Skin Tightening Procedures

eyelid surgery kansas cityLoose and sagging skin can cause emotional and confidence issues for men and women of any age. While skin tightening procedures are typically reserved for people of a certain age, it is a great option for people who have undergone massive weight loss, have been pregnant, or have had other skin issues. In our Kansas City plastic surgery clinic, Dr. Rast sees many people who would like to improve their looks (and self esteem) by undergoing plastic surgery of the skin. These can be minimally invasive, injectables, or traditional “lifting” procedures that involve going under the knife.

What Are Skin Tightening Procedures?

Skin tightening procedures are plastic surgery techniques that promote collagen regrowth (minimally invasive) or remove sections of sagging or excess skin for a tightened look.

Minimally Invasive

  • Laser Surgery
  • Skin Care Treatments
  • Skin Care Lines
  • Coolsculpting

Injectables/Wrinkle Fillers

  • BOTOX
  • Injectable Fillers

Traditional Plastic Surgery

Schedule A Consultation in Kansas City Today!

If you’re interested in improving your life and your looks by tightening your skin, call Dr. Rast today. Contact us online here or call now at (913)451-3722

New Year, New You

kansas city plastic surgeryNow that 2015 is in full swing, many people are trying to stick to their New Year’s resolutions to improve their looks and their life. Dr. Rast knows how much looking good factors in feeling good. If you’re interested in updating your look with plastic surgery — Dr. Rast is here to answer your questions and help you through the decision making process.

Top Plastic Surgery Procedures For 2015

Breast Augmentation

Enhance and enlarge small breasts with breast implants. Women can improve their body contours, proportions, and self-confidence with this popular procedure with Dr. Rast.

Anti-Aging/Skin Plastic Surgery

New technologies in plastic surgery are making minimally invasive skin procedures much more popular than ever before. Our top skin procedures are:

  • BOTOX Cosmetic
  • Injectable Fillers
  • Anti-Aging
  • Skin Care Treatments
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Skin Care Products

Tummy Tuck

For men and women who carry extra weight around their stomachs, a tummy tuck is a great option to quick reduce belly fat and improve body contours.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a good option for healthy individuals who are struggling with stubborn fat deposits, even with diet and exercise. These pockets of fat are usually due to heredity and no amount of exercise can remove them.

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With our 2015 schedules filling up quickly, schedule your Kansas City plastic surgery today.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is the FDA-approved, noninvasive process used to target and eliminate fat cells without going under the knife. The procedure targets fat cells, using a cooling process developed by renowned Harvard scientists. Our Kansas City patients have zero downtime with dramatic results.

 How Coolsculpting Works

 The CoolSculpting procedure works by freezing the fat cells without damaging the skin or other cells using cryolipolysis. Fat cells are targeted, become crystallized, then break apart and die. As the fat cells are broken down and eliminated, they are naturally expelled by the body. as shown in the graph below.

Coolsculpting Kansas City

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Cryolipolysis is a process that causes the gradual death of fat cells. Patients typically see results begin to settle within 3 weeks of their first treatment, with more dramatic results appearing after two months. Fat cells continue to die and be absorbed and eliminated by the body even six months later, resulting in continued improvements and an overall sculpted body.

Get CoolSculpting in Kansas City

If you’re interested in the targeted, safe fat elimination results that CoolSculpting provides — call our Kansas City plastic surgery clinic today! Dr. Rast will gladly discuss your options and how the process works in detail with you in a consultation. Call us now at (913)451-3722 or contact us online.

5 Questions To Ask If You’re Considering Rhinoplasty

rhinoplasty nose job kansas cityRhinoplasty is an extremely popular facial plastic surgery procedure used to improve the shape, proportions, and general appearance of the nose. Sometimes called a “nose job,” rhinoplasty may also be used to correct structural defects that cause impaired breathing.

Dr. Rast performs rhinoplasty plastic surgery often in his Kansas City plastic surgery clinic. Learn more about rhinoplasty on our procedure page or contact us today online or by calling (913)451-3722 now.

Top Questions About Rhinoplasty

Am I a good candidate for a rhinoplasty?

The best candidates for rhinoplasty are nonsmokers who are generally in good health. Patients also must have finished facial growing — which is typically around age 15. We recommend a frank discussion with Dr. Rast to ensure specific, realistic goals in mind for the results of your plastic surgery.

How much does a nose job cost?

The costs associated with rhinoplasty procedures may vary and are dependent on the depth of surgery needed and desired. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a rhinoplasty is $4,545 (not including fees, anesthesia, etc.).

Will my insurance cover my rhinoplasty?

If a rhinoplasty procedure is undertaken to improve breathing, it is likely that your insurance provider may cover part (or all) of the cost.

What does a rhinoplasty surgery involve?

Rhinoplasty is either performed as an closed (with incision hidden inside the nose) or as an open (incision made across the strip of tissue between the nostrils) procedure. The skin tissue around the nose is raised through these incisions, then Dr. Rast sculpts the cartilage and/or bone within the nose. A deviated septum will be fixed during this step.

