Look your best.
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Committed to Excellence

For more than 25 years, we’ve been helping people look and feel their best across our Kansas City community – and today, we’re proud to be one of the largest and most trusted plastic surgery centers in our region. With our focus on excellence and our passion for leading-edge cosmetic procedures, skin rejuvenation, reconstructive surgery and more, we offer comfort, safety, convenience and the transformative results you want.

Core Services

Breast surgery

Body contouring

Reconstructive surgery

Facial rejuvenation


    Our Surgeons

    Richard J. Bene, MD, FACS, specializes in plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery, with fellowship training in microsurgery and hand surgery.

    Jeffrey R. Dillow, MD, FACS, specializes in all areas of plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery, including facial rejuvenation and cosmetic procedures.

    Keith R. Hodge, MD, FACS, specializes in plastic surgery, including breasts, tummy tucks, facelifts and lower body lifts, as well as breast reconstructive surgery.

    Elizabeth Killion, MD, performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, including plastic surgery of the breasts, body, face and hands.

    Paul J. Leahy, MD, FACS, specializes in all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, including breast and facial procedures, as well as hand surgery.

    Kalila Steen, MD, FRCSC specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. She has a special interest in drainless tummy tucks, breast lifts, and labiaplasties.

    Before & After Gallery

    Explore our photo gallery to better understand the procedures we offer and how we can help you look and feel your best. While every patient is different and will experience varied results, you can rest assured your safety and satisfaction are always our top priorities.

    Interesting Happenings

    Monarch’s Fall 5 Faves: 2021 Edition

    Check out our Fall Five Faves for 2021!

    Clare, Facial Surgery Patient

    "Dr. Killion removed a fat necrosis in a delicate place beneath my eye. The procedure was painless and left no scar. She has gifted hands and a great demeanor. She exudes confidence. I would highly recommend her."

    Lisa, Tummy Tuck Patient

    "Best decision I have ever made. Everything was explained in detail and they took the time to answer any questions I had honestly and thoroughly. I knew exactly what to expect with my recovery process."

    Tiffany, Breast Augmentation Patient

    "I had a very positive experience with Dr. Leahy. The facility, as well as the nurse, took wonderful care of me."

    Demi, Breast Augmentation Patient

    "Dr. Leahy does excellent work! I absolutely love my results and my healing time was quick. Very highly recommended."

    Dana, Breast Reconstruction Patient

    "I trust Dr. Killion’s skills and judgement and know that any question or concern I have will be addressed. Highly recommend this self described perfectionist....because she will keep at it until she is satisfied."

    Reverse Aging with Volume: How Injectable Dermal Fillers Make Your Face Look Younger Without Plastic Surgery

    Want to look as young as you feel without plastic surgery? Injectable dermal fillers may be the perfect option for you! Learn more from our highly rated Nurse Injectors in this blog post.

    Gabby, Breast Reduction Patient

    "Due to good instructions from Dr. Bene and my help from nurse Susan, I am so happy I saw him and am now able to feel better about myself."

    Sandra, Tummy Tuck, Muscle Revision and Liposuction Patient

    "I couldn’t be happier with my progress at one month! I saw Dr. Bene yesterday and he was happy with my progress as well. His demeanor is so great and I adore his nurses; they share in your excitement and being such great energy to the process."

    Gigi, Breast Augmentation Patient

    "I was extremely anxious to undergo the surgery, and Dr. Dillow and his staff were patient and reassuring – giving me ample time and information to make my decision. The end result is FANTASTIC."

    Kelly, Breast Implant Removal Patient

    "Dr. Leahy and his staff are hands down top notch. From the minute I met him I felt at complete ease. He was very attentive and focused on what I was saying, and realistic about goals."

    Jane, Tummy Tuck Patient

    "Amazing and personal experience with results that exceed expectations."

    Katie, Mommy Makeover Patient

    "I could not be happier with my decision to trust Dr Keith Hodge to perform my procedures! I went back for 3 visits to get questions answered and he spent time with me EVERY visit."

    Paisley, Breast Implant Patient

    "Best decision I've made in a long time - don't question this one - just do it mommas! I feel like a WOMAN again!"

