Smart Beauty Guide Articles

  • 'The Hobbit' sparks plastic surgery among fans

    Many cosmetic patients look to movie stars as their ultimate plastic surgery models, but how many bring in a picture of a J.R.R. Tolkien character as their prime example? According to Moviefone, it may be more than you think. 

  • Nonprofit provides plastic surgery to bullied kids

    A New York City nonprofit is using plastic surgery to help children who are bullied by their peers because of their facial features. 

  • For Chaz Bono, plastic surgery was transformative

    In one year, Chaz Bono lost 85 pounds, but he was left with overhanging abdominal skin and a chin in need of chiseling. Bono went public with his problem, shedding his tee shirt live on "The Doctors" show. He recently returned to "The Doctors," looking slim and toned as a result of his recent tummy tuck and neck liposuction. 

  • Football player considers plastic surgery

    In Week 4 of the 2013 NFL season, Houston Texans player J.J. Watts sustained a deep gash on the bridge on his nose after a collision with another player. The wound required six stitches, but it still continued to reopen every time he played. Now, Watts is considering going under the knife to repair the laceration and restore his nose, according to The Associated Press. 

  • New study sheds light on early implant loss

    Following a mastectomy, many women choose to rebuild their breasts through reconstruction surgery. The procedure can be done either during the same operation as the breast removal, or it can be postponed once the cancer treatment has finished and the chest has healed. According to the National Cancer Institute, the former is the most popular option for both breast cancer patients and women who want to prevent the illness. 

  • French executive sentenced for selling faulty breast implants

    The executive of a French breast implant company was convicted of aggravated fraud for manufacturing and selling implants equipped with non-medically approved silicone, NPR reported. 

  • Will Google Glass revolutionize plastic surgery?

    When Internet giant Google released its latest invention, the Google Glass, in February 2013, many were skeptical whether the new technological device would catch on. The specially designed headgear features transparent lenses that work as an Android-powered computer. While perched on the bridge of your nose, the glasses allow you to view images, films and computer applications through the small screen. However, one plastic surgeon in Chicago is using Google Glass for much more than checking the weather reports or sending a text message.  

  • Ring in the New Year with plastic surgery

    Many Americans were hoping to receive a gift certificate for a plastic surgery procedure beneath the Christmas tree this year, and, according to recent reports from women's magazines to major news sites, many of them did. So, when's a better time to use that cherished present than within the first days of the New Year? 

  • Which countries get the most plastic surgery?

    The International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery released an infographic on international cosmetic procedures performed in 2011. The results may surprise those who believe that plastic surgery is ubiquitous in the US.  

  • Santa Claus last seen toting bag of plastic surgery gift certificates

    Remember the song, "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth?" Not only does that date you, but the message is a thing of the past.  Most of us want veneers, and that's just for starters. The average plastic surgery menu includes everything from Botox to facelifts to "Mommy Makeovers." 

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