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5 Ways to Improve Your Breast Health

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Dec 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The exact cause of breast cancer is unclear. However, some women are at a higher risk of developing the disease than others. Understanding your risk factors can help you find ways to improve your breast health and reduce the likelihood of getting breast cancer. Though you can’t do anything about certain risk factors, such as age, gender, and genetics, here are five things you can do to reduce your risk.

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Topics: breast care


How vitamin D helps lower breast cancer risk

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Oct 19, 2016 9:04:00 AM

Vitamin D is essential for good bone health, and promotes good overall bodily function. When paired with calcium, vitamin D can help prevent osteoporosis, which is highly common in women who have started menopause. Research also shows that women with low levels of vitamin D are at greater risk for breast cancer, but can reduce their risk significantly by increasing their intake of this healthy vitamin.

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Topics: Breast reconstruction, Breast Cancer, breast care


Skin-lifting procedures: how they improve your appearance

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Jul 18, 2016 8:30:00 AM

As we grow older, our bodies and skin often start to submit to gravity no matter how hard we might work at staying youthful. The skin on our upper arms might begin to sag and droop, as well as the skin on our thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and face. In some cases, extreme or sudden weight loss can also lead to sagging skin.

When good nutrition and regular exercise fail to tone and tighten your skin, one or more plastic surgery procedures could be your ticket to a tighter, younger-looking you.

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Topics: Skincare, Breast reconstruction, Breast lift, Skin rejuvenation, Breast augmentation, breast care, breast implants


The struggles of large-busted women

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   May 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM

We all hope for breasts that are proportionate to our body and allow us to do the activities we want. But those with bigger breasts have struggles of their own — which is why breast reduction is an important, but often overlooked, procedure.

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Topics: breast care, breast reduction, Cosmetic Surgery


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


Preparing for plastic surgery: Early steps for success after your procedure

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Oct 8, 2015 9:30:00 AM

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

Congratulations on your decision to have cosmetic surgery! It’s exciting to think about your upcoming surgery and the beautiful results you will experience afterward. During the weeks and days prior to your procedure, try to take some time to pamper yourself and get ready for your transformation.

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Topics: Facelift, Breast lift, Plastic surgery, Breast augmentation, breast care, tummy tuck, brachioplasty, rhinoplasty, liposuction, smartlipo, arm reduction, Eyelid surgery, abdominoplasty, Thigh lift, Body lift, Mini facelift


Life after breast cancer

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Oct 6, 2015 9:00:00 AM

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and one of the aspects of “awareness” comes from knowing about the disease, its signs and symptoms, and your risk. These are all important parts of helping to prevent and treat this disease, which will affect about one in eight women.

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Topics: Breast reconstruction, Breast Cancer, breast care

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