Breast Augmentation Recovery Time

The breast augmentation recovery time will vary for each patient and depends upon several factors. Whether the implant is placed sub glandular- above the underlying chest muscles, or sub muscular- behind the pectoral muscle, will greatly affect the recovery time. The Day of Surgery Be sure to arrive early, and to have someone available to take you […]

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Women who have uneven or small breasts, who have experienced pregnancy or a mastectomy, or who are simply unhappy with their current body shape should take the time to learn the benefits of breast augmentation surgery. Pre-surgery counseling and a firm understanding of what the surgery can be expected to accomplish help to improve the […]

Will Insurance Cover Your Breast Reduction- Kansas City, KS

Women seek out breast reduction surgery for a variety of reasons, but insurance only covers surgery that provides a medical or physical benefit beyond aesthetics. The distinction can vary from company to company and case to case, so it’s important to understand your company’s policies before scheduling your procedure.  What Conditions are Covered? If your […]

What Are Some Common Breast Augmentation Misconceptions?- Kansas City, MO

 As with a lot of plastic surgery procedures, breast augmentation surgery can have some misconceptions. It’s important to clear up these misconceptions before you make a decision about whether or not a breast augmentation is a good choice for you. Here Are Some Common Breast Augmentation Misconceptions Myth: Bigger is better when it comes to […]

How Soon After Pregnancy Can I Get a Breast Augmentation? – Kansas City, MO 

 Because women’s breasts can sometimes change shape after pregnancy, many new mothers often wonder how soon they can get a breast augmentation. This concern lies mostly in the fact that new babies need their mother’s breast milk for at least six months after they are born and that a breast augmentation procedure may affect their […]

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: Increasing swelling. When you drink alcohol, your blood vessels dilate, which in turn causes your […]

Difference Between Silicone and Saline Breast Implants

Understanding Silicone and Saline Implants 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 […]

Breast Augmentation to Improve Symmetry

How Can Breast Augmentation Improve 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 […]

How Massaging Your Breasts After Getting Breast Implants Helps

Benefits of Massaging the Breasts After Getting Breast Implants If you undergo breast augmentation surgery, then it is important to follow the proper care instructions during the recovery period to ensure that you can benefit from your breast implants to the fullest potential. For the first three months after undergoing breast augmentation, regular massaging of […]

Causes of Breast Implant Malposition

What Can Cause Breast Implant Malposition? Do you worry about breast implant malposition? Breast implants can be a life changing operation for many women that wanted larger, more supple, breasts. Through the surgery, the woman is able to achieve the desirable look she’s after. However, there are some potential problems that can arise during or after […]

The Risk of Seroma after Plastic Surgery

Surgical Complications and Seroma There are many complications that can occur after undergoing surgical procedures, some of which can cause permanent damage to your body, while others can make you sick. It is always very important to heed the your surgeon’s’ advice for care before and after a surgical procedure. Everyone’s body heals differently and […]

Most Common Reasons for Breast Lift

Common Reason to Undergo a Breast Lift   There are many reasons why people choose to undergo breast lift surgery, whether it is for aesthetic reasons to boost self-confidence or related to health concerns, it is a very common procedure. A woman’s breasts can change with time, often times losing their youthful shape and firmness. […]

Breast Reconstruction Using Breast Implants

Breast reconstruction after breast cancer is an overwhelming and scary process. You’ve gone through enough with a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. If you undergo a mastectomy, a breast reconstruction will rebuild your breast and a natural shape. Mastectomy – a surgical operation to remove a breast There are many options and multiple types of […]

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 […]

Breast Implant Placement

In a breast augmentation procedure, implants are placed either under the pectoralis muscle (sub-muscular) or on top of the pectoralis muscle and under the breast glands (sub-glandular). There are advantages to each type of breast implant placement and depending on your goals and body type, Dr. Rast may recommend one or the other for you. […]

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. […]

Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast Augmentation Surgery Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures we perform in our Kansas City office. Breast augmentation is the surgical enhancement of the breasts using breast implants. Women who feel their breasts are too small, not proportional, or simply not satisfied with their breast size/shape are our most common […]

Saline Vs. Silicone Breast Implants

Breast augmentation surgery can be an exciting and confidence boosting procedure, but it can also be overwhelming. There are many decisions that will need to be made before surgery. Although your plastic surgeon will make recommendations and guide you, those decisions are still yours. One of the major questions related to breast augmentation is deciding between saline […]

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 […]

How Plastic Surgery Affects Future Pregnancy

Many female patients we see at our Kansas City plastic surgery clinic are concerned with how cosmetic surgery of their body could potential harm or affect a potential pregnancy somewhere in their future. Past plastic surgery procedures will not hurt your chances of becoming pregnant or harm your child while you are pregnant. As many women […]

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a fat removal plastic surgery procedure. Liposuction is best used to target stubborn fat deposits all over the body including love handles, face and neck, legs, buttocks, arms, and more. The procedure slims body contours and improves proportions. How Liposuction Is Performed Fat is sucked out of the body through small incisions using a […]

Neograft: Hair Transplants

For men and women suffering from hair loss, the Neograft procedure is a cutting edge cosmetic option. Neograft is a hair transplant procedure that can restore thinning hair, female and male pattern baldness, thin eyebrows, thin side burns, and other types of hair loss. Neograft is more popular and preferable to traditional hair transplant procedure because it […]

Breast Enhancement Surgery in Kansas City

Dr. Rast understands that a woman’s confidence in her breasts and appearance can dramatically affect her quality of life. Breast enhancement surgery can alter appearance and meet the body image goals of our patients. Our Kansas City plastic surgery office handles many breast surgeries including:  implants, lifts, reductions, reconstructions, revisions, as well as breast reductions […]

What is Otoplasty?

Otoplasty is cosmetic surgery of the ears. Many people are self conscious about the size or shape of their ears and Dr. Rast can help Kansas City patients feel more confident. Otoplasty is typically used to: Reshape Ears Improve Ear Contours Reposition Ears Improve Proportions Between Ears & Face Correction of Structural Defects Otoplasty can also […]

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 […]

Before and After Your Eyelid Lift

An eyelid lift is a procedure performed to remove excess, baggy skin around the eyes and eyelids. Patients can expect to look more awake, rested with an overall youthful appearance almost immediately. Eyelid lifts are commonly known as eyelifts or blepharoplasty. Eyelid lifts are performed with an incision in the natural crease of the upper […]

Questions To Ask Before Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is the surgical placement of breast implants to enhance the size of a women’s breast, increase proportions, and improve body contours. Dr. Rast consults with patients almost daily about their questions and concerns about breast surgery. We’ve aggregated some of our top questions and provided answers so that you can come to your […]

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 […]

5 Questions To Ask If You’re Considering Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty 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 […]

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 Injections Injectable […]

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. […]

Kansas City Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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What Is A Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a recently popular buttock augmentation procedure that injects a patient’s own fat into the buttocks to lift it, improving shape, body contours, and overall appearance. The long lasting fat injection procedure is used for both men and women of all ages who feel like their buttocks may be flat, sagging, or uneven. Celebrities […]

Care After Plastic Surgery

Continued care after plastic surgery is extremely important to the proper healing and setting of any plastic surgery procedure. Kansas City plastic surgeon, Dr. Jon E. Rast, recommends listening completely to your doctor and following all of their directions as necessary. Post-Op Care After Plastic Surgery The first step, is to make sure you understand […]

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Breast Augmentation Basics

Breast Augmentation Basics If you’re considering plastic surgery to enhance or enlarge your breasts, you have many options to best suit your needs and cosmetic goals. Our main goal is to provide you with the look and feel that you want to improve your self-image and self-confidence! The breast augmentation procedure from Dr. Rast will be highly […]