Smart Beauty Guide Videos

  • How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon

    If you are considering undergoing a cosmetic procedure, it is important to do your research on the procedure and the plastic surgeon. Look for a plastic surgeon that has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) 

  • I Look Well-Rested After My Facelift

    Arleen has worked hard to keep her body in very good shape, but as she aged, she knew the way she felt didn’t match the appearance of her body. The stress from an emotional family crisis had aged her and made her look tired beyond her years. Arleen looked into facial rejuvenation procedures including facelifts and blepharoplasty. 

    “Aesthetic plastic surgery is a great fix for the types of issues I was facing, because it can give us the appearance that matches how we perceive ourselves mentally and emotionally,” explained Arleen. 

  • Carmela's Experience Undergoing A Breast Asymmetry Correction Procedure

    Carmela lived with breast asymmetry (defined as a difference of form, position, or volume of the breast) for years. She wasn’t happy about it and wanted to correct it. Dr. Tracy Pfeifer was recommended to her through casual conversation with a friend who’d already undergone the procedure.  

    “I researched her online, looked up her credentials, and before and after photos. I knew then that Dr. Pfeifer was the right fit for me,” explained Carmela.  

  • Ellen’s Experience Undergoing Upper Arm and Thigh Lift Procedures

    An upper arm lift also known as a brachioplasty, reshapes the upper arm to tighten loose skin and remove fat that often creates a “bat wing” appearance under the arm. A thigh lift also known as thighplasty is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat from either the inner or outer thighs. 

  • Looking For a Fall Skin Care Regimen? Here’s The Best Approach

    As we start piling on layers in the fall, there is only so much we can cover. Our skin has gone through a lot this summer with the exposure to damaging UV light resulting in brown spots and a few wrinkles that weren’t there before. With the temperatures starting to drop, we are in for some dry and itchy skin - hence the need for an effective skincare regimen. 

  • Bottoms Up: The Rise of the Derriere

    Buttock augmentation, also known as gluteal augmentation, has gained popularity in the last few years with a 54% increase according The Aesthetic Society’s 2013 statistics. Dr. Constantino G. Mendieta, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Miami attributes the buttock frenzy first, to Jennifer Lopