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Is Hair Transplant Surgery Permanent?

November 23, 2021
The decision to get hair transplant surgery can be a significant one. You want to make sure that the cost and recovery period, albeit a very manageable one, will be worth it in the long run. Fortunately, implanted hairs can continue to grow for a lifetime after transplantation! Here is more information about the results you can expect — and simple tips for maintaining them. What Happens After Hair Transplant Surgery? It takes a while for your skin to heal where the hair follicles were grafted. During this time, it is normal for the transplanted hair to fall out. Try not to worry because new hair growth will start to occur three to four months later and that hair will keep growing… Read Full Post

Will Liposuction Help Tighten My Skin?

November 11, 2021
If you want to eliminate stubborn excess fat, then liposuction may be the perfect procedure. However, if you’re hoping to tighten your skin at the same time, there are a few things to know.  Unfortunately, liposuction will not address hanging skin or skin that’s significantly loose. However, some devices do firm up mild skin laxity. Skin tightening treatments can help with that too. Traditional Liposuction Traditional liposuction is a time-tested method of fat removal. It has helped many people get rid of their unwanted fat and enhance their figures. However, removing excess fat is all that it does.    This minimally-invasive procedure won’t tighten your skin. If you have good skin… Read Full Post

Winter in Las Vegas is a Great Time for Plastic Surgery

October 29, 2021
The wintertime in Nevada may be the perfect time to schedule the aesthetic procedure you’ve been considering. Here are a few reasons why: Cooler temperatures. It’s easy to bundle up in a loose sweater or comfy robe in the winter. Many people feel more comfortable if they can conceal their post-surgical swelling with loose, full-coverage clothing. While the idea of throwing on a sweater during a Las Vegas summer is appalling, our highs in the 50s and 60s in the winter are tailor-made for these clothing options. Plenty of time before spring and summer. Getting surgery in the wintertime means your bikini body will be ready for sure by the summer! Swelling will have gone away, incisions will… Read Full Post
Category: Plastic Surgery

Are Saline Implants Cheaper Than Silicone Implants?

October 13, 2021
Many different factors influence the price of breast augmentation. However, few have a greater impact on what you can expect to pay than your chosen type of breast implant. Saline implants cost less upfront than their silicone counterparts. Keep reading for a complete price breakdown. Breast Augmentation Cost by Implant Type Saline implants are cheaper than silicone ones because of their fill material. Saline is a sterile mixture of salt and water. Meanwhile, silicone implants are filled with silicone gel. Silicone gel comes in various consistencies and is more expensive to produce than a saltwater solution. Our practice charges $4650.00 for breast augmentation with saline implants.… Read Full Post

Breast Lift Recovery: Timeline and Tips

September 13, 2021
Don’t let the fear of a lengthy surgical recovery keep you from getting a breast lift. Most women are able to head back to work after just one week and resume full activity in six. Here’s what you can expect during the healing process, along with some advice for making it more manageable:  2-3 days after surgery: You’ll need a ride home from your procedure. Your breasts will be wrapped in a dressing that you shouldn’t remove on your own. Walking is encouraged right away to boost circulation and minimize the risk of complications. However, most other activities should be limited, as it’s important to get good rest. On that note, be sure to prop yourself up with a few pillows to minimize… Read Full Post
Category: Breast Lift

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

August 30, 2021
The cost of liposuction will depend on your individual needs. Things like your treatment preferences and desired results play a role. Here are the factors that affect how much you will pay for liposuction at our practice: Type of liposuction: Traditional liposuction starts at $3,900. It involves manually breaking up unwanted fat before removing it through a small tube. Meanwhile, SmartLipo starts at $2,799. This laser-assisted liposuction procedure liquefies unwanted fat cells before removal for less bruising and swelling. At the same time, it stimulates collagen and elastin for a flattering skin tightening effect.   Number of treatment areas: Some patients only have one problem spot to… Read Full Post
Category: Liposuction

10 Causes of Sagging Breasts That May Surprise You

July 20, 2021
Breast sagging is something that happens with age. However, age isn’t the only factor that can contribute to drooping breasts. Here are ten reasons why breast skin and tissues stretch out  — something that only breast lift surgery can fix: Age: Your breasts will lose their youthful position over time due to natural changes in your hormone levels, particularly those that happen after menopause.   Genetics: Inherited traits like skin elasticity, tissue density, and the strength of your ligaments play a role in when — and how much — your breast will sag.   Gravity: Years of gravitational pull will inevitably stretch and strain the ligaments in your breasts.   Breast size and shape: Breasts… Read Full Post
Category: Breast Lift

6 Reasons to Get an IPL Photofacial

June 17, 2021
Are you looking for a way to achieve smooth and glowing skin? Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photorejuvenation might be the perfect solution. Also called a photofacial, this popular treatment stimulates collagen and elastin to improve common skin concerns. Here are six reasons to add IPL to your beauty routine: It works where you need it: Most people venture into the world of IPL with a facial treatment. However, they may not know that it can also be used on the neck, chest, hands, and legs. Talk to our team about IPL for total body rejuvenation.   Pigmentation issues don’t stand a chance: IPL is the gold standard for addressing excess pigmentation. It helps to erase age spots, sunspots,… Read Full Post

How to Protect Your Tummy Tuck Results

May 28, 2021
A tummy tuck is a worthwhile investment in your appearance and self-confidence. It offers long-lasting results that you can enjoy for many years to come. If you are interested in this procedure, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Miller has some tips for getting an amazing outcome that stands the test of time: Wait until you are done having kids: Pregnancy can cause sagging skin, excess fat, and abdominal muscle separation. These are the very same cosmetic concerns that may have led you to get a tummy tuck in the first place. While you certainly can have kids after surgery, you risk losing your results. You may need a revision procedure to help get your figure back.   Follow our… Read Full Post
Category: Tummy Tuck

3 Simple Ways to Fade Your Tummy Tuck Scar

April 15, 2021
A tummy tuck works to sculpt your waistline, tighten your muscles, and flatten your abdomen. If that wasn’t enough, it can also help your clothes fit better and improve issues like urinary incontinence and low back pain. The tradeoff is that you’ll be left with a scar — but there are plenty of ways to make it look better. 1. Follow the Pre- and Post-Op Instructions Minimizing a tummy tuck scar starts with good preparation. Make sure to follow our pre-operative instructions to the letter. That includes staying away from nicotine, a chemical that can greatly impair your ability to heal, for several weeks. Aftercare is just as important when it comes to getting the results you want. The key… Read Full Post
Category: Tummy Tuck