Plastic Surgery Blog
Breast lift or Mastopexy firms and tightens the breast. It raises the nipple on the profile of the breast and is often done in conjunction with breast implants. Over the year’s factors such as pregnancy, breast-feeding a baby, and the forces of gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Breast lift surgery or, Mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If an implant is inserted at the time of the lift, a silicone gel implant is typically used. The silicone implant is lighter and does not put as much pressure and strain on the breast tissue. Although no surgery can permanently delay all the effects of gravity, a breast-lift is a very rewarding and satisfying surgery to perform. Patients are so thrilled to be able to find clothes that fit well and not to be constrained by having to wear a bra at all times.
It is important to establish a good rapport with your surgeon, and feel free to ask to speak to former patients about their experience. You will be pleased to discover how Mastopexy surgery can make you feel youthful, and more attractive than ever before.
If you would like more information about having a breast lift in Las Vegas or would like to schedule a consultation, contact the office of Dr. Miller. He is a board certified plastic surgeon in Las Vegas Nevada.
“Mastopexy is the plastic surgery mammoplasty procedure for raising sagging breasts upon the chest of the woman; by changing and modifying the size, contour, and elevation of the breasts.”
Cosmetic surgery has become all the rage of a generation; enticing patients with its promise of prolonged youth and beauty. For many, such surgery means an end to a lifetime of low self-esteem and unrealized dreams of looking a certain way. For others, cosmetic surgery means an opportunity to turn back the clock and revisit a time when unwrinkled skin and prominent cheekbones told of our youth.
No matter what our reasons for embarking on cosmetic surgery, one thing is clear; it is imperative that we understand the cosmetic surgery procedure and costs before surgery. An educated patient is an empowered patient; it is essential that any elective surgery is researched thoroughly.
Part of learning about the cosmetic surgery procedure and costs is finding out about the surgeon you have chosen to perform your surgery. Never choose a cosmetic surgeon based solely on price. An inexpensive surgery will mean nothing if you have a lifetime of scarring or health problems after having been exposed to a disreputable doctor. Cosmetic surgery procedure and costs do not necessarily go hand in hand. Research the credentials of any surgeon you are considering; speak with other patients who have undergone cosmetic surgery with this particular doctor; in short, do your homework.
After finding the most reputable, experienced, and skilled surgeon to perform your surgery, the next step in learning about cosmetic surgery procedures and costs is educating you on what to expect. Speak with your surgeon as well as other patients who have been through the particular cosmetic surgery you have elected to make sure you understand what you will experience before, during, and after your cosmetic surgery. Educate yourself on the healing process and those things you can do to ensure a fast and healthy recovery. Additionally, be sure you understand the risks associated with cosmetic surgery and learn what to look for to protect yourself from infection while recovering. http://www.drstephenmiller.com/las-vegas-tummy-tuck.html
One of the things most people are concerned with when exploring cosmetic surgery procedures and costs is the price associated with cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery can be expensive and, because it is an elective surgery, is often not covered by insurance carriers. Be sure to check with your health insurance company to determine if any or part of your cosmetic surgery is approved for coverage. Do not let price stand in the way of having the best surgeon you can find perform your cosmetic surgery. There are financing options available through financial institutions and often through the surgeon’s office itself that can help you pay for cosmetic surgery.
Cosmetic surgery procedures and costs can be overwhelming to understand. But if you take the time to do your research, you’ll be in the best position to receive affordable, safe, and, ultimately successful, cosmetic surgery.
There are three main benefits associated with cosmetic surgery. They are related to the physical improvement, fast procedure as well as long-lasting results. http://www.drstephenmiller.com/las-vegas-liposuction.html
Did you know that Nevada recently passed a law that you must be a Physician, Physician Assistant, RN or Advanced Practice RN to inject Botox and Fillers. Dentists and Podiatrists may inject Botox and Filler only after they have completed special training. The new law also states that injections can only be done in a Medical facility or a professional medical office. The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2017.
