Common Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation and Lift

Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation and Lift

 

Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation and Lift - Kansas City MOThere are so many Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation and Lift in Kansas City, and if you search the web you’ll find a plethora of misinformation about the procedure. Being a plastic surgeon in Kansas City, Dr. Rast has chosen to clear the air and provide the most accurate information on the breast augmentations and lift process. Here is a list of misconceptions that should be clarified:

 

Misconception # 1: Breast augmentation is only for women who want bigger breasts. This misconception is far from the truth. Most women who come into our Kansas City plastic surgery office are just looking to feel better about their body, and how they fill out the upper part of their body. They are looking to appear more proportional, and not necessarily looking for oversized breasts.

 

Misconception # 2: Breast augmentation is painful. While pain and recovery time varies per person, what you will mostly feel during recovery is discomfort which is to be expected with any type of major surgery. Breast augmentation pain typically happens more with women who exert themselves more than they are supposed to after surgery.

 

Misconception # 3: People will notice that you’ve had a breast augmentation and it will look fake. This is every woman’s fear in Kansas City who are considering breast augmentation. Dr. Rast is a renowned plastic surgeon who makes sure his patient’s procedures improve their appearance with natural looking breasts. Additionally, during your consultation we will make sure to select a realistic size that will fit your proportions.

 

Misconception # 4: Having a breast augmentation and lift means you only need one surgery. When you combine two different procedures; one to make your breast bigger and the other that makes your breast smaller, it is difficult to get optimum results in one surgery. Depending on the goals you set for yourself and your degree of ptosis (breast sagging), we may decide that it is safer to plan separate procedures that will allow your body to recover in between surgeries.

 

Misconception # 5: Only one incision is needed near the areola/nipple, so you won’t have scars on your breast. Generally, plastic surgery is a tradeoff of surgery versus scars. Every patient’s breasts are different and need different incisions to obtain excellent results. Breasts that have more ptosis (breast sagging) may need more incisions to get a proper lift and shape to the breast.

 

If you live in Kansas City and want to learn more about the truth on breast augmentation and lift, contact our office today. Dr. Rast will provide you with all of the information you need to make an informed decision on plastic surgery.

 

Difference Between Silicone and Saline Breast Implants

Understanding Silicone and Saline Breast ImplantsImplants

There are a few differences between silicone and saline breast implants, and if you are considering undergoing breast augmentation surgery, you may want to consider these differences before making your final decision. Of course, all decisions, thoughts, questions and opinions should be discussed in further detail with your chosen plastic surgeon as well. An experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Rast can properly guide you in your decesion making.

Saline Implants

Saline implants are known to be a less expensive option and they have a lower rupture rate.  Saline implant procedure tends to be less invasive and leaves minimal, if any, scarring at all. There is no worrying or guessing about ruptures with the saline option and there are far more volume (size) choices available with saline implants. Additionally, saline implants are able to be placed in younger patients. Saline breast implants are available to women 18 and older for breast augmentation and to women of any age for breast reconstruction.

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are said to feel more natural and have a minimized risk of the rippling effectSilicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel — a thick, sticky fluid that closely mimics the feel of human fat. Most women feel that silicone breast implants look and feel more like natural breast tissue.

Both of these implants do look and feel natural, more than they ever did in the past. Breast augmentation surgery has become quite popular and is pretty routine for surgeons these days. There are also gel implant options available now which are leaving patients quite pleased. This may come down to personal preference as well, if one was far superior than the other – that would be the only option available! These are just some considerations to think about and discuss further if you are interested.

How is Breast Augmentation Performed

Breast Augmentation What You Need to Know?

breast augmentation in kansas cityNo matter what the reasoning is for an individual to undergo a breast augmentation procedure, it is always suggested to know exactly how the procedure is performed. This will not only ease the mind of the patient, but allow for time to mentally prepare for the procedure and not get overly anxious. Breast augmentation surgery is one of the top procedures that plastic surgeons perform on a regular basis. They have become quite routine and with the utilization of our technological advances to date, recovery time has been cut down significantly.

Where Will the Incision Be?

