Smart Beauty Guide Blog

  • Aesthetic surgeons save lives 

    In the past year, I've diagnosed six patients with breast cancer. That might not sound like a lot for a doctor, but I am a plastic surgeon. This isn't supposed to happen. My patients see me voluntarily and our interactions are full of happiness and optimism. It is wrenching to tell just one patient they have cancer, so this cluster has overwhelmed me. 

  • 4 ways to get fuller looking, lifted boobs

    OK ladies, I did this research on breast enhancements for those of us whose breasts started pointing south due to gravity, breastfeeding, pregnancy ... or the ones who never had them first place. I fall into all of those categories. 

    Yes, I'm a member of the IBTC. (Oh, you remember, the Itty Bitty Titty Committee?) Sure, I was inducted in the 7th grade, but sadly, I've kept my status and my card for the last 27 years. I was never able to cancel that membership, no matter how many times I grabbed my wrists and crunched my chest while repeating: 

  • A Cure for bitchy resting face?

    Commence with the name-calling! Oh wait. No, don’t. Because, in fact, that waitress, boss, or co-worker, who appears to be giving you the stink eye may simply be a genetic recipient of a pop-cultural affliction known as a “bitchy resting face.” 

  • What are injectables?

    What are injectables? 

    It’s a term I hear floating around, but I wasn’t entirely sure what it was referring to. All I knew was that it meant some type of cosmetic procedure, and I could assume that it required inserting something into the skin, probably with a needle. Beyond that, I was clueless. So I hopped on the Smart Beauty Guide website and started poking around. Here is what I discovered. 

    What are injectables? 

  • Want to look younger? Plump up your cheeks.

    Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered, “What is the one thing I could change about my face that would send me back to the glory days of my early 20s? Or 30s? Or even 40s?”
    A facelift used to be the answer. But, now, according to The New York Times, plastic surgeons “are turning their attention away from smoothing out wrinkles to increasing volume.”
    The old way was to fill facial lines. The new way is to “plump” the midface. The theory is that round, plump cheeks are a sign of youth and saggy, sunken cheeks are markers of age. 

  • Defying gravity: the best surgical and topical treatments to stop skin-aging

    By Ron Robinson 

    I’ve been obsessed with space lately. With all the talk about Sandra Bullock’s film, Gravity, I’ve been thinking about how we try to fight against the inevitable: skin-aging! 

    Certainly, gravity takes its toll on all of us. It’s an inevitable scientific phenomena where a downward force influences deflated skin tissue, among other body parts. Our skin begins to sag over time, we lose elasticity and lines and wrinkles start to appear whether we like it or not. 

  • FACE-WASHING 101: The right way to wash your face

    Get up. Brush your teeth. Wash your face. What could go wrong? 

    The Today Show kicked off a recent segment with a bang by breaking the devastating news that the entire lot of us may have already spent our entire lives washing our faces wrong. WRONG! 

    Well, we here at Smart Beauty aren’t about to go down like that. So let’s delve into what the heck the morning show was jabbering about, and how the heck we can fix our wicked face-washing ways. 


    By Zipporah Sandler 

    OK, maybe I haven’t always been SMART about taking care of my skin, my hair, or my body. 

  • Plastic surgery is not a commodity

    By Eric Swanson, MD, of Leawood, KS 

  • I may be far from 25, but I will deny it

    What Smart Beauty Means to Me or I May Be Far From 25, But I Will Deny That Fact Until Someone Provides Proof Otherwise 

    I'm Jenny Isenman AKA Jenny From the Blog. I'm a humorist, a lifestyle expert, an on air personality, and a Gen Xer. Yep, I'm a bonafide caffeine addicted, pop culture obsessed, movie quoting, Scott Baio loving, puffy sticker collecting member of Generation X. You know the innovators, the MTV generation, the latchkey kids, the generation you’re most likely a part of?  

    Yeah, that one.  

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