Smart Beauty Guide Blog

  • Chin Augmentation: How To Love The Chin You’re In

    Poets have long waxed on about the merits of glistening eyes and kissable lips, but where’s the hubbub over our chins? While all that focus has been targeted on the peepers and the puckers, our chins have suffered in uncelebrated silence. But no more. Today, we celebrate the chin and take a look at what you can do when the chin you’re in is anything less than the chin you’d like to be in. 

  • Eye Spy: Anti-Aging Answers For Treating Your Eyes

    If your shut-in winter status has left you with lots of time to fixate on the ravages of Father Time, you may have noticed that your eyes—once simply the windows to your soul—are now a reflection of something a lot less appealing. As we age, fine lines, under-eye baggage, and sagging and hooded eyelids start to bely the fact that, hey, we’re not getting any younger. That doesn’t mean we have to take it lying down. 

  • Rhinoplasty Recovery: The 5 Little Words You Need To Know.

    Have you ever been introduced to someone at a party, and you simply can not comprehend anything they’re saying because all you’re trying to do is get to the hors d'oeuvres on the other side of the room? Yeah, that.  

  • Stress Test: How Stress Can Negatively Affect Your Skin and Hair

    The body is a wondrous thing, is it not? From the intricate workings of your innards to the magnificent mechanics of your outers, the human body is rife with bells, whistles, and countless charms. And yet, it’s not all unicorns and rainbows. How can it be, when stress and its corresponding hormone cortisol are lying in wait for the least little stressor to occur, at which point it infiltrates, wreaking havoc on your skin and hair. It’s all downright stressful. And thus the cycle repeats itself.  

  • The Different Levels of Plastic Surgery: An Easy-Peasy Explanation.

    The single best advice I’ve ever gotten and given in regards to healthcare decisions is to be your own best advocate. Sounds simple enough, but in an age filled with social media chatter and unreliable Google sources, arming yourself with accurate information—particularly when it comes to plastic surgery — isn’t always so easy. 

  • Stack ‘Em Up: A Noninvasive Approach to the Facelift

    For most people considering plastic surgery, no words ring sweeter than ‘noninvasive and minimally procedures,’ and those are exactly the words used when discussing the innovative ways that your plastic surgeon can combine a one-two-(sometimes three) punch of skin tightening, injectables and laser treatments in order to achieve near-surgical facelift results without going under the knife.  

    What?!  

    Yes. 

  • Cellulite: 3 Ways To Banish the Bumps?

    Lumpy, dumpy and bumpy - cellulite is likely that one multi-seasonal accessory you wish you could just take off already. Since it’s scientifically impossible to wish cellulite away or scrub it off in the shower—and they call us advanced!—we’re going to take a look at some of the things you can do to help rid yourself of this dimpled pariah. 

  • Your Surgery Scar: Does Your Plastic Surgeon Have A Plan?

    Once upon a time, scarring was a tell-tale sign that you’d “had work done.” Nowadays? Not so much. While a scar is a natural and inevitable byproduct of any surgical incision, today’s plastic surgeons are highly skilled at planning a surgical incision in order to minimize and/or hide visible scarring.  

    We sat down with board-certified plastic surgeon and ASAP member Dr. Michael Kulick, to discuss just how detailed surgical scar and incision planning has become. 

  • Crow’s Feet: Why We Get Them And What We Can Do About It.

    Whoever came up with the term 'crow’s feet' must have had a serious vendetta toward the signs of aging… or toward crows. Either way, it's that term that stuck, and now here we are describing those pesky wrinkles at the outer corners of each eye as that… crow’s feet. While not always an indicator of age—crow’s feet do tend to make one appear older. And most of us can agree that the pesky lines are one sign of aging that we can do without. 

  • Breast Reduction: How New Techniques In Liposuction Can Power Up Your Mammoplasty

    It’s hard not to admire a successful partnership, no? When two things work together seamlessly, like salt and pepper, pizza and pineapple (arguing with me on this is fruitless), and liposuction and breast reduction  

    You: Well, that’s a odd transition.  

    Me: Yes, yes it is. But new advances are making it nonetheless true.  

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