    Shelley, Breast Reconstruction Patient

    “Dr. Hodge goes above and beyond to provide and deliver the best patient care from all possible encompassing approaches. It is priceless to have this type of physician bring such calm and peace to the overall experience of surgery as well as [breast cancer] survivorship!”

    Victoria, Breast Implant Patient

    “Dr. Leahy is hands down an incredible physician in every way. From my first consultation, scheduling surgery, and post-operative care, I felt like I was dealing with a family friend; he made me feel that comfortable."

    Yvette, Eyelid Surgery & Breast Implant Replacement Patient

    “I had eyelid surgery & breast implant replacement 9 months ago & I couldn't be happier."

    Lili, Liposuction and Dermal Filler Patient

    “Three months ago I did an Arm Lipo with Dr. Hodge and love my results. I found Dr. Hodge's professionalism, artistry, and surgical execution impressive."

    Heather, Breast Augmentation Patient

    “I came to Dr. Leahy slightly skeptical and nervous to receive a breast Augmentation. He continued to surpass my expectations as a doctor as well as my experience at Monarch. He made me feel confident, comfortable and at ease with the procedure.”

    Becky, Neck Lift Patient

    "From the first day of my consultation I felt confident that I was in good hands and I still do."

    Mendalyn, Smartlipo Patient

    “Dr. Hodge is amazing. I had a fantastic first consultation where I was informed about everything concerning my smartlipo procedure."

    Susan, Breast Lift Patient

    “Absolutely amazing experience! Dr. Leahy and his staff were comforting, knowledgeable, thorough, and really took their time with my case. I could not be happier or offer a stronger recommendation for him!”

    Goodbye Sun Damage, Hello Glowing Skin – Learn How With Dr. Killion!

    Thanks to Dr. Killion, one of Monarch’s plastic surgeons, for sharing some tips about how to bring back a bright glow to your skin! ✨ In her presentation, she walks you through how the sun’s rays actually damage your skin and what you can try to rejuvenate it if your skin…

    Steph, Tummy Tuck Patient

    "Dr. Hodge was highly recommended by a friend due to his warm bedside manner and aggressive technique in shaping and contouring the body. I cannot imagine a better physician to bring my journey full circle."

    Jaclyn, Mini Facelift Patient

    "I would do it again in a heartbeat, but only with Dr. Hodge! I fully appreciate and trust his skills as a plastic surgeon.”

    Rebecca, Breast Reduction Patient

    “Dr. Leahy was great during the entire process. I contacted him for a breast reduction. I had the reduction 4 days ago and I am completely satisfied.”

    Alison, Breast Surgery Patient

    “I just have to say that it has been a pleasant experience from the beginning. Dr. Leahy is great and definitely has a superb bedside manner."

    What’s A Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon VS. Cosmetic Surgeon?

    If you’re considering a plastic surgery procedure ✨, it’s important to do your homework first — research doctors, procedures, read reviews and more. One question you should ask is whether or not the doctor is a cosmetic surgeon or board certified. At Monarch, all of our surgeons are board-certified. In this blog, we will walk you through the differences between a cosmetic surgeon versus a board-certified surgeon, and why it’s important to know the difference! 

    Whitney, Breast Augmentation Patient

    “Surgery can be scary but every person who helped me through the process of my procedure made me feel safe. Dr. Hodge, all his staff, including the front desk girls were amazing in every way and exceeded my expectations."

    Ivy, Breast Lift Patient

    "Dr. Hodge and his nurse, Kimber, made my husband and I feel very at ease about the surgery. And I never felt pressured to have an augmentation in addition to the lift. I am very pleased with my result and just wish I wouldn't have waited so long to do it!”

    Dawn, Breast Reduction Patient

    “I had a breast reduction on November 1st and Dr. Hodge did an amazing job! The recovery was easy and the results were amazing!!!"

    Courtney, Facial Rejuvenation/Juvederm Patient

    "Dr. Hodge was excellent at helping me distinguish which areas of my face would provide me the greatest benefit with use of fillers."

    Look Your Best with BOTOX and Dermal Fillers at Monarch Plastic Surgery

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    Tips to Choose the Best Breast Implant Size for Your Body

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