Smart Beauty Guide Videos

  • 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. 

  • Rejuvenating the Eyes with Blepharoplasty

    Do you find yourself asking, “Why do I look so tired all the time?”… well with age, we all start to notice subtle and sometimes even dramatic changes in the skin around our eyes. Over the years, we see our eyelids begin to stretch, and as a result, the muscles supporting them begin to weaken. This process can result in excess fat to wrinkle above and below the eyelids, causing saggy eyebrows, droopy upper lids, and bags under our eyes. In some cases, the sagging skin around the eyes can begin to obstruct your vision, especially the upper and outer parts of your field of vision. 

  • The Modern Tummy Tuck

    The tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty is performed to flatten your tummy with the removal of loose, excess fat or skin as well as tighten the muscles in the abdominal wall. In this Smart Beauty Guide exclusive, ASAPS member Dr. Francisco Canales, a board-certified plastic surgeon, reviews the advancements of the modern tummy tuck. Dr. Canales shares that over the past 25 years, the tummy tuck has evolved significantly. A procedure that once had patients taking 3-4 weeks of recovery time is now a mere 10-14 days with very little scarring. 

  • Tummy Tuck Surgery

    The tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty is performed to flatten your tummy with the removal of loose, excess fat or skin as well as tighten the muscles in the abdominal wall. In this Smart Beauty Guide exclusive, ASAPS member Dr. Laurie Casas, a board-certified plastic surgeon, reviews the advancements of the tummy tuck procedure.  

  • Minimize Signs of Aging with Facial Fillers

    ASAPS member Tracy Pfeifer, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon from New York, NY demonstrates how facial fillers can help minimize and prevent signs of aging. 

  • Facial Rejuvenation with Fillers

    Once we’re past 30, (or for those of us lucky folks) 40, we start seeing new lines, creases, folds and even scars on the surface of the skin. Aging is inevitable – that’s a fact. The good news, there’s a way for patients to offset signs of aging with facial fillers. Facial fillers are minimally invasive, and allow for instant improvement. Plus, they can be used on the face, neck, and hands, resulting in a fuller, smoother and more youthful appearance. This treatment option has very few risks and little recovery time. It’s really a win-win. 

  • Non-Surgical Technologies

    While most plastic surgery procedures require some downtime, there are now nonsurgical treatment options available that have less downtime, recovery, and pain! These types of results have been achieved with the help of industry implementing new state-of-the-art-technology. In this Smart Beauty Guide exclusive, ASAPS member, Michael Kulick, MD from San Francisco, CA reviews some of the latest options being offered today! 

  • Tubular Breast: Causes and treatment

    Tubular breasts are a developmental abnormality that occurs when normal breast growth is restricted by the surrounding tissue in the chest wall, and can result in either minor or severe cases. 

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