. However, it may change with age or due to weight gain, or following pregnancy and breast feeding. In most of these situations, the change is caused by a loss of skin elasticity that makes it sag. This is not a medical issue but may be a cosmetic one. 

If you are unhappy with the shape and size of your areolas or nipples, areola reduction cosmetic surgery can help you gain the exact appearance you desire. It may also be combined with other cosmetic breast surgery techniques such as breast lift or augmentation or breast reduction surgery for best results. 

About Areola Surgery 

Areola reduction plastic surgery is a procedure used to decrease the size of the areola which is the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple. It is also useful to deal with puffy or prominent nipples. The surgery itself takes around 1 to 2 hours and the difference in shape and size of the areola is visible soon after.  

What the Procedure Involves 

Areola reduction procedure is performed at the doctor’s office or clinic or in a hospital on an outpatient basis. A tiny incision is made around the nipple, a little of the dark part of the areola is removed and the cut is then closed with dissolvable sutures. Overnight stay in the hospital is not necessary, and after the anesthetic effect wears off, you will be sent home. You have to see the surgeon after one week for a follow-up. 

Post-Surgical Care 

Your surgeon will advise the following after areola reduction surgery for a safe and quick recovery: 

  • Use an ice compress to reduce swelling of the breast. 
  • Avoid reaching above your head and bending over for the first few days after surgery. 
  • Do not lift things weighing more than 1 kg during this recovery period. 
  • Wear a support bra for at least 3 weeks after the surgery to support the breasts and avoid discomfort or soreness. 

Within a few days of the surgery, you can have a shower and get back to your routine level of activity. Changes in the size and shape of the areola will be visible soon after the surgery.  

Over time, the minor scar left at the site of the incision will also fade away, leaving you with the perfect breast appearance you desire. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for nipple and areola reduction surgery.  

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a 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

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Surgical and Non-surgical Options to Build a Strong Jaw Line 

Attractiveness in both men and women depends to a large extent on the harmony in their facial features. A defined jaw line structure contributes significantly to the overall impression of the face. If you have a chin that is weak or recessed, an expert plastic surgeon can fit you with a customized chin implant to improve your appearance. 

Genioplasty is the technique in which surgery is performed on the chin to improve neck, chin and jawline contours. This chin enhancement surgery involves placing an implant around your present chin bone to change the size and shape of the chin. When a skilled cosmetic surgeon performs this procedure, it lends a well-defined structure to a weak or recessed chin to make the face more attractive. 

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides chin and jawline enhancement procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations. 

Why Get a Chin Implant? 

Chin implant plastic surgery that corrects a weak or recessed chin can make you more confident about your looks. Chin augmentation helps to: 

  • Correct weakness in the chin 
  • Enhance facial harmony by making the chin proportionate to your other facial features 
  • Change the appearance of a “double” chin that is caused when your chin bone is very small 
  • Lend greater definition to the jawline and neck 

How Does a Chin Implant Look? 

Chin implants are small devices made out of a biocompatible solid material such as silicone. They are designed to fit snug around your chin bone. The implants come in different sizes and contours to give your plastic surgeon a good choice of finding the one that will give you the most natural looking chin. 

If the chin implant surgery is done by a skilled surgeon, the results will be most natural, and no one can tell that you have undergone the procedure. 

What You Must Know About Chin Implant Surgery 

Chin implant surgery is generally performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The surgeon first makes a tiny cut below the chin or within the mouth. Then, he fits the chin implant through this incision and places it around the chin bone. 

After the surgery, sutures are used to close the cut, and the chin is bandaged. Chin implant surgery generally requires less than an hour to complete. The time may be greater if you are simultaneously undergoing other cosmetic procedures.  

Recovering From Chin Implant Surgery 

The little discomfort following the chin implant surgery is easy to control using a cold compress or pain medication. For the first two weeks after surgery, you must sleep only face-up and with your head elevated. This will help protect the incisions made during the surgery and also prevent post-operative swelling.  

Most persons who undergo chin augmentation surgery experience very less downtime and can get back to their daily routine within a week’s time. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for chin and jawline augmentation.  

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a 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

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Calf Augmentation Plastic Surgeon

Calf augmentation is a lower leg reconstructive procedure that imparts strength to your calves. Once the surgery is complete, you will live with its result for many years. Therefore, it’s critical to choose an expert and dedicated plastic surgeon for calf augmentation.  

When this transformative cosmetic surgery procedure is carried out by an inexperienced surgeon you are at risk of facing adverse consequences ranging from infection to deep vein thrombosis. This not only puts you at serious risk but also demands an additional investment for a revision procedure in many cases. 

