Smart Beauty Guide Articles

  • As more children struggle with weight, there's a greater need for body contouring among teens.

    Body contouring may consist of one procedure or many procedures that help to alter the shape of your body. Contouring can be completed on the arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks and a number of other areas on the body. The ultimate result is for surgeons to achieve the patient's goal of having a contoured body without extra skin. 

  • A quick way to temporarily expand one's breast size, saline injections are a newer method of breast augmentation that is awaiting approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

    A quick way to temporarily expand one's breast size, saline injections are a newer method of breast augmentation that is awaiting approval from the Food and Drug Administration. According to The New York Times, the results last about 24 hours before the saline solution is absorbed into the blood. Because of its short shelf life, some patients seek the injections as a way to preview how they would appear after surgery. 

  • While stem cells' capabilities seem promising, substantial research still needs to be performed to evaluate their use.

    With all of the positive effects of stem cells in medical treatments, some would assume that the same benefits would exist for their use in aesthetic procedures. However, their effectiveness in plastic surgery remains undetermined, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. While their capabilities seem promising, substantial research still needs to be performed to evaluate their use. 

  • While there are some people who find the results of aesthetic procedures addicting, others only undergo one or two procedures to improve their appearance.

    News headlines that highlight extreme surgically enhanced physical transformations and certain celebrities can make plastic surgery addiction seem like a common phenomenon. However, it may not be as frequent as the media portrays. While there are some people who find the results of aesthetic procedures addicting, others only undergo one or two procedures to improve their appearance. 

  • While some teachers work on their tans during the summer months, others change their appearance in a different way.

    While some teachers work on their tans during the summer months, others change their appearance in a different way. Plastic surgery among educators in the months between school years is becoming more common, according to CBS New York. With extended time off from work, the season provides ample time for patients to recover from their procedures. 

  • Race can influence which area a patient seeks to improve, which procedures he or she undergoes, and it can also help predict risks and complications associated with some surgeries.

    A person's ethnicity can affect his or her plastic surgery experience in a number of ways. Race can influence which area a patient seeks to improve, which procedures he or she undergoes, and it can also help predict risks and complications associated with some surgeries. 

  • Brides-to-be request cosmetic surgery

    Considerations for some brides-to-be extend well beyond wardrobe and seating arrangements. Over the past several years, both men and women prepping for their wedding days have started to explore the realm of cosmetic surgery and other rejuvenation procedures in order to look their best for the occasion. 

  • Celebrity surgery trends of 2014 revealed

    People frequently seek to copy their favorite celebrities when it comes to style, whether they're selecting similar hair styles or taking cues from fashion choices. According to RealSelf.com, these stars are also influential in the plastic surgery realm, as many patients seeking cosmetic procedures frequently mention certain celebrities they would like to resemble. 

  • Zapping myths about laser hair removal

    Between the days spent at the beach and nights lounging on the patio, summer offers the perfect time to stay outdoors and bask in the beautiful weather. Since this season provides ample opportunity for showing off your favorite shorts and cocktail dresses, women generally spend a great deal of time shaving, hoping that their days will not be ruined by those small, prickly hairs that won't seem to go away. 

  • US performed more surgeries in 2013 than any other country

    The International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recently released its statistics for 2013, highlighting which countries saw the most cosmetic procedures in the last year. According to the results, there were more than 23 million surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed across the world in 2013.  

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