Smart Beauty Guide Articles

  • Your choices when it comes to breast augmentations

    According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, over 330,000 breast augmentations were performed in 2012, making it the most popular procedure of the year. The burgeoning popularity of silicone gel implants, which returned to the market in 2006 and has surpassed saline in popularity, helped breast augmentation edge out liposuction for the number one spot. 

  • Facts and figures: 15 years of cosmetic surgery statistics [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery hits a 15-year landmark in 2011 and show that over 10 billion dollars were spent on cosmetic surgery in the US. Botox celebrates 10 years of FDA-approval in the US this year and has been the most popular procedure every year since making its way to the cosmetic market. While nonsurgical procedures like Botox and fillers have had a huge 356 percentincrease from 1997, surgery still comprises 60 percent of the total money spent on plastic surgery procedures. 

  • Want to improve your complexion? Then look at your plate

    You can spend thousands of dollars on moisturizers, lotions and makeup products, but there's no guarantee that the trendiest items will keep your skin healthy into old age. A better strategy may be to examine the foods you​'​re​ putting on your plate. Your diet has a major impact on your skin quality, so if you want to have blemish- and wrinkle-free skin, keep this article in mind the next time you're writing out your grocery list. 

  • Know your types of fat

    "Fat" is a word that can put many people on edge. Lots of us have a few extra pounds that we'd like to wipe away - love handles, a bigger belly or thick thighs can do major damage to your self-esteem. While there's no magic wand that can get rid of fat, there is an aesthetic procedure that may seem like magic. Liposuction can remove some of the fat from problem areas, such as the stomach, sides, buttocks or waistline. This gives patients a slimmer body contour, and can be particularly useful for those who have trouble shedding pounds with diet and exercise alone. 

  • Facial plastic surgery priorities change in tough economy [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Two surveys published in the September 2011 issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal have shown that patients and physicians don’t see eye to eye on facial plastic surgery choices during the recession. While the surveys did confirm that patients are delaying facial rejuvenation (brow lift, facelift, eyelid surgery) for nonsurgical alternatives (fillers, botulinum toxin, laser skin resurfacing), long-lasting results are more important to them than low costs and quick results. 

  • What plastic surgery procedures are men getting?

    When you picture the typical plastic surgery patient in your mind, odds are you envision a middle aged woman seeking out a facelift procedure or breast implants. However, the number of men going under the knife has been steadily increasing for a long time now as more guys realize that plastic surgeons can help them address some of their body woes. In fact, last year, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) doctors performed nearly 1 million cosmetic procedures on male patients, accounting for nearly 10 percent of the total. 

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