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Tummy Tuck Can Restore Your Core After Diastasis Recti

April 10, 2024

Many women struggle with abdominal muscle separation after pregnancy and childbirth. This common concern is called diastasis recti and happens when the abdominal muscles stretch, weaken, and separate to accommodate a growing belly, leaving women with a protruding pooch. However, this is not just a new mother's issue. Men and women may develop diastasis recti from improper exercise techniques or from being overweight or obese. Tummy tuck surgery with our board-certified plastic surgeon can correct diastasis recti and restore your core strength. While some cases of abdominal muscle separation improve over time, it's more common for the condition to worsen, causing low back pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, bloating, poor posture, and constipation. Exercise does little to improve diastasis recti, andRead Full Post

Category: Tummy Tuck

How These Liposuction Techniques Remove Fat for Good

March 24, 2024

Advanced technologies and surgical techniques have added new liposuction options for patients to remove stubborn fat permanently. Dr. Stephen M. Miller offers several liposuction techniques and tailors the procedure to his patients’ unique body shapes and cosmetic goals. Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that removes unwanted fat using suction technology and trims your silhouette with one of these methods. Tumescent Liposuction Tumescent liposuction uses a tumescent solution made of a mixture of lidocaine and epinephrine. This liquid anesthetic numbs the treated area, constricts blood vessels, and swells the fatty area, making it easier to break up fat cells and remove them. Once the area is numbed, Dr. Miller inserts a small, hollow tube (cannula) through a small incision. The cannulaRead Full Post

Category: Liposuction

The First 24 Hours After Breast Augmentation

February 24, 2024

Every woman has different expectations and experiences with breast augmentation recovery. Several factors are at play, such as their chosen implant size, type, and placement and the surgeon's surgical skill and technique; these choices may impact healing time after breast surgery. While full recovery after breast augmentation takes up to six weeks, the first 24 to 48 hours are often the most challenging. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen Miller, outlines what to expect in the first 24 hours after your breast augmentation in Las Vegas. Rest in a Post-Operative Suite The effects of general anesthesia take several hours to wear off. You will rest in a post-operative room until Dr. Miller clears you to go home. The lingering grogginess ofRead Full Post

Category: Breast Augmentation

Can Tummy Tuck Surgery Give You a Flatter Stomach? How Abdominoplasty Works

January 26, 2024

Women often have sagging skin after pregnancy and may struggle with diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation) that gives their stomach a bulging appearance long after childbirth. These issues make it challenging to achieve a flat abdomen with diet and exercise alone. Tummy tuck repairs outstretched muscles, removes loose skin, and may eliminate stubborn fat in the midsection for a firmer, flatter stomach. Stephen M. Miller, MD, PC, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon offering tummy tuck in Las Vegas. Can Diet and Exercise Give Me a Flat Stomach? Diet and exercise can help men and women reach their goal weight and tone muscles but does little to improve loose skin. In fact, weight loss can worsen the appearance of loose skin leftRead Full Post

Category: Tummy Tuck

3 Benefits of SmartLipo for a Slimmer, Smoother Body Shape

December 28, 2023

SmartLipo Triplex™ removes fat like other liposuction techniques, but this technology offers unique advantages over previous options. Laser energy liquefies and loosens fat cells for efficient removal of unwanted fat with a quick and easy procedure. SmartLipo Triplex™ is FDA-approved to remove unwanted fat for healthy people at a stable weight. Dr. Stephen M. Miller offers this minimally invasive fat removal and skin tightening procedure in Las Vegas. 1. SmartLipo Triplex™ Is Less Invasive Than Traditional Liposuction Traditional liposuction uses tumescent fluid containing a mixture of epinephrine and lidocaine to swell and harden fat deposits. Then, a hollow tube (cannula) connected to a surgical vacuum suctions out the isolated fat. SmartLipo Triplex™ uses laser-assisted lipolysis to liquefy the cells for easier removal. The cannulaRead Full Post

Category: Liposuction

Non-Surgical Treatments Can Improve Your Complexion for the Holidays

November 29, 2023

November has been celebrated as National Healthy Skin Month® since 1997. This annual event focuses on the importance of good skincare and urges Americans to pay better attention to their skin and improve their daily habits. Wearing sunscreen, reevaluating your skincare routine, and eating a nutrient-rich diet can help your complexion. However, these changes focus on preventing skin concerns. No matter how diligent you are about washing and moisturizing your face, natural aging, genetics, and environmental factors will affect your skin eventually. Summers in the sun, smoking, poor diet, and aging can all cause facial wrinkles, volume loss, sunspots, acne scars, and loose skin. Dr. Stephen M. Miller in Las Vegas offers non-surgical skin treatments to turn back time and restore healthyRead Full Post

Category: Non-Surgical Rejuvenation

Is Fall the Best Time of Year for Your Tummy Tuck?

October 2, 2023

Tummy tuck can give you a smoother, tighter midsection, eliminating loose skin and stubborn fat pockets. This body procedure is an invasive surgery that requires time off work and six weeks or more of activity limitations. Most patients want to schedule their tummy tuck for the time of year when healing might be easier and more inconspicuous. Fall is often considered the ideal time to have plastic surgery, and our board-certified plastic surgeon explains why. 1. Kids are Back in School Many tummy tuck patients have children, and scheduling their procedure for the fall means they won't have to worry about watching their kids during the day. This gives parents who want to improve their figure with abdominoplasty the ability to restRead Full Post

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Is a Surgical Facelift or Profound® Non-Surgical Facelift Right for You?

September 3, 2023

Getting older is bound to take a physical and visible toll on your face and body. Some aging men and women may appear older than their peers due to their genetics and lifestyle factors, such as excessive sun exposure and smoking. Facelift surgery is an excellent way to turn back time, but Profound® non-surgical facelift offers similar results without incisions or downtime. Dr. Stephen Miller is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you decide which face procedure is best for your needs. What Can Facelift and Profound® Non-Surgical Facelift Do? The facelift procedure surgically removes excess skin and tightens the remaining tissues. It can smooth wrinkles and folds, improve deep tissues and reduce jowling and a double chin. FaceliftRead Full Post

Category: Non-Surgical Rejuvenation

5 Reasons Women Have Breast Surgery When They Are Done Breastfeeding

August 5, 2023

Full, perky breasts are a sign of youth and femininity. Moms often struggle with breast changes caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding and look to breast surgery to address their concerns. Breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction are popular procedures that can restore an elevated and voluminous bust after breastfeeding. Becoming a mother doesn't mean you lose your sense of self and body confidence. August is National Breastfeeding Month, and our board-certified plastic surgeon shares the common reasons women choose breast surgery when they're done growing their families. 1. Breastfeeding Changes the Breast Tissues Breasts become denser during lactation, and when a woman stops nursing or pumping, the breasts may not look and feel the same. Many women experience loss of breastRead Full Post

Category: Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction

What’s the Difference Between a Full Tummy Tuck and Mini Tummy Tuck?

July 7, 2023

When you gain weight, your skin stretches to accommodate your expanding body shape, and the skin tissue may not “snap back” when you lose the excess pounds or go through pregnancy and childbirth. That leaves many men and women with sagging skin, residual fat pockets, and muscles stretched beyond their capacity. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, can restore a smooth, taut figure. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen M. Miller, offers full tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck. The right option for you depends on the extent and location of your loose abdominal skin and muscle separation. What Does Tummy Tuck Do? Both procedures remove excess skin and fat and tighten muscles, but full abdominoplasty offers dramatic results above and belowRead Full Post

Category: Tummy Tuck


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