Kansas City Plastic Surgeon
1010 Carondelet Dr., Ste. 401
Kansas City, Missouri 64114 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

7 months post op (4/1/2014)

Dr. Barnthouse is an amazingly skilled plastic surgeon. I felt from the moment I went in for my initial consultation that I'd be in incredibly capable hands. He was informative and to the point. He answered every single one of my questions without pretense or condescension. Surgery went just as we'd discussed, and the follow up care I've received has been exceptional. I also have to praise his office staff, specifically Wendy. She runs a tight ship, and it's apparent in how smoothly visits are scheduled and executed. I would without a doubt recommend Dr. Barnthouse to anyone looking for a little (or a lot of) self improvement.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

52yrs Old 3 Kids and Flabby. Kansas City, KS

Dr B is truly fantastic... He has an amazing bedside manner. Any time you call his office with a question HE calls you back with an answer.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Updated photos - Kansas City

I interviewed 3 top plastic surgeons in the area. Dr. Barnthouse was the first one that I went to for a consult and after seeing the other 2 surgeons I decided to go with Dr. Barnthouse. His bedside manner is excellent and he answers questions and makes himself available to all his patients after hours. The nurses and anesthesiologist at the surgical center told me that is who they would use and often refer him out to their family and friends.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

TT & Lipo Review

I can not say enough about Dr. Barnthouse. He took so much time with me, and tolerated all of my crazy questions. He is very confident in his abilities and it shows in all appointments. He took great care of me and I am definitely happy with the results and I'm only POD 12. I can't imagine how I'm going to feel in 8 weeks. I did a lot of research as to the best in the Kansas City area and out of several surgeons decided on Dr. Barnthouse, I would highly recommend him. You may pay a little more, but you get what you pay for. I am now 7 months PO and still totally crazy for Dr. Barnthouse. I went in Monday and he repaired a slight dog ear. He is absolutely wonderful, and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone! Just look at my pictures!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

New Bikini Pic!!!!!- Kansas City, MO

I haven't had surgery yet, but so far Dr. Barnthouse has spent a considerable amount of time with me at each visit and seems to be very knowledgable and realistic about what I will achieve from surgery. The before after photos I've seen of his work are all impressive, so I'm just praying that I'll be ecstatic with my results as well! ...I am currently 3 weeks post op and am very pleased with the results of my surgery already! Dr. Barnthouse did everything he said he was going to do and there were no surprises after surgery. He gave me everything I asked for: a beautiful contour, flat tummy, and a cute, natural belly button. He has spent adequate time with me at all of my follow up visits. I would definitely recommend Dr. Barnthouse if you are looking for a tummy tuck doctor in the Kansas City area!!!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

26yr Old Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation - Overland Park, KS

Very nice, and explained everything in detail when went in for first appt. Since then I have been very pleased with his care and think my results are good! I would recommend him to anyone! Not only is he warm, and friendly but a awesome dr .

5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

34 LBL,MP, and Ba. Kansas City, MO

So Dr Barnthouse is amazing. He answered all of my questions completely and honestly. He did not rush me at all. My husband and baby were allowed in the room to go over my questions and sizing options. The staff miss Diane and Wendy are very nice and thorough. I am glad I picked dr barnthouse. At the end of the visit he said he is excited to do this surgery and that it will change my life!!! I believe him..I felt like he cared as much about this as I do...after surgery dr b surpassed all my expectations. He is skilled in his work listened to every detail and gave me exactly what he knew I wanted. Would recommend him to anyone. Even as I was panicking he was really listening. And made it all happen. Thanks doc!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

4 Wks PO and Doing Great After Ftt/lipo on Legs and Flanks - Overland Park, KS

Well, it's been 4 weeks today since the big day. I have been back to work now for 10 days and everything has been pretty easy so far. The first couple days I was in moderate pain and stopped taking the percocet around day 5. After that just extra strength tylenol. I have been so fortunate- no hunchback and was standing almost straight at 4 days and standing completely straight a little bit...

34 Years Old, Mom of 4, 275cc Mentor Moderate Plus Silicone - Kansas City

I've always had small to average breasts; they were pretty proportionate to my body. And I was perfectly happy with them. They were a good size for an active lifestyle, but could be played up with a push up. In fact, I didn't really ever *think* about them. Fast forward 8 years and 4 breastfed babies later, they are all I can think about. Well, the lack of their presence is all I can...

37yo, 5'4", 180lbs....no More Rolls! - Leawood, KS

So far, I love Dr Barnthouse! He did an amazing job illustrating the surgery, possible complications, etc. during my consult - he drew out the procedure and even used scissors to cut up the paper liner on the exam table. By far, he spent the most time with me of any surgeon I saw. He wasn't the cheapest or the most expensive, just the one who I thought could give me the best final shape. I'm really looking forward to seeing the results.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, University of Kansas
    Medical: MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA
    Aesthetic, Cosmetic, Surgery, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL
    Breast Surgery, St. Joseph’s Hospital & Emory University, Atlanta, GA

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Abdominoplasty or Scar Treatment and Liposuction? (photo)

Skin laxity does not appear to be severe although photos can be deceiving. For this reason abdominoplasty may not be the best option. Scar revision or... READ MORE

Credentials for a Well Certified Plastic Surgeon?

ASAPS member and fellowship in breast surgery. Fellowships are extra training focusing on a certain area in this case breast surgery READ MORE

Can You Add Saline to my Moderates for a High Profile Look? (photo)

If recent or rather new implant yes they can be filled more. However, not only will breasts be more narrow with upper pole fullness they will also... READ MORE

Oozing Umbilical Pus(anaerobes)apyrexial 4yrs Post Abdo'plasty, Surgeon Says Not Op?

Four years certainly a long time to be caused be TT, unless permanent sutures were used to contour the BB. If permanent sutures were used they can... READ MORE

Pleas Advise is my Belly Button As Odd As I Think It Looks? (photo)

Very, very early to make any judgement. Please be patient this will improve. The redness will improve.silocone sheeting may help. READ MORE

Had BA Silicone Gel Implants 10 Days Ago, Had a HUGE Bear Hug, Felt a Burst in R Breast, a Lot of Pain, Now my R Breast is Hard?

Most likely not a concern of implant rupture. At 10 days my concern would be if a small bleed started (hematoma). Hardness would be indicative of this. READ MORE

Do You Think 475cc Hp Silicone Subpectoral Would Be Too Big for Someone 5'3'' ? (photo)

Not much difference between the 450 and 475. Mentor does not have a 475 HP for that reason. Do worry lose sleep over this. Minimal difference. If you... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck Advice? 19 Y/O Mother With Stretch Marks and Loose Skin?

Stretch marks do in fact improve with Fraxel. The skin laxity likely would not be improved to your satisfaction. This may require TT which does last a... READ MORE

No Bowel Movement 4week Post Tummy Tuck?

This is certainly not normal. TT should not cause this to such a degree. Possibly the hernia? Contact a GI specialist READ MORE

Would I Be a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck & BBL? Am 4'11 & Around 112 Lbs. (photo)

Yes. Height and weight are not the main issue. Your skin would be significantly improved with TT. In fact your slim build would only make the result... READ MORE

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.