Smart Beauty Guide Blog

  • Can We Become Immune to Our Beauty Products Over Time? (And Other Important Skincare Considerations)

    We invest a lot of time and money in our favorite beauty products, and sometimes we discover that after a while, we just aren’t seeing the same results we once did. Why is this? Are we becoming immune? Is that even possible?  

  • Everything You Need to Know About Breast Implants

    With swimsuit season almost here, all of us are ready to have a better body. And for many, that means bigger breasts. So, should you consider breast implants? Maybe. But do your research: All breast implants are not created equal, and there are a few directions to go in when choosing your own. 

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

    After undergoing an emergency appendectomy a few years ago, I was frustrated lying prone for far too long and couldn't wait to get back to my stress-busting workouts. When my doctor gave me the go-ahead and said I could take short walks in my neighborhood, I was surprised at how long it took me to circle the block. What was previously a 5 minute brisk walk turned into a 40 minute trek that left me physically exhausted, but because I followed my doctor's orders I was able to build up my endurance over time without experiencing any complications. 

  • Think You Can’t Be Over 40 and Have Youthful Skin? Ulthera and Botox Say “YES YOU CAN”

    As I recently thumbed through pictures of myself from three years ago, I noticed I was sporting a baby face coupled with a derriere one could set a table on. These old pictures reminded me of a great quote from an actress who said, "After a certain age, you have to choose between your fanny and your face," which perfectly sums up my current situation in life. At the ripe old age of 42, as a woman who has had a significant weight loss and thus no longer carts around a rear fit for a table setting, I’m feeling the veracity of this quote more than ever. 

  • The One-Two Punch of Fillers and Neurotoxins

    Bogey n' Bacall, popcorn and a movie, salt and pepper, fillers and neurotoxins. Fillers and neurotoxins might not sound as snappy as some of the other pairings, but they do go together just like peanut butter and jelly. When these two injectables are used in tandem, the result is a nonsurgical facelift. Dr. 

  • Is Getting Plastic Surgery to Disguise One’s Ethnicity Really a Thing in 2016?

    Many years ago when my maternal grandmother arrived in the United States from Israel, I imagine she experienced a myriad of issues acclimating to her new surroundings and immersing herself in a culture that was quite literally a world apart from her own. I imagine this to be true due to the persistent stories handed down in our family like great folklore; about her longing from the time she was little to transform her Semitic features. And, once she was old enough, my grandmother did undergo a rhinoplasty to correct her ethnic nose into a more aesthetically pleasing Romanesque one. 

  • Before you take the Facebook Facelift Plunge, Consider this Sage Advice from Dr. Michael Law

    I cannot tell a lie, I am obsessed with sharing and documenting the minutiae of my daily life via social media, and in the same vein I enjoy consuming the minutiae of my friends’ daily lives. I feel like their photos allow me a glimpse inside their worlds and a chance to share in their best and not so best moments. And, yes, doing so enables me to indulge in my basest voyeuristic tendencies.  

  • Winning a Plastic Surgery Contest Isn’t What It’s Cut Out to Be – Here’s Why:

    What should beauty pageants, sweepstakes and contests have to do with plastic surgery? Lately, I have seen a disturbing uptick in plastic surgery being offered as a “prize” for participating.  

  • 10 Rhinoplasty Facts You Never Knew

    1. Demand for rhinoplasty is growing. In 2015, according to ASAPS stats over 145,000 people headed to plastic surgeons for nose surgeries.  

  • The Treatment for Spider Veins We’ve Been Waiting for!

    When I was getting dressed recently, and noticed some very unsightly new additions on my thighs, it hit me fast and hard: I had become my grandmother - and was now the proud bearer of her infamous spider vein-covered legs. While I’ve never been in love with my legs, (and had resigned myself to the fact that I’d never be asked to model swimsuits,) I had never felt self-conscious about them until both I and random strangers noticed the change. My legs were quickly becoming covered in these teeny but unsightly spider veins. They had taken up residence all over the place! 

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