Using the specific implants that have been chosen between you and your surgeon, the procedure can happen a few different ways. The biggest difference between procedures is where the initial incision for the implants is. This can be under the breast, under the muscle, on top of the muscle, under the armpit or through the nipple area. Again, the best option for each patient will be discussed in further detail during a consultation appointment to Dr. Rast. Every patient and surgeon is different, so talking about the procedure is critical.

Brest Augmentation Recovery Time

After the incision has been made, it creates a little pocket in which the implant will be placed. If you are receiving a fat transfer augmentation, then fat from another region of the patient’s body will be removed and injected. After the desired size has been achieved, the incision will be sutured shut and the recovery process will begin. Recovery time does vary from patient to patient, as it does make a difference in how quickly an individual heals, what type of incision was made and what type of implant was chosen.

Generally, a good estimate is about 6 to 8 weeks’ time after any invasive surgical procedure. This is a good time to assume your ‘downtime’ will be before you can resume regular activity. For additional information, contact Dr. Rast  today.

Breast Augmentation to Improve Symmetry

How Can Breast Augmentation Improve Symmetry

Symmetry

There are several reasons why people may choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery to improve symmetry . With that though, there are several questions that arise, and it is better to share information so people are informed to make the correct personal decesion. When speaking about breasts, oftentimes people can be ashamed or embarrassed about the topic.  A persons self-esteem may be low, or they may have certain emotions surrounding why they would like the breast augmentation in the first place. If you are one of these people – you are not alone!

Nobody’s Body is Perfect

Naturally, breasts are never the same exact size. While sometimes it is very difficult to notice in some patients, there are others where one breast can be a full cup size larger than the other of more. Depending on the patient, and their history  – there could be many reasons why one breast may be larger than the other. This often can leave a person to feel embarrassed about their appearance and their body.  If this is the case surgery becomes a viable option for them to consider.

Creating Symmetry

Breast augmentation surgery can definitely help improve one’s symmetrical issues. A person may just want their breasts to be even in size or want them enlarged, a plastic surgeon like Dr. Rast is a very skilled professional and can help.  As plastic surgeons are more considered artists (in a different sense) they work their hardest to produce ‘perfection.’

Some patients do notice after surgery that the breasts still may seem a little uneven, and this is normal as well. It does take time for the breasts to ‘settle’ into place and it is important to follow the after-care instructions as closely as possible. Whatever the reasoning behind wanting to undergo breast augmentation, there are several options to be discussed with the plastic surgeon. You are never obligated and should feel one hundred percent comfortable before surgery, so if you have any questions…ask away!

Choosing The Right Breast Augmentation Surgeon

Feeling comfortable is one of the most important parts of choosing a cosmetic procedure. You should feel at ease and not worry about asking any questions about a potential surgery. It’s important to do your research about a potential breast augmentation surgeon.

Ask questions about their medical training and their experience performing surgeries. Look at their before and after images and ask questions about size and shape! Also think about the communication between you and the doctor and even the staff. Were they courteous and caring?

Dr. Rast strives to make each and every one of his patients feel comfortable and confident with their cosmetic surgery experience. He specializes in breast augmentation and is proudly a 5-star rated surgeon on RealSelf.com.

Questions To Ask Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon

If you aren’t sure what to ask, look through our list of top questions below. Ask Dr. Rast the following questions to help you understand his experience and the actual procedure. You can also learn about breast implants from our main page.

Questions To Ask Dr. Rast

Are you board certified?

Where did you get your degree?

How many years have you been practicing?

Do you perform breast surgeries often?

What is the most common complication you encounter?

What is your re-operation rate with implants?

What is the most common type of re-operation?

Do you have your own surgery center or do you work in a hospital?

Questions About Breast Augmentation

What shape, size, texture, incision and placement site would you recommend?

How will my breasts change over time?

What results can I expect?

What are the risks?

Will I be able to breastfeed after surgery?

What other procedures are available if I decide against breast implants?

