Smart Beauty Guide Blog

  • 10 Rhinoplasty Facts You Never Knew

    1. Demand for rhinoplasty is growing. In 2015, according to ASAPS stats over 145,000 people headed to plastic surgeons for nose surgeries.  

  • The Treatment for Spider Veins We’ve Been Waiting for!

    When I was getting dressed recently, and noticed some very unsightly new additions on my thighs, it hit me fast and hard: I had become my grandmother - and was now the proud bearer of her infamous spider vein-covered legs. While I’ve never been in love with my legs, (and had resigned myself to the fact that I’d never be asked to model swimsuits,) I had never felt self-conscious about them until both I and random strangers noticed the change. My legs were quickly becoming covered in these teeny but unsightly spider veins. They had taken up residence all over the place! 

  • Want Your Cosmetic Surgery to Last? Do This!

    The decision to undergo any sort of cosmetic procedure, especially a facelift, is very personal and not to be taken lightly. You've got to make sure you're in the right hands and then consider the financial commitment, your expectations, any potential pain or discomfort and of course recovery/downtime.
    If you do decide to green-light a cosmetic procedure, it's important to note that most do have a shelf life. The good news? You can influence what that shelf life is! 

  • Lower Body Lift: What is it? And Is it Right for you?

    A lower body lift expeditiously improves the shape of the entire lower body after significant weight loss. These procedures are long, complicated and most of the time requires overnight stays. This massive surgery is performed in one fell swoop and includes a combination of procedures executed simultaneously that result in the following:  

  • Plastic Surgery: What’s age got to do with it?

    Most of us agree that age isn’t a number - it’s a mindset. We hope that our old age will be illustrated through earned wisdom and the care we’ve shown our bodies, not the number on our driver’s license.  

    Yet, no matter how much we tend to our physical self, there may still come a time when professional help is needed to get the exterior to match our inner sense of youth. From Botox to facelifts, eye surgery to skin tightening, procedures abound to get our physical appearance to reflect our youthful spirit. 

  • Everyone is Getting Nipped, Tucked or Injected

    If more than $13.5 billion seems like a huge amount of dough for plastic surgery and the varied aesthetic procedures that are offered by plastic surgeons, good— it should, because it’s the highest number ever reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). 

  • The Corset Body Lift Can be a Game Changer after Massive Weight Loss

    Massive weight loss is an amazing accomplishment, regardless of how it is achieved, (surgery, diet, exercise or combination thereof). Of course, those of us who have not undergone such an extreme weight loss could not possibly fathom its after-effects. I know I’ve watched reality shows like Extreme Weight Loss and been stupefied by the amount of excess skin that a person is left with after meeting their weight loss goals. 

  • Breast Feeding with Breast Implants - Is it Possible?

    Like many others, I’ve been under the assumption that breast implants impeded the ability to breastfeed. My mother took this into account when she got her implants in the 1980s, after my little brother had moved on to solid food.  

    Thanks to a lot of scientific improvements since then, and with informative guidance in a recent article by What to Expect(R), I learned that yes, it’s still possible to nourish a newborn with your own breasts, even after augmentation.  

  • Does Choosing Cosmetic Surgery (Particularly a ‘Mommy Makeover’) Send the Wrong Message to Our Kids?

    If anyone knows a thing or two about putting the needs of others before their own, it is a mother. As one myself, I basically handed over my body when I decided to take on the awesome responsibility of getting pregnant. I swore off coffee, shellfish, I only slept on my side, I quit wine, and well, I essentially became the crankiest and most anxious version of myself for the 10 months of pregnancy and the six months following since I chose to breastfeed. 

  • The Most Discreet Procedures to Create a Whole New Look

    Spending as much time as I do researching and writing about plastic surgery, I’ve come to understand the intricacies of a lot of major procedures. Recovery times, complications, and all other aspects of the process are not to be taken lightly, despite being safe. Surgery is a commitment. Those of us new to plastic surgery may think that achieving a big aesthetic change requires one of those major procedures. 

    Not necessarily. 

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