Smart Beauty Guide Videos

  • Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About The Brazilian Buttlift

    The Brazilian Buttlift surgery is a form of buttock augmentation that not only reshapes but enhances the size of a patient’s buttocks. It continues to increase in popularity as more people desire a more youthful and fuller backside. According to statistics from American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), buttock augmentation increased by 86% in 2014 and by 21% in 2015. 

  • Plastic Surgeon Explains How Facelift Surgery Has Evolved to Include Fat Grafting

    Dr. Clyde Ishii, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Honolulu, HI, explains how facelift surgery techniques have evolved and what fat grafting can do to enhance the results. 

    Dr. Ishii explains that historically, facelifts were performed by elevating the skin off the underling muscles, pulling the skin back. He cautions against using the skin as a vehicle to lift fat. 

  • How Imaging Software is Helping Plastic Surgeons Meet Patients’ Aesthetic Goals

    Advances in procedure techniques are not the only thing attracting new patients to plastic surgery. Software imaging technology is changing the way plastic surgeons are able to communicate with their patients in terms of their expectations and what they desire from their surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Constantino Mendieta, based in Miami, FL discusses how this imaging software is changing the plastic surgery landscape.  

  • How Effective is Radiofrequency for Skin Tightening

    Nonsurgical Skin tightening procedures have become popular in recent years, up 58% percent in 2015 from 2014, because they offer an alternative option to more invasive procedures for addressing skin laxity and improving skin quality. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Daniel C. Mills explains how skin tightening devices can produce results; however these results are not always guaranteed.  

  • You Can Still Have Natural-Looking Breasts with Implants, Here’s Why

    Breast augmentation procedures continue to be one of the five most popular surgical procedures according to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. With the variety of implant options, plastic surgeons are able to customize the procedure to accommodate each individual patient, choosing the breast implant size and shape that meets their aesthetic goals. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sheila Nazarian discusses how patients can still achieve a natural look with breast implants.  

  • Plastic Surgeon Explains Popular Nonsurgical Fat Reduction Options Which Produce Results

    According to 2015 cosmetic surgery statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there was a 19% increase in nonsurgical fat reduction procedures from 2014. More patients are seeking alternatives to liposuction that deliver the results they are looking for without going under the knife. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Walden discusses how the hot and cold nonsurgical fat reduction devices work.  

  • Here’s The Difference in Fat Transfer to the Face, Breast, and Buttocks

    Fat transfer also known as fat grafting is a popular for cosmetic procedure for patients who are looking to restore or add volume to their face, breast and buttocks. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ashkan Ghavami based in Beverly Hills, CA discusses how he uses fat from other areas to reshape and recontour the body in combination with other procedures based on the patient’s needs and aesthetic goals. 

  • Why Plastic Surgeons are Choosing Fat Grafting vs. Implants

    Fat grafting is growing in popularity. According to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, last year there were 18,135 fat grafting procedures to the breast, 18,487 to the buttocks, and 48,059 to the face. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. 

  • Here’s Why Teens Are Getting Labiaplasty. It Is Not For Aesthetic Purposes

    There has been a big amount of misconception and connotation when it comes to labiaplasty surgery. Many people associate this procedure to people who are very sexually active and refer to it as the “pornstar procedure”. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sheila Nazarian disagrees with those misconceptions.  

    “I have had a couple of teenage girls that I have performed labiaplasty on because they needed the procedure for functionality reasons,” she explains. “They are not doing it to look better; it is very emotional and necessary for them.” 

  • Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation: Which Procedure is Right for You

    A breast lift addresses sagging, uneven breasts and dropping while a breast augmentation increases breast size and restores volume to the breast. Board-certified plastic surgeon, and President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Dr. Daniel C. Mills discusses when to consider a breast lift versus a breast augmentation. 

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