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.

Calf Augmentation

If you need to enhance the size and definition of your lower legs successfully, when a diet and exercise routine has failed to help, you should consider having a calf augmentation surgery. Although the cosmetic surgery is fairly straightforward, you still need to be aware of the potential risks and complications involved in this procedure.  

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

Potential risks 

The goal of calf augmentation is the insertion of silicone implants into your lower legs. For this, your surgeon will have to make an incision. The risks associated with calf augmentation are similar to what one could face after having any other plastic surgery.  

The risks include abnormal bleeding during the surgery, chances of bacterial infection, blood clotting, and asymmetrical shape in both legs. More severe complications include deep vein thrombosis, numbness as a result of nerve damage, altered skin pigmentation, and fluid accumulation beneath the skin.  

While many of the aforementioned risks do sound critical, you can avoid their occurrence by choosing an experienced plastic surgeon.  You can also reduce the risk of revision surgery if you have your procedure done by a reputable surgeon.  

How to avoid infection?  

Even though the infection can lead to many complications, it can be avoided by choosing an appropriate surgery center that follows the advocated quality standards and adheres to the best safety protocols. A sterile environment can significantly reduce infection risks. In addition to that, you should be prepared to follow your surgeon’s guidelines. The first few days following your surgery are crucial, and you must protect your incisions from getting infected.  

The difference in skin sensation  

Generally, patients do feel numbness in the implant region after the calf augmentation surgery. However, this doesn’t persist for a prolonged period. If you still experience a difference in skin sensation after a few weeks, then it is better to consult your surgeon. Sometimes the numbness might become permanent. An experienced surgeon will take preemptive measures to reduce this risk.  

Risk of unfavorable scarring  

Calf augmentation is not a general surgery procedure. A skilled plastic surgeon creates a customized plan for their patients. This allows them to place incisions in a discreet location. However, scarring can only be avoided to an extent. To improve your scarring, your surgeon will most likely prescribe you a post-surgical ointment depending on your skin type.  

How to mitigate risks associated with calf augmentation  

Choosing an experienced cosmetic surgery will significantly reduce the risks and complications. Along with that, you should follow their preparatory and post-surgery recovery instructions. It is important to avoid smoking before and after your surgery.  

In so far as the post-surgery care and recovery are concerned, it is best to take plenty of rest in the first few days. Take your medications and antibiotics properly. Wear a compression garment, if your surgeon has advised, and avoid participating in strenuous physical activities till you have completely recovered. 

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 medical procedure that enhances lower leg stability and strength. After this procedure, your lower legs would look muscular, which is due to the insertion of silicone implants. But before you the implants are surgically placed, your cosmetic surgeon will brief through the specifics of the procedure so that you could make an informed choice. 

During this pre-operative consultation, your surgeon will show calf augmentation before and after pictures. This way, you will get an idea as to what to expect and what not to, after having a calf augmentation procedure. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides calf augmentation to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations. 

Importance of visual evidence for the patients  

Generally, an experienced cosmetic surgeon would start with a pre-op discussion with visual evidence of his previous patients. This ensures transparency and makes the discussion more engaging. The evidence depicts how a calf augmentation changes the appearance of lower legs. Upon analyzing the images, you will feel more confident about your calf augmentation surgery. Above all, you can picture its potential results in your lower legs.  

Moreover, there is this psychology among the patients that, if a particular surgery has worked well on other patients, then it can help them attain similar results as well. To add to this psychological concept is the sense of reassurance and security. In the sense, patients would trust the cosmetic surgeon more, after viewing the pictures.  

Now for calf augmentation in particular these before and after images are not on the site but this does not mean they cannot be added any day. On top of this, this does not mean a patient cannot see these images during the consultation which is vital anyway.  

One photo is worth a thousand words 

As the saying goes, one picture is enough to convey the essence of a particular idea. Although verbal cues comprehensively explain the idea, visual evidence can portray the same idea in a compelling way. Your cosmetic surgeon, however, will stick to both verbal cues and visual evidence. But usually, patients cut to the chase and ask for pictures since not many of them would understand complex medical terms.  

