How Often Must One Change Breast Implants?

Many believe that breast implants are supposed to last for 10 years before needing to be replaced. Unfortunately, this misinformation is not true. Patients who research breast augmentation or plastic surgery Kansas City, MO have come up with this magic number of years. This gives the false impression that all breast implants should last. Many […]

Getting a Nose Job: What Happens and How to Prepare

Getting a ‘nose job’ (or rhinoplasty) involves surgery that changes the shape of your nose and/or improves its function. There are medical reasons for choosing to get a nose job, including breathing problems associated with disfigurement of the nose. Many people, however, opt for rhinoplasty solely for cosmetic reasons if they are dissatisfied enough with […]

How Much Do Breast Implants Cost?

One of the major concerns of women considering getting breast augmentation is the actual cost of the surgery. We hear “How Much Will My Breast Implants Cost?” more than any other initial question. And of course, that is expected. Any kind of surgery, cosmetic or otherwise, is always an investment and you want to make sure you can […]

Why Plastic Surgery Is on the Rise in Kansas City

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were almost a quarter million more plastic surgeries performed in 2018 than in 2017. However, this isn’t breaking news, considering that cosmetic procedures have been rising over the past five years.  With body positivity and size acceptance also on the rise, why are so many […]

Types of Breast Implants

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that there are about 313,735 breast augmentation procedures were carried out in 2017. Women have different reasons why they desire breast enhancement procedures. For instance, one may be seeking a mommy makeover while another one may prefer an attractive silhouette. Whichever your reasons, this post gives you an insight into the […]

Breast Lift After Weight Loss

Women who undergo weight loss, either naturally or through surgery, oftentimes notice a change in the contours of their breasts. They may sag more or even lose volume. This is because of excess skin that still exists following weight loss. It’s not uncommon for women who experience these changes to feel depression or a loss […]

Getting a Stunning Brazilian Butt Lift

Some kinds of plastic surgery, like reconstructive operations to rebuild a body part after an accident or disease, can be considered necessities. Other types of plastic surgeries are more elective type procedures; they can make you look better, like summertime surgeries to enhance your appearance at the beach. These procedures won’t improve your overall health […]

Male Breast Reduction for Gynecomastia

While it may seem a bit unusual to the general population, women are not the only ones who can benefit from chest reduction surgery. Sometimes men also need the procedure. Being a man with noticeable breasts can be embarrassing, for example, and might even prevent someone from living a full and happy life. It can […]

Tummy Tucks for the Warmer Season

The “tummy tuck”, more formally known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure for removing excess fat and skin from the abdomen. The procedure can also be used to restore weakened or separated muscles in the abdominal wall. While exercise and diet can help with getting and keeping a flat abdomen, they are not always enough. […]

Kybella Treatment

There is a new technique for removing the fat that causes a double chin. FDA-approved and non-invasive, this fat loss removal solution is great news for anyone who doesn’t have the time to dedicate to more traditional methods. It’s a particularly effective double chin injection too, designed to remove the fat in that area. The process […]

Neografting in 2019

What is a Neograft Procedure? Neografting is a revolutionary, minimally invasive hair restoration treatment that provides significantly better results than more traditional methods. Unlike many conventional procedures that are painful and produce limited results, neografting is a much more successful solution to thinning and balding. Dr. Rast and the professionals at the Associated Plastic Surgeons […]

Look Your Best for the New Year

There are many ways in which you can look your best for the new year. Exercise, meditation, proper diet, and much more can all do wonders, but sometimes we need to do a little more to get the body of our dreams. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jon E. Rast understands this and is here […]

Can Large Breasts Cause Upper Back Pain?

Upper back pain is experienced by many people. Women with large breasts, however, often experience back pain to a greater extent than others. Many wonder whether or not large breasts are the cause of this pain. The answer is not as simple as it may seem because back pain can be caused by many different […]

The Benefits of Rhinoplasty

What is Rhinoplasty? Rhinoplasty is what most people refer to as a “nose job.” It’s usually performed for cosmetic purposes to help patients regain self-esteem, and is one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery today. However, occasionally patients require it to resolve breathing problems as a result of structural defects in the nose. […]

Does Botox Hurt?

Does Botox Hurt? Is the Pain Worth the Gain? Does Botox hurt? Botox injections are one of the most effective tools we have against fine lines and wrinkles. The good news is, there are ways to minimize discomfort while enjoying the benefit of Botox effects. Does Botox Hurt One of the most commonly asked questions […]

Seniors and Cosmetic Surgery-What’s Right for Me?

