Smart Beauty Guide Blog

  • 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 

  • Top Surgical And Nonsurgical Ways To Eliminate A Double Chin

    Good posture, shoulders down, tongue planted firmly on the roof of the mouth, chin tilted forward and down, but not too down—taking a picture that doesn't shine a spotlight on a double chin is a lot of work. And frankly, we’re done with it. So today we’re going to talk about double chins—what they are, why they happen and what the heck we can do about ‘em.  

    What is a double chin? 

  • Laser Tattoo Removal: The Realities of Undoing Your Ink

    Once considered the mark of time spent in the big house, a biker gang, or on the high seas (ahoy!), having a tattoo is now just this side of mainstream. You, your barista, your boss, your grandma… everyone has a tattoo. Okay, not everyone. But close. 

  • Botox vs. Dysport vs. Xeomin: Choosing The Best Wrinkle Buster For You

    We’re going to start today’s blog out on the drier side with a little marketing term… genericide. Genericide is the process in which a brand name loses its distinctive identity due to everyone and their mother using it to refer to any and all like products (*yawn). Think Kleenex, Q-Tip, Band-Aid, Speedo—all of these names likely conjure up a variety of similar mental images (apologies for that last one), none of which are really all that specific to the individual product intended by said product’s creator.  

  • Injectables: How Your Earlobes Might Benefit From Dermal Filler

    If the Vogue magazine article touting 2018 as the “year of the earlobe” sent icy chills down your spine—this blog post is for you. Insecurities are a fickle and individual beast, for one person that might mean being overly self-conscious about that little fat pad under your chin or stretch marks racing across your stomach, for others it might mean obsessing about the sparseness of your right eyebrow or the way your hands seem to be aging faster than the rest of you. And if your earlobes happen to be your kryptonite, we’ve got good news. 

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