Smart Beauty Guide Articles

  • Can Botox help treat chronic conditions?

    Injectables are effective for fighting against the signs of aging, including smoothing out lines and wrinkles that may form over time. But while most patients are aware that this form of treatment can help improve appearance, they remain unaware of the additional benefits Botox may provide. 

  • Plastic surgery conference highlights new trends for 2014

    Much like other medical fields, the realm of cosmetic surgery is constantly changing, adapting to new technologies and finding more efficient ways to deliver service to patients. At the 2014 Aesthetic Meeting in San Francisco, medical professionals from the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF) presented a number of "Premier Global Hot Topics" that may affect the future of plastic surgery. 

  • Statistics 2013: Cosmetic surgery on the rise [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) indicate that cosmetic surgery has come back from “The Great Recession” of 2008 in a major way. There was a double digit, 12% increase in the amount of cosmetic procedures from the previous year, adding up to a landmark $12 billion in total spent by Americans in 2013. Liposuction increased 16.3% last year and bumped breast augmentation into the number two spot, followed by eyelid surgery, tummy tuck and nose surgery. 

  • Does Photoshop prompt plastic surgery?

    "Selfie" may have been named the word of 2013, but the quest for having the perfect self-taken image has marked a number of beauty trends for 2014. While one organization reported that the obsession with selfies could be greatly influencing the number of people seeking plastic surgery, ABC News reported that another image-focused application might also be a contributing influence: Photoshop. 

  • Can cosmetic surgery counter-effect gravity?

    Are we alone in the universe? Will we ever branch out to other planets? And, more importantly, how will space affect our skin? 

    People have long speculated about the possibility of extraterrestrial life, and setting up camp on a planet that is not our own, but how realistic is this possibility? According to CNN, the human race may not be too far off from residing on new plants, as NASA recently reported that it found a planet similar to Earth in both size and atmosphere. 

  • ASAPS welcomes new president

    Former Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force, president-elect of the Clark County Medical Society, and member of Anson, Edwards and Higgins Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Michael Edwards has had his fair share of executive responsibility throughout his lifetime. Beginning in late April, Edwards will add president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to his impressive, ever-growing list of credentials. 

  • Surgeons see rise in mother-daughter cosmetic procedures

    She gave birth to you, fed you and raised you: Would it be so weird if she visited the surgeon with you? 

  • Plastic surgery etiquette: Can I compliment?

    As more people turn to cosmetic surgery to enhance their appearances, many others are left wondering: Can I say something? 

    Much like asking a woman whether she's pregnant, asking a person if they've had plastic surgery is not generally socially acceptable. However, there are ways that people can acknowledge and compliment procedures without coming out and directly asking about them. 

    Some of the nation's top surgeons have weighed in and offered advice concerning conversations about cosmetic procedures.  

  • Why are more people investing in cosmetic surgery?

    The numbers don't lie. According to the 2013 statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more people are seeking plastic surgery than ever, with more than 11 million procedures taking place last year alone. American spent more money in 2013 than they have in more than five years.   

    While the rising popularity cannot be denied, several people are left wondering: What changed? 

  • Hipsters inspire hair-raising trend

    From tightening their torsos to nipping their noses, men are flocking to plastic surgeons in record numbers. While traditional procedures remain popular among this group, one unconventional trend has gained an impressive amount of traction within this group: beard transplants. 

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