Seniors and Cosmetic Surgery-What’s Right for Me? The signs of aging affect us more strongly as we become seniors and cosmetic surgery can provide answers. Dr. Rast offers solutions that can help you look and feel younger. Signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin can reduce self-esteem in women and men over the age […]

Can Otoplasty Help Me become More Confident?

Can Otoplasty Help Me become More Confident? Many people are uncomfortable with the size or shape of their ears, and it can make them feel self-conscious. Otoplasty, plastic surgery of the ears, can help you feel better about your profile, increasing confidence. Otoplasty Typically people come to Dr. Rast seeking Otoplasty because they would like […]

Scarring after Breast Surgery- What you Need to Know

Scarring after Breast Surgery- What you Need to Know It’s perfectly natural to have questions and concerns about any upcoming surgery. The potential scarring after breast surgery is a big concern, but with Dr. Rast’s expert skill, It can be minimized. The best plastic surgeons, like Dr. Rast, will only perform a surgery when they’ve […]

Breast Implant Preparation 

Best Breast Implant Preparation Advice When organizing your breast implant preparation, Dr. Rast and the caring staff will provide you with a full packet of information, as well as supplies for taking care of your new breasts after the procedure. Following instructions carefully will help ensure your procedure produces the results you hope for. Breast […]

Kybella Treatment In Kansas City

Kybella Treatment In Kansas City When a patient has a small amount of stubborn fat lurking under the chin that causes the appearance of a “double chin,” and desires a slimmer profile, Kybella treatment may be the best option. The treatment is administered over a  series of months Double  Chin A double chin is nothing […]

I’m having a Face Lift. What can I Expect?

I’m having a Face Lift. What can I Expect? Having a face lift can make a drastic difference to the overall tone and texture of the face. Sagging, wrinkling, and other signs of aging can be smoothed and the patient can receive a more youthful, rejuvenated look. As we age, the skin loses elasticity and […]

Is Breast Reduction Surgery Right for Me?

Is Breast Reduction Surgery Right for Me? A breast reduction surgery can reduce strain on the neck and back and improve quality of life. Breast reduction and lift can also produce a more pleasing profile, boosting confidence and increasing the ability to participate in day to day activities. Is a breast reduction the right solution […]

Tummy Tucks and Weight Loss

Tummy Tucks and Weight Loss When it comes to a tummy tuck, Kansas City patients will find that tummy tuck cost is far less than they might expect. An abdominoplasty, commonly called a “tummy tuck,” involves the tightening of muscles and the removal of excess skin and tissue sometimes left behind after weight loss, creating […]

Benefits of Hair Restoration

Benefits of Hair Restoration When seeking out hair restoration, Kansas City residents have a number of options. Few offer more hope, however, than Neograft hair transplant. This technology relies upon the existing hair from a “donor site”, like the back of the head, for fresh follicles to graft into the scalp for a new crop […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Blepharoplasty: What To Expect

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can repair a number of functional and aesthetic challenges. Loose or sagging skin that creates folds may disturb the natural contour of the upper eye, impairing vision. Blepharoplasty can also reduce or remove fatty deposits that create a “puffy” look in the eyelids and improve bags under the eyes, as well […]

Can I Get My Pre-baby Body Back With A Mommy Makeover?

Having children is, for most, a moving, spiritual, life-changing experience. The universal experience of childbirth is change. Whether your pregnancy and birth was difficult or a breeze, whether you breast or bottle fed, or had your baby via cesarean or natural birth, chances are good you’ve noticed some drastic changes. Some of the changes may […]

Top 5 Trending Cosmetic Surgery Procedures For 2018

2018: The Year For Cosmetic Surgery Each year has ushered in new trends in cosmetic surgery. While each individual chooses the procedure or procedures that best suit their needs and desires, treatments develop and change and rise in popularity with each new year. Here is a list of five of the top trends in cosmetic […]

Are you a Kybella Candidate?