Request An Appointment In Kansas City

Meet with Dr. Rast to understand breast augmentation and how he can help you get the cosmetic results your want. We can help you enhance your body and confidence with breast implants. Dr. Rast and our talented team will help you reach your cosmetic goals by creating beautiful, natural looking results at the perfect size. Call (913)451-3722 or contact us online to schedule your consultation! 

We also offer the complete range of plastic surgery procedures in our center, located on the outskirts of Kansas City in Leawood, KS.

 

Breast Implant Sizes

One of the most common questions, or rather confusion, in our Kansas City plastic surgery office is over breast implants sizes. Breast implants are not measured in bra cup sizes! Implants are actually measured in cubic centimeters or cc’s.

breast implant sizes kansas city ksBreast Implant Sizes & Measurements

Depending on how big you want to go with your breast augmentation, Dr. Rast will need to evaluate your existing skin and breast tissue. He will determine if you have enough tissue to cover the size you desire. Sometimes, if there is not enough tissue for a larger implant the edges may become visible following your surgery.

It is very important not to worry about cup size, but rather focus on your body proportions and overall cosmetic goals. A tall woman with broad shoulders and excess tissue will typically get larger implants than a petite woman, simply because of proportions. Dr. Rast will help you figure out the shape, size, and breast implant profile that will work best for your body type and cosmetic goals.

Appointments Available in Kansas City

Want to learn more about breast implant sizes and what would be right for you? Work with Dr. Rast to create a personalized augmentation plan. We can help you enhance your body and confidence with breast implants. Dr. Rast and our talented team will help you reach your cosmetic goals by creating beautiful, natural looking results at the perfect size. Call (913)451-3722 or contact us online to schedule your consultation! 

We also offer the complete range of plastic surgery procedures in our center, located on the outskirts of Kansas City in Leawood, KS.

 

 

Breastfeeding After Breast Implants

Many women are concerned that getting breast implants can affect their pregnancy and future ability to breastfeed. Luckily, plastic surgery does not hurt your chances of getting pregnant or hurt your baby while you are pregnant. If you are concerned about breastfeeding with breast implants, it’s very important that you let Dr. Rast know about those concerns.

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Breastfeeding After Breast Implants

For women who have received a breast augmentation, there is some risk that they will not be able to breastfeed. The risk is that during the breast implant procedure, the milk ducts may be disrupted.

By being open and talking with Dr. Rast about your breastfeeding plans, he can create a personalized surgical plan to avoid disruption of the milk ducts. By avoiding the milk ducts during surgery, your likelihood of breastfeeding is increased!

Pregnancy & Your Breast Implants

For both women with and without augmented breasts, pregnancy causes significant changes in the body. The breasts’ shape, fullness, or size may change. Some women even get a “touch-up” of their augmentation after pregnancy!

Appointments Available in Kansas City

If you want to improve your body with augmentation, but are worried about your future chances of breastfeeding — Dr. Rast can help ease your mind! We’ll work with you to minimize the risk and create a fuller, larger breast contours with overall beautiful and natural-looking results that meet your cosmetic goals.

If you’re ready to take the next step, get in touch with us today. Call (913)451-3722 or contact us online to schedule your consultation!

We also offer the complete range of plastic surgery procedures in our center, located on the outskirts of Kansas City in Leawood, KS.

Best Age For Breast Implants

Many women feel insecure about their breasts over the course of their lifetime. Beginning from prepuberty all the way to post-menopause, women feel insecure and inadequate due to the size and shape of their natural breasts. We want every woman to be happy with herself and her body and we can help by performing breast augmentation. Although minors cannot get breast implants, women of any other age* may be able to get implants to improve their bodies!

Ages For Breast Implants

18 – Women are legally allowed to get saline breast implants after the age of 18, according to FDA regulations.

22 – Women are legally allowed to get silicone breast implants after the age of 22, according to FDA regulations.

What’s The Difference Between Saline And Silicone Breast Implants? 

34 – The average age to get breast implants is 34 (source: plasticsurgery.org)

40′s to 50′s – Aging women are some of the top patients getting breast augmentation with great results!