In addition to that, if a patient is having a language barrier, one simple image is enough for them to know how the surgeon can help them. On the other hand, the surgeon should only stick to real cases and unedited images. Because if the image is photo-shopped, you may be misled into believing something that this procedure cannot achieve, eventually pushing you to make a wrong decision.  

Relating back to a point previously made, images speak volumes. And digital images reveal so much they enable even the most uncreative patients the ability to picture what this surgery will look like on them. That’s the capability of digital technology which has transformed the world in so many ways.  

Sharing pictures on social media platforms 

Nowadays, for many people, a day is incomplete without checking their feed on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest. A cosmetic surgeon can wisely capitalize on the reach of such platforms to promote the before and after images of calf augmentation procedure.  

Eventually, the images would reach thousands of people. It increases a patient’s awareness about the procedure, thus encouraging them to make better decisions. 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 (Lower Leg Implants) 

Calf augmentation is a procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon to give patients an enhanced strength and balance to their lower legs. This is done by inserting silicone implants in their natural contour of lower legs. If you need this cosmetic surgery, then you would first need to consult with a surgeon to determine your requirements.  

Based on your goals discussed during the pre-operative consultation, a cosmetic surgeon will give you an estimate for the entire surgery. If you choose a dedicated surgeon, you can get the best results within your budget. However, calf augmentation is regarded as an elective cosmetic procedure. Therefore you may not get insurance coverage for this.  

Meanwhile, there are financing options that can help you cover the surgery costs through monthly installments. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides calf augmentation to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities.  

How cost varies with the extent of the procedure 

The cost for calf augmentation varies in accordance with the requirements of the patient and the extent of the surgical procedure. For less intensive surgeries, cosmetic surgeons use local anesthesia and mild sedation. This way you can incur the costs associated with general anesthesia.  

However, for a major surgery, intravenous sedation wouldn’t suffice. In such cases monitored anesthesia care is preferred which comes with an extra fee of an anesthesiologist. Moreover, if the situation demands, the cosmetic surgeon may have to perform an additional procedure called thigh lift, thereby increasing your costs.  

Meanwhile, you can stay within your budget if you choose to go for a combined procedure. This way you can cut the individual fees paid to the surgeon, anesthesiologist, and other additional costs, by paying a single fee to cover everything.   

Plastic Surgeon’s Fee  

If you choose an experienced plastic surgeon over a less trained surgeon, then there would obviously be a difference in the fees. This is because of the improved surgical techniques and instruments used by an experienced surgeon. In addition to that, they would follow stringent quality standards adhering to the latest safety protocols. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) encourages patients to choose surgeons that work well with their requirements.  

How costs vary with the health care facility.  

The cost of living and real estate are higher in metropolitan cities as compared to other less-populated places. In general, the cost of healthcare is higher at such places would be higher as a result of higher cost to land, tax, products, etc. It is sagacious to know the cost variations between different locations before making the choice for the facility. 

Financing  

You should not compromise on the quality of care for lower prices. Hence it is best to consider a financial plan if you are short of ready funds. There are financial plans that give you the fees required for your calf augmentation. This lump sum is then recovered monthly through installments.  

Many third-party healthcare financing companies offer attractive loans at competitive rates of interest. Above all, you will get quick approval such as loans especially for procedures such as calf augmentation. 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 surgical procedure that enhances the size and definition of your lower legs. Also known as lower leg implants surgery, the procedure involves placing silicone implants in your natural contours of lower legs. However, the extent of the surgery is determined by the cosmetic surgeon after understanding your requirements. 

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

Suitable Candidates for Calf Augmentation  

Calf augmentation is often sought by those individuals who want the physical deformity of their lower body addressed. In addition, bodybuilders sometimes undergo calf augmentation to enhance their physique. Essentially, all of those who want their lower body imbalance rectified seek calf augmentation after consulting with their plastic surgeon.  