Kybella is a non-surgical, non-invasive techniquefor dealing with excess fat depositsunder the chin. It’s well tolerated and effective treatment. What is Kybella? Kybella was approved as a treatment for excess fat under the chin, also known as “submental fat” in 2015. It is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a mild acid that dissolves fat, […]

Your Kansas City Plastic Surgeon

Kansas City Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jon E. Rast Dr. Rast is a Kansas City Plastic Surgeon has worked hard to create a practice where patients feel welcome, supported, and listened to. Each patient is unique, and Dr. Rast strives to provide each with answers to their individual goals. The practice is known for both excellence […]

Mommy Makeover | Kansas City, KS

Mommy Makeover Having a child brings about drastic changes in a woman’s body. The engorgement of breasts and belly, not to mention hormonal changes and redistribution of fat and the stretching of muscles all contribute to a major change in the body’s basic shape and structure. A group of cosmetic procedures commonly referred to as […]

Choosing the Right Cosmetic Surgeon | Dr. Jon E. Rast

Getting the results you want from your cosmetic surgery means working with a cosmetic surgeon you trust, with whom you have a good rapport. Don’t be afraid to “shop around” and visit several surgeons’ offices before deciding which surgeon is a good fit for you.   Referrals An excellent place to begin your search is by […]

Post Weight Loss Procedures | Kansas City, KS

Weight loss is an arduous and personal journey that can leave you feeling exhilarated and exhausted. Following an extreme weight loss, you may face challenges like sagging skin and pockets of stubborn fat. Fortunately, there are procedures to address these challenges and make all the hard work you put into your new body pay off […]

Breast Reduction After Weight Loss | Kansas City, KS

Weight loss is a significant accomplishment. You’ve worked hard to acquire your new, fit body, and now it’s time to ensure that your breasts match the new you. You may have noticed changes, especially if your weight loss was extreme. Whether you’ve lost weight through diet and exercise alone, or through bariatric surgery, your breasts […]

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me? | Kansas City, KS

If you’ve had children, or recently lost weight, you may notice a sagging in the tummy region. Or, you may wish to remove excess abdominal fat that is resistant to your efforts at dieting and exercise. With today’s cosmetic procedures, you have options for any challenge you may be facing. We can help you determine […]

Facial Cosmetic Surgery Options | Kansas City, KS

When it comes to facial cosmetic surgery, there are as many options as there are problems to be corrected and facial features to be enhanced. Here is a list of some of the most common procedures and what can be corrected. Blepharoplasty As we age, the eyelids can sag, a condition which may even interfere […]

Breast Lift vs. Augmentation | How to choose

There are a number of corrective options available to women who aren’t happy with the size or shape of their breasts. A breast lift repositions the nipple and corrects sagging that might be a result of aging or childbearing. An implant increases the size of the breast and changes it to a rounder, fuller shape. […]

Male Breast Reduction | Kansas City, Kansas

Male breast reduction, also known as gynecomastia surgery, reduces the profile of male breasts, and returns the chest to a more pleasing contour. In severe cases, gynecomastia may cause sagging and even stretching of the areola. The areola can be repositioned, and excess skin removed, during corrective surgery. Most men report a significant increase in […]

What Are The Different Types of Breast Implants? | Kansas City, Kansas

One of the considerations when planning breast augmentation surgery is which type of implant will best suit your goals and lifestyle. Your surgeon can advise you on which type of implant is best for your situation, but it’s important to go into the conversation knowing what your options are. Saline Breast Implants Saline implants are […]

Breast Augmentation Preparation | Kansas City, Kansas

Once you’ve decided to have a breast augmentation, whether it’s for reconstruction after a surgery, to reverse the effects of pregnancy or aging, or simply to even out and improve what nature has given you, it’s important to be prepared for the surgery. A full recovery is dependent upon good preparation beforehand, so be sure […]

Breast Augmentation Recovery | Kansas City, Kansas

Women seek out breast augmentation for a variety of reasons. Reconstruction after a mastectomy, or rejuvenating breasts that have begun to sag due to aging, or recovering the fullness after childbirth, are some commonly cited reasons. Whatever your reason for having reconstructive or breast augmentation surgery, there are some important considerations when it comes to […]

Kansas City Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Rast

Choosing the right Kansas City plastic surgeon to handle your cosmetic procedure can be challenging. It’s important to connect with a surgeon who has extensive skill in the procedure you’re considering, has an excellent bedside manner, and most importantly respects you. Dr. Rast meets all of these check points and should be your top pick […]

Breast Augmentation – Kansas City, Kansas

There are important factors to consider when deciding upon a breast augmentation surgery, also known as an augmentation mammoplasty. Your health, reasons for desiring an augmentation, and lifestyle are all factors in deciding whether a “boob job” is right for you. Never allow another person to talk you into having life altering surgery. This should […]

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 On the day of your surgery, be sure to arrive early and confirm that […]

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 […]

Breastfeeding after Breast Augmentation – Charleston, SC

One of the most common questions women ask when seeking breast augmentation is “Is breastfeeding safe to do after the procedure?” The answer, while it varies from patient to patient, is nearly always “yes.” Whether or not you’ll be breastfeeding after your augmentation depends on several factors, some related to the surgery and some not. Most […]