55+* – Many women who are older and considering breast surgery, they often think “Am I Too Old For Breast Implants?” The answer depends on your overall health. As long as you are healthy and cleared by your primary care physician, breast augmentation is possible. It is extremely important to talk with all of your doctors to ensure that it’s safe for you!

Breast Implants In Kansas City

Whatever age you are, if you aren’t happy with the shape, size, or fullness of your breasts — Dr. Rast can help! We use silicone and saline implants to create a fuller, larger breast contours with overall beautiful and natural-looking results.

If you’re ready to take the next step, get in touch with us today. We can help you enhance your body and confidence with breast implants. Dr. Rast and our talented team will help you reach your cosmetic goals. Call (913)451-3722 or contact us online to schedule your consultation! 

We also offer the complete range of plastic surgery procedures in our center, located on the outskirts of Kansas City in Leawood, KS.

 

 

 

 

 

Ready For Breast Augmentation?

If you are considering getting a breast augmentation, it is extremely important to understand the surgery and feel comfortable with your plastic surgeon. Dr. Rast is a extremely experienced breast surgeon, who has a 5-star rating on RealSelf. Breast implants can improve your confidence and your overall happiness by creating natural looking, perky, beautiful results. Our patients are so happy with their results and you could be, too!

breast augmentation in kansas city

What Is Breast Augmentation? Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery used to enhance and enlarge the breast size using breast implants. The surgery is especially helpful for women who have lost fullness and shape after pregnancy. Implants are placed underneath the breast tissue to increase a naturally small breast size.

Top Breast Augmentation Questions

Be sure you’re ready and understand the procedures by going through our information blog posts about every step of the procedure. You’ll feel confident that when you step into your consultation with Dr. Rast you won’t be in over your head. Any questions that you have, Dr. Rast will answer during your consultation.

Appointments Available in Kansas City

If you’re ready to take the next step, get in touch with us today. We can help you enhance your body and confidence with breast implants. Dr. Rast and our talented team will help you reach your cosmetic goals by creating beautiful, natural looking results. Call (913)451-3722 or contact us online to schedule your consultation! 

We also offer the complete range of plastic surgery procedures in our center, located on the outskirts of Kansas City in Leawood, KS.

 

Top Breast Augmentation Questions

Breast augmentation is serious business. You will have many, many questions before you take the plunge. Read through our top breast augmentation questions and our answers to feel more prepared and comfortable coming into your consultation with Dr. Rast in our Kansas City plastic surgery clinic!

breast augmentation questions kansas city

Will it look natural?

Dr. Rast strives to create natural looking, beautiful results in every single breast augmentation surgery he performs. As a 5-star rated plastic surgeon on Real Self and one of the top plastic surgeons in Kansas City, we feel confident you will be happy with your results!

How big should I go?

Most women go up one or two cup sizes, but it is all up to you. Depending on your body image goals and body type different types of implants and the surgical placement of implants can work with most breast implant styles.

How much does it cost?

The overall cost of breast augmentation will vary. During your consultation, Dr. Rast will take your goals into account and give you a definite idea of the cost of your surgery in Kansas City.

What are the risks?

There are some risks associated with getting breast implants, as with any surgery, but they are mostly minimal. There are risks of scarring or infection at the incision sites, implant issues such as implant leakage or capsular contracture, and pain. There may also be risks with nipple sensation or the ability to breastfeed in the future. Talk through your breast augmentation questions and concerns with Dr. Rast during your consultation.

What are breast implants made of?

Breast implants are made of either silicone or saline. These substances are safe and FDA approved for breast augmentation. Learn more about the differences between breast implants types from our blog.

How long does it take to recover?

Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure and usually has a quick recovery time. After 24 to 48 hours of rest, our patients go can back to their schedules, taking special care with lifting and performing physical activities. Normal activities can resume after a few weeks.

Ask More Breast Augmentation Questions

Do you have more concerns? Schedule a consultation in our Kansas City office with Dr. Jon Rast. It is extremely important that all of your breast augmentation questions are answered and you feel comfortable with Dr. Rast. Call (913)451-3722 or contact us online to schedule your appointment!