Smart Beauty Guide Articles

  • Is plastic surgery on your Christmas list?

    If you're wishing for a slimmer nose this Christmas, you may not be the only one - recent reports have revealed that more people are asking Santa for plastic surgery procedures. 

    From Richmond, Va., to Detroit, plastic surgeons have been noticing an uptick in inquiries and appointments for both invasive and non-invasive procedures. Many of the requests come from people looking to give a unique gift to their spouse, significant other or family member.  

  • What to think about when you want a facelift

    Botox and injectable fillers are soaring in popularity, but the facelift, with its long-lasting results, is holding its own. According to statistics published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), in 2012, 119,006 facelifts were performed compared with 116,066 facelifts in 20ll, representing a 2.5 percent increase. 

  • Is a nonsurgical nose job for you?

    Thirty-five-year-old Olivia Kraus has always been unhappy about the appearance of her nose. But she was afraid to have nose surgery because she understood that results of a rhinoplasty are permanent. 

  • Manscaping on the rise: facials, Botox and lasers

    Men are taking a look at women and finally realizing that as both sexes hit 50 and beyond, women look better than men ─ not because women are the fairer sex, but because they work harder at beauty. 

  • Plastic surgery procedures increase among Hispanic population

    Despite the economic downturn that financially affected millions of Americans over the last several years, a recent report shows that the number of plastic surgery procedures is up in nearly every ethnic group, with the largest increase happening among the Hispanic population. 

  • Fake doctor allegedly gave silicone injections to patients

    Another doctor performing unsafe plastic surgery procedures has struck again. 

  • South Korea introduces tax on plastic surgery procedures

    South Korea's Ministry of Strategy and Finance announced last week that it will apply a tax rate on plastic surgery procedures performed in Seoul, the nation's capital that has become known as the unofficial "beauty belt" for cosmetic surgery. 

  • Can Botox quell severe headaches?

    The next time you have a headache, you might be better off reaching for Botox instead of Advil. A new pilot study out of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology is currently testing the effectiveness of using Botox as a treatment for cluster headaches, which the researchers dubbed "suicide headaches." 

    Known for their intensity, cluster headaches are chronic and can often lead to dangerous side effects, such as seizures and suicidal thoughts. 

  • Germany pushes plastic surgery ban for minors

    The German government is moving forward on legislation that will outlaw elective plastic surgery for minors, reported The Local, an English-language German news outlet. The potential ban, which excludes cosmetic procedures done for medical reasons, has bipartisan support from the nation's current leading parties, the Christian Democratic Union and the Social Democratic Party of Germany. 

  • Are there holistic options for plastic surgery?

    When it comes to fine lines and wrinkles, people are always searching for the best anti-aging remedies. For many, the answer is clear: Botox injections, which are FDA-approved and safe when administered by a board-certified plastic surgeon. But what if you could eliminate the imperfections of your skin through an entirely different needle? 

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