- any person other than a physician, physician assistant, dentist, registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse or podiatric physician from injecting a neuromodulator derived from Clostridium botulinum, a neuromodulator that is biosimilar to or the bioequivalent of such a neuromodulator or dermal or soft tissue fillers; (2) such persons from delegating such injection to an unauthorized person; and (3) any person from injecting a neuromodulator derived from Clostridium botulinum, a neuromodulator that is biosimilar to or the bioequivalent of such a neuromodulator or dermal or soft tissue fillers outside his or her scope of practice or in a location other than a medical facility or the office of an authorized medical professional. Sections 3.3 and 7.2 of this bill require the Board of Dental Examiners of Nevada and the State Board of Podiatry, respectively, to prescribe training for dentists and podiatric physicians, as applicable, which must be completed before a dentist or podiatric physician is authorized to inject such neuromodulators or dermal or soft tissue fillers.
In 2008 Nevada’s Board of Health adopted the regulation saying all health care providers must not administer medications from single-dose vials to multiple patients. Which means that we have to purchase 50 unit vials of Botox and it can only be used on a single patient. If you only get 20 units for your frown, the doctor has to pay Allergan for use of a 50 u vial and throw the rest away. Nevada is one of the only states to have this regulation. California and other states do not have to follow this.
The new Syneron Elos Plus is the ultimate multi-application platform, combining numerous cutting edge treatments. Elos Plus is the world’s first and only technology that incorporates both bipolar radio frequency (RF) and optical energy (either laser or pulsed light). The combination of these two types of energy allows for better total energy delivery into the skin, with the ability to utilize lower levels of both optical and RF energy. Less optical energy, when synergistically combined with bipolar RF, improves safety for all skin types.
The Elos Plus is considered a ‘platform’ that integrates a number of different treatments. These treatments include;
- Motif LHR for Effective Hair Removal
- SRA/IPL (Photofacial) for Vascular & Pigmented Lesion Treatment
- Sublime for Facial Contouring and Wrinkle Treatment
- Sublative Rejuvenation for an Increase in Collagen, Wrinkle Treatment, Acne scars and to improve overall texture.
Sublative Special $750
Face and neck (reg $900)
Improve Skin Tone & Texture (Exp 2/28/17)
Sublative offers patients of all skin types a safe and effective solution for reversing multiple signs of aging. Sublative rejuvenation is a deeper treatment that fights fine lines and wrinkles, eradicates acne scars, and improves overall texture. RF energy is precisely directed into the skin in the form of a matrix. Healthy skin around the dots accelerates the healing process of the skin. Post treatment, new collagen and healthy skin cells are produced. Sublative enables you to achieve a more youthful appearance. This is truly the next generation of safe and effective rejuvenation technology. Typical treatment protocol is 3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on your skin’s condition. Depending on selected course of treatment, downtime can vary from two to five days.
Sublime Special $450
Face and neck (reg $500)
Skin Contouring (Exp 2/28/17)
Sublime is a safe and gentle skin contouring treatment that combines bi-polar radiofrequency and light energies of elos® technology to precisely heat the dermal tissue and stimulate production of collagen within the target treatment area. The Sublime procedure uses the elōs combination of gentle pulsed infrared light (wavelengths 700-2000 nm) and bi-polar radio frequency (RF) to provide deep dermal heating. Collagen and elastin depletion in the dermis result in the loss of dermal volume, creating sagging of the skin. This treatment stimulates long term collagen synthesis, resulting in an immediate and long term firmed appearance. Fine wrinkles are reduced, facial contours improved and overall skin quality reveals a much smoother, more even complexion. Sublime is safe and effective on all skin types and involves no downtime. Most patients see gradual and cumulative results throughout their Sublime treatment series. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on your skin’s condition.
Sublative and Sublime can be combined to target different depths of the dermis for total skin rejuvenation and skin tightening.
