Smart Beauty Guide Videos

  • What is Transgender Surgery?

    Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sheldon Lincenberg explains transgender surgery and the preparation involved before undergoing this type of surgery. 

  • Transforming Lives Through Plastic Surgery After A Dramatic Weight Loss

    ABPS board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Al Aly explains the process of undergoing surgery to remove extra loose skin after losing a significant amount of weight. “When one gains a lot of weight, there is an expansion of the skin and the fat, when they lose the weight they are left with loose skin.” 

  • Choosing Between Noninvasive and Surgical Body Contouring Procedures

    Body contouring procedures such as liposuction and nonsurgical fat reduction involve the elimination of unwanted pockets of exercise and diet resistant fat. In some cases, the fat is injected into another part of the body such as the breast or buttocks and sculpted to enhance the overall body shape. 

  • CoolSculpting Got Rid of My Diet and Exercise Resistant Fat Pockets

    After having two kids in the past four years, Kristen decided to consult with her board-certified plastic surgeon about receiving CoolSculpting. It is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure for people who have small pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. 

    “CoolSculpting is fabulous and it really works!” exclaimed Kristen. “First you get evaluated by a CoolSculpting specialist. It is important to go to someone who has experience performing the procedure because if it is not done correctly, it could deform you,” noted Kristen. 

  • What is Breast Capsular Contracture?

    After a breast augmentation procedure with implants, the body forms a protective lining around the implants called a “tissue capsule.” Capsular contracture occurs when the tissue capsule shrinks and starts squeezing the implant. 

  • My Facelift Results Met My Expectations. The Saggy Skin Is Gone!

    Belinda had previously received a chemical peel to reduce the fine lines on her face; however the saggy skin on the sides of her face and neck bothered her, so she decided to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who recommended a facelift. 

  • Ever Wondered How Long Your Cheeks Will Remain Plump With Voluma? Here’s The Answer.

    Juvederm™ Voluma™ is a hyaluronic acid filler designed to temporarily restore volume to the mid-face and fill out wrinkles around the nose and cheeks. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Swift, explains how long the results last after injecting Voluma into facial areas that have lost volume. 

    “The interesting thing about this product is that we’ve seen results lasting approximately 2 years. With an organized maintenance program, all you’ll need to do is re-inject only a small amount every 18 to 24 months to maintain your look,” explained Dr. Swift. 

  • Plastic Surgery after a Massive Weight Loss Gave Me Back My Body

    After battling cancer, Sabrina gained a significant amount of weight from the medication she was taking. Through diet and exercise, Sabrina shed off the weight but was left with loose skin and wasn’t happy with the way her body looked.  

    “Dr. Kenneth Francis was referred to me by a friend and after visiting Smart Beauty Guide and learning that he was a board-certified plastic surgeon, I was confident in moving forward with the consultation,” explained Sabrina. 

  • I Regained My Youthful Cheek Bones after a Mini Facelift

    Sue decided to undergo a mini facelift procedure because she had developed a youthful-looking body from body building and felt her body looked younger than her face –they were disproportionate. 

    “I visited four board-certified plastic surgeons who recommended everything, so I was overwhelmed at first,” explains Sue. “Then I consulted with a plastic surgeon who reassured me that all I needed was a mini facelift.” 

  • Smile –There Are Ways to Get Rid of the Fine Lines around Your Mouth

    Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Kahn, explains how to reduce the fine lines around a patient’s mouth. 

    “This depends on where the patient is in their aging process. Treatments range from non-invasive procedures, like Botox injections, skin resurfacing, lasers, chemical peels to surgical treatments around the eyelids or to elevate the cheeks and the nasolabial fold.” explains Dr. Kahn. 

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