Smart Beauty Guide Articles

  • Understanding the labiaplasty

    Labiaplasties have become increasingly popular in the recent months, with the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reporting that more than 5,000 procedures were preformed in 2013. Since the procedure has seen such an impressive boom in popularity, a number of patients are seeking more information about the surgery. 

  • Tips for keeping your skin healthy

    Your skin protects your body from a range of harmful products, so why treat it with anything other than the respect it deserves? 

    Our skin helps keep our bodies safe, but it can easily react to a number of factors we expose it to every day. UV rays, chemicals, pollutants and grime frequently affect our skin's health, but there are many ways that we can shield and repair this vital organ.  

  • How much do celebrities influence plastic surgery trends?

    Hollywood celebs are known for their perfect bodies and beautiful faces. Plastic surgeons may hear requests to mimic features of the stars, such as wanting fuller lips like Angelina Jolie or a straighter nose like Jennifer Aniston, but in spite of recent news stories, it is rare for men and women to seek procedures that make them resemble those stars completely. 

  • Post-op maintenance: Staying healthy following your procedure

    Just because your operation is over doesn't mean that it's time to stop caring for your body. Monitoring how you treat yourself in the weeks immediately following your procedure is essential to ensuring your results and overall health remain positive. 

  • Cosmetic procedures are a standard in Brazil

    While some nations may not feel favorably toward plastic surgery, residents of Brazil not only acknowledge the practice as acceptable, but the majority recognize the benefits associated with cosmetic procedures. 

  • What happens after dramatic weight loss?

    Patients can easily shed pounds after dramatic weight loss surgery, but what happens to all that extra skin? 

  • Top 10 plastic surgery myths: Fact vs. fiction [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Myths, exaggerations and urban legends are entertaining in comic books and the movies, but not so great for people researching a plastic surgery procedure. Smart Beauty Guide wants you to make informed decisions with factual statistics and true medical information about popular cosmetic procedures, like breast augmentation, liposuction, facelift and Botox injections. The truth is, due to intensive research and technological advancements, plastic surgery has never been more attainable, affordable and safe. 

  • Cosmetic surgery: How far is too far?

    While the majority of plastic surgery patients only opt for one or two procedures, there is a select crowd of people who undergo a string of expensive and extensive surgeries to drastically alter their appearance. These recipients may be small in number, but they tend to garner large amounts of media attention, most of which is generally negative.  

    Whether they're dropping dollars to look like Justin Bieber or shelling cash to resemble a Kardashian, these individuals leave us wondering: How far is too far when it comes to plastic surgery? 

  • 2013 cosmetic procedure statistics show healthy economy

    If you believe that increased cosmetic procedure spending is a positive economic indicator, you will be encouraged by the latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Americans underwent 12 percent more cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States in 2013 than in 2012. Expenditures for these procedures amounted to 12 billion dollars – 7 billion for surgical procedures and 5 billion for nonsurgical procedures. 

  • The growing dangers of DIY plastic surgery

    While some jobs, such as quilt making and lamp shade decoration, lend themselves to the recent do-it-yourself trend, others are best left to the pros, such is the case with cosmetic surgery. 

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