Smart Beauty Guide Blog

  • Will Your Breasts Look Natural After Breast Augmentation?

    Women planning on undergoing breast augmentation are primarily anxious about how their breasts will look after the surgery – whether or not they’ll look completely artificial or real, too big, too small or just right, etc. Having a sense of what look you’d like to achieve prior to going under the knife is key as is finding a board-certified plastic surgeon you’re comfortable with who will help you through the process. A skilled and experienced surgeon will provide you with insights and options in order to achieve the most natural aesthetic possible with implants. 

  • 80 is the New 60

    In the last year, the number of 75 to 80- year-old individuals who have come to my office for cosmetic procedures has increased significantly. Body contouring, facelifts and fillers in preparation for celebrating the big 75 and 80-year milestones has been a recurring theme. Each one has said they don’t feel their age and they want their appearance to reflect how they feel. 

  • Lip Enhancement at Any Age

    Lips are the most sensual place on the face. Sure, bat your lashes all you want, but the lips can pout, entice, and excite… all at once.  

    The team over at New Beauty did a deep dive into what lip enhancement looks like at every age. Subtle enhancements with nonsurgical treatments can make a significant and positive change to one’s overall look. 

  • Cellulite 101: What Causes It and What Treatment Options Are Available?

    We live in a world of filters and Photoshop. However, live streaming on social media prevents that pristine filtering of flaws – and one that might be fairly noticeable on camera is cellulite. For many, depending on the severity, it is an unflattering sight they’d like to either conceal or get rid of forever.  

  • Surgical Tourism: Beauty Seekers Are Flocking to Cities with Competitive Prices

    Last year the number of surgical procedures went up 7% from the previous year, while nonsurgical procedures went up 22%, according to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 

  • Doctor Approved Go-To Fixes for Crow’s Feet

    While you won't ever find me with binoculars up to my eyes, keeping track of all the different species of birds I've seen, you might find me purchasing artwork, linens or china with birds on them, or pointing out an especially gorgeous bird visiting our backyard feeder. As a child, I saved injured birds by putting them in shoeboxes with air holes in the lid and handing them over to the care of my dad who always declared them cured the next day because they flew away in the night. 

  • 2016 Facelifts Are Nothing Like Your Mother’s Facelift

    As a sophomore in high school, (way back in the late 1980s,) I will never forget what it was like to witness a friend’s mother’s transformation post-facelift. Her mother, (who I will refer to as “Julie”) had just gone through a divorce and I remember her telling her daughter and me that she just felt like she needed to be refreshed. At the time I thought, why not just go to the cosmetics counter at the mall and get a mini makeover- or go to the salon and get a new haircut and color? 

  • How Common Are Stress-Related Skin Issues?

    We’re all under a great deal of stress. Whether it’s difficult relationships or work situations, sometimes that stress takes a toll on our bodies. 

  • What really happens when you get Botox

    I have tried as hard as I possibly can to stop myself from frowning, screaming and getting mad at my kids and my husband. Why you ask? Is it because I am trying to be more grounded and Zen about life? Oh hell to the no. It’s because I am in a mad race against father time to keep the lines on my forehead from getting increasingly more furrowed and deep. I figure if I frown as little as possible, stay out of the sun and basically keep my face as expressionless as can be, it will go a long way in staving off those wrinkles. 

  • Plastic Surgery and the Social Media Effect

    I was once on the cover of a national magazine. It was in the early days of Photoshop and the magazine I was working for at the time didn't like the way the celebrity looked in her cover images so the creative director took a photo of me, put the celebrity's head on my body and voila, problem solved. Except it created a whole slew of new problems. 

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