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 suction tube. Before suction, Dr. Rast inserts a cannula into the fat and using a back-and-forth motion loosens and dislodges the fat. Watch the following video for a brief overview of how the surgery is performed from plasticsurgery.org.

Are You A Good Candidate?

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, cellulite, or loose skin, and that is very important to keep in mind if you’re considering this surgery. The following types of patients are considered “good candidates”:

  • Nonsmokers
  • Close To Goal Weight
  • Relatively Healthy Overall
  • Skin Has Some Elasticity
  • Good Muscle Tone

Schedule A Consultation in Kansas City

Liposuction can also be used in combination with other common procedures, like breast augmentation, facelifts, and more. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to learn more about liposuction and what it can do for you – schedule an appointment in our Kansas City plastic surgeon, Dr. Jon Rast. Call (913)451-3722 or contact us online.

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 is a less invasive technique.

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How Does Neografting Work?

Dr. Rast will evaluate your hair loss, donor hair regions (typically the back of the head), and discuss the results associated with this procedure. Hair from the back of the head is genetically programmed to resist testosterone. When you begin surgery, Dr. Rast will follow the following steps:

Donor Hair Removal
The procedure starts with hair being taken from the donor area.

Remove Hair Follicles/Grafts
Each graft is extracted with the same consistency in diameter and length resulting in a dramatically increased take rate.

Create Recipient Sites
Dr. Rast will create recipient sites in your scalp in the hair orientation and direction according to your customized cosmetic plan.

Place the Hair Grafts
The grafts removed in step two will be transplanted into the balding and thinning areas of the scalp.

The NeoGraft’s special technology is able to quickly remove the donor hair follicles place them to balding areas. NeoGraft uses controlled pneumatic pressure to gently and smoothly remove the graft, without pulling, twisting, or otherwise damaging the graft. The grafts can be re-implanted sooner than traditional methods, increasing the “take rate” of the grafting process.

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Schedule Your NeoGraft Consultation in Kansas City

Are you ready to erase the signs of aging and hair loss to look years younger? Call our Kansas City plastic surgery office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rast. Get in touch online, or call Dr. Rast at (913) 451-3722. See more pictures of NeoGraft patients at neograft.com/results/.


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 for men. Learn more about your options below.

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Breast Augmentation

breast augmentation images kansas cityBreast augmentation uses silicone or saline implants to increase the cup size of a woman’s breasts.

Breast Lift

Lifts improve the shape of the breast by surgically lifting them.

Breast Reduction

For heavy or sagging breasts, a reduction can reduce breast tissue in order to alleviate back and neck pain.

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Breast Reconstruction

For women who have suffered from breast cancer with mastectomy, reconstructions use implants to rebuild the breast(s).

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Male Breast Reduction

Dr. Rast can also reduce excess breast tissue and fat that can sometimes appear in men. This can be caused by a hormonal disorder, called gynecomastia, or weight gain/loss.

Breast Surgery Revisions

For patients who have had plastic surgery of the breasts from other plastic surgeons and are now unhappy with how the implants have settled, Dr. Rast performs surgery revisions. Women who need revisional reconstruction due to capsular contracture or implant pain are also eligible.

Schedule A Breast Enhancement Consult in Kansas City Today!

Are you ready to improve your life and body confidence? Schedule an appointment to meet with our Kansas City plastic surgeon, Dr. Rast, in order to get your questions answered and determine which option is best for you. Schedule consultation online, or call Dr. Rast at (913) 451-3722.