The Places You Can Get Liposuction

The Places You Can Get Liposuction

Although a public perception of liposuction is often inaccurate, it can be an extremely effective treatment for removing stubborn pockets of fat left behind when diet and a fitness routine are being followed. These fat pockets stick around for a variety of genetic and other reasons, but they can spoil the proportion that you’ve worked so hard to earn.

“Flabby” Arms

Arm liposuction addresses hanging or bulging bits of fat that may cling to the upper arms. stomach liposuctionThe procedure may be accompanied by a second treatment to remove excess and sagging skin and tissue, tightening and toning the upper arms and improving the overall profile.

Facial Liposuction

One of most common areas for trouble spots for patients who have recently lost a great deal of weight is the face and neck. Chin liposuction can help reduce the look of a “double” chin and provide a smoother, more pleasing profile, while neck liposuction can smooth and tighten the skin over the neck for a more youthful appearance.

Stomach and Thighs

Whether stubborn pockets of fat are staying around after a drastic weight loss, or you’ve gone through a pregnancy, the stomach and thighs are often known as “problem” areas for weight loss. A baby pouch or fatty pockets may persist even with a targeted fitness and exercise routine. Stomach liposuction can reduce or remove the appearance of a “pouch” following child birth. Depending on your goals and overall body size and shape, your doctor may recommend an abdominoplasty instead. The thighs are another area where fat tends to accumulate. Thigh liposuction can help smooth and reduce bulges, creating a smoother, more pleasing profile that is in better proportion with your overall look and size. Contact Dr. Rast today to discuss the options available to you and to begin creating a treatment plan that will help your reach your ultimate goals.

Brow Lift Advantages

Brow Lift Advantages

As we age, the muscles and skin of the forehead tend to stretch and sag, and may begin to cause a permanent “sour” look to the expression. A brow lift can rejuvenate and revive a normal happy expression, making you look younger, happier, and more comfortable. Sagging brows can even hide the eyes. An eyebrow lift improves your overall ability to accurately convey facial expressions, which are highly dependent on the eyes and brows.

Improve Facial Expression Recognition

Our eyebrows are a subtle part of the expressions most of us make every single day, both unintentionally and purposefully. Prior to a brow lift, a patient with a sagging brow may appear sour, angry, sad, or depressed. A brow lift can restore some elasticity to the upper facial area, making expressions clearer and more open and inviting.

Remove Facial Creases

One of the most telling signs of aging is a sagging, wrinkled appearance to the skin. As we age, we produce less collagen, the material that plumps our skin, giving it a smooth,  youthful look. A brow lift removes some of the excess tissue and skin, reviving a more youthful appearance and providing a rejuvenated, revitalized look.

Open the Eyes

A sagging brow can actually interfere with vision as the eyelids and brows sag and cover the line of vision.Brow Lift A brow lift can revise this area, opening the eyes up and improving not only the appearance but the ability to see clearly as well. If you’re having problems with vision due to sagging eyelids and brows, a brow lift may be the answer, along with another procedure that addresses the eyelids themselves.

Dramatic Results

Although there are a number of less-invasive treatments available, such as Botox and dermal fillers, nothing compares to a brow lift in terms of the extent and longevity of the results. If you have found that other procedures simply aren’t giving you the results you hoped for, a brow lift may be something to consider. Talk to Dr. Rast today about your goals and whether a brow lift is the right procedure for you.

When to Consider a Breast Reduction

When to Consider a Breast Reduction

Society often tells us that large breasts are desirable, sexy, and beautiful. Too much of a good thing, however, can cause discomfort, emotional distress, and limit activities. Breasts that are too large for your frame create back problems, cause shoulder strain, and may limit your ability to move around easily and buy clothes that fit. Breast reduction surgery is a life-changing procedure that frees patients to live their fullest potential.

You’re in Pain

When your breasts are too large for your frame, you may be suffering pain in your back, shoulders, and neck. If your bra straps are causing indentations in your shoulders, and wearing

wider straps and pads doesn’t help you from suffering back, neck, or shoulder pain, it may be time to consider a reduction. Talk to your doctor about the proportions of your body and whether a reduction might relieve some of the pressure on your body structure, resulting in more comfort and ease of movement.

They Interfere with your Mobility

If you can’t bend, lean, or engage in vigorous exercise because your breasts are in the way, it’s more than just an inconvenience. Over-large breasts can present very real obstacles to engaging in an active lifestyle. Simple daily activities like jogging can be painful and even impossible with large breasts. A reduction can provide you with new motivation and ability to move easily.

Clothing Challenges

Sports bras are rarely made for those with breasts above a Size D cup. Not only is it difficult to find fitness gear that fits comfortably, clothes in general may be difficult to find. Fitted styles are nearly impossible to find, since the overall proportion of the body is thrown off. Wrong-sized clothes are not only unattractive, they can be uncomfortable as well, adding to the discomfort related to having large breasts.

Your Size is Affecting your Self Esteem

When you look in the mirror, you should see the most beautiful self looking back. If your breasts make you feel uncomfortable, self-conscious, and embarrassed, a breast reduction surgery may provide you with the more pleasing profile that you’d prefer, boosting your confidence and making you feel better about yourself overall.

Don’t hesitate to achieve the best outcome for your life and your body. Talk to Dr. Rast about breast reduction surgery today.

Stretch Mark Removal

Stretch Mark Removal

Nearly all women who have given birth to a child or have gone through weight changes, including those associated with the rapid growth in the teen years have experienced stretch marks. While these lines that appear on the breasts, hips, shoulders, buttocks, stomach and thighs are harmless, many women are self-conscious and wonder how to remove stretch marks.

Over the Counter Products

Although some companies sell products they market as stretch mark removal cream, the truth is that no cream can replace the displaced collagen that accounts for the lines’ appearance. The skin is made up of various layers, including the epidermis- the outermost layer, and the dermis, the lower layer. Collagen is produced in the dermis. Rapid changes resulting from growth or weight gain can cause the collagen to bunch and stretch, leaving behind what are commonly called stretch marks. Since creams rarely penetrate past the epidermis, they are ineffective in replacing collagen.

Laser Therapy

A far more effective treatment is stretch mark laser removal. The laser is capable of Stretch Mark Removalpenetrating to the deeper layers of the skin, targeting specific areas and stimulating the development of new collagen as the cells natural healing processes are awakened. A stretch mark removal laser is the least invasive effective option for removing stretch marks.

Surgery

When it comes to stretch mark removal surgery, only an abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a “tummy tuck” is truly effective. This is because the procedure tightens the lower abdominal muscles and removes excess skin in the area affected. Surgery is considered an invasive option and not usually recommended for stretch mark removal alone. As part of a larger cosmetic procedure plan, it is effective. If you are concerned about the look of stretch marks, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Rast’s team will discuss your options and help you that fits your goals.

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.

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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.

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