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  • Men vs. women: Celebrity plastic surgery attitudes

    By Constantino G. Mendieta MD FACS 

    Celebrities influence how people not only think about plastic surgery, but what they would like to have done or whom they would like to look like. 

    There is a dramatic difference between the way men and women see and think of themselves when it comes to plastic surgery – even more so, when it comes to looking like someone else. 

  • Is plastic surgery part of everyday life now?

    Plastic surgery has come a long way in recent years. The procedures have been perfected and are not as expensive as they once were, and extensive advertising and media exposure makes the idea seem more mainstream.  

    Which begs the question, is plastic surgery part of everyday life now? 

    Fifty years ago, if a woman didn’t like the way her face looked, she may invest in expensive creams or heavier makeup. If she thought her breasts were too small, she might shop for a padded bra. These days, many women are going right for plastic surgery. 

  • Combat cellulite with a healthy diet

    Cellulite is a problem that plagues the vast majority of women and quite a few men. Surveys reveal that nearly 90% of women and 10% of men have cellulite, prompting many of them to visit the plastic surgeon’s office. 

  • 12 Common Beauty Myths Debunked - Yay or Nay?

    Do I really need to drink ALL that water? Do I need to spend a freakin’ fortune to look dewy Will eating Greek Yogurt make my husband look like John Stamos? These are the types of burning questions that keep me up at night. Some of these myths have been around forever and others pop up now and again with a different answer. Like knowing whether it's OK to eat eggs or not, I feel like the jury comes in with a different verdict on that one daily. 

  • My father is a plastic surgeon

    By Leigh Adams, Daughter of William P. Adams, MD of Boston, MA 

    As the daughter of a plastic surgeon, the first question I am commonly asked is whether or not I have had anything done. Although I have not had any cosmetic surgery to date, I believe one day I probably will. I wish to age gracefully and I have witnessed time and time again the positive effect surgery has had on my father's patients. 


    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.  

  • Demystifying even more skincare myths

    It seems the Halloween season’s main mantra is alive and well in the world of skincare. Is it a trick? Is it a treat? Or is it simply one more beautifying myth begging to be busted? With the overabundance of skin-care misconceptions being passed from pillar to post, we here at the Smart Beauty Guide like to chime in, from time to time, with a little something called “facts.” You know you’ve heard of ‘em. 

  • Ethnic plastic surgery: a whole other ballgame

    Eighteen years ago, Julie Chen was 25 and working as a local news reporter in Dayton, Ohio. She asked her boss if she could fill in for vacationing “anchors” over the holidays. 

    His answer: “You will never be on this anchor desk because you’re Chinese. Let’s face it Julie, how relatable are you to our community? Because of your heritage, because of your Asian eyes, I’ve noticed that when you’re on camera, interviewing someone, you look disinterested and bored because your eyes are so heavy, they are so small.” 

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