Alcohol after Plastic Surgery: What You Need to Know – Kansas City, MO

Alcohol after Plastic Surgery

In general, it really isn’t a good idea to drink alcohol after your plastic surgery. Not only could it interfere with proper healing and minimal scarring after a procedure, it can also affect your body by: Alcohol after Plastic Surgery

  1. Increasing swelling. When you drink alcohol, your blood vessels dilate, which in turn causes your body to swell. Alcohol is also incredibly dehydrating, which makes your body work harder to hold onto water. If you had a rhinoplasty, you will want to be especially careful not to drink alcohol because your nose is most susceptible to swelling.
  2. Increasing bleeding. Alcohol is known for thinning the blood, so if you have just come from plastic surgery, you could be at greater risk for bleeding and prolonged recovery.
  3. Causing pain. If you pair alcohol with pain medications for your surgery, you may find that the medications aren’t working as well or last as long as they should.
  4. Making your medications dangerous. Not only can alcohol cause your medications to lose their pain-relieving effect, it can also interact with certain medications to produce very harmful side effects. These include nausea, vomiting, headaches, drowsiness, fainting, loss of coordination, and even more dangerous side effects such as internal bleeding, heart problems, and difficulty breathing.
  5. Drying out your skin. When you drink alcohol, your kidneys have to work harder than they normally would and end up producing four more ounces of water than when you aren’t drinking alcohol. In turn, your body flushes more water, which makes you dehydrated, but also dries out your skin.

 

Dr. Rast will work hard to ensure your procedure goes well and gives you the results you want. Because of this, it is recommended to not drink any alcohol for at least 2 weeks before and after your procedure.

 

If you are considering plastic surgery to make a difference in the way you look and feel, Dr. Rast in Kansas City, MO is here to help. Please contact us today if you have any questions or concerns about your plastic surgery.

Seniors and Cosmetic Surgery- Kansas City, MO

Seniors and Cosmetic SurgerySeniors and Cosmetic Surgery

As you reach the golden age of seniors, you have probably started to notice signs of aging around your face, neck, and body. Wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging can reduce self-esteem in women and men over the age of 65. Luckily, Dr. Rast in Kansas City offers solutions to get you looking and feeling younger.

 

Face Lifts

Face lifts in seniors, more formally known as rhytidectomies, improve and smooth out signs of aging around your face and neck. This procedure does not alter your basic appearance, but involves incisions beginning at your hairline, continuing around your ear, and ending at your lower scalp. Another incision under your chin may be necessary to improve the skin around your neck. By the end of the procedure, unnecessary and excess skin and fat will have been removed by Dr. Rast, and you will be able to enjoy a smoother, younger-looking face.

 

Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty, another word for eyelid surgery, is a procedure that focuses on aging signs around the eyelids to reduce drooping skin. If the skin around your eyes is puffy or makes you look older or consistently tired, eyelid surgery might be the right procedure for you. Dr. Rast can perform this procedure on your upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both at his office in Kansas City. For both procedures, an incision is made within a natural crease, muscles and tissue are tightened, fat deposits are repositioned, and excess skin is removed.

 

Kybella Treatment

The Kybella Treatment in seniors is a non-surgical procedure that eliminates facial fat and sculpts your face. With old age sometimes comes the dreaded “double chin.” This treatment involves an injection of a naturally occurring acid into the fat under your chin that destroys the fat by absorbing it.

 

Breast Augmentation

As women become seniors, their breasts tend to sag and look less and less like what they used to. With breast augmentation, Dr. Rast can enhance the size, fullness, and symmetry of a woman’s breasts using implants. The surgery involves your plastic surgeon making incisions under your breasts, under your arms, or around your nipples. They will then insert the implants and after it is in place, close the cuts with sutures or surgical tape.

 

Appointments Available in Kansas City

Contact Dr. Rast at (913) 451-3722 or contact us online to learn more about cosmetic surgery for seniors. Our plastic surgery team strives to work with you to get you looking and feeling younger as soon as possible!

Top 5 Plastic Surgery Procedures of 2014

According to a recent study performed by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, cosmetic surgery procedures have increased by 43% in the last five years. Specific procedures have grown more than others, and that’s what we’ll go through today! Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Rast, in Kansas City is expertly trained and certified to perform all plastic surgery procedures.

