Smart Beauty Guide Videos

  • Safe Buttock Augmentation Options

    Dr. Constantino Mendieta, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami, FL, explains options for buttock augmentation that are safe for patients who are considering undergoing the procedure.
    Buttock augmentation is an aesthetic procedure that reshapes and enhances your gluteal area, providing you with an uplifted and shapelier buttock profile.  

  • A Second Facelift 12 Years Later: I Feel More Confident and Like What I See

    Twelve years after her first facelift, Esther sought the same plastic surgeon for a mid-facelift procedure to address the signs of ageing. 

    “I noticed my jowls were starting to hang. My doctor reassured me it was normal after about 10 years and recommended a mid-facelift as a refresher,” explained Esther. 

    A mid-facelift addresses mid-face sagging, marionette lines, jowls and a double chin giving one a refreshed and rejuvenated look.  

    For about a week Esther experienced swelling in the face but iced regularly and had to sit up. 

  • The Benefits of Nonsurgical Fat Reduction and Skin Tightening

    Nonsurgical fat reduction is a procedure that uses specialized equipment to eliminate unwanted pockets of body fat. Dr. Jennifer Walden, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Austin, TX, explains the benefits of noninvasive fat removal and skin tightening using Venus Freeze. 

    “The technician holds the hand-held probe and rubs it on your body where you want fat reduction and skin tightening to occur,” explains Dr. Walden. 

  • Lessons Learned from Previous Botched Breast Surgery

    Cassondra first got her breasts done when she was 18, but was unsatisfied with the results because her breasts were very far apart and her chest bone was noticeable.  

    “I finally decided to get my breasts redone and did my research to find my doctor,” explained Cassondra. “Research is very important, the internet is good but anyone can put up a website. I had a bad experience in the past and have learned from it.” 

    It is important to consult with your plastic surgeon prior to your procedure and verify his credentials to ensure he is a board-certified plastic surgeon. 

  • From Acne to Wrinkles: How At-Home LED Therapy Improves Skin

    IlluMask is an FDA-approved at-home laser treatment therapy for anti-aging and acne. Dr. Paul Lorenc, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in New York, explains it is a low level laser treatment that consists of two different masks. 

    “The anti-aging mask stimulates collagen, increases elastin content in your skin, evens out skin tones, and tightens pores rejuvenating your skin. This mask consists of a red LED light and infra-red LED,” explains Dr. Lorenc. “You wear it for 15 minutes every night and replace it every month.” 

  • My Wrinkly Neck is History!

    The neck is one of the first places to show signs of aging. Sarah felt her neck was saggy and wrinkly, specifically underneath her chin line. She often hid it using scarves and turtlenecks.  

    “In order to make it smooth I had to have my neck lifted and I desperately wanted to get it done,” explained Sarah. 

    She consulted with her board-certified plastic surgeon to schedule a neck lift.  

    A neck lift enhances the appearance of the neck by tightening the skin and the underlying muscles, improving the contour of the jawline.  

  • The Value of Including A Plastic Surgeon in Your Skincare

    Patients might not be aware that plastic surgeons can assist them with their skin care regimen. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brett Snyder explains how plastic surgeons can aid in the process.  

  • Got Rid of My Bulge with Cool Sculpting

    Belinda went to her doctor’s office for a facial and discovered Cool Sculpting. After consulting with her board-certified plastic surgeon on how Cool Sculpting works, she decided to try it out. 

    “I was able to pick out a fat area that I didn’t like and I started with the saggy area on my back because I hated that. My doctor set me all up the following week, each side took about an hour. I wasn’t uncomfortable in any way shape or form,” explained Belinda. 

  • Enhance the Shape of Your Body with Tickle Lipo

    Dr. Brian J. Reagan explains how Tickle Lipo, also known as Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture, differs from traditional liposuction. 

    “Tickle Lipo is an exciting way to be able to perform body contouring in a less invasive way,” states Dr. Reagan. “We know that patients are interested in procedures that are less invasive, have less down time, cost less but produce results.” 

  • My Breast Augmentation Enhanced My Femininity

    Growing up, Debbie was flat-chested and always felt like she resembled a 12 year-old boy; she didn’t feel like a woman. This made her self-conscious when she wore certain types of clothing such as bathing suit –she lacked self-confidence. 

    “My sisters made fun of me and it was the on-going joke since I was the last child born that there was none left for me,” stated Debbie. “I decided to look into the surgery and chose a doctor that my friend had a recommended.” 

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