Smart Beauty Guide Videos

  • Modern Day Facelift

    The stigma around facelifts has changed drastically over the past decades. A facelift (also known as rhytidectomy) is the most comprehensive approach to treating facial wrinkles and sagging caused by aging. The surgery varies in a range from minimally invasive ‘lunchtime lifts’ to more extensive, sophisticated surgery. A facelift removes excess skin, tightens underlying tissues and muscle and redrapes skin on the face and neck. It can correct midface sagging, marionette lines, jowls and a double chin, maintaining its reputation as the ‘gold standard’ for facial rejuvenation. 

  • What is ASERF?

    ASERF President and ASAPS member, Julio Garcia, MD explains what the research arm of The Aesthetic Society is and what they do to help both patients and surgeons. ASERF (The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation) is the educational and research foundation arm of The Aesthetic Society. Its mission is to identify and pursue those issues relevant to the advancement, effectiveness and safety of aesthetic surgery through directed research and education for the purpose of benefiting patients, physicians and the entire field of medicine. 

  • Non Invasive Procedures

    Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Isaac Starker shares how plastic surgery has changed from being almost exclusively surgically based to now having an array of treatments options that don’t require surgery and that can be started earlier in life. From treating skin to helping delay signs of aging – with skin care products, energy or light-based treatments, with injectables and fillers. These advancements allow surgeons to continue along the spectrum of care to include some minimally invasive surgical procedures and the moving to more traditional surgical options. 

  • Producing a Natural Looking Facelift

    A facelift (also known as rhytidectomy) is the most comprehensive approach to treating facial wrinkles and sagging caused by aging. The surgery varies in a range from minimally invasive ‘lunchtime lifts’ to more extensive, sophisticated surgery. A facelift removes excess skin, tightens underlying tissues and muscle and redrapes skin on the face and neck. It can correct midface sagging, marionette lines, jowls and a double chin, maintaining its reputation as the ‘gold standard’ for facial rejuvenation. 

  • Fat Grafting to the Calves

    Spending too much time in the gym trying to shape those pesky calf muscles, but aren’t getting the results you're looking for? Don’t worry, you’re not alone – both men and women are actively seeking alternative solutions to get results that seem unobtainable at times. In this Smart Beauty Guide Exclusive, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Joshua Zuckerman based in New York, NY, explains how fat grafting can be used in lieu of silicone implants and is a safe, long-lasting procedure that produces natural-looking results. 

  • Butt Augmentation with Implants

    Buttock augmentation is a procedure that reshapes and enhances the gluteal area, providing an uplifted and shapelier buttock profile. The most frequent methods for enlarging and reshaping the buttocks are fat grafting using your own natural fatty tissue (popularly referred to as the Brazilian Butt Lift), or with buttock implants. These procedures are ideal for anyone looking to add volume to the derriere. In this Smart Beauty Guide Exclusive, Dr. Johnny Franco discusses how the buttock augmentation procedure can be used to enhance your overall figure and profile. 

  • Get Your Body Back with a Mommy Makeover

    Every new mom notices the various tolls pregnancy can take on their bodies. Even with a healthy diet and exercise, it can be difficult to shake these post-pregnancy changes. Today most plastic surgeons offer mommy makeovers, also known as post-pregnancy surgery, which are designed to help reverse the physical changes associated with childbearing and aging. This procedure is a combination of treatments that help restore your pre-pregnancy appearance, usually concentrating on the breasts and abdomen area. 

  • What is a Thread Lift?

    Have you looked in the mirror and felt that you don’t quite look like ‘yourself’ anymore? This a common sentiment among patients due to a multitude of factors such as time, gravity and good ol’ heredity. You’ve maybe even thought about surgery, but aren’t quite ready to go under the knife for a facelift. If this is the case, you might be interested to hear about a nonsurgical option that can deliver some of the benefits of a traditional facelift on a less-invasive scale. 

  • Preventing Complications When Getting Fillers

    With injectables fast-becoming one of the most popular aesthetic procedures, there is often the misconception that they can’t be done wrong. Unfortunately, such is not the case. The truth is, it takes a trained physician with a skilled eye, knowledge of human anatomy, and ample experience to administer injectables properly and safely. Injectable treatments like fillers (Hylauronic Acid, Sculptra, etc.) and Botulinum Toxin (Botox) can be just as risky as surgical procedures – particularly if performed by an untrained practitioner. 

  • Lip Reduction

    Today, you can’t make it through your social feed or a magazine without seeing someone modeling an artificially plumped pout. While many patients are interested in augmenting their lips, some are looking to make their lips smaller. This is more common in certain ethnicities but is popular with both men and women. There are even some patients who have lip enlargement due to trauma, or are unhappy with the results of a lip augmentation procedure. These concerns can be corrected with simple lip reduction procedure. 

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