Smart Beauty Guide Blog

  • 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.  

  • Guidelines for Plastic Surgery Abroad: Part 2

    Now that we’ve gotten the choosing a qualified overseas plastic surgeon out of the way, let’s move on to some of the other variables that will need to be considered when you’re deciding whether or not having a cosmetic procedure overseas. 

  • Skin Conditions: Is Your Skin Sensitive or Is It Something Else?

    You cry over greeting cards, beautiful sunsets, even a heart-stopping sip of grenache. We get it, you’re sensitive. But just because you’re feeling all the feels, doesn’t mean your skin is too. The truth is—the skin you’ve been calling “sensitive” all these years, may not be that at all. 

  • Exercise and Plastic Surgery: How Soon Is Too Soon?

    You: Wait a second… are you telling me that in order to recover from a surgical procedure that is meant to make me look and feel better, I must refrain from exercising which also makes me look and feel better?  

    SBG: Yes. That’s precisely what we’re telling you. And it’s in your best interest to listen.  

  • Guidelines For Having Plastic Surgery Abroad: Part 1

    From ancient Greece to Egypt, Europe to the Far East, our ancestors have a vast history of traveling to some mineral hot spring or another in search of healing and greater vitality. Centuries later, not much has changed—except now the act of traveling to seek out medicinal benefit is called “medical tourism” and it’s a booming business—$439 billion dollars per year according to recent numbers. And while today’s industry is more likely to attract those seeking surgeries or medical procedures than those seeking a simple spa treatment, the principle is the same.  

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