Breast Lift Procedure – Kansas City, KS

Reasons to Consider a Breast Lift A breast lift procedure may be appropriate for patients who do not wish to create a significant difference in the size of their breasts, but would like an uplifted, youthful profile.   Over time, a woman’s body changes. Breasts may sag for a variety of reasons, including: Heredity Gravity Changes […]

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 […]

When will My Implants Have to be Removed or Changed? – Kansas City, KS

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States today. Women have implants put in for a variety of reasons. Some wish to expand or add lift to their natural breast. Others have had mastectomies, and still others desire to correct asymmetry. Whatever the reason, today’s breast implants are […]

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction? – Kansas City, KS

If you’ve been working hard at maintaining a diet and fitness program and stubborn areas of fat remain in spite of targeted exercise, liposuction may be a solution. Patients who have spent time getting their bodies into their best shape are understandably frustrated when stubborn fat deposits remain in spite of their efforts to attain […]

What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?- Kansas City, KS

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a buttocks augmentation procedure that injects a patient’s own fat into the buttocks to lift it. The procedure improves the shape, body contours, and overall appearance of your butt. The long lasting fat injection procedure is used for both men and women of all ages who feel like their buttocks […]

Why Might I Need a Breast Lift?- Kansas City, KS

Deciding whether or not to get a breast lift is an important decision. There are several factors you’ll need to consider if you’re getting a breast lift, including whether you want to get breast implants at the same time or not. The most common breast lift operation, called mastopexy, repositions the nipple higher on the […]

Best Doctor in Kansas City for Breast Augmentation

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Rast is the man for the job. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and is driven by a desire to help plastic surgery patients in Kansas City to more achieve better confidence and true inner happiness. His combination of a keen aesthetic eye, extensive training, and years […]

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 […]

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: Type of Implant. Both silicone and saline implants are safe options on the market today. Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Seniors and Cosmetic Surgery | Kansas City, MO

Seniors 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 […]

What Is Body Contouring – Kansas City Plastic Surgeon

Understanding More About Body Contouring After undergoing major weight loss, many patients in Kansas City, KS turn to surgical body contouring as a solution to reduce excess fat and skin that still remains from before their weight loss. Body contouring consists of a series of procedures that will help remove unwanted sagging in the upper […]

Potential Scarring After Breast Surgery – Kansas City MO

Understanding the Potential for Scarring After Breast Surgery It is quite natural to be anxious about any Potential Scarring After Breast Surgery, but you can rest assured that Dr. Rast in Leawood is an expert in the necessary techniques that reduce breast surgery scarring. The best plastic surgeon for breast surgery in Kansas will not […]

Common Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation and Lift

Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation and Lift   There are so many Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation and Lift in Kansas City, and if you search the web you’ll find a plethora of misinformation about the procedure. Being a plastic surgeon in Kansas City, Dr. Rast has chosen to clear the air and provide the most accurate […]

IDEAL IMPLANT – Breast Augmentation Surgery | Kansas City

IDEAL IMPLANT Plastic Surgery in Kansas City   Just like men and women,not all breast implants are created equal. Knowing what you want your implants to look like is one thing, but finding a renowned plastic surgeon in Kansas, who can construct them, is an entirely different animal. Your breast implants should provide a natural look […]

How Breast Reduction Helps Back Pain – Kansas City MO

What You Need to Know About Breast Reduction and It’s Impact on the Back   The upper area of your spine acts as an anchor to your rib cage and supports your entire upper body, which is why it can also be susceptible to upper back pain. Just like with lower back pain, ligaments and […]

Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery – Kansas City

Now You Can Have Your Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery in Kansas City   Women who have dedicated years of their lives to raising their children while juggling their time with their careers deserve to revamp their looks to feel and look good again. A mommy makeover is something that the mothers of Kansas City are […]

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 […]

How is Breast Augmentation Performed

Breast Augmentation What You Need to Know? No matter what the reasoning is for an individual to undergo a breast augmentation procedure, it is always suggested to know exactly how the procedure is performed. This will not only ease the mind of the patient, but allow for time to mentally prepare for the procedure and […]

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 […]

Saline Breast Implants – What You Need to Know

About Saline Breast Implants If you have decided to go through with a breast augmentation surgery, for whatever the reasoning, you will be faced with the decision on whether to choose saline breast implants or silicone. There are numerous reasons in which people decide to undergo the surgical procedure, this may be for health reasons […]

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 […]

