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Dr.Brandon Reynolds-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Testimonials of a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon - Las Vegas Top Doctors 2015When it comes to the world of plastic surgery, no one wants to take chances. Thankfully, the truth is, you don’t have to with a board certified plastic surgeon.

You deserve to know that everyone involved in your procedure (from the surgeon to the receptionist managing your appointments)  is certified and qualified to be in the position they’re in. More than that, you deserve to see results before you undergo surgery.

The only way to see results before a procedure is to witness a surgeon’s past work. Here in our office, Dr. Reynolds tries his best to show all possible outcomes with each procedure to his patients.  To add to before and after pictures, however, it’s good to know from others’ experiences.  So, you turn to patient reviews and testimonials.

Naturally, you want to hear one of your surgeon’s previous patients say something like this:

Dr. Reynolds uses advanced techniques to minimize evasiveness, which in turn, limits the level of pain and recovery time for his patients. I can attest to that! If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon, I would highly recommend scheduling a consult with Dr. Brandon Reynolds. You won’t be disappointed!

Or, maybe something like this:

“I was very happy with the results I got from Dr. Reynolds. I had many consultations around Las Vegas to fix my muscle separation and to get a tummy tuck after having two kids, but after talking to Dr. Reynolds I had complete faith that he would get me the results I was looking for.”

The fact is, patient testimonials matter. The psychology behind this truth is simple: we are more likely to trust results when we know that other REAL people have had great results too.

So, find out what our patients have to say about us by checking out our patient testimonials. Here, you can read stories from past patients for the reassurance you need to move forward with a procedure you’ve always wanted. When you’re ready to schedule an appointment with a Las Vegas plastic surgeon, call Reynolds Plastic Surgery at 702.410.9800.  If you’ve been a patient of Dr. Reynolds and haven’t had the opportunity to review the Dr. Reynolds and his staff, we’d love to hear about your experience with us.  Please go to to Healthgrades, Vitals, YELP or Google Reviews today and tell us about your experience!

The Moral Compass of a Plastic Surgeon

Many people don’t realize the fine line Las Vegas plastic surgeons walk between surgical morals and patient desires. There is a code of ethics that keep surgeons from performing procedures that will jeopardize the health and safety of the patient.

Female doctor analyzing patient fileOf course, there are grey areas to this code of ethics. A surgeon has to determine what’s considered safe for each procedure. Naturally, this safety standard can vary from patient to patient. In addition, a surgeon has to determine whether it’s a good idea to try a new tool or procedure on a patient.

More decision need to be made when psychological health comes into question. Plastic surgeons in Las Vegas have to determine if a patient is mentally and emotionally fit enough to undergo surgery. This requires a relatively extensive screening process.

In the patient screening, surgeons have to ask a series of pointed questions to discern a patient’s mental and emotional health. They are also looking to understand a patient’s expectations about a procedure. Through this screening process, a surgeon is can discover one of the following things:

  • The patient is overall healthy and able to undergo a plastic surgery procedure in Las Vegas with minimal concern.
  • The patient has unrealistic expectations for their procedure but able to be counseled.
  • The patient shows signs of mental health conditions that manifest as unreal expectations and cannot be counseled. Body dysmorphic disorder is a condition that is commonly seen. It makes patients see problems with their bodies that aren’t really there.

If the screening reveals that the patient has unrealistic or unhealthy expectations, then the plastic surgeon has a very serious decision to make. Does he / she try to counsel the patient into seeing reason? Or does he / she forego the procedure and recommend the patient seek treatment for their mental inconsistencies?

Even with the answers to these questions in mind, a surgeon’s job is not over. Plastic surgeons also have to remember that beauty rests in the eye of the beholder. There are times when the patient has one idea of beauty and the surgeon another. In these cases, communication is paramount. While it’s important for the patient to express their desires, surgeons must exhibit the courage to discourage a patient from partaking in a procedure that will give less optimum results.

At the end of the day, surgeons have to pull from all their years of experience and that is why you want Dr. Brandon Reynolds, with all his years of experience and specialized training.

Because of this, you want to be sure that you have the right plastic surgeon. So, schedule a consultation with the experienced professionals at Reynolds Plastic Surgery. The caring and knowledgeable staff here will do their best to provide you with the best of care. For more information about this experienced surgeon, Contact Us Today at 702.410.9800.

Choosing the right plastic surgeon

Choosing the right plastic surgeon

Choosing to get plastic surgery is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life. There are a lot of factors to consider. The most important factor is choosing the right plastic surgeon. You need to be sure that the plastic surgeon is board certified with sufficient experience. A study about choosing the right plastic surgeon was published in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The most influential factors were recommendations from doctors or friends and surgeon experience.plastic surgeon-facelift

Dr. Nick Marsidi of Bergman Clinics, Bilthoven, the Netherlands stated, “It seems that the greater the experience the more confident patients are for a better result.”

Dr. Marsidi used a market research technique known as conjoint analysis. This was used to assess the factors that affected each patient’s choice in plastic surgeons. The study researched the choices of 150 patients. There was a variety of characteristics that the patients considered. Patients were asked to rank the value of cost, travel time, surgeon experience, clinic size, method of referral and online presentation.

Out of these given, patients rated surgeon experience as the most influential factor. This ranked the highest at 36 percent. It was determined that patients prefer surgeons with at least 10 years of experience. Method of referral ranked as the second most important factor with a rating of 21.5 percent.

Dr. Marsidi stated, “The most preferred method of referral is by the general practitioner, followed by referral by a friend or family member.” Advertisements on TV, radio and magazines were least influential.

Travel time ranked third with a rating of 14 percent. The study revealed that patients prefer driving less than one hour to see a plastic surgeon. The cost of the procedure ranked next at 13 percent. Patients tend to remain price-sensitive. Most are only concerned with getting quality results.

