Things to Consider Before Getting Breast Augmentation Surgery- Kansas City, MO

Whether or not to get breast augmentation surgery is an important decision for anyone to make. Before your call your plastic surgeon to set up an appointment, consider these four points:

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  1. Type of Implant. Both silicone and saline implants are safe options on the market today. Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel and feel closest to the feel of natural breasts. Saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution and are generally cheaper in price than silicone implants. A consultation with your surgeon will help to determine which type of implant is best for you.
  2. Incision Placement. Today there are options to make breast implant incisions inconspicuous and hidden. There is a selection of incision approaches used, though the most popular include under the breast fold, around the areola, and under the armpit.
  3. Implant Size. Another important decision is what size of implants you want. Most patients want natural-looking results, and do not want to choose implants that are too large for their frame. During your consultation, your surgeon will take into account your individual body frame and shape to help choose which size implants are the most appropriate.
  4. Plastic Surgeon. The most important decision you will make before undergoing any type of cosmetic surgery is choosing which plastic surgeon is right for you. Be sure to choose an ASPS board-certified plastic surgeon. It is also important to see before and after photos of the surgeon’s work, as well as read reviews from previous patients. It is imperative that you choose a board-certified surgeon that you are comfortable with to perform your breast augmentation surgery.

Appointments Available in Kansas City

Once you have taken these four points into consideration, you’re ready for your breast augmentation! Dr. Rast is ready to talk with you about next steps. Contact Dr. Rast at (913) 451-3722 or contact us online to learn more about breast augmentation surgery. Our plastic surgery team strives to work with you to get you looking and feeling younger as soon as possible!

SlimLipo vs. Traditional Lipo- Kansas City, MO 

Having excess fat that you just can’t seem to get rid of can be an annoyance and can severely affect self-esteem. There are several ways to get rid of this fat, but two similar procedures are traditional liposuction and SlimLipo. To decide which one is right for you, take a look at the information on both of these procedures.

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SlimLipo is a new development in the body contouring industry. This treatment is designed to melt away fat cells using a laser quickly and with minimal downtime. The treatment also improves the look and tone of the skin. SlimLipo is a form of laser liposuction. It is minimally invasive and removes fat from specific parts of the body with less downtime and risk than a typical liposuction procedure. A minimally-invasive procedure like SlimLipo uses a very small incision in the skin, usually under local or tumescent anesthesia, with much less bleeding than standard liposuction. Fat is heated by a laser, and then removed from the body through a tube. Skin is rejuvenated because of collagen generation caused by the laser’s energy.

Appointments Available in Kansas City

Our plastic surgery team strives to work with you to get you looking and feeling younger as soon as possible! If you are considering traditional liposuction or SlimLipo, Kansas City residents can quickly schedule a free consultation online, or call Dr. Rast at (913) 451-3722 with any liposuction questions or concerns.