Smart Beauty Guide Blog

  • Are Your Favorite Comfort Snacks and Cocktails Aging Your Skin?

    Whether its date night with your sweetheart or stress eating after a long day, there are certain treats that play a big part in our life with sugar, dairy and wine likely included in that role for most of us. But are our favorite forms of feeding our soul consequently destroying our skin? 

  • A Legit Way to Lose Extra Fat in 25 Minutes?!? YES!!!

    We all want the very best in as little time and with as little effort as possible. We are human after all. And having a great body is no exception. So, if there was a non-invasive laser that worked in minutes and sculpted our problem areas, wouldn’t it be too good to be true? One would think – but it’s not. SculpSure is the real deal, and it’s here. It is among a variety of cutting-edge non-invasive lipolysis treatments including CoolSculpting, Thermage, UltraShape and Zerona to name a few. 

  • It Isn’t All About Looks - Believe it or Not, Plastic Surgery Has Physical Health Benefits!

    I know what you are thinking. Even while writing the title of this post I was thinking the exact same thing: Our society’s long-held notion is that plastic surgery’s benefits to its patients are ultimately about helping one improve their appearance and their self-perceived imperfections, thereby enabling them to feel more secure and confident. 

  • You Might Be Paying More for Weekend Plastic Surgery

    Scheduling plastic surgery for the weekend may be more convenient for work schedules, family life, and even finding helpers to drive you to and from the procedure— but it may cost you a pretty penny for the added convenience. The top five surgical procedures in 2015, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, were liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, eyelid surgery and breast lift— all of which are especially common for women of working age and child-bearing age. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.  

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