Top 5 Plastic Surgery Procedures of 2014

top 5 plastic surgery procedures 2014

2014 U.S. Plastic Surgery Statistics, Source: smartbeautyguide.com

Liposuction - Liposuction surgery is a procedure used to remove unwanted pockets of fat all over the body. This is a great option for people wanting to make small changes with dramatic impact on body contours.

Breast Augmentation – Augmentation is the insertion of breast implants to enlarge and reshape the breasts. This is one of the most common procedures women have and is one of the top procedures performed by Dr. Rast in our Kansas City Office.

Eyelid Surgery – One of the best procedures for anti-aging is blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty is plastic surgery of the eyelids, sometimes known as an “eyelid lift.” Eyelid plastic surgery can fix droopy eyelids, uneven eyelids, remove bags under the eyes, and more to almost immediately give patients a rested and youthful look.

Tummy Tuck - To remove excess belly fat and resect the abdominal wall,  abdominoplasty surgery is used. This is a very popular procedure for women who are seeing unwanted changes in their abdominal region after pregnancy.

Rhinoplasty - Nose reshaping can improve facial balance, fix deviated septum issues, and improve a person’s self confidence. Rhinoplasty can alter the entire shape of the nose, nose profile, nostrils, and more depending on patient goals.

Make An Appointment in Kansas City!

Ready to learn more about any of the top cosmetic procedures? Call our plastic surgery office at (913)451-3722 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

Our offices are conveniently located in Kansas City.

 

4 Top Questions For People Considering A Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery is a common procedure performed by Dr. Rast in our Kansas City plastic surgery clinic. Tummy tucks remove fat, improve body contours, eliminate sagging/loose skin, and re-firm weakened abdominal muscles. If you’re considering a tummy tuck, read through the following frequently asked questions we often hear at initial consultations.

Am I A Good Tummy Tuck Candidate?

We recommend that all tummy tuck patients are nonsmokers and in generally good health. Patients should be moderately fit and have some overall muscle tone. Abdominoplasty is for the removal of loose/sagging skin and improving weakened abdominal muscles along with fat removal. If fat removal is your only goal – we typically recommend liposuction.

Note that if you are considering getting pregnant in the future, your tummy tuck should be postponed until after.

tummy tuck images kansas city plastic surgery

How Long Is Recovery?

Following all of Dr. Rast’s instructions is essential to your recovery.  Avoiding bending, straining, or lifting anything for several days is also extremely important. Normal activity can be resumed within a few days of surgery, although there will be discomfort. Initial wound healing will take up to ten days. If no heavy lifting or vigorous activity is needed, our patients can return to work within a few weeks.

What Can I Expect Long-Term?

Abdominoplasty scars will be permanent and it may take over a year for the incision lines to fade and improve. Fortunately, normal clothing and even swimsuits should effectively conceal your scars.

Will My Tummy Tuck Last Forever?

As long as your fitness and weight is maintained, your improved body contours should continue to last. Loss of firmness is natural with aging but it should be minimal.

Schedule A Consultation In Kansas City

Ready to sit down with Dr. Rast and get all your questions answered? Call our expert plastic surgery team at (913)451-3722 or contact us online.

Kansas City Plastic Surgery Patients Choose Dr. Jon Rast

“I just wanted to send a quick note! I had breast implants by Dr. Rast, and I have never been happier. I have people always asking me in the summer if my breasts are real or fake, which is exactly what I wanted — a natural-looking implant. I have referred many people to Dr. Rast and plan to send many more. The staff was extremely nice and made you feel at ease with the whole process. I have had too many compliments to count on the great job he did — a very natural look. Thank you again to Dr. Rast and to everyone in the office who made the process a great experience.”

Excited in Kansas City

Looking For Plastic Surgery in Kansas City?

breast augmentation kansas cityIf you’re considering plastic surgery in the Kansas City area, consider Dr. Rast at Associated Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Rast is one of the top plastic surgeons in our area, located conveniently and privately in Leawood, KS. Patients are extremely happy with their cosmetic results.

Patients are consistently choosing Dr. Rast to perform breast augmentations, facelifts, mommy makeovers, and more! Read more about his procedures at our services page.

Read more about his happy patients at realself.com and our testimonials page.

Schedule A Consultation Today!

Interested in hearing from Dr. Rast? Call us today at 913-451-3722 or fill out our online contact form.

 

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.

Contact Us Now For A Free Consultation

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

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.

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

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.

 

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:

Facebook

Real Self

Plastic Surgery.org

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!