Smart Beauty Guide Videos

  • I Peeled My Way to Healthy Skin

    Belinda decided to undergo a chemical peel after she researched what was involved in the procedure and consulted with a board-certified plastic surgeon.  

    “It went great! It was a little intimidating in the beginning in the sense of finding the right person to perform the procedure. Because a chemical peel can easily be messed up, it was very important for me to find someone I trusted to perform the procedure,” she explained. 

  • Cellfina: A Cellulite Treatment That Delivers Long-Term Improvement

    Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Simeon Wall, Jr. explains how Cellfina, a new cellulite treatment manufactured by Cabochon works noting that it doesn’t get rid of cellulite completely but reduces it over time. 

  • Lip Injections Defined and Augmented My Lips

    When Cassondra went to a board-certified plastic surgeon for her routine Botox injections, she decided to get lip injections too.  

    “I had full lips before the procedure but wanted to enhance what I already had. I had talked to a few friends who’ve had lip injections and even though I was a little nervous, I loved their results, so I’d looked into it,” explained Cassondra. 

    Lip injections are not permanent and depending on the filler injected into the lips, the results could last from 6-12 months.  

  • Juvéderm Voluma Curves Out Its Niche As A “Lifter” in Facial Contouring

    Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Swift explains the difference between Juvéderm Voluma, one of the new fillers on the market, and the original Juvederm.  

    “Juvéderm Voluma is a hyaluronic acid. It is ideal for cheek recontouring because of its ability to create the ‘OG’ curve, a nice and smooth curve on the cheek,” explains Dr. Swift. 

    Juvéderm Voluma differs from the original Juverderm and other hyaluronic acids because it is developed with a short chain of hyaluronic acids.  

  • My Quality of Life Improved After My Upper Eyelid Surgery

    Arleen was suffering from ptosis which is the dropping or falling of the upper eyelid. Her ophthalmologist suggested she consider an upper eyelid surgery also known as a blepharoplasty. Arleen consulted with a board-certified plastic surgeon that performed surgery on her upper eyelid.  

    The plastic surgeon treated Arleen’s ptosis by shortening the cords in her upper eyelids. It was a simple procedure. She was put under anesthesia. Arleen woke up with a few stitches from the procedure and about a week later the stitches were out.  

  • A Skincare Regimen for Women Over 30

    Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brett Snyder explains that women of all ages can benefit from advanced skincare products, and should consider adding them to their regimen as early as 30. 

  • I Saw A Refreshed Version of Myself After Botox

    As James stared at his reflection in the mirror, he realized he’d started developing wrinkles on his face. He consulted with his board-certified plastic surgeon about getting Botox. “There is a new way of thinking when it comes to anti-aging. It is not just about the big facelift it is also about the minor touch-ups throughout your decades,” explained James. 

  • The Future of Noninvasive Cosmetic Treatments

    Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Lorenc predicts that more patients will seek noninvasive cosmetic treatments. He goes on to explain what patients should expect. 

    “Treatments will be less invasive, encompassed with light therapy such as the LED masks and radio frequency will become more prominent in the way we treat our patients. The combination of radio frequency and low level laser therapies performed in the office or at home, will result in quicker recoveries and more satisfied patients,” explained Dr. Lorenc. 

  • Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction Added Symmetry to My Breasts

    Georgette underwent a mastectomy on one of her breasts following her breast cancer diagnosis. She consulted with a board-certified plastic surgeon who recommended a breast reconstruction procedure. 

    Breast reconstruction includes a variety of procedures performed to restore the form and shape of the breast, following mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery. 

  • Why Male Plastic Surgery Procedures Are on the Rise

    According to the 2014 cosmetic surgery statistics, male aesthetic procedures went up 43% over a five year period. Dr. Grant Stevens, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Marina Del Rey, California explains why male aesthetic procedures are on the rise. 

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