Alcohol after Plastic Surgery: What You Need to Know – Kansas City, MO

Alcohol after Plastic Surgery

In general, it really isn’t a good idea to drink alcohol after your plastic surgery. Not only could it interfere with proper healing and minimal scarring after a procedure, it can also affect your body by: Alcohol after Plastic Surgery

  1. Increasing swelling. When you drink alcohol, your blood vessels dilate, which in turn causes your body to swell. Alcohol is also incredibly dehydrating, which makes your body work harder to hold onto water. If you had a rhinoplasty, you will want to be especially careful not to drink alcohol because your nose is most susceptible to swelling.
  2. Increasing bleeding. Alcohol is known for thinning the blood, so if you have just come from plastic surgery, you could be at greater risk for bleeding and prolonged recovery.
  3. Causing pain. If you pair alcohol with pain medications for your surgery, you may find that the medications aren’t working as well or last as long as they should.
  4. Making your medications dangerous. Not only can alcohol cause your medications to lose their pain-relieving effect, it can also interact with certain medications to produce very harmful side effects. These include nausea, vomiting, headaches, drowsiness, fainting, loss of coordination, and even more dangerous side effects such as internal bleeding, heart problems, and difficulty breathing.
  5. Drying out your skin. When you drink alcohol, your kidneys have to work harder than they normally would and end up producing four more ounces of water than when you aren’t drinking alcohol. In turn, your body flushes more water, which makes you dehydrated, but also dries out your skin.

 

Dr. Rast will work hard to ensure your procedure goes well and gives you the results you want. Because of this, it is recommended to not drink any alcohol for at least 2 weeks before and after your procedure.

 

If you are considering plastic surgery to make a difference in the way you look and feel, Dr. Rast in Kansas City, MO is here to help. Please contact us today if you have any questions or concerns about your plastic surgery.

Seniors and Cosmetic Surgery- Kansas City, MO

Seniors and Cosmetic SurgerySeniors and Cosmetic Surgery

As you reach the golden age of seniors, you have probably started to notice signs of aging around your face, neck, and body. Wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging can reduce self-esteem in women and men over the age of 65. Luckily, Dr. Rast in Kansas City offers solutions to get you looking and feeling younger.

 

Face Lifts

Face lifts in seniors, more formally known as rhytidectomies, improve and smooth out signs of aging around your face and neck. This procedure does not alter your basic appearance, but involves incisions beginning at your hairline, continuing around your ear, and ending at your lower scalp. Another incision under your chin may be necessary to improve the skin around your neck. By the end of the procedure, unnecessary and excess skin and fat will have been removed by Dr. Rast, and you will be able to enjoy a smoother, younger-looking face.

 

Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty, another word for eyelid surgery, is a procedure that focuses on aging signs around the eyelids to reduce drooping skin. If the skin around your eyes is puffy or makes you look older or consistently tired, eyelid surgery might be the right procedure for you. Dr. Rast can perform this procedure on your upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both at his office in Kansas City. For both procedures, an incision is made within a natural crease, muscles and tissue are tightened, fat deposits are repositioned, and excess skin is removed.

 

Kybella Treatment

The Kybella Treatment in seniors is a non-surgical procedure that eliminates facial fat and sculpts your face. With old age sometimes comes the dreaded “double chin.” This treatment involves an injection of a naturally occurring acid into the fat under your chin that destroys the fat by absorbing it.

 

Breast Augmentation

As women become seniors, their breasts tend to sag and look less and less like what they used to. With breast augmentation, Dr. Rast can enhance the size, fullness, and symmetry of a woman’s breasts using implants. The surgery involves your plastic surgeon making incisions under your breasts, under your arms, or around your nipples. They will then insert the implants and after it is in place, close the cuts with sutures or surgical tape.

 

Appointments Available in Kansas City

Contact Dr. Rast at (913) 451-3722 or contact us online to learn more about cosmetic surgery for seniors. Our plastic surgery team strives to work with you to get you looking and feeling younger as soon as possible!