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On Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, Know Your Options

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Oct 18, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day works to inform women of their options following a mastectomy or lumpectomy. Every woman should know the options she is legally entitled to. Even if reconstruction is delayed, federal law mandates coverage of breast reconstruction for all. Less than a quarter of women know the range of breast reconstruction options available, only 22 percent know the quality of outcomes they should expect, and just 19 percent understand how much the timing of their treatment and decision impacts their options and results.

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Topics: Breast reconstruction, Breast Cancer

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

Recovering from breast reconstruction surgery

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Oct 12, 2016 8:09:00 AM

Breast reconstruction can be an exciting experience for women who have survived breast cancer. This procedure helps restore the appearance and feel of a natural breast, and allows women to regain their confidence and self-esteem after mastectomy. Recovering from breast reconstruction can often take up to several weeks, depending on how you care for yourself following surgery.

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Topics: Breast reconstruction, Breast Cancer, breast cancer surgery, mammogram

How to cope after breast cancer mastectomy

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Oct 5, 2016 8:13:00 AM

Breast cancer surgery can be damaging to your self-esteem and affect the way you see yourself, as well as the way you think others see you. Sometimes, it can be difficult to love and embrace your body after mastectomy, even if you’re in good emotional health and have a caring, supporting partner who thinks you’re beautiful. Fortunately, there are tips that can help you cope during this emotional time so you can feel attractive and confident about your body just as you did before surgery.

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Topics: Breast reconstruction, mastectomy

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

Common reasons for breast reconstruction surgery

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Jan 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Not surprisingly, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer is an emotionally difficult process. Following the emotional tolls and uncertainties of treatment, patients must also often deal with the physical and emotional outcome of the removal of a distinctly female body part. Fortunately, breast reconstruction can help many women feel whole again following a mastectomy.

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Topics: Breast reconstruction

Questions to ask your surgeon before breast reconstruction surgery

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Jan 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Before you undergo breast reconstruction surgery, you should be well informed about the procedure, your options, and the expected end result. The plastic surgeons at Monarch Plastic Surgery will be able to answer all of your questions and concerns about breast reconstruction surgery so you are able to make an informed and educated decision. The following are a few questions and discussion points to bring to your appointment with your plastic surgeon.

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Topics: Breast reconstruction, Plastic surgery, Breast Cancer

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