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Board Certified Female Plastic Surgeon specializing in Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, and Implant Removal, Serving Las Vegas, Henderson, and Nearby Areas of Nevada

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Destination Plastic Surgery In Las Vegas

The Desert Hills Plastic Surgery Center in Las Vegas is a transformative beauty destination. Dr. Hayley Brown, the leading female plastic surgeon in the Henderson and Las Vegas area, provides personalized attention and expert medical care to each patient in order to ensure ultimate comfort with the procedure and satisfaction with your results.

Our patients fly in to have surgery from all over the United States and around the world to enhance their appearance in a natural looking way and let their inner beauty shine through. We deliver the best possible care to provide safe, predictable outcomes and minimize discomfort and downtime.

Out Of Town Patient Accomodation Recommendations

Our patient care coordinator can provide options for lodging and a list of resources to make your out of town surgery stay as pleasant as possible. Below is a list of hotels close to our office. For extended stays of a week or more, Airbnb is a great option as well. We have a home health company that can provide care if you don't have or want anyone to be involved in your plans for surgery.

Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

Ideally, we prefer that you fly in for a consultation to meet Dr. Brown before making plans for your surgical stay. During your consultation, Dr. Brown will review your health history and perform an exam to ensure you are a good candidate for your desired procedure.

A completed health history is required. Please download our new patient packet (PDF). Fill it out completely and email us or fax to 702-990-1972. Both lines are HIPAA compliant and secure.

In cases where it is not possible to physically come to our office before your intended surgery time, an email consultation may be an option. In that case, Dr. Brown will require photos and a completed health history to be sent via email for evaluation.

It is important that patients are in good health and free from major medical problems. Smokers need to stop smoking 6 weeks before surgery. Patients who are heavy smokers and those with a family history or personal history of blood clotting disorders, blood clots in the legs (DVT), or pulmonary embolus (PE) may not be candidates for elective surgery. There is always the possibility that we will be unable to proceed with surgery if you have any risk factors for surgery. As patient safety is our top priority, Dr. Brown has the right to refuse to treat prospective patients who are not appropriate candidates for surgery. In that case, all of your travel expenses, arrangements, and monies lost for time off work are your responsibility.

Preparation For Surgery

We recommend preoperative blood work, EKG for patients 45 and older, and mammograms for patients 40 years and older who are interested in breast surgery. Younger patients with a family history of breast cancer will also need a mammogram. A medical clearance from your primary care doctor or cardiologist is required for patients 60 and over or those with any preexisting medical problems. This can be performed in your hometown. All patients need to speak with our patient care coordinator well in advance for specific instructions, and to allow ample time to plan and book your surgery.

Patients need to be seen in the office 1-7 days before the surgery date for a preoperative history and physical exam as well as to discuss your procedure in depth including risks, the recovery process, and expectations. Supplies such as breast implants are ordered at this time.

Medications that are regularly taken need to be brought to our attention ahead of time. There are certain medications that need to be stopped weeks in advance of your upcoming procedure. These include all non-essential vitamin and herbal supplements (a multivitamin and Vitamin C is fine to continue), anti-inflammatory medication including aspirin, ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, blood thinners, phentermine, Adderall, and hormones including birth control pills. Semiglutide should be stopped one week before surgery because of risks of constipation. Our office has a detailed list of medications to avoid, and please ask us if there are any questions.

All patients will need a caregiver, family member, or friend to take care of you for several days to a week. You will not be able to drive after surgery, and we cannot send you to a hotel in a taxi or with an Uber driver.

It is important to avoid periods of immobilization both before and after traveling to avoid a DVT or blood clot. Remember to try to ambulate at least every hour while traveling, and move your legs (like you are pushing on the gas) if you are in your seat for prolonged periods of time. Buy graduated compression stockings (20 mm Hg) to wear when traveling to and from our office.

Keep in mind that after you return home, any follow up care that cannot be performed in Las Vegas is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. This means that if you need to see a physician or plastic surgeon for any urgent matter, or if you are unable to return to Las Vegas, you will need to arrange care in your hometown and expect to pay fees for service.

General Plastic Surgery Timelines

These time estimations are for general purpose planning. Depending on your situation and recovery, time frames to remain in Las Vegas may be altered on an individual basis.

Breast augmentation: 6-8 days. We usually see patients one week after their surgery, and then have them follow up 6-8 weeks later.

Breast implants with breast lift (augmentation mastopexy): 2 weeks.

Breast lift and breast reduction: 2-3 weeks. Patients have drains removed in 5-6 days. It takes a minimum of 2 weeks for the incisions to heal. Small spots of delayed healing are very common and often require additional care. The next follow up is approximately 6-8 weeks later, depending on your situation, but could be more frequent if there are any healing issues. It is helpful to have a doctor, nurse or wound care specialiist lined up in your hometown just in case you have any healing issues.

Breast implant revision, breast implant removal: 1-3 weeks. 1 week for simple cases of implant removal and replacement. For more complicated cases involving pocket changes and breast lift 2-3 weeks. Please try to obtain your old operative records for accurate preoperative planning and fax or email to us ahead of time.

Minifacelift, facelift, necklift: 2-3 weeks. Sutures are removed in stages during the first and second week. Most patients are not comfortable with their appearance for 2 weeks because of resolving swelling and bruising. Keep your hair long before surgery as it hides healing incisions around your ears. Color your hair right before surgery as you will not be able to chemically treat it for several weeks.

Endoscopic brow lift: 1 week. Staples are removed at one week.

Blepharoplasty: 5-7 days. Makeup can be used to cover up resolving bruising in one week.

Abdominoplasty: 2-3 weeks. Drains come out in 7-10 days. It takes 7-10 days for your posture to improve, 2 weeks before you feel better, 3rd week of feeling tired, and then swelling for months requiring use of a compression garment.

Liposuction: 1 week.

Mommy makeover: 2-3 weeks. Time frame can vary based on what combination of breast and body procedures is performed.

If a procedure you are having is not listed here, please contact us for more information. We also have nursing care and medical transportation services available for those who need help.

Are you interested in destination plastic surgery in Las Vegas with highly skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Hayley Brown? Call Desert Hills Plastic Surgery Center at  702-260-7707 today to learn more about your options and take the first step toward a more beautiful and more confident you.

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