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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 base their information on past factual data that has been slightly skewed in translation.

The Data on Breast Implants

The FDA released a 63-page report in 2011 regarding the safety of silicone implants. Many seeking this information (but not wanting to read a lengthy document) simplified the takeaway. This resulted in a belief that all breast implants are created equal and last a certain amount of time. The real data reflected that 1 out of 5 patients getting breast augmentation need a revision procedure. In other words, 20 percent of patients need another surgery as a result of excessive scarring inside the breast(s). That also means that 80 percent of patients had no complications after 10 years. Hence, the confusion.

The Reality

The short answer is that no one knows exactly how long a patient’s breast implants will last. Some will have complications in a few years and others will never have complications at all. There are too many variables involved to determine an accurate number of years until a patient needs either revision surgery or replacement.

The more accurate answer to the question is that you don’t need to replace implants automatically every 10 years. Unless there is a problem, and you’re monitoring properly with both self- and physician exams, there’s no need to think your implants will be expiring once they’re 10 years old.

Doctor holding in his hands two silicone implants.

Breast Implants and Aging

Some patients choose replacement of breast implants due to the natural aging process combined with gravity. Sun damage, bodily effects of pregnancy, and breastfeeding are two other reasons a patient might choose breast implants for the effects of nature.

Leaking

All surgery comes with risk and potential complications, including a breast augmentation procedure. A relatively common issue is leaking from a ruptured implant. In the case of leaking, restorative surgery is not typically urgent or necessary. However, it is often performed for cosmetic reasons.

There are no guarantees when you have breast implants. There is a possibility that you will need one or more follow-up surgeries at some point in your life. However, that’s not a given by any means, with most patients being completely satisfied with their breast augmentation results.

Many have avoided getting breast augmentation because of misinformation. However, the truth is the vast majority of patients with implants never have complications. As with anything regarding your body, your experience will be unique. This includes when you may (but may not) need to change your breast implants.

If you’re considering breast augmentation, contact Dr. Rast’s office to set up a consultation and get the facts and the mysteries straight.

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 more people getting plastic surgery? Experts are saying it’s because cosmetic procedures are physically, emotionally, and financially easier than many may think.

The Data

1.8 million plastic surgeries were performed in the past year, according to the ASPS, with the top five kinds of plastic surgery being:

  • Liposuction (up 5% from 2017)
  • Breast augmentation (up 4%)
  • Tummy tuck (equal to 2017)
  • Eyelid surgery (down 1%)
  • Nose reshaping (down 2%)

In addition, body-sculpting procedures also saw an increase, including buttock augmentation to improve the size, shape, or contour. Thigh lifts that reduce excess fat and skin also increased in popularity.

Finally, 15.9 million minimally-invasive procedures were done in 2018, with the most popular being:

  • Fillers (up 2% from 2017}
  • Botox (up 3%)
  • Chemical peels (up 1%)
  • Laser hair removal (down 1%)
  • Microdermabrasion (down 4%)

Why the Increase in Plastic Surgery?

With such a diverse list, it’s surprising that experts say they all have one thing in common: They are all steps to being the best person you can be. More specifically, these procedures are an integral part of the current wellness movement to be the best version of oneself. Paradoxically, plastic surgery is allowing patients to proactively become their best selves by making themselves look and feel even better with cosmetic procedures. Here are some of the reasons why.

plastic surgeon marking woman’s body for surgery

More Screen Exposure

Due to selfies, social media platforms, and cell phones, we are seeing many more pictures of ourselves than in the past. In this way, we are able to watch the aging process unfold in front of our eyes. Second, we are seeing more and more pictures of people who have gotten cosmetic procedures from an experienced plastic surgeon and look great.

In short, as tends to be human nature, we are constantly scrutinizing ourselves and others, but to a much larger degree.

More Widely Accepted

 Things have changed since plastic surgeons were allowing patients to enter through the back door, due to the fear of exposure as a result of the stigma around such procedures. Today, you may see a post by an old classmate showing them in the recovery room following one of these surgeries. In general, people are more comfortable about sharing intimately and candidly about their choice to seek plastic surgery.

More Affordable

It was only the not-so-distant past when plastic surgery was only possible for the super wealthy. Today, however, a common patient is a working class professional or stay-at-home mom who wants to regain some of his or her youthful appearance. In addition, there are lots of financing options available today for cosmetic procedures, However, most insurance plans only cover the procedures if they are due to a medical reason.

As you can see, there are many reasons to seek plastic surgery, and one of the best plastic surgeons in Kansas City, Dr. John E. Rast, is ready to help you look and feel even better! Reach out to us to see why choosing Dr. Rast is a great option for you.

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 Implants Kansas City

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular choices in cosmetic surgery. Women seek augmentations for a variety of reasons. An augmentation may improve their overall proportion, correct asymmetry between the breasts, or be restorative following treatment for cancer or other disease or injury. Whatever the reason you seek breast implants, Kansas City residents will find Dr. Rast and his caring staff will work hard to help you fully prepare for your procedure, so you can enjoy the best possible outcome.

