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The gratitude and kind words from patients of our plastic surgery practice serving Kansas City humble us and inspire us to do our best work each day. At Associated Plastic Surgeons, we know the choice to have surgery is a deeply personal one. By providing these real patient testimonials, we hope you'll be encouraged to pursue the cosmetic enhancements you're considering.

If you'd like to book an appointment to see our practice for yourself, call our office at (913) 451-3722. You can also request your consultation online. Read on to learn what others have said.


"Dr. Gutek: When doing my 'homework' prior to deciding to proceed with a face lift, it quickly became apparent that you are still the surgeon of choice.

I am so pleased with the results, and I thank you for your excellent care."


"Dr. McClung — I'd like to thank you so very much for my excellent surgery!

I am so very pleased with the results and so is my husband. You are definitely a gifted artist! My standards are very high and I know when I chose you as my plastic surgeon several years ago that I could always count on your demand for excellence."


"Dear Dr. Young: Thank you for all that you have done for me over the past 6 months.

This has been a journey that I did not expect or choose. But it has been a good journey because of great people like you who have been there to provide me vision, support, encouragement, and care. I will never forget all of you at Associated Plastic Surgeons. Thank you so much for being God's heart and hands in my life!"


"Dr. Joseph Cannova is a perfectionist.

I lived in Los Angeles and had a Beverly Hills surgeon. My scars were painful and unsightly. Dr. Cannova is a miracle worker. My results have been wonderful. I have seen him again, and could never go to anyone else. He is the best, and so is his staff."


"Dear Dr. Rast: I really am at a loss for words to tell you how grateful I am for everything you have done for my son.

Your generosity, caring, concern, thoughtfulness — it has all been overwhelming to me. You are truly that perfect combination of confidence, kindness, and humility that I believe everyone hopes for in a doctor. How can I ever thank you enough? Everyone loves you — it is not only me. Thank you, thank you, thank you."


"I have had numerous biopsies and skin treatments for 20 years from Dr. Nahid Shahrooz, having no issues after any procedure done by her.

Tried another doctor when Dr. Shahrooz relocated to Leawood, Kansas. Both the surgery and freezing sites from the new doctor became infected. I now drive from Indianapolis to Leawood, Kansas to see Dr. Shahrooz. She is very passionate about her patients and their care. Communication with her and her nurse are very commendable."


"I wanted to give Dr. Gutek a deep and heartfelt thank you.

Almost 30 years ago, I was born with a cleft lip and palate. Now, you can't even tell anything was ever wrong. When I tell people about my birth defect, they are amazed with the work my surgeon was able to do. I have never been able to properly thank him — so THANK YOU Dr. Gutek for the wonderful work you did and continue to do."


"Dr. McClung — All I have to say is you're SUPER MAN!

I've never been a "breast gal" … . But I am now. These are absolutely SUPERB – mush better than I could've imagined. Thank you for making an ugly nasty situation bearable. I so appreciate your patience, skill & kindness. Thank you for putting up with my hundreds of questions – & for being crazily talented!"


"I'd like to give a long overdue thank you to Dr. Young and her staff.

It was 2 years ago this month that you performed major surgery to restore my body. There is not a day that goes by that I don't thank God for your expertise and profound skill. My results are better than I ever hoped for. What you gave back to me is priceless, and the impact you've made in my life is substantial. Everything from office visits to my O.R. experiences was handled with professionalism and compassionate care. In case your work life, which is no doubt stress-filled, becomes challenging and at times very difficult, please remember that you have made a positive difference in my life and in the lives of many. I am filled with gratitude that I chose a doctor that is of the highest caliber. What you have done for me has given back my life as I knew it before. What value can be placed on that? A million thank-yous would never suffice. God bless you."


"Dear Dr. Cannova: Thank you very much for the special care and attention you have given me since 2004.

I not only view you as a sculptor, but a very compassionate doctor who is a perfectionist in his work. Making the decision to have cosmetic surgery can be difficult for a woman. In 2004, I visited 4 surgeons and I chose you because of your reputation, experience and excellent final results. I was also quite moved by the work you do on women who need breast reconstruction due to cancer. Your passion was very evident the first time I met you. I am very happy to share my experience with anyone considering you as their surgeon."


"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."


"A big shout out to Dr. Shahrooz for your expert professional care and diagnostic abilities."

You are a pleasure to be associated with. Your gentle yet knowledgeable bedside manner is quite refreshing and reassuring. Thank you so much for the outstanding care you provided to me.


"Dr. McClung: As a part of celebrating my 50th birthday this Wednesday, I would be remiss if I didn't send you a big thank you for your work.

After leaving your office last week, I realized that I am always talking to you about the next surgery rather than telling you thanks. Even after losing 126 pounds, my body image would have not changed without surgery that you did. You did an AMAZING job and I am forever grateful to you and Amy. I know that God led me to the right surgeon. You are extremely talented and have a great gift. Thank you. I look forward to next January when you will complete your work on my transformation (and also maybe someday when you might do my calves)! Thanks again for the wonderful work that you did. You are a gifted surgeon!"


"Dr. McClung is the best.

My wife had a face lift and a brow lift and she could not be happier. We looked around in Kansas City, and he is hands down the best. He is experienced and very thoughtful in what he does. Also, his nurse Amy is nothing but a sweetheart and very knowledgeable. What a team. Thanks, Dr. McClung and nurse Amy."


"Dear Dr. Rast — I cannot tell you how much you have changed my life.

This surgery is helping me feel whole again, for that I am forever grateful."


"Dr. Cannova — Just wanted to take a moment to thank you.

I am dating one of your breast implant patients and I just wanted to thank you for a job well done! You've made me a happy man! Didn't think you probably get these from the guys so thought I would compliment your work. WELL DONE SIR!"


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