Knowing surgery terms: plastic, reconstructive, cosmetic

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Jul 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When searching the Web or local yellow pages for clinics that specialize in cosmetic procedures such as liposuction, breast augmentation, and tummy tuck surgery, you’ll come across clinics that offer “plastic” surgery and “cosmetic” surgery, as well as those that offer “reconstructive” surgery.

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Topics: Reconstructive surgery, Plastic surgery, Cosmetic Surgery

Correcting the scars that skin cancer leaves behind

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Feb 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

No matter who you are, learning that you have cancer can be devastating and overwhelming. After receiving the news of the diagnosis, you may face a series of treatments, including medications, radiation, and surgery.

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Topics: Reconstructive surgery, Botox, Eyelid surgery

5 myths about skin cancer

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Nov 24, 2015 9:30:00 AM

The rates of skin cancer continue to climb. It is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., and nearly 10,000 people died from melanoma in 2012. To protect yourself, get the facts about skin cancer — and don’t fall victim to these common misconceptions:

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Topics: Skincare, Reconstructive surgery, Skin rejuvenation

Why choosing a great plastic surgeon is important

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   May 20, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Plastic surgery has grown in popularity over the years, yet some individuals continue to have concerns about certain procedures. However, the key to having a successful plastic surgery outcome is choosing a qualified plastic surgeon.

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Topics: Facelift, Breast reconstruction, Reconstructive surgery, Breast lift, Plastic surgery, Breast augmentation, Body Contouring, tummy tuck, brachioplasty, rhinoplasty, breast reduction, liposuction, smartlipo, breast implants, Mommy makeover, Eyelid surgery

The benefits of rhinoplasty

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Aug 6, 2014 9:30:00 AM

As the central feature of your face, the size, shape, and symmetry of your nose may add or subtract quite a bit from your overall appearance. When well proportioned and nicely shaped, the nose provides both form and function, and can also add to your look as a whole. For those who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose or have difficulty breathing due to poor anatomy within the nose, even minor adjustments may have a dramatic impact.

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Topics: Reconstructive surgery

The benefits of a tummy tuck after weight loss

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Jun 2, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Although some women elect to have a tummy tuck to rejuvenate their abdomen after having children, others choose the procedure after experiencing a significant amount of weight loss. Many people find that they are left with loose, sagging skin around the abdomen and waist. For some, this excess skin may simply be annoying, while for others it may feel uncomfortable or embarrassing. It may even derail some people from continuing to pursue healthy habits. They may think, “Why try to improve my health and my figure if I’m going to be stuck with this excess skin and tissue around my belly?” While this may seem depressing, a recent study performed by the University of Maryland School of Medicine has shown that there are several benefits to undergoing a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty.

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Topics: Reconstructive surgery

Reconstructive surgery after skin cancer

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Apr 18, 2014 9:00:00 AM

As the weather becomes warmer and sunny days are starting to outshine the rainy ones, many of us are beginning to think about sunscreen and protecting our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Although more than 500,000 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every year, thinking about sunscreen may be the last of your worries. Approximately 80 percent of all skin cancers are found on the face, head, and neck, and the cancer itself, as well as treatment options, can leave unsightly scars or damage. If you have undergone treatment for skin cancer and have suffered damage ranging from a minor scar to more permanent changes in the structures of your face or other parts of the body, there is hope for you yet.

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Topics: Reconstructive surgery

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