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  • How to Find the Right Plastic Surgeon

    Undergoing plastic surgery is an important decision that requires careful consideration. Finding the right surgeon is an important first step toward a successful outcome. 

  • Cosmetic Shelf-Life

    Nonsurgical procedural results are not equivalent to their surgical alternatives. This is how long results from the most popular nonsurgical procedures last. 

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  • How Breast Reconstruction Surgery Has Evolved To Improve Cosmetic Outcomes

    Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jim Namnoum shares insight on the evolution of breast surgery and how breast reconstruction surgery has advanced –plastic surgeons can now perform surgery without creating a debilitating injury in order to cure a patient of breast cancer. Breast reconstruction includes a variety of surgical procedures performed to restore the form and shape of the breast, following mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery. 

  • My Eyelid Surgery Results: I Look Rested and Don’t Need Eye Creams for Puffiness

    Maryann attributed her tired look to her struggle going through menopause –it took a toll on her. She decided to treat herself by undergoing eyelid surgery. 

    “What bothered me was the puffiness underneath my eyes. I didn’t believe there was anything wrong with my upper eyelids,” notes Maryann. After consulting with her board-certified plastic surgeon he recommended an upper eyelid to open her eyes. 

    Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, eliminates any puffiness and bags under the lower lids and hooded skin on the upper lids.  

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  • What Smart Beauty Means to Me: Tread Wisely!

    I'm very excited to be the newest member of the Smart Beauty Guide team. When I was first asked to join I thought long and hard about what smart beauty means to me. My personal philosophy on beauty is to take good care of myself. I eat well the majority of the time, get enough sleep, exercise regularly and surround myself with people that make me happy. Good skincare is also a given and small, non-invasive tweaks with a conservative approach are not out of the question. I'd also never say never to plastic surgery.  

  • Botox Party Bust: Why Botox and Parties Don’t Mix.

    Oil and water. Fire and ice. My own taste buds and Christmas-flavored coffee. (Never again.) There are things in this world that simply do not, and should not mix. And since summer is upon us, and it’s easy to get lost in the boozy haze of poolside cocktails and friendly gatherings, we thought we should point out two more things that don’t mix: Botox (Botulinum Toxin) injections and parties. (Same goes for the other brand names of botulinum toxin: Xeomin and Dysport) 

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  • Liposuction: Diet and Exercise-Resistant Fat

    Carol Ann had liposuction on both her abdomen and her thighs. She had a small pocket of fat around her abdomen that would not respond to healthy eating or exercise. She decided to have liposuction on her stomach, as well as her thighs. Carol Ann's plastic surgeon told her the liposuction on her stomach would leave her with a good result because her muscles were very tight. 

  • Karen's Breast Cancer Reconstruction

    After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, Karen had a lumpectomy. As a result, she decided to have both a breast reduction and reconstruction. Due to where the cancer was located, following its removal, the breast would have looked lopsided, which helped Karen make the decision to have her procedures done. 

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