Smart Beauty Guide Articles

  • Can plastic surgery be a romantic activity?

    Couples massages are a thing of the past. Why buy your sweetheart a spa package when you can get matching Botox injections? According to plastic surgeons across the United States, an increasing number of patients are undergoing cosmetic surgeries with their significant others.  

  • Nevada: No room for untrained docs who perform plastic surgery

    You can still lose your shirt in Nevada, but it is less likely that you will undergo botched plastic surgery. News 3, Las Vegas TV News, reports that new laws go into effect this month to control how doctors advertise themselves. Here is what doctors are now required to indicate in their ads: 

  • Cupid brings cosmetic surgery

    Forget chocolates, teddy bears and jewelry - according to new research, women would like to receive cosmetic procedures from their loved ones this Valentine's Day. 

  • Would you let a stranger on the Internet pay for your breast surgery?

    Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are all popular social networking sites where people from across the country gather to share funny videos, links and pictures with their close friends and colleagues. But what if there existed a site that connected users to women requesting funds for cosmetic surgery?  

  • Pet owners sending pooches under the knife?

    While some people are reinventing themselves with an upgraded nose or fat reduction to ring in the new year, others have opted to drive their dogs to the doc for cosmetic surgeries to enhance their physical appearances. According to Liberty Voice, animals can receive a wealth of procedures, from correcting overly floppy ears to reducing the number of wrinkles on their faces. 

  • Breast augmentation: Fact vs. fiction

    "Should I or shouldn't I?" many women ponder before going under the knife. Prior to considering any type of cosmetic surgery, it's important to weigh the pros and cons associated with the procedure. Deciding whether to go through with a surgery can be difficult enough without having to wade through the laundry list of myths commonly associated with the operation.  

  • Getting rid of cellulite: What works and what doesn't

    Cellulite can prove to be a less than appealing addition to one's physique, especially as time wears on and skin continues to lose its firmness. Unfortunately, this condition plagues a number of individuals, both male and female. The Washingtonian recently compiled a list of cellulite-fighting methods and their effectiveness. 

  • Cosmetic trends for the new year

    Bye-bye, tummy tuck, and hello, brachioplasty: As the new year rolls around, individuals interested in cosmetic surgery are shying away from more traditional trends in lieu of less-than-conventional body shaping surgeries. While procedures including liposuction and rhinoplasties will remain popular in the upcoming year, several innovative methods have emerged that experts believe may see an increase in patients. From crafting more realistically shaped breast implants to removing fat underneath the eye without surgery, here are some cosmetic trends that 2014 has in store: 

  • Do-it-yourself gadgets claim to deliver plastic surgery results

    Plastic surgery in Asia, especially Japan, Taiwan and South Korea is flourishing, but it's somewhat different than the plastic surgery culture we know in the States. Here, there is a big focus on anti-aging. In Asia, in addition to anti-aging, plastic surgery is a means for very young people to achieve ideal beauty standards. 

  • Are more people trying to look like celebrities?

    People weren't quite sure what to think when Ukranian model Valeria Lukyanova, nicknamed the "real-life Barbie," became Internet famous after pictures of her circulated on the Internet. 

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