Smart Beauty Guide Blog

  • Safety: The Scary Reality Of Silicone Injections

    They say, forewarned is forearmed. And while we have no idea who “they” are, we do know a thing or two about “forewarning" and “forearming”—and we’re in a sharing mood. So today we’re going to deep dive into the dangers of liquid silicone injections—Why you must avoid them, what the FDA and board-certified plastic surgeons say, and how you can avoid them. Here we go. 

    How did we get here?  

  • Sweaty-Betty (or Bill): What to Do When Perspiration is a Problem

    There’s a time and place for all things. For example: sweat. Totally appropriate at CrossFit, a hot yoga class or on a grueling summer hike. Not entirely appropriate when you’re shaking the hand of a new client, soaking through the underarms of your shirt in a presentation, or just… you know… standing there minding your own business. So today we’re going to talk about abnormally excessive sweating—what it is, what it does and what you can do about it. 

  • Injectables: Nonsurgical Solutions For A Gummy Smile

    If the phrase “you’re never fully dressed without a smile” rings true, then what exactly does a smile surrounded by an excess of pink gum say about your dress appropriateness? We’ll skip past the semantics of whether this means one is woefully under- or over-dressed and get right to the skinny, because chances are, a smile that exposes too much gummy-goodness isn’t something you’re smiling about anyway.  

    What is a gummy smile?  

  • 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. 

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