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Monarch Plastic Surgery: Focus on Skin Health & Body Contouring

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Q: What are the best ways to have healthier and younger-looking skin?

A: Some things you can do right away include improving the quality of your sleep, staying hydrated, cutting out the use of nicotine (especially smoking), eating a balanced diet and getting some form of daily exercise or activity. Next, please come see us at Monarch for a consultation. We have a team of board-certified plastic surgeons, nurse injectors, nurse practitioners focusing on wellness and medical aestheticians. We will guide you on the key components to younger-looking skin, including a daily moisturizer and sunscreen (even on cloudy days!), retinol products that help turn over the outer layers of dull skin, and antioxidants such as vitamins C and E to help the skin fight environmental damage. Techniques to improve collagen and elasticity in the skin include radiofrequency microneedling, laser resurfacing, chemical peels and hydrafacials. Injectables such as Botox® and Dysport® block wrinkles and help minimize facial aging, and collagen-based fillers add lost volume. Finally, we offer a range of patient-tailored surgical procedures such as face, neck and eyelid lifts to rejuvenate the deeper tissues and skin. Establishing a daily routine becomes a good habit, and your skin will thank you for it later!





Dr. Paul Leahy specializes in all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, with 17 years in practice. He has a particular interest in breast augmentation, tummy tuck and facelifting procedures.


Q: How can I achieve my goal of looking good in a bathing suit this summer and year-round?

A: Obesity is an epidemic in America. Dieting and exercise, weight loss medications, and bariatric surgery can help patients reach their desired weight. Monarch is proud to offer a wellness program focusing on weight loss under the supervision of an experienced nurse practitioner.
As patients age, complete childbearing and lose weight, people can commonly have excess skin or undesired areas of stubborn fat remaining. Unfortunately, no amount of exercise, lotions or supplements can help improve some problem areas for patients. Ultimately, surgical procedures, such as liposuction, skin excision or a combination are best suited to get rid of stubborn areas of excess fat and skin. Our experienced group of five board-certified plastic surgeons are well-versed in tailoring surgical plans for each individual to help you look your best. We offer a wide variety of body contouring surgeries, including drainless abdominoplasties, breast lifts, breast augmentation, mommy makeovers, liposuction, arm lifts, thigh lifts, labiaplasties and more. These are commonly completed as out-patient procedures, so there is no need to stay overnight at a hospital.





Dr. Kalila Steen is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the United States and Canada with four years in practice. She strongly believes in the importance of listening and collaborating with each patient to best understand how to meet his or her needs.

Leawood – Plastic Surgery: 913-663-3838 / Skin Rejuvenation: 913-317-9386
North Kansas City – Plastic Surgery: 816-436-3262 / Skin Rejuvenation: 816-436-3262