Best Experience I Could Have Dreamed For! - Las Vegas, NV

I had THE BEST experience with Dr Richard’s and A...

I had THE BEST experience with Dr Richard’s and ALL of his staff. I had a breast augmentation (“gummy bear” implants under the muscle) on Oct 21st and could not be happier with every single step of the way leading up to my suture removal appointment today. I had a cosmetic procedure with another doctor here in town and my experience there was also good but Dr Richard’s takes it to another level. His price was significantly lower than other surgeons without sacrificing an ounce of quality. During my free consultation I filled out paperwork and waited 2 minutes to be called into an exam room. I changed into a robe and 2 minutes later I met with my treatment coordinator, Misty, and Dr Richards. He answered my list of questions with just the most pleasant bed-side manner that you could ever hope for in your doctor. Each time I see him he is always as caring and not rushed at all. He really listened to me and made sure I felt like he understood what my goal for my BA was. He asked me questions to assure that we were on the same page. Dr Richards took a 3D image of my body then showed me a before and after 3D image of my torso with the different sized implants I was considering. He emailed them to me so that I could mull over it at home. I would say that the sizers were still the most accurate gauge of how my BA actually ended up looking although I really appreciated the 3D images. That was something that other doctors did not offer. After I spoke with Dr Richards I spent some time with Misty trying on sizers. She will give you a bra and some silicon sizers so that you can get a sense for what size you are interested in so that you can choose. I then went with Misty to her office where we discussed the details like price, surgery days that were available, she thoroughly went over the consent forms with me and went through a surgery booklet with me which I got to take home. It details what to expect before and after, risks, benefits, medications etc. Very informative. I read it twice. I let her know that I was a bit undecided about the size but she really reassured me by letting me know that I can pick multiple sizes that the Doctor will have on hand on the day of my surgery so that, if I don’t decide until the last second, the one that I choose will be ready for implantation. I excitedly booked my surgery date for a couple weeks out.
As I awaited the pre-op appointment I thought I had decided on one size but then, of course, became not so sure as the days went by. Misty invited me to come back in for some more time spent with the sizers. I brought a bunch of different shirts to see what size looks like what in different shirt styles. Picking the implant size was certainly the most stressful aspect for me but after that second sizer visit I felt so much more confident in my decision. I took pictures just to remind myself how they were going to look.
On the day of the surgery I was so excited. That was the only time I had to wait to be seen. I arrived on time but the previous surgery before me was about to start so I waited about an hour or so. I didn’t mind because I understand how these things go. Can’t rush perfection on a medical procedure. Even then Dr Richards still came out to say hello to me personally and to let me know that I was next and he was excited to help me achieve my BA goal. Every single nurse and assistant was so friendly and excited for me. They made me feel very comfortable as they (Trevor and Diane if I remember correctly) placed my IV catheter and took my vitals. Just before surgery Dr Richards came into the room again with the 3 different implants I was considering. We spoke some and I ended up telling him to do whatever he thinks looks best as I know there are so many factors and he is the professional. I wanted good proportion and he gave it to me. I was walked into the surgical suite where I saw the anesthesiologist, Dr Bowman, who had called me the day before to say hello. He is board certified and super friendly and professional. They got me all comfortable on the surgical table and I began to feel SO peaceful and relaxed as they slowly gave me the anesthesia IV drugs. I am sure I went to sleep with a smile on my face. My breasts are looking fabulous and they are EXACTLY what I wanted. I could not be happier. I always loved my body before and was very confident in it but just had always wanted larger more “womanly” breasts. Dr Richards and his staff made that dream come true.
After seeing how happy I am and how great my breasts look, I now have 3 friends who already booked their procedures and a couple more considering making a consultation appointment. Go see Dr Richards and staff! You will NOT regret it.
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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