Face and neck (reg $1400)
Packages also available. (Exp 2/28/17)
IPL/SRA (Photofacial) -Special $150 per area (reg $200)
Pigmented & Vascular Lesion Treatment (Exp 4/5/17)
Safely and comfortably fade the appearance of skin imperfections caused by the sun, and uneven skin tones caused by brown and red spots (such as rosacea, spider veins and age spots). We’re proud to offer elos, the first and only technology that uses the combined energies, bi-polar radio frequency and light energies The targeted pigmented or vascular lesions absorb the light energy, raising the temperature of the target tissue. Then RF energy flows to the pre-heated area and elevates the temperature of the target to a safe and effective level, providing an overall improvement in skin appearance. Gradual and cumulative improvement of skin tone is typically achieved in 5 treatment sessions. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on your skin’s condition.
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Laser Hair Removal
Treat unwanted hair growth on all body areas including: upper lip, cheeks, chin, neck, breasts, stomach, arms, shoulders, bikini area, legs and back. elos is the first and only technology that uses combined energies to effectively and gently remove hair of many colors and types from all skin tones. elos is truly the next generation of safe and effective hair removal technology. Achieving beautiful, silky smooth skin is now easier than ever. Hair growth is reduced after each treatment. The number of treatments required will be based on your hair color, hair type, body area and skin tone.
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Finally an alternative to a face lift!
Now there is an answer for those of us who need to treat our wrinkles, sagging jowls and the loose skin under our chin and in our neck but are not ready for a face lift. The Profound system is a minimally invasive device delivering bipolar, non-ablative radiofrequency (RF) energy to the dermal layers of the skin. Profound is a revolutionary new energy-based facial treatment designed to create new elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid – the building blocks that keep your skin smooth and elastic. All without surgery, fillers or toxins, Profound dramatically improves aging skin, so you can look years younger.
What Profound does?
The effect of a lack of elastin and collagen as we age:
Starting in our mid 20’s, elastin starts to break down, becoming less elastin and losing its spring. think of a lumpy mattress as the springs become old and lose their ability to recoil. Uniquely, Profound® is clinically proven to create 3 vital skin elements: elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid2. These major skin building blocks work to create dermal volume.
What is the best method to build elastin and collagen?
Profound is a clinically-proven* treatment that builds elastin and collagen. By carefully heating the skin’s elastin and collagen to an exact temperature for an exact amount of time, Profound leads to the creation of new elastin and collagen to repair aging skin.
What is the Profound procedure like?
Profound is a quick, single treatment performed in a physician’s office Your doctor will provide a local anesthetic to manage comfort. The system delivers precise temperatures to the deeper skin layers, exactly where the energy being delivered is most beneficial.
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Profoundly Impressive Results of a Multi-Center Study of 100 Patients
Effective at Toning Lax Skin, Creating Dermal Volume
- 1st clinical evidence of profound neoelastogenesis2
- Clinical proof of new elastin, collagen & hyaluronic acid2
- Increase in reticular dermal volume2
High Physician & Patient Satisfaction
- 100% response rate for wrinkles3, 95% response rate for skin laxity3
- 47% had “significant to dramatic improvement in global skin appearance”3
- Non-surgical, yet yields 37% improvement in skin laxity compared to a surgical face lift4
- Natural healing response at all skin levels2. No fillers. No toxins.
*Based on results of a clinical study in 20 patients, measuring improvement in Fitzpatrick Wrinkle Scale at 3 months compared to baseline based on independent review of photographs.
1 Elastometry and Clinical Results After Bipolar Radiofrequency Treatment of Skin, Willey, Andrea et al. Dermatologic Surgery, 2010
2 Bipolar Fractional Radiofrequency Treatment Induces Neoelastogenesis and Neocollagneesis, Hantash, Basil et al. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 2009
3 Prospective Multicenter Clinical Trial of a Minimally Invasive Temperature-Controlled Bipolar Fractional Readiofrequency System for Rhytid and Laxity Treatment, Alexiades-Armenakas, Macrene et al. Dermatologic Surgery, 2012
4 Blinded, Randomized, Quantitative Grading Comparison of Minimally Invasive, Fractional Radiofrequency and Surgical Face-lift to Treat Skin Laxity, Alexiades-Armenakas, Macrene et al, Archives of Dermatology, 2010
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Pigmented & Vascular Lesion Treatment
Safely and comfortably fade the appearance of skin imperfections caused by the sun, and uneven skin tones caused by brown and red spots (such as rosacea, spider veins and age spots). We’re proud to offer elos, the first and only technology that uses the combined energies, bi-polar radio frequency and light energies, to effectively and gently restore and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin. The targeted pigmented or vascular lesions absorb the light energy, raising the temperature of the target tissue. Then RF energy flows to the pre-heated area and elevates the temperature of the target to a safe and effective level, providing an overall improvement in skin appearance.