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides calf augmentation to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities.   

Identifying the Right Surgeon 

Your cosmetic surgeon should have completed training in both general and plastic surgery. It is important for your surgeon to know various implant-based body contouring procedures with actual practice experience. A well-qualified surgeon will follow stringent quality standards adhering to safety protocols.  

They will not compromise quality for their reputation that they hold in the medical profession. They usually invest heavily in cutting-edge surgical equipment and techniques for the purpose of ensuring the best results.  

Key aspects to consider before choosing your surgeon  

Before meeting a cosmetic surgeon for your preoperative consultation, it is ideal to make a list of questions that you have in mind related to the procedure. Upon meeting your surgeon, you can clear these questions. You will know whether the plastic surgeon is suitable for your goals from their approach while answering your questions.  

You can also ask them about their background and experience so as to get an understanding about their proficiency in the field of plastic surgery. If you are curious, you can also ask about their success rate and visual evidence of their past clients.  

People often refrain from choosing a business-minded surgeon and choose someone who is friendly and comfortable to talk with. At the same time, you must ensure whether the surgeon’s fees are well within your budget.  

An important question that you should ask yourself before making the final decision is, whether you want to work with a surgeon willing to offer assistance in meeting your aesthetic goal or a surgeon who follows a “one size fits all” principle.  

Why should you choose an ABPS board certified surgeon? 

ABPS or American Board of Plastic Surgery is a board that certifies a select number of plastic and cosmetic surgeons every year. An ABPS board certified plastic surgeon will adopt best practices along with the highest quality standards. They usually have the latest surgical instruments and techniques. Needless to say, they will pull out all the stops to deliver outstanding aesthetic results.  

ABPS is a highly prestigious body and the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Patients choosing an ABPS board-certified plastic surgeon will have a sense of assurance that the surgeon is specialized in the field and has undergone the minimum requirements to complete their training in medical surgery.  

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for calf implants.  

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a 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

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Calf Augmentation

Calf augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that involves the placement of silicone implants in your lower legs. While the procedure is similar to any other plastic surgery in many ways, post-operation care and recovery are crucial for attaining the best possible results.  

Before the procedure, your surgeon will explain to you details regarding recovery and its different phases. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides calf augmentation to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.  

Initial Recovery Phase 

The recovery process lasts for a few days but the actual length of recovery varies in accordance with the extent of surgical procedure and the size of implants. During the initial days after your recovery, your plastic surgeon will ask you to wear a compression garment. Once significant improvement occurs in your recovery and healing, you can take off your compression garment.  

Shortly after the surgery, some patients may experience soreness and pain. In order to cope with this discomfort, your surgeon will prescribe pain killers and other meds. In less than two weeks, you can start walking around and do your daily chores. In addition to that, inflammation and bruising will dissipate within the first week. But it is best to take showers rather than baths in the first few days of recovery.  

In most cases, your cosmetic surgeon will insert a drain tube beneath your skin to clear the excess fluid. Even otherwise, you may have some fluid drainage, which is normal. As a matter of fact, this is a good sign, as it improves your healing and decreases the recovery period.  

First few weeks after calf augmentation surgery  

During the first few weeks following your calf augmentation surgery, you will notice a decline in swelling. You will notice your skin to appear loose around treatment sites. But over time this will regain its tightness. Usually, it will take six months for your skin to be 100% normal. Then again, the period varies with the elasticity of your calf skin. The elasticity, on the other hand, changes in accordance with age and genetics.  

Above all, during the initial weeks, it is vital to keep a close eye on any signs of infection near the incision sites. To ensure a speedy recovery, it is important to attend your post-op consultations with your surgeon. By doing so, your cosmetic surgeon will be able to review your healing progress and suggest medications in case there are any complications such as excessive inflammation or infection.  

Workout routine after your surgery 

If you are an athlete or a bodybuilder, before starting your workout routine, it is important to consult with your surgeon. Although it is important to do a mild walking routine within the first week of surgery, your surgeon might suggest you refrain from aggressive exercises. Gentle exercises, on the other hand, will prevent the formation of blood clots in your legs, thereby shortening your recovery period.  

Aggressive exercises and other physically intensive limb movements might have to wait for 4-6 months. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for calf implants.  

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a 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

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Calf Augmentation 

Since calf augmentation surgery is a major medical procedure, taking preparatory measures for it would ensure a safe and successful result. The calf augmentation procedure starts with an incision on the natural contour of your lower legs before inserting silicone implants to enhance the size of your calves.  

However, before your cosmetic surgeon determines your candidacy for the surgery, you will have a preoperative discussion. In this discussion, your surgeon will give you preparatory guidelines, which you must strictly abide by. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides calf augmentation to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations. 

