March 2016 newsletter- Take the right steps after your surgery to get the look you desire

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Take the right steps after your surgery to get the look you desire

Check out these tips for maintaining the best tummy tuck results

This time of year, a lot of people are choosing a tummy tuck (also known as an abdominoplasty) to trim down unwanted fat and tone tummy muscles for a smooth look. Just about everyone understands the importance of preparing yourself before a cosmetic procedure, but what happens afterward? After having a tummy tuck, follow through on these three steps from our blog to ensure you get the best results:

  • Exercise - Your cosmetic surgeon can recommend the best exercises for you after your procedure. Exercising helps your body heal faster from surgery and keeps your muscles tighter and toned.
  • Diet - Maintain a healthy diet to keep the fat from returning. Lean meats, fruits, nuts, and other whole foods are good to include, while processed foods high in sugar and sodium should be cut from your diet.
  • Determine goals - Depending on your reason for a tummy tuck — whether you’re looking to get your pre-pregnancy body back, or looking to create a smoother figure after weight loss — your cosmetic surgeon will recommend personalized goals following your procedure to help you keep your shape.

Our doctors are highly trained and experienced, and have been recognized for their achievements in cosmetic surgery by RealSelf, the leading online community for helping people make important decisions about cosmetic procedures. Monarch is proud to announce that Dr. Hodge is the recipient of the RealSelf 100 award (rated among the top 100 doctors out of 13,000), and Dr. Leahy received the RealSelf 500 award (rated among the top 500 doctors out of 13,000)!

If you have questions about abdominoplasty or other cosmetic procedures, talk to the recognized and trusted team at Monarch Plastic Surgery to discuss the before, during, and after of your procedure!

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Meet our new aesthetician!

Meet our new aesthetician!

We are excited to announce the addition of another talented aesthetician, Amy Lane. She has spent the last 17 years in the cosmetic, aesthetic and fashion industry. She is a licensed aesthetician in Kansas and Missouri, and is laser certified to provide excellent results in a safe environment. Her true passion is helping her patients look their best one-on-one. She is an expert in procedures, skin care products and make up to help you look and feel amazing.

Get excited for our new makeup line in April!

Next month, Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center will begin offering a new mineral makeup line. To celebrate the launch of the Monarch Mineral Makeup line, join us for champagne and hors d'oeuvres on April 13th at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 14th from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call us in advance to schedule a complimentary makeover! Walk-ins will be welcome on a first-come first-served basis. 

Mineral powders are renowned for their outstanding qualities and their beauty-enhancing properties. Some of the products we’ll be introducing include Mineral Moisture Tint Base, Pressed Mineral Foundation, Bronzed Beauty Duo-Bronzer, and more! Come by next month to try them and see the results for yourself!


Try these exercises after your tummy tuck!Try these exercises after your tummy tuck!

Slimming down before a tummy tuck is great, but have you considered what you need to do after surgery? The truth is you need to keep your stomach muscles strong, and that means using targeted exercises to tighten your abs and reduce the risk for stretch marks.

Check out these three most effective ab exercises you can do after tummy tuck surgery!

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MON-How-a-tummy-tuck-can-improve-bladder-control-image.jpgHow a tummy tuck can improve bladder control

You sneeze or cough, then feel a little leak. Your friend tells a joke or your child does something hilarious and you start laughing — and feel a little leak. Or, perhaps you find yourself crossing your legs tightly before clearing your throat or preparing to cough. All of these are unwanted side effects of a weak bladder, or rather weakness in the muscles that control the bladder. Many women suffer from this uncomfortable consequence as a result of either childbirth, or aging in general. However, over the last several years, researchers have found an unexpected link between tummy tucks and bladder control.

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