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The downside of major weight loss — and what to do about it

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   May 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Weight loss gets a lot of attention in the media. People who lose 100 pounds or more are often featured in “success stories,” telling others how great they look and feel. It seems as if there’s always a new story about extreme weight loss on the cover of a magazine or on TV.

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Topics: Body lift, weight loss


Getting your body back after weight loss

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Feb 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It’s a cruel reality that the people who work hard to lose weight and get their figures back find that excess skin leaves little room to celebrate their accomplishments. Many people who have lost a significant amount of weight, either through weight-loss surgery or lifestyle changes, are often disheartened to see loose skin standing in the way of the figure they have worked so hard to achieve.

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Topics: Body Contouring, tummy tuck, Thigh lift, Body lift


Am I a good candidate for plastic surgery?

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Nov 10, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Plastic surgery has become more popular through the years for many reasons. One is that it has become more affordable due to advanced technology. There’s also, in general, less downtime and a bigger variety of procedures that can correct many cosmetic issues. But despite the fact that it’s accessible and more mainstream, it’s still not for everyone.

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Topics: Breast lift, Plastic surgery, Breast augmentation, Body Contouring, tummy tuck, arm reduction, Mommy makeover, Eyelid surgery, Thigh lift, Body lift


Preparing for plastic surgery: The day of your surgery

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Nov 5, 2015 9:00:00 AM

The following is an excerpt from our new e-book, How to prepare for plastic surgery.

Your big day

In your pre-surgical consultation with your surgeon, he or she provided you with thorough instructions on how to prepare for your surgery. These instructions will vary for each patient, depending on the type of surgery you are having and your individual needs.

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Topics: Breast lift, Plastic surgery, Breast augmentation, Body Contouring, tummy tuck, arm reduction, Mommy makeover, Eyelid surgery, Thigh lift, Body lift


Preparing for plastic surgery: How to prepare the week before your procedure

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Oct 22, 2015 9:30:00 AM

The following is an excerpt from our new e-book, How to prepare for plastic surgery.

One week before the surgery

Grocery shopping

Having healthy food choices in your home prior to your surgery is essential. A few days before your procedure, visit the grocery store to select fresh fruits and vegetables, and cut them up so they are ready to eat. You may also wish to have some ready-to-eat protein on hand, such as nuts, pre-cooked chicken, or tuna. It’s also important to have quick, easy-to-make, healthy choices in your fridge or freezer, especially if you are usually the one who cooks for the rest of the family.

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Topics: Plastic surgery, Breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, Mommy makeover, Eyelid surgery, Thigh lift, Body lift


Preparing for plastic surgery: What to do several weeks before your procedure

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Oct 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

The following is an excerpt from our new e-book, How to prepare for plastic surgery.

Several weeks before surgery

Ask for help

In most cases, you will need someone to be with you for the first 24 hours after you return home. This is a safety precaution to ensure that you have help in case of an emergency. In addition, even if you don’t have children, you may wish to ask family members and friends to be available for some extra help during the first few days after your surgery.

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Topics: Breast lift, Plastic surgery, Breast augmentation, breast care, tummy tuck, Eyelid surgery, abdominoplasty, Thigh lift, Body lift


Considering a body lift? 5 things to know

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Oct 13, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Many plastic surgery procedures target one area of the body, such as a breast augmentation or a tummy tuck. For many patients, correcting that one “problem area” is enough to improve their self-confidence. But for people who have lost a significant amount of weight, or who have sagging and excess skin in multiple areas due to age, heredity, or pregnancy, this may not be enough.

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Topics: Plastic surgery, Body Contouring, arm reduction, Thigh lift, Body lift

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