Once reshaping has been completed the skin and tissue are put back into place and the incisions are closed.

Rhinoplasty Before and After Illustration Kansas City

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What should I expect during recovery?

Once you’ve undergone the nose procedure, a split or medical packing will be placed outside and inside of your nose to protect and support your new nasal structure. This packing needs to remain in place until Dr. Rast removes it, usually after about a week. Your head will need to elevated at all times until swelling has gone down.

Typically, within a few days of surgery you can return to light activity. Healing will continue for several weeks. The major points of a successful recovery are:

  • Keep head elevated at all times during first week
  • Always wear sunscreen and reapply often
  • Protect nose from injury for four to six months (no contact sports!)

Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Kansas City Consultation Today

Come in to our Kansas City clinic to learn more about nose job and your options from Dr. Rast. Our experienced plastic surgery team will walk you through every step of the procedure and help you make the right decision for you. Contact us today online or by calling (913)451-3722 now.

Skin Plastic Surgery Treatment Options

Plastic surgery is a great option for complete skin care, whether patients are suffering from the affects of aging and gravity, sun-damage, drooping, or just general unhappiness with their skin’s tone and appearance. In Kansas City, Dr. Rast performs many skin plastic surgery treatment both minimally invasive and traditional surgical procedures including:

  • BOTOX Cosmetic InjectionsSkin Plastic Surgery Treatment
  • Injectable Fillers
  • Anti-Aging
  • Skin Care Treatments
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Skin Care Products
  • Post Weight Loss

Skin Plastic Surgery Treatments For Winter

Plastic surgery for skin care is also a great option to do in the winter months, with the less-harsh sunlight that can be abrasive for newly treated skin. Dr. Rast recommends researching fully and thinking about your environment before undertaking a surgical procedure on a place on your body that will not be protected at all times, like the skin of the face, hands, décolletage, or other areas.

Schedule A Skin Care Consultation in Kansas City Today

If you’re interested in learning more about the skin plastic surgery options available from Dr. Rast in his Kansas City plastic surgery clinic, call us today at (913) 451-3722 or contact us online. You don’t have to be unhappy with aging or sagging skin, Dr. Rast can guide you towards the best skin care strategy to help you look and feel your best!

Before and After Tummy Tuck Surgery

Kansas City Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

If you’re interested in tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty,  consider Dr. Jon Rast’s tummy tuck services in Kansas City. Dr. Rast’s extensive training, experience, and comfortable bedside manner with the ultimate goal of making his patients happy and comfortable make him an ideal candidate to be your plastic surgeon.

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What Is Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Tummy Tucks are plastic surgery procedures performed to remove excess fat and skin from the middle and lower abdomen, typically for women after pregnancy, for men and women after massive weight loss, or for people who need help cutting down the tissue around their middles. The surgery can also improve, tighten, and redefine protruding abdominal wall muscles, which can become separated after pregnancy or other medical event.

Before and After Tummy Tuck Pictures

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Schedule A Kansas City Tummy Tuck Consultation

If you’re uncomfortable with your body, you don’t have to suffer through, we can help you feel better and eliminate excess body fat. Call Dr. Rast now at 913-451-3722 to schedule a consultation for tummy tuck surgery or contact us online. Our Kansas City Plastic Surgery team will walk you through every step of the process to ensure that you feel comfortable and your goals are understood and met.

 

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!

Post Weight Loss Procedures in Kansas City, MO

Post Weight Loss Procedures in Kansas City, MO

So you’ve made a big step in the right and healthy direction! Whether through intense work in the gym, on the pavement or through a weight loss procedure, you have dropped some serious

Post Weight Loss Patient

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LB’s. Kudos! Chances are, there is still a bit of the “old you” hanging around. Time to get rid of it for good! Dr. Jon Rast has years of experience in helping patients with post weight loss procedures in Kansas City, MO. He can make the new you shine, and leave the old you in the dust.

Post Weight Loss Procedures

Dr. Jon Rast offers multiple procedures and services to help eliminate the excess left after rapid or massive weight loss. His skillful hands and friendly staff is all you need to start anew. Man or woman, he can assist with many aspects of post weight loss. Some of these procedure include:

  • Breast Reduction – Removal of excess or sagging tissue
  • Breast Lift – Filling/repairing sagging tissue
  • Fat Graft/Brazilian Butt Lift – Rounding or filling of flattened or sagging tissue
  • CoolSculpting – Revolutionary new procedure where we freeze the fat cells away, naturally expunged in the body
  • Mommy Makeover – Post childbirth can leave excess skin to be tucked, removed, trimmed
  • Arm Lift – Removal of stubborn fat or excess skin after weight loss
  • Thigh Lift – Removal of stubborn fat or excess skin after weight loss
  • Lower Body Lift – Removal of stubborn fat or excess skin after weight loss

For a consult with Dr. Rast and his incredible team regarding post weight loss procedures, please contact us!

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