Preparatory measures and guidelines for calf augmentation  

  1. You should stop smoking for at least some time (if you are a smoker) before and after your surgery. Generally, your cosmetic surgeon will give you a window within which you should not consume any tobacco products. 
  1. If you take any supplements, NSAIDs, or blood-thinning medications, it is important to refrain from it for at least two weeks before surgery. If the situation demands, your cosmetic surgeon will extend thistime period, depending upon your recovery. 
  1. Also, if you take any drugs prescribed by your physician, consult with your cosmetic surgeon to see if any adjustments in the medication are necessary. 
  1. Avoid infection risks by washing your lower legs thoroughly, maintaining proper hygiene. 
  1. Protein intake will help you in your postoperative recovery. Hence consume lean proteins and stay hydrated. 
  1. Maintain a proper sleep schedule before your surgery. 
  1. Follow your exercise routine before your surgery. Although it is important to refrain from physical activities after your surgery, maintaining a fit body prior to the procedure will help you achieve a desirable result. 
  1. Generally, your cosmetic surgeon would ask you to complete some diagnostic imaging and laboratory tests. Get these done as soon as possible since it is important in your pre-op consultation. 
  1. Arrange professional help to boost your post-operation recovery. This way you can get assistance in emptying your surgical drains, taking medicines properly, and moving around your house. 
  1. After your surgery, it is important to take an Uber or a driver to get you back home. Refrain from driving yourself back home.
  1. Wear something loose and comfortable on the day of your surgery. It is better if you are accompanied by a responsible person. 
  1. Your cosmetic surgeon will advise you to not have any food 8 hours before your scheduled time of calf augmentation surgery. 

Preparatory guidelines for postoperative recovery phase 

It helps to plan ahead and buy the necessary first aid such as gauze, bandage, and compression garments. In addition to that, make a note of all the antibiotics, ointments, painkillers, and anticoagulants that you will need after your calf augmentation surgery.  

You should apply for leave at your workplace for at least one week well in advance. You may also inform your employer that for a few days after your rejoin work, you would have to avoid physically strenuous work. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for calf implants. 

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a 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

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Calf Augmentation 

Calf augmentation surgery promises a desirable shape and definition of your lower legs. While it gives a robust appearance, this procedure can also improve your lower body proportion. However, in order to get this refreshed body symmetry, you will need to go through a cosmetic surgery that lasts from one to two hours.  

It is important to understand the procedure so that you would feel more confident before making a decision. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides calf augmentation to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities.  

Anesthetic procedure  

Depending on your requirements, your cosmetic surgeon will either use local or general anesthesia. Generally, for smaller implants, local anesthesia would suffice but for those who need enhanced and muscular lower legs would need multiple implants, hence the need for general anesthesia.  

If you need to undergo additional procedures such as thigh lift or buttock lift along with calf implants, general anesthesia could be the best option. The decision is made in consultation with an anesthesiologist. Also, the anesthesiologist will be present in the surgery room to monitor your vitals and response to anesthesia.  

Incision 

Once the anesthesiologist confirms your positive response to anesthesia, your surgeon will create incisions in the targeted areas of your lower leg. The size of each incision depends on the size of your custom silicone and the extent of augmentation required. Moreover, your plastic surgeon will ensure that incisions will be invisible from plain sight, and less prone to scarring.  

Insertion of silicone implants  

After incisions are created, your surgeon will then create a pocket to insert the silicone implants. This is the pivotal part of this procedure. While doing this, your surgeon will ensure that the implant is placed behind your tissue, in such a way that you will not feel them after the surgery. As soon as your recovery is complete and swelling is resolved, your new lower legs would look natural as before.  

Closing the incisions  

Upon double-checking the placement of implants, the incisions will be closed using sutures. Generally, dissolvable sutures are used for the purpose. If the situation demands, your surgeon may also insert temporary drain tubes below the area of the incisions to collect excess fluid. Drains and sutures are removed within a week or two, depending upon your needs.  

After covering the incision areas with bandages, you will be put in a post-operative ward wherein your surgeon will monitor your recovery for a few hours. If you don’t show any signs of abnormal discomfort, you can return to your home the same day after your calf augmentation surgery.  

Change in surgical plans  

If your calf augmentation surgery is performed in conjunction with other procedures such as tummy tuck or buttock implants, there will be a slight change in surgical procedure steps. With additional procedures such as liposuction or fat transfer surgery, your lower legs will get a more defined shape.  

Your cosmetic surgeon will discuss these additional procedural steps with you prior to your surgery. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for calf implants. 

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a 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

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.