Kansas City Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

blepharoplasty kansas city patientsEyelid surgery, technically known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic, surgical procedure performed on the eyelids. The surgery is performed to reduce excess, drooping, or sagging skin around the eyes to improve symmetry of the eyes, reduce the look of aging, and reduce the look of puffiness or tiredness. Since the plastic surgeon “lifts” and reduces facial sagging, the procedure is also sometimes referred to as an “eyelid lift.” In our Kansas City plastic surgery clinic we perform blepharoplasty on the upper eyelids, lower eyes, and both together.

Eyelid Surgery Benefits

  • Create A Firmer Eyelid Contour
  • Tighten Sagging Skin Around Eyes
  • Remove Excess Fat/Skin Around Eyes
  • Create Symmetry Between Eyes
  • Treat Bags Under Eyes, Droopiness, and Puffiness
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Before Eyelid Surgery

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After Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty Specifications

During the eyelid surgery, an incision will be made into the  natural crease of the upper eyelid. The underlying muscles and tissue are tightened, fat deposits are repositioned or removed, and excess skin is removed. If the lower eyelid is also involved, a second incision will be made lower to perform the same objectives.

After surgery, patients will typically experience swelling, bruising, irritation, and dry eye. Discomfort or pain can be controlled with pain reliever/medication, cold compression, and topical skin medications. Patients will need to someone to drive them to and from the surgery. Healing typically takes 5 to 10 days. Patients are also allowed to resume wearing contact lenses after this time.

Schedule A Kansas City Eyelid Surgery Consultation

If you’re interested in eyelid surgery, or would like to know more about the procedure, please call our Kansas City plastic surgery team at (913) 451-3722 or contact us online.

Learn More about Kansas City Plastic Surgeon Dr. Rast

If you are looking for a talented, experienced, and friendly plastic surgeon in the Kansas City area, look no further than Dr. Jon Rast! Dr. Rast is proud to provide the best customer service and complete care throughout your plastic surgery experience to ensure that you get the best care and the best results hand-in-hand with meeting your body image and plastic surgery goals.

Dr. Rast is also a 5 star rated plastic surgeon on RealSelf.com, so you know you’re in good hands. He specializes in breast augmentation!

kansas city plastic surgeon jon rast1Plastic Surgery Education & Experience

Kansas City Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Jon Rast studied at Texas A&M for his undergraduate degree, then studied at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas to receive his Doctor of Medicine. He received his internship and medical residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center then had his plastic surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He also had a fellowship for Hand and Microsurgery at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute.

Plastic Surgery Certifications/Society

American Board of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons®
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Kansas City Plastic Surgery Society

Kansas City Plastic Surgery Center

Dr. Rast’s Kansas City plastic surgery center is located at 11501 Granada Ln in Leawood, KS zip code 66211, conveniently located for our Kansas City patients. Contact us online using our online form, or call (913) 451-3722. Find more information about Dr. Rast, read client reviews, and post your own testimonials about Dr. Rast in his social profiles and membership profiles:

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Hand Plastic Surgery Procedures in Kansas City

Hand plastic surgery is a very specialized type of surgery used to fight signs of aging and help rebuild the structure of the hands after disease or fracture. Apart from fighting wrinkles, hand plastic surgery is also used to rebuild and treat diseases to help pain or increase flexibility, strength or hand functioning. Dr. Rast performs this highly specialized surgery with the intent of restoring normal function of fingers and hands with limited pain and faster recovery times for the complete comfort of his Kansas City patients.

Specific Hand Surgery Causes

holding hands - hand plastic surgery in kansas cityCarpal Tunnel – Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is a disease caused by overuse and repetitive motion of the hand and wrist (like typing), arthritis, wrist injury, or other injuries. These repetitive motions put pressure on the wrist’s median nerve eventually causing numbness, pain, tingling, aching, or general loss of strength in the hands and fingers. Hand surgery relieves the pressure on the median nerve, bringing back full range of motion and strength to the hand.

Ganglion Cyst – Ganglion cysts (or fluid-filled cysts typically found on the back of the wrist), are usually benign, but in the event that they cause pain and irritation, Dr. Rast can remove these cysts quickly and easier for patients to regain motion and relieve pain.

Tendon Surgery – If the tendons in the hand/wrist have been damaged, pulled, or injured in some way, motion and strength in the hand can be seriously inhibited. In order to speed up recovery — the tendons may require surgery. Dr. Rast can provide a full consultation to see if you should consider tendon surgery.

Fractures – after a wrist fracture, or break in the any of the many bones of the hand, healing may require additional surgery to set or place those small bones.

Call Dr. Rast For A Hand Plastic Surgery Consultation

Dr. Rast will rely on his experience and training, including a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute. Our qualified and trained team will walk you through every step of the surgical process to ensure that you feel comfortable and certain that you’ve made the right choice for your hand surgery!