Some patients do find it influential for plastic surgeons to have a strong online presence, although it only had a nine percent rating.  The size of the clinic was least likely to influence a patient’s decision. It only had a six percent rating.

“The most preferred clinic would be with a specialist that has over ten years of experience, is recommended by the general practitioner, costs 15 percent less than average, with a travel time between 0 and 30 min, is a local clinic and has an extensive online presentation,” concluded Dr. Marsidi.

If you are considering undergoing plastic surgery in Las Vegas, Dr. Reynolds may be the right surgeon for you. He completed extensive plastic surgery training at a 6-year integrated plastic surgery program at Penn State. He is a board certified plastic surgeon with a wide array of expertise. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Reynolds, contact 702.410.9800.

Voice may alter following rhinoplasty

Voice may alter following a rhinoplasty

Your nose certainly has some effect on the sound of your voice. Think of when you get a cold. Your nose is all stuffed up and your voice sounds entirely different. It may come as no surprise then to hear the results of a new study.

The February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports a study by Dr. Kamran Khazaeni and colleagues of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Irrhinoplasty las vegasan. The research indicated that patients who undergo nose surgery may notice changes in the sound of their voice. The changes in sound were noticeable to the patients and experts who examined their voices. Fortunately, the changes are minor and won’t cause impairments to the patient’s speech. The researchers emphasize the importance for potential patients to understand the risks of nose surgery. This is especially true for people who use their voice professionally.

The researchers studied 27 patients undergoing nose surgery within two hospitals in Iran. The patients consisted of 22 women and five men. Out of these patients, 22 percent use their voice professionally.

The sounds of their voices were studied by recording each patient before and after the surgery. The recordings were heard by trained listeners. While they were listening to the recordings, the trained listeners were not aware if they were listening to the before or after recordings.

The research indicated that the trained listeners were able to pick up on differences in the patient’s voices. The listeners reported an increase in hyponasality of their voices. This is the result of less air moving through the nasal cavity. This sounds slightly like a person with a stuffy nose.

Dr. Khazaeni stated, “This observed increase in hyponasality perception demonstrates that the change in the patients’ voices is perceptible to trained listeners, but does not address whether this change is apparent in everyday life and in routine conversations.”

The hyponasality is not an apparent problem. The likelihood of it affecting the patient’s everyday life is very minimal.

Each patient undergoing rhinoplasty filled out a questionnaire. This was used to determine if the patients noticed a change in their own voices. The questionnaire did reveal a decrease in the quality of voice after the surgery. Patients noticed a worsening in physical and emotional subscales.

The change in frequency and amplitude in certain sounds of the voice was determined by the use of an acoustic analysis. Changes in the patient’s voice can be directly related to the narrowing of the nasal cavity.

The researchers stated, “The changes in surface area of nasal cavity may increase airflow resistance and cause an increase in sound absorption and a decrease in passing sound amplitude.”

If you are considering getting a rhinoplasty in Las Vegas, schedule a consultation with Dr. Reynolds. He can discuss with you the risks of the surgical procedure. Nose surgery is a permanent procedure that should take serious consideration before undergoing. Dr. Reynolds is a board certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience performing rhinoplasty. If you would like to schedule a consultation, contact 702.410.9800.

Increase in Using Botox injections

Increase in Using Botox injections

Botox injection and other inject-able fillers have become increasingly popular in the US recently. More people are opting to get fillers over a face lift procedure. Botox recently has secured the number one spot as the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedure. Over six million injections were performed in the year 2012, a statistic from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The number of face lifts done the same year was only about 120,000.

So many more people are opting for the non-surgical route for many reasons. For one, the convenience. Going under for a face lift surgery can take weeks to recover. This means that you will be out of work for an extended period of time. If you have children this can make taking care of them more difficult. Getting a Botox or other inject able filler can be done on a lunch using botoxbreak. Yes, that’s right. You can literally go on your lunch break, get the injections, and then return to work feeling just fine. The recovery time for a face injection is virtually nothing.

Another reason why more people prefer inject-able fillers is that they are able to be  customized. You can get Botox injected in whatever part of your face you wish and it won’t affect the rest of your face. There are different options for products, too. You can get muscle relaxers injected to help smooth away wrinkles or you can get filler injected to enhance the appearance of your lips. The possibilities are seemingly endless. A face lift can’t offer the same outcome. Also, the face lift procedure affects your entire face. You can’t simply get your wrinkles lifted when you go under.

Also with Botox and inject-able fillers you can start small. You have the option to begin with just one and if you like it you can always go back for more. A face lift is all or nothing. Also, Botox and inject-able fillers do not last forever. You have to get them redone every few years. So if you don’t like the way it looks the first time, you don’t have to get it redone.

Because Botox and inject-able fillers aren’t performed in surgery, the risks are much lower. Botox has risks of causing dry eye, drooping eyelid, crooked smile or cockeyed eyebrows. Face lifts can cause swelling, bruising, scarring and the pain after surgery can be unbearable. Botox does not cause any pain.

Using Botox and inject- able fillers are much more cost efficient. Because a face lift requires you to go under anesthesia, you have to pay a lot more. Also, the recovery time can be costly because you will have to miss work for a week or two. A facial rejuvenation procedure is much cheaper. Also, the recovery time won’t cost you anything.

If you are considering using Botox or other inject-able fillers, you should schedule a consultation with Reynolds Plastic Surgery. The Las Vegas plastic surgeon can answer any questions you may have about the procedure. Dr. Reynolds is a board certified plastic surgeon, so you can be sure that the procedure is going to be done right. For more information, contact 702.410.9800.