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What is Dermaplaning?

January 13, 2020
Dermaplaning is a non-surgical method of exfoliation that can improve your complexion. The treatment can revise deep acne scars and remove “peach fuzz,” or vellus hairs, to leave skin smooth and soft. If you have concerns about acne scars or other skin conditions, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen M. Miller, can help you find a solution. He is trained in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures that can address scars, signs of aging, and uneven skin tone. How does Dermaplaning Work? Dermaplaning gently removes the outer layer of skin to smooth and even out your complexion. Dermaplaning can be done manually with a scalpel or with an electronic tool called a dermatome,… Read Full Post

Profound® Non-Surgical Facelift vs. Traditional Facelift

December 18, 2019
When people think of the places they most want to reduce signs of aging, they immediately think of the face. There are many procedures, surgical and non-surgical, capable of achieving facial rejuvenation. One you might not have heard of before, however, is the Profound® Non-Surgical Facelift. This ground-breaking technique uses a combination of minimally invasive treatments to lift and tighten your face, instead of the traditional scalpels and sutures. With the advent of this new treatment, you may be inclined to wonder: Why choose facelift surgery? Despite the benefits of Profound, traditional surgery may be the better option for your goals and expectations. Board-certified plastic… Read Full Post

Three Common Questions about Tummy Tuck Surgery

December 09, 2019
Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that can trim your waistline and improve the contours of your midsection. Though it is a popular procedure, you may have limited knowledge about the procedure and what it can achieve. Some common questions are addressed below. A consultation with board-certified Las Vegas plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen M. Miller, is a great first step in finding out if a tummy tuck is the best way to get the results you want. It is also a good time to ask any questions you have about the procedure. Dr. Miller’s approach to cosmetic surgery centers on patient safety and customized treatment to achieve your desired aesthetic. What can a Tummy Tuck Treat… Read Full Post

Perks of a Fall or Winter Plastic Surgery Procedure in Las Vegas

November 13, 2019
From breast augmentation to liposuction, to tummy tucks and facelifts, you can tighten, lift, or augment your body to refresh and enhance your look. The ideal time for cosmetic surgery will vary from patient to patient, but there are some distinct advantages to scheduling your Las Vegas plastic surgery procedure in the fall and winter months. Board-certified Las Vegas plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen M. Miller is highly trained and experienced in surgical and non-surgical solutions for cosmetic body concerns. This allows him to tailor your treatment to achieve the look that you desire in the safest and most effective way possible. Cool Weather While weather does not affect how your plastic… Read Full Post

What is Large Volume Liposuction?

September 28, 2019
Power assisted liposuction and Large Volume Liposuction is similar to tumescent liposuction but uses a motorized, (electric or pneumatic) handpiece to move the cannula which is less traumatic to the patient and less strain on the surgeon. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction evolved from the early ultrasonic cannulas which were hollow and had a high complication rate (burns of skin and other soft tissues) to the use of solid ultrasonic cannulas and 2 stage fat removal. A variation of this is the VASER which is an ultrasonic cannula with several grooves which more evenly disperse the energy improving fat disruption and removal. It uses pulses of ultrasonic energy to minimize the risk of injury… Read Full Post

Common Liposuction Questions

September 18, 2019
While liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the U.S., there are many common misconceptions about the procedure. Good liposuction candidates have realistic expectations for the treatment, so it is important to set the record straight on some common liposuction questions. If you are considering liposuction, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Stephen Miller, our board-certified plastic surgeon. In your consultation, Dr. Miller will answer your questions about lipo. He will also assess your anatomy and treatment goals to determine if liposuction is the best option for you. Will Liposuction Help me Lose Weight? Liposuction is not a weight loss treatment… Read Full Post

Does Micro-Needling Work on Stretch Marks?

August 07, 2019
Stretch marks are quite common yet can be challenging to treat. While not a threat to your health, you may be self-conscious of these streaky marks, which are sometimes likened to tiger stripes. Maybe you’ve even tried some of the many products that claim to remove or reduce stretch marks. Chances are, you didn’t get the results you wanted. If you’re tired of your stretch marks, it may be time to schedule a cosmetic procedure with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen M. Miller and his highly-qualified aesthetic team. Micro-needling is one effective, non-surgical approach used by our team to help patients diminish the look of stretch marks. Why Do I Have Stretch Marks? Stretch… Read Full Post

Should I get SmartLipo or Liposuction?

July 18, 2019
Fat removal procedures are one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States. People who work hard to sculpt a fit, beautiful body often get frustrated when fat deposits won’t budge. For body fat that is resistant to exercise and healthy eating habits, liposuction or SmartLipo may be the solution you seek. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Miller has helped many patients attain a firmer, smoother physique with these body contouring methods. If fat removal is what you’re looking for, Dr. Miller will consider several factors to determine if SmartLipo or liposuction will get you the best results for your treatment goals. Liposuction Liposuction has been in practice… Read Full Post

Body Contouring After Weight Loss Surgery

July 16, 2019
Weight loss surgery can help you achieve a healthier body and a more active lifestyle. However, you may not look as fit as you actually are due to excess skin or stubborn pockets of fat. This can be frustrating and disheartening after all you’ve gone through to improve your health. Surgical body contouring may be a great option to tighten up your trouble spots so you can present the new, healthy you to the world. Dr. Stephen M. Miller is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Las Vegas. He has helped many patients achieve a firmer, slimmer silhouette through post-weight loss surgery procedures. Body Contouring Body contouring procedures can address many of the unwanted conditions… Read Full Post

What is Ultrasound-Assisted Lipoplasty?

July 02, 2019
If you have unwanted deposits of excess fat that won't go away no matter how much you diet or exercise, it can be incredibly frustrating. Perhaps you just gave birth and want to regain your pre-pregnancy body, or are trying to complete your weight-loss journey. Stubborn areas of fat shouldn't hold you back from that. Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) can help you attain the body you've worked so hard for. You've probably heard of liposuction. Maybe you've even considered it. UAL can help eliminate fat that traditional liposuction can't, provide you with a smooth recovery, and give you a body you're proud to show off. What are the Benefits of UAL? UAL can improve your life in a number… Read Full Post
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