Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Rast abides by a philosophy of helping plastic surgery patients in Kansas City to more achieve more beautiful appearances and true inner happiness. His combination of a keen aesthetic eye, extensive training, and years of practical experience allow him to offer his patients the highest level of expertise. He sets a high bar for himself; his focus is on excellence and surpassing his patients’ expectations. One of the most well-regarded plastic surgeons in Kansas City, Dr. Rast serves as the 2013 President of the Kansas City Plastic Surgery Society.
Originally from Paris, Texas, Dr. Rast received an undergraduate degree in animal science from Texas A&M University and his medical degree from Southwestern Medical School at the University of Texas. He completed his internship and general surgery residency at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport and his plastic surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He was awarded a fellowship for hand and microsurgery at the prestigious Christine M. Kleinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky.
He joined Associated Plastic Surgeons in 2000, specializing in cosmetic surgery. The practice’s excellent reputation for medical care, as well as superior, personal service, initially attracted him to the office. Dr. Rast’s practice also encompasses a clinic and surgical practice at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Each year, along with a small team from Children’s Mercy Hospital, Dr. Rast travels to the Pazapa Center for Handicapped Children in Jacmel, Haiti, to provide clinical evaluation and orthopedic and plastic surgery at no cost to the children’s families. “We treat pretty much whatever comes through the door,” Dr. Rast says. “All medical care in Haiti is self-pay, and most of these children would not normally have a chance at corrective surgery.”
Dr. Rast enjoys the challenge of seeing each circumstance as unique. He observes and listens to each patient for his or her particular objectives and then applies his training and experience to produce a recommendation. His patients consider his compassionate, caring personality to be a wonderful complement to his surgical skills. “Each patient is unique,” he says. “I appreciate the various characteristics and qualities of every individual.”
Texas A&M University
B.S. Animal Science
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Louisiana State University Medical Center
General Surgery, Louisiana State University Medical Center
Plastic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Hand and Microsurgery, Christine M. Kleinert Institute
Certifications and Professional Societies
- American Board of Plastic Surgeons
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons®
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- Kansas City Plastic Surgery Society, President 2013