Facial Cosmetic Surgery Options | Kansas City, KS

When it comes to facial cosmetic surgery, there are as many options as there are problems to be corrected and facial features to be enhanced. Here is a list of some of the most common procedures and what can be corrected.


As we age, the eyelids can sag, a condition which may even interfere with sight. A blepharoplasty corrects sagging and tightens the skin, resulting in a more uplifted, youthful look and better vision. It is a relatively simple outpatient procedure.

Forehead and Face Lifts

A facelift may be a targeted procedure- as with a forehead lift or be an overall tightening and repositioning of the skin, a procedure which corrects sagging and reduces the look of lines and wrinkles for a smoother, more youthful visage.


Mentoplasty helps correct a double chin. It may also be used to correct other issues with the facial profile. It may be considered inFacial Cosmetic Surgery conjunction with a rhinoplasty, in order to achieve balance of the facial proportions and features.


Commonly known as a “nose job,” a rhinoplasty may be performed to correct a number of issues, including the size of the nose in proportion to the face and to adjust the shape of the nose to better suit the face.

Skin Resurfacing

Through either laser or chemical treatments, skin resurfacing can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and provide a rejuvenated glow. Many treatments stimulate the body’s own natural healing processes to provide additional collagen and refresh cell growth.

Botox Injections

Botox can help reduce wrinkles and lines as well as plump specifically targeted areas. The injections are most often used to reduce the look of crows feet and other fine lines around the lips, nose, and eyes.

Facial Reconstruction and Scar Reduction

In some cases, facial reconstruction and scar revision may be necessary following an accident or previous surgery. Depending on your goals and specific situation, your doctor may be able to reduce or eliminate the look of scars and other injuries.

Breast Lift vs. Augmentation | How to choose

There are a number of corrective options available to women who aren’t happy with the size or shape of their breasts. A breast lift repositions the nipple and corrects sagging that might be a result of aging or childbearing. An implant increases the size of the breast and changes it to a rounder, fuller shape. Both procedures may be performed at the same time to achieve the optimum result. Each woman’s body is different, and it’s important to discuss your goals with your doctor to decide which procedure is best for you.

Breast Lift

Breast Beach Rast A breast lift involves moving the nipple up on the breast and removing excess tissue. It may result in significant scarring, though this is hidden as much as possible beneath the folds of the breast. Your doctor can provide you with before and after photos to give you an idea of what your outcome may be like. For women with significant sagging, a breast lift may be the best option to improve the profile and their overall confidence in their look.

Breast Augmentation

Implants are designed to enhance the size and shape of the breast. A woman may choose implants to correct asymmetrical breasts or to enhance small breasts to improve her profile. A breast augmentation involves implanting silicone or saline-filled sacs into the chest, usually just behind or in front of the muscle, depending upon the desires of the patient and the judgment of the surgeon. The nipple and breast tissue are moved to an ideal position with an augmentation as well as with a lift.

Dual Procedure

In some cases, both procedures may be performed at the same time. The breasts may be lifted to correct sagging, and an augmentation may be performed to create a more youthful, perkier profile. Depending upon your goals for the surgery and your surgeon’s opinion of the best way to achieve the results you desire, both procedures may be done at the same time. Discuss your options with your surgeon when you make an appointment with Dr. Rast.