Smart Beauty Guide Blog

  • Expert Advice: Rhinoplasty Recovery Tips

    The main reasons for undergoing rhinoplasty are to change the shape of your nose, improve your breathing or a combination of the two. This surgical procedure not only changes your appearance, but it can also boost your confidence level. Regardless of the motive for your nose job, post-surgery recovery is something that needs to be dealt with. You can expect more discomfort than pain, a lot of swelling, especially the first week after surgery and some bruising around the eyes. 

  • The Most Discreet Procedures to Create a Whole New Look

    Spending as much time as I do researching and writing about plastic surgery, I’ve come to understand the intricacies of a lot of major procedures. Recovery times, complications, and all other aspects of the process are not to be taken lightly, despite being safe. Surgery is a commitment. Those of us new to plastic surgery may think that achieving a big aesthetic change requires one of those major procedures. 

    Not necessarily. 

  • Protect Yourself: Sunscreen is Important in the Winter, Too!

    We know that during our summer excursions to the beach, protecting ourselves from the sun is a must. (I mean, we all know that now, right???) But how many of us are considering the same in winter? I can assure you - not nearly enough, despite the fact that the risks of the sun never go away. In fact, there are some unique threats during the winter that most of us are completely unaware of! 

  • Ultherapy for Chest Wrinkles: A Real Patient Tells All

    “I have always like showing off my décolletage,” noted Alexis Drew as she showed me the line running down her cleavage area, much like the smile lines I have around my mouth. “My breasts are a full C cup and I have always liked rocking a V-neck, but lately I have noticed that when I wake up in the morning there are deep vertical wrinkles crossing my chest. As the day wears on they fade- but they never go away completely. I am a side sleeper and I think the wrinkles get worse as I sleep or even when I wear a sports bra.” 

  • Beard and Chest Hair Transplants Are Growing Among Baby-Faced Men

    Hipster culture still reigns supreme, so is it any wonder that the word “beard implant” has even infiltrated our vocabulary? As a former student of Linguistics, I would have assumed that the inclusion of that expression in any phrase would have made it a never-before-uttered, entirely original phrase like those covered in my Noam Chomsky-penned textbooks. But yes, like skinny jeans, vintage everything and a deep and real commitment to normcore, people are going to some major lengths to achieve that artfully deconstructed, “I just don’t care” effect. 

  • The Eyes Have It: No Surgery Required Anti-Aging Eye Treatments

    Yes the eyes have it. When I think about a person’s beauty I am immediately struck by their eyes and the skin surrounding them. Unfortunately nothing causes a person to show their age like wrinkles and dark circles in the eye area. Case in point, my beautiful mother-in-law passed her genetic material to my husband, who just like she did, bears sunken-in dark-colored eye sockets which magnify the aging skin under his eyes. 

  • Thigh Liposuction vs. Thigh Lift: Which is right for you?

    A healthy diet and regular exercise can do a lot for you and your appearance, but unfortunately, lean and sculpted legs are not always the end result. In fact, when it comes to the size of your thighs, sometimes genetics make it nearly impossible to have the shape you want. Fortunately you're not without options! 

  • New Year, New You:  Popular Cosmetic Procedures that will Refresh and Renew in 2016

    Believe it or not, I was the ripe old age of 40 when I got my very first-ever pedicure. When I told several people this fact, they looked at me incredulously as if I had spent the past 20-something years living under a rock. I mean, how could I call myself a modern woman and not be a devotee of such a popular pampering service?! Well I can assure you now that I've had a pedicure, which unlike the manicures I've gotten has lasted and not chipped for a solid month I am hooked. 

  • ‘Organic Botox’ Is Not the Same as Botox

    Surely on our list of overused buzzwords for 2015 was “detox,” followed swiftly thereafter by “organic” “Clean eating” and “decluttering” which also rank highly in our newly curated lexicon for embracing virtuous living. “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” starlet and cover star extraordinaire, Kim Kardashian made headlines when she bought rights to a product called Biotulin, heralded “organic Botox.” It’s a cream she says yields the same results as the neurotoxin that addresses wrinkles and fine lines. It sounds fascinating, but does it actually work? 

  • Dumbo? Radar? Ring a Bell?  Why Otoplasty is a Great Option for Anyone Who’s Tired of the Taunting

    Childhood teasing leaves a lasting impression. Taunting from the schoolyard can echo in someone's mind well into adulthood. Remembering my own childhood, kids will find just about ANYTHING to tease someone about. I mean anything. You might not think that the last name Cunningham would lend itself to teasing, but oh, how it did! 

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