Choosing the right Kansas City plastic surgeon to handle your cosmetic procedure can be challenging. It’s important to connect with a surgeon who has extensive skill in the procedure you’re considering, has an excellent bedside manner, and most importantly respects you. Dr. Rast meets all of these check points and should be your top pick for all your plastic surgery needs!
The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is exclusively dedicated to the certification of the education and training of cosmetic surgeons. A certification means that the surgeon has:
- Completed a 1-2 year fellowship, training with an experienced cosmetic surgeon on surgery and patient care, in addition to their basic medical and surgical education, residency and training.
- Performed at least 300 individual cosmetic surgical procedures.
- Received training in non-surgical procedures like Botox, fillers, laser resurfacing and more.
- Passed a rigorous oral and written exam that covers all aspects of cosmetic surgery.
In addition to meeting the educational requirements, certified members must meet personal ethical guidelines, work through an accredited hospital or surgical center, and be recertified every 10 years.
Not everyone has the same personal preferences, so it’s important to study the surgeon’s before and after photos to be certain that the surgeon you’re considering can deliver the results you desire. Try to look for models with similar physical characteristics to yourself for comparison and consider whether you find their results appealing.
An Emotional Connection
The connection you feel with a surgeon and his or her staff is as important as vetting the surgeon’s skills. Dr. Rast prides himself on seeing each individual as unique, and taking the time to understand their goals and challenges. It’s important that you feel heard and respected throughout the process of planning, undergoing, and recovering from your procedure. Dr. Rast and his office staff are dedicated to education and support of our patients. A good emotional connection, along with excellent surgical skills and the safety of an accredited facility, come together to help ensure you’ll be pleased with the outcome of your cosmetic procedure.