Facts About Insurance and Breast Reduction Surgery

Will Insurance Cover Breast Reduction Surgery? If you find yourself in a situation where breast reduction surgery is the option that you are going to choose – there are always questions surrounding if the breast reduction surgery will be covered by health insurance or not. Every insurance company is different in what they cover as […]

Symptoms of Overly Large Breasts

Are Your  Large Breasts a Source of Trouble Oftentimes you will hear about those people who are interested in enlarging their breasts because they are not happy with the size but many times you do not hear about the other end of the spectrum. There are people that have overly large breasts and with that, […]

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. […]

Why Some Women Experience Breast Pain

Why Some Women Experience Breast Pain Many women will experience breast pain throughout their lifetime, it is normal, although it is not something that should be ignored. While some may automatically assume that something is severely wrong – others may let things slide; this stems from the lack of proper knowledge about what could be […]

Breast Cancer Awareness & Prevention

Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? This the most diagnosed cancer in women today. For all women, it is extremely important to understand their risk of breast cancer and learn about early diagnosis and prevention. Early Diagnosis & Prevention Early diagnosis saves lives! According […]

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. […]

Breast Implant Sizes

One of the most common questions, or rather confusion, in our Kansas City plastic surgery office is over breast implants sizes. Breast implants are not measured in bra cup sizes! Implants are actually measured in cubic centimeters or cc’s. Breast Implant Sizes & Measurements Depending on how big you want to go with your breast […]

Breastfeeding After Breast Implants

Many women are concerned that getting breast implants can affect their pregnancy and future ability to breastfeed. Luckily, plastic surgery does not hurt your chances of getting pregnant or hurt your baby while you are pregnant. If you are concerned about breastfeeding with breast implants, it’s very important that you let Dr. Rast know about […]

Best Age For Breast Implants

Many women feel insecure about their breasts over the course of their lifetime. Beginning from prepuberty all the way to post-menopause, women feel insecure and inadequate due to the size and shape of their natural breasts. We want every woman to be happy with herself and her body and we can help by performing breast […]

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. […]

Top Breast Augmentation Questions

Breast augmentation is serious business. You will have many, many questions before you take the plunge. Read through our top breast augmentation questions and our answers to feel more prepared and comfortable coming into your consultation with Dr. Rast in our Kansas City plastic surgery clinic! Will it look natural? Dr. Rast strives to create […]

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 […]

Where Are Incisions Made For Breast Augmentation?

Many women would like to have larger breasts to improve their body contours and feel more confident. Breast augmentation surgery is a safe and effective way to get enhanced body contours immediately, but many women worry about the surgery. One of the main concerns are the breast augmentation incisions. Where does the plastic surgeon cut? […]

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 […]

Wear Your Bikini With Pride!

With summer and warm weather just around the corner, are you worried about how you look in your bikini? Getting breast implants is one of the best ways to fill out your bathing suit and feel more confident in your body and overall appearance. Our Kansas City patients love the natural looking results and professional, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Skin Tightening Procedures

Loose 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 […]

New Year, New You

Now 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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Post Weight Loss Procedures in Kansas City, MO

Post Weight Loss Procedures in Kansas City, MO So you’ve made a big step in the right and healthy direction! Whether through intense work in the gym, on the pavement or through a weight loss procedure, you have dropped some serious LB’s. Kudos! Chances are, there is still a bit of the “old you” hanging […]

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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 […]

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Skin Care Treatment Kansas City

Skin Care Treatment Dr. Jon E. Rast in Kansas City, MO is the foremost expert in skin care and treatment of skin care issues. Pair years and years of dedicated experience along with a passion for patient health and well being, it is no wonder why Dr. Rast is the leader in Kansas City, MO […]

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 […]

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Top Plastic Surgery Procedures For Men

Plastic Surgery For Men Dr. Jon E. Rast is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Kansas City, offering a variety of Plastic Surgery procedures to both women and men. With the most common plastic surgery procedures being geared towards women, most people are not as familiar with plastic surgery for men. Dr. Rast offers Male Breast […]

Mommy Makeover Giveaway

Plastic Surgery Contest Enter to win $300 towards a mommy makeover plastic surgery procedure in Kansas City! For this plastic surgery contest, Dr. Rast is giving one lucky winner a $300 gift certificate to use with mommy makeover services and products. See the plastic surgery contest details here.   All you have to do is […]

Plastic Surgery Services Available

Dr. Jon E. Rast is a board certified and experienced plastic surgeon in Kansas City, working to help his patients achieve their desired appearances and true inner confidence and happiness. If you’re interested in talking with Dr. Rast about any plastic surgery procedure please give us a call at (913) 451-3722 or fill out a contact form. […]