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Your Guide to Traveling After Breast Augmentation

May 22, 2020
It’s common for women to undergo breast augmentation before a vacation. By enhancing your breast size and shape, the procedure helps you look your best for life’s big moments. Fortunately, traveling after surgery can be completely safe when done properly. If you have a trip planned following your breast procedure, it’s important to keep a few considerations in mind. In general, most travel is appropriate after one to two weeks. However, what makes sense for you will vary depending on factors such as your recovery progress, the duration of the trip, and the nature of your activities. Be aware that you will likely need to take precautions when traveling. Those precautions may include not… Read Full Post

How Much Fat Can Liposuction Remove?

May 14, 2020
Liposuction is a great way to slim and sculpt different areas of the body. But to ensure patient safety and minimize complications, there’s a limit to the amount of fat that can be removed in a single session. Leading guidelines set the maximum extraction limit at approximately 11 pounds of fat and fluid. This does not mean that you will lose 11 pounds during your liposuction procedure. It means that the combined fat, fluids, and blood removed during a session will not exceed 11 pounds. While liposuction is a safe and trusted surgery, there are risks that come with removing too much fat. For example, it’s possible to experience adverse cosmetic effects such as lumps or dimpling. More… Read Full Post

How Long Should I Wait to Run After Breast Augmentation?

April 16, 2020
Exercise is an important part of many people’s daily routines. Regular physical activity not only improves your health but also helps you maintain your figure. These benefits explain why many breast augmentation patients are eager to resume their normal workouts, including running, after surgery. Exercising After Breast Enhancement   It is important to give your body time to rest and heal after undergoing breast augmentation. You will not be able to perform any strenuous activities at first. Instead, focus on walking and engaging in gentle movements. This will promote a swift recovery by increasing blood flow and preventing stiffness. Early ambulation also releases endorphins, which are… Read Full Post

How Long After My Breast Augmentation Can I Sunbathe?

April 08, 2020
Many breast augmentation patients wonder how soon after their procedure they can to sit or lie in the sun, particularly for the purpose of getting a tan. We understand that adding some color to your skin can be an important part of what you do to feel attractive and confident. However, sun exposure and surgical recovery don’t mix well.   Problems Caused by Sun Exposure After Breast Enhancement Exposure to both the sun's heat and UV rays can hinder your body’s healing processes. The heat from the sun is problematic because it’s known to increase post-surgical inflammation, especially in the first few days of recovery. It may worsen your swelling and increase your risk of experiencing… Read Full Post

What You Can and Cannot Do With Your New Breast Implants

March 16, 2020
After breast augmentation, it is important that you follow all of Dr. Miller’s post-surgical instructions. These will include instructions on incision care, pain management, and activity limitations that should be followed – to the letter – in order to reduce risks for complications. There will be instructions provided before surgery as well to help ensure you are fully prepared for the safest and most rewarding experience. Will Breast Implants Change My Life? Yes. Breast implants will change your life. They do not have to limit it. In fact, once you have healed from your surgery, you should be able to enjoy the same activities you always have without any complications. To get there,… Read Full Post

How Common is Hair Transplant Surgery?

March 06, 2020
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 23,658 hair transplants performed by board-certified plastic surgeons in 2018, the latest year for which full statistics are available.  The success rate of hair transplant surgery is incredibly high. Studies have shown that between 10 and 80% of transplanted hair grows back fully within three months. Call our Las Vegas office today to schedule a consultation and learn if hair transplant surgery is a good fit for your needs. About Hair Transplant Surgery Hair transplant surgery is best for men and women who are experiencing natural hair loss, but may prove useful under a variety of situations. Hair for the procedure is… Read Full Post

How to Plan for a Smooth Breast Augmentation Recovery

February 20, 2020
With some planning ahead, your breast augmentation recovery can be minimally disruptive to your work and home life. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen M. Miller, and his team will help you set yourself up for a restful, stress-free recovery. We will provide personalized, detailed information on what you can expect as you heal from your procedure, allowing you to make arrangements in advance. In the meantime, here are some tips and insights on breast augmentation recovery. Making Sure My Breast Augmentation Recovery Goes Well Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon One key element to a smooth breast augmentation recovery is your plastic surgeon. It is important to choose an… Read Full Post

Should I Get New Breast Implants?

February 10, 2020
Breast implants are used in the majority of breast augmentation procedures, and patients often enjoy many years of satisfaction with their results. One question that comes up quite often is how often breast implants need to be replaced. There are a few circumstances in which you need to replace your breast implants for health or safety reasons, and there is also a cosmetic factor that may lead you to seek another breast augmentation surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen M. Miller, can help you achieve your ideal look through a breast revision procedure. Whether you have an issue with one of your implants, are no longer satisfied with your implants, or have another reason… Read Full Post

New Breasts for the New Year

January 22, 2020
The start of a new year is a great time to reflect and gain clarity on what is important to you and then to commit to taking action to achieve the results you want. If you are self-conscious or experience discomfort due to the size or appearance of your breasts, make this the year that you make a change. Breast surgery can transform asymmetrical, small, large, and sagging breasts, so you can feel and look your best for 2020 and beyond. You have more options than ever for attaining breasts that fit your frame and your aesthetic. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen M. Miller, is experienced in multiple types of breast surgeries, including breast augmentation, breast lifts, and… Read Full Post

Common Liposuction Questions

January 18, 2020
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