Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Breast AugmentationBreast augmentation, a surgical procedure designed to increase breast size and enhance the chest profile, continues to be one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery today.  Once seemingly limited to the realm of Hollywood actresses, breast augmentation is now fully accepted as a way for any woman dissatisfied with the small size of her breasts to finally achieve the fuller, curvier figure she has always dreamed about.  Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards offers only the latest in cutting-edge breast implants, selected for their longevity, high standards of quality, and lengthy record of safety.  Thanks to these next-generation implants, coupled with Dr. Richards' specialized training and exacting use of advanced surgical techniques, women can now enjoy the full curves and beautiful chest profile that exactly matches their ideal of aesthetic perfection, while maintaining a completely natural look and feel!  

Breast Implant Options

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most customizable cosmetic procedures available today, enabling each woman to select exactly the size, shape, feel, and profile of her augmented breasts!  Because breast augmentation relies on the use of breast implants to increase the size of the breast, the choice of implant is extremely critical.  Dr. Richards offers state-of-the-art implants by Mentor and Sientra, two of the leading manufactures of FDA-approved breast implants today, both with proven track records of both quality and safety.  Both companies offer implants in a wide range of sizes, either pre-determined or customizable depending on the type of implant.  Other implant choices include:

  • Shape: anatomical/teardrop or round
  • Material: saline or silicone
  • Texture of shell: smooth or textured
  • Profile: a higher profile creates a more prominent silhouette

Given the extensive number of options, choosing the correct implant for your physique and aesthetic goals can seem overwhelming.  Dr. Richards will work closely with you to ensure that you understand the benefits of each option available to you, as well as how each option will impact the final look and feel of your newly-enhanced breasts.  


Breast Augmentation Procedure and Recovery

Breast augmentation surgery is an outpatient procedure performed under IV sedation (twilight sedation) or general anesthesia.  The typical breast augmentation usually requires about 1-2 hours, depending on your specific surgical plan and whether you have selected an ancillary procedure (such as a breast lift) to be performed at the same time.  You will take prescription-strength pain medication for several days after your surgery, so you will need to have someone available to drive you home after surgery and stay with you until you are able to drive again.  Most patients are able to resume normal activities within two weeks of their surgery, although full recovery can take up to a month and strenuous exercise and movements that involve the arm and chest muscles should be avoided for several weeks.  Dr. Richards will schedule follow-up visits with you for one week, two weeks, six weeks, and three months after your breast augmentation to ensure your safe, successful recovery.


Contact Dr. Richards

At Dr. Bryson Richards' practice located in Las Vegas, Nevada, we strive to offer a comprehensive menu of aesthetic services designed to deliver long lasting, highly effective results while minimizing discomfort and downtime, as well as the potential for risk and complications, as much as possible.  Dr. Bryson Richards is a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon dedicated to utilizing only the most state-of-the-art technologies and techniques, while maintaining exceptionally high standards of patient education and care at all times.  Whether you are seeking non-invasive rejuvenation to enhance your youthful glow or a surgical solution to a long-standing aesthetic concern, Dr. Richards and his highly trained, fully licensed staff will work closely with you to develop a treatment approach that is custom-tailored to achieve your unique goals and enhance your unique beauty.

If you would like more information on breast augmentation with Dr. Richards, or would like to learn more about our other surgical and non-surgical procedures, we encourage you to contact our office for a consultation today.  We look forward to hearing from you!