How does skin rejuvenation with elos work?
The combined bi-polar radio frequency and light energies of elos technology precisely and safely target pigmented lesions such as freckles, sun spots and age spots. Vascular lesions such as spider vessels and redness from rosacea are also lightened and gradually fade.
Is skin rejuvenation with elos right for me?
elos is an effective treatment for most skin types.
When can I expect to see results?
Gradual and cumulative improvement of skin tone is typically achieved in 5 treatment sessions. The total number of required treatment sessions depends on your skin’s condition. Schedule a consultation to establish your personalized treatment schedule.
Does it hurt?
Cooling of the skin surface ensures additional safety during treatment. This is a no-downtime procedure. Most patients return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
Stephen M. Miller, MD and Axiom Spa Open House
May 25, 2016 5-7 PM
Join us for a night of raffles, demonstrations, special promotions and catered refreshments.
Special promotional prices on Silicone Breast Aug, Fraxel Repair, Thermage, Micro Needling with PRP, Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Kybella, Voluma, Radiesse, IPL-photo facials and all of the skincare lines listed above.
Representatives of the top anti-aging products will be presenting valuable information about their products.
This is an excellent opportunity to meet Dr. Miller, his staff and Axiom Spa technicians.
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According to many websites gives an option to standard breast inserts for many women. There are two types of Natural Breast enlargement procedures; Fat transfer breast augmentation and Stem-cell breast augmentation. As the name suggests “fat transfer”, the process involves removing of fat cells from any other part of the body (thighs or buttocks) and transferring it into the breasts. On the other hand, mature stem-cells from excess fat in the client’s own body can be collected, and then injected into the breasts to be augmented, where they can generate more excess fat to enhance the breast naturally. Traditional breast augmentation isn’t completely successful, while natural augmentation has many benefits such as, less complication and threats. Also, the recovery time of naturally augmented breasts will be shorter than standard breast augmentation.
TRADITIONAL BREAST IMPLANTS
Saline or silicone breast implants are trending for decades, as they are safe. However, we cannot ignore the drawbacks of traditional breast implants; No natural look, looks lethargic for some women, and non real feel. And, if the body is not responding to the implants, then the healing process will take much longer time. Some women experience deformation due to the implants, as they can slip out of the correct place. Most of the women desire naturally augmented breast; however, due to the unavailability or costlier process, they tends to choose traditional breast implants.
NATURAL BREAST AUGMENTATION
Natural breast augmentation has the least recovery time; Only 2 days, as there are no implants involved in the process. Naturally breast augmentation surgery carries fat or stem cells from the patient’s body. Therefore, there are no risks associated with this type of surgery. This type of surgery is also helps in reducing unwanted fat from the thighs or buttocks, which is directly proportional to losing weight. This methodology doesn’t influence the women’s potential to get mammograms, not at all like traditional breast augmentation
Natural breast augmentation has many benefits but has a major drawback; Limited increase in breast size! Yes, Natural breast augmentation doesn’t support the massive increase in size, so for those women who are looking for massive increase should not go with this type of surgery. However, one cup size can be easily increased with this procedure. This is the ideal surgery for women who are looking to restore their breast dull appearance due to aging, nursing, or pregnancy. The fat transfer process or stem cell augmentation can easily make breasts considerably rounder & firmer. Some women prefer a firmer as well as the rounder breasts instead of the breast size. Cosmetic surgeons like will not reject any type of breast augmentation surgery, so it is up to you; deciding which one is the best for your appearance and desire.
Learn more about Las Vegas plastic surgeon Stephen M. Miller, MD, PC, FACS located at 8435 South Eastern Avenue Las Vegas NV 89123