Air Date: Thursday, August 12, 2004
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#222) "Monika and Marilynda" (Repeat)
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Also, Catch up with Jeff, Who Had a Full Body Tuck in the Show's First Ever Two-Part Episode

"Episode 221" - In this episode, there's no need to wait until the end of the show to see the night's first reveal... It happens in the very first half-hour! These were the two most astounding reveals yet, when Monika, a 42-year-old business owner from Pikeville, NC, and Marilynda, a 45-year-old Kmart employee from Tujunga, CA, underwent their various procedures and the end results were revealed to their families and friends, on "Extreme Makeover," THURSDAY, AUGUST 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 5/5/04)

For years, Monika struggled with her weight and eating problems. She got a wake up call from psychologist, author and host of the talk show of his name, Dr. Phil, who enlisted her to join his Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge. With his tough talk and weight loss plan, Monika dropped 49 pounds from her original 197 pound weight. Dr. Phil worked on Monika's inside and "Extreme Makeover" worked on her outside. The result -- a beautiful woman inside and out. Her procedures included facelift with cheekpad resuspension, necklift, browlift, bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), chin jowel implant, autuolgous fat injections to the face, liposuction medial and lateral thighs and knees, full uplift and breast augmentation, tummy tuck, human collagen and complex sugar injections to fill in lines around mouth, 10 da Vinci porcelain crowns and Zoom whitening.

Monika's "Extreme Team" included:

* Dr. Jon A. Perlman, a prominent board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills

* Dentist Dr. William Dorfman, one of the pioneers of tooth whitening. Celebrity clientele includes Matthew Perry, Usher, Ali Landry, Brooke Burke and Melissa Joan Hart

* Psychologist, author and weight loss expert Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, host of critically acclaimed daytime television series, "Dr. Phil"

* Dermatologist Dr. Ava T. Shamban, owner and director of the Laser Institute for Dermatology in Santa Monica

* Health, fitness & wellness expert Robert Reames, fitness trainer & consultant for Dr. Phil's "Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge"

* Certified nutrition specialist Julie Johnson

* Wardrobe stylist Sam Saboura, who has served as a celebrity fashion stylist for Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sarah Jessica Parker, MTV's "Movie House" and the Osbournes

* Hairstylist John Allen of the B2V Salon

* Colorist Kim Vo of the B2V Salon

* Stila makeup artist Desiree Tordecilla

* Catering by Jackie Keller, founding director and executive chef of Nutra Fit

In her younger days, Marilynda was considered a beauty blessed with California good looks. But a hard life and bad luck took their toll, ravaging her looks and self-esteem. Under the hands and skills of the Extreme Team, Marilynda underwent the most extreme makeover in show history, ranking her transformation perhaps the most dramatic yet. Marilynda received rhinoplasty, rhytidectomy (face lift), quad blepharoplasty (upper and lower eyelid lift), endoscopic browlift, augmentation genioplasty (chin implant) and breast augmentation, Foto facials, lip and gum repositioning, 3 root canals, 5 extractions, 18 da Vinci porcelain veneers and upper and lower Galaxy partial dentures.

Marilynda's "Extreme Team" included:

* Dr. Garth Fisher, a prominent board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed more than 7,000 surgeries

* Dentist Dr. William Dorfman, one of the pioneers of tooth whitening. Celebrity clientele includes Matthew Perry, Usher, Ali Landry, Brooke Burke and Melissa Joan Hart

* Periodontist Dr. Ari Rosenblatt

* Dr. Ava T. Shamban, owner/director, the Laser Institute for Dermatology, Santa Monica

* Master body sculptor and rapid weight-loss expert Michael Thurmond, who trains various red-carpet celebrities

* Wardrobe stylist Sam Saboura, who has been afashion stylist for Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sarah Jessica Parker, MTV's "Movie House," Aerosmith and the Osbournes

* Hairstylist Edward Tricomi of Visions Salon

* Colorist Joel Warren of Visions Salon

* Lorac makeup artist Carol Shaw

* Jewelry provided by Harry Winston

* As per Michael Thurmond's customized diet regimens, gourmet custom meals are provided by Sally Ann Catering

Also, check in on Jeff, a man who lost 200 pounds after struggling with obesity his whole life. See the results of "Extreme Makeover's" two-part body tuck to get rid of all the excess skin from his dramatic weight loss, and find out how Jeff's life has changed since his "Extreme Makeover."

"Extreme Makeover" is produced by New Screen Entertainment and Lighthearted Entertainment. Chuck Bangert, Lou Gorfain and Howard Schultz are the executive producers. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

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