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Dr Rast and his staff will go over the plan with you and help you understand, step by step, the breast implant preparation and after-care. It’s important that you understand how to care for your body both before and after the procedure. All of Dr. Rast’s patients receive a full pre-operative exam. Pre-operative photos need to be taken and we will provide you with pre-and-post operative instructions. Our goal is to ensure that you have the best possible experience with your breast augmentation, and that you are pleased with your end results.

Breast Implant Preparation 

There are several steps you’ll need to take for breast implant preparation. First, you’ll want to be sure to have all your questions answered by studying the material Dr. Rast provides and attending all of your pre-operative appointments. Next, a full medical examination rules out any potential complications with the surgery. You’ll be asked to get a baseline mammogram, to monitor any changes in breast tissue. If you smoke, you’ll need to stop, and you’ll need to limit your alcohol intake in the weeks leading up to the procedure. Finally, you may be asked to adjust any medications you’re on, especially those that increase your bleeding risk. Dr. Rast will cover a full range of pre-operative and post-operative instructions when you come in for your breast implant preparation.

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 face lift face lift cost face lift surgery laser face lift lower face liftand the patient can receive a more youthful, rejuvenated look. As we age, the skin loses elasticity and the body’s production of collagen begins to decrease, leaving skin looking hollow, saggy, and even wrinkling. A face lift corrects these issues and may be paired with other treatments to achieve a pleasing final result.

Mini Face Lift

A so-called “mini” face lift involves using minimal incisions to achieve the results that usually require a full face lift. A mini face lift can be performed with local anesthetic, avoiding the need for general anesthesia. The cheeks, neck, jowls, and forehead may be adjusted with a mini face lift, making it an effective and efficient procedure for many patients. Since it has a shortened downtime, it is convenient for most patients.

Lower Face Lift and Mid Face Lift

Lower and mid face lifts address specific areas of the face. With a lower face lift, sagging neck tissue is addressed. It can be tightened, lifted and smoothed to create a more pleasing profile. The mid-face lift addresses the cheeks, jowls, and upper lip area, reducing wrinkles and sagging. No matter which type of face lift you opt for, it will be customized to suit your specific concerns and meet your goals.

Face Lift Cost

The cost of a face lift, as with any cosmetic procedure, varies from patient to patient, depending upon the planned procedure and a variety of other factors. When you schedule your initial consultation, we’ll discuss costs involved and the options that will give you the best results. Call to schedule your initial appointment today.

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.”

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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.

 

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.

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 InjectionsSkin Plastic Surgery Treatment
  • Injectable Fillers
  • Anti-Aging
  • Skin Care Treatments
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Skin Care Products
  • Post Weight Loss

Skin Plastic Surgery Treatments For Winter

Plastic surgery for skin care is also a great option to do in the winter months, with the less-harsh sunlight that can be abrasive for newly treated skin. Dr. Rast recommends researching fully and thinking about your environment before undertaking a surgical procedure on a place on your body that will not be protected at all times, like the skin of the face, hands, décolletage, or other areas.

Schedule A Skin Care Consultation in Kansas City Today

If you’re interested in learning more about the skin plastic surgery options available from Dr. Rast in his Kansas City plastic surgery clinic, call us today at (913) 451-3722 or contact us online. You don’t have to be unhappy with aging or sagging skin, Dr. Rast can guide you towards the best skin care strategy to help you look and feel your best!

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:

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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 with ample derrieres like Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, and Beyonce, and the trend celebrating those derrieres is persuading more and more people to look to plastic surgeons to match the look. If you’re interested in the Brazilian butt lift procedure in Kansas City, Dr. Rast is highly trained and qualified to answer your questions and help you achieve your new look!

brazilian butt lift in bathing suit

 

How Does A Brazilian Butt Lift Work?

The butt lift procedure works by grafting a patients fat from other areas of the body, typically the abdomen, back, or thighs, using liposuction. The suctioned fat is then qualified for the process of injection into the buttocks. Once qualified the fat will be injected into each cheek, with the amount of fat injected depending on the patient’s preference and overall fat composition. The liposuction procedure will also help to slim overall body contours, resulting in an overall youthful, sexy appearance.

Benefits of Brazilian Butt Lift

As described on our main Brazilian Butt Lift page, there are many benefits to this procedure, including:

  • Overall Enhanced Body Contours
  • Increased Buttock Volume
  • Create Balance Between Cheeks
  • Reduce Sagging Due To Aging
  • Reduce Sagging Due to Pregnancy or Weight Loss
  • Reduced Down Time After Surgery
  • Using Own Fat Reduces Risks From Foreign Substances
  • Long Lasting Even If You Lose Weight
  • Enhanced Self Confidence

Call Dr. Rast In Kansas City Today!

Kansas City patients can call Dr. Rast today at (913) 451 – 3722 or schedule a free consultation online and our team will be happy to walk you through the procedure and answer all your butt lift questions today. If you’re not happy with your shape, call us now!

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 like Dr. Rast’s Facebook page and share the gift certificate image!

Mommy Makeover Information

Mommy makeovers are a type of plastic surgery that combines breast augmentation surgery and tummy tuck surgery and other plastic surgery procedures into one single operation, saving women the added stress of having multiple surgeries at different times. Mommy makeovers can help address the unwanted side affects of pregnancy and restore more youthful body contours.

Enter to win the mommy makeover giveaway by liking Dr. Rast’s Facebook Page and contact us with any questions! Good Luck!