Smart Beauty Guide Blog

  • Tummy Tuck: The Different Types Of Abdominoplasty

    If we learned anything from Goldilocks, it’s that no chair, porridge or bed can be all things to all people. Most things can’t. That includes plastic surgery. It’s an odd transition, but it’s true. 

  • Sun Damage Drama: Anti-Aging Treatments For Sun Ravaged Skin

    While there are plenty of apps out there that claim to be able to judge one’s age with precision, none can compare with the stone cold, in-person experience of another human’s eyeball scanning your complexion for signs to your true age. And since the day has yet to arrive when we can replicate the Insta filters, selfie angles and amateur lighting of a cell phone IRL (in real life), it’s probably a good idea to look at one of the biggest culprits used to size up the age on your driver’s license—and that culprit is your skin.  

  • Hair Loss: The Nitty-Gritty On Hair Transplant Surgery

    We blow it out, we wax it off, we style and we color, we laser it gone, some of us (well, three of us to be exact) wrote a musical about it—yes, it’s hair, and if you add up all the time, angst and money we throw at it, it’s pretty clear that… well… it’s kind of a big deal. So what happens when your own luscious mane starts to disappear and no amount of products, medications, lasers, vitamins or voodoo seems to help? Are you doomed to suffer a lifetime of crafty styling, wigs or just giving up and shaving it all off? 

  • Liquid Rhinoplasty: The Truth About Nonsurgical Nose Jobs

    We’ve waxed on about the ‘liquid facelift’ and raved about the anti-aging ability of dermal fillers to replace lost volume in an earlobe , but the use of injectables in cosmetic plastic surgery doesn’t stop there. 

  • The Best Nonsurgical Treatments For Nasolabial Folds & Marionette Lines

    There was a time when the term “damage control” for an aging face meant one thing—a facelift. Now, with advances in nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, your plastic surgeon may prescribe something else a touch more conservative. Of course we’re talking about noninvasive treatments, but are all noninvasive treatments equal when it comes to staving off the deep creep of nasolabial folds and marionette lines? No. No they are not. Let’s unpack. 

    What are these folds and lines we speak of? 

  • Abdominal Etching: Plastic Surgery's Approach To A Sculpted 6-Pack

    Most of us would undoubtedly be the proud owners of a chiseled 6-pack if it weren’t for all the effort that it takes to get one. If you’ve ever struggled with diet and exercise to attain the aforementioned Adonis abs, or even considered liposuction or other body sculpting procedures to rid yourself of stubborn belly fat, you might be interested in a study that’s been heating up the news circuit on a procedure called abdominal etching.  

  • Breast Lift: Do's and Don'ts For A Successful Recovery

    If today’s post seems a wee-bit bossy… that’s because, it is. But if you’re one of the 150,000+ patients per year who decide to combat deflated and/or sagging breasts through a surgical breast lift, you’re going to thank us for it. We’ve harped on before about the importance of the recovery period after a surgical procedure, and recovery from a breast lift is no different. 

  • Man Power: The Top 5 Nonsurgical Cosmetic Treatments For Men

    Gone and good riddance are the days when cosmetic surgery was known strictly as a “ladies” game. Modern men have evolved to embrace both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures and treatments, and magically, society has evolved to not judge them for it. Viva evolution! In fact, more and more men are regularly investing in procedures that go beyond the basics of “manscaping” to include treatments that the fairer sex have been investing in for years. 

  • Recovery Times for The Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures

    You’ve done your research, chosen the right board-certified plastic surgeon and gotten through your surgery without a hitch. Now you can’t wait to jump back into your daily routine, and maybe show off your fabulous results, right? Well, cool your jets, cowboy. The truth is: you may not be ready.  

  • Sagging Skin: 8 Ways to Defy Gravity's Effect On Your Face

    Luminous. Dewy. Taut as a baby’s bottom. There are certain words and phrases that we'd like to have our complexions compared to. “Saggy” ain’t one of ‘em. And yet many of us, at some point or another, will find ourselves in front of a mirror, lamenting a drooping jaw or sagging cheek, and using our thumb and forefinger to gently lift our faces back to their once-youthful position. We might also be crying. *sob 

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