Surgical Procedure for Calf Augmentation  

The procedure for calf augmentation will be informed to by your cosmetic surgeon prior to your surgery. It starts with a small incision behind your knee, shortly after which your cosmetic surgeon would carve a pocket within which the implant would be placed. The implants can either be one or two layers, depending on your requirements. Essentially, if you want a bigger calf, your cosmetic surgeon will place another implant before carving your desired shape for the calf.  

Toward the end of your surgery, the surgeon would encase your implants by closing the incisions with sutures. The natural scar tissue formation would keep your implants secure for years.  

Generally, the surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure wherein local anesthesia and mild sedation is given prior to the patient. The surgery would last for one hour. However, for patients seeking a larger implant, general anesthesia is given before a two to three-hour-long surgery. 

Post-Calf Augmentation Care and Recovery  

Although you might need to use crutches during the initial period, in about one week or 10 days, you can get back to your conventional routine. The crutches are used so as to ensure that your incisions are properly healed. For bodybuilders and athletes, they can resume your exercise regimen within six to eight weeks. After the recovery period, patients will have a stronger and balanced lower body build 

Benefits of Calf Augmentation  

Not everyone can attain well defined and sculpted lower legs through a stringent diet and exercise routine. Calf augmentation helps them achieve their goals. This cosmetic surgery would give the patients an enhanced shape to their calves quickly. Above all, calf augmentation plastic surgery will give improved body symmetry and a toned lower leg.  

You no longer need to shy away from wearing shorts, swimsuits, or anything that reveals your calves. With a skilled cosmetic surgeon, you can have your calves reconstructed while giving a natural look to it. People may not even recognize that it is artificially carved.  

Moreover, the risks associated with this surgery are minimal. Therefore, you don’t need worry too much about the side-effects and complications after 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.

Breast Implant Replacement

Most women will have their breast implants last for a very long time without any complications. New implant qualities are highly resilient and manufacturers usually offer a lifetime warranty on the implants. However, patients should know that despite the warranty, their breast augmentation results may not last a lifetime.  

You should expect that you may have to remove or replace your breast implants at least once in your lifetime. About a decade ago, an FDA report estimated that about 20 percent of women with implants would have to undergo a revision cosmetic surgery within 10 years of their initial implantation.  

This number is likely to have gone down further in the last decade, considering the rapid improvements in surgical techniques and breast implant qualities. As long as your primary breast augmentation procedure has been performed correctly, chances are that you can enjoy the results for at least 10 to 20 years without any trouble.  

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

When Do You Need Breast Implant Removal or Replacement? 

Here are a few possible reasons why you may need to undergo a breast implant removal or replacement plastic surgery at some future date.  

You are Unhappy with the Implant Size  

After your breast implant surgery, you might realize at some point in the future that you are dissatisfied with your overall breast appearance because the implants are either too small or too large for your liking. If you have a change of aesthetic preferences, you may choose to have your implants removed or replaced any time.  

Capsular Contracture  

The natural healing reaction of your body following the insertion of implants at the time of breast augmentation will result in the formation of a protective scar tissue or capsule around the implants. In a few cases, this scar tissue may thicken or harden, causing tightness or pain in your breasts. 

In some patients, this condition may also lead to the implant losing its shape or moving from its position. You may require breast implant removal or breast implant replacement surgery to correct this condition.  

Implant Rupture  

If your saline implants get damaged or puncture, it will cause the implant to deflate. The saline solution will exit the implant, but it will not harm your health because it is a fully biocompatible fluid. Silicone implants may also get ruptured in rare cases, but the viscous silicone gel may not move out of the implant shell.  

In fact, the silicone implant rupture may be a silent one, and may only get detected during an MRI. In any case, an implant rupture will make it necessary to have your breast implants removed or replaced. 

Implant Revision Procedure  

You will usually have the choice to opt for breast implant removal without replacement or with implant replacement. If you want to avoid a replacement, you need to combine implant removal surgery with a breast lift to restore a firm and youthful natural breast appearance.  

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for safe and proven plastic surgery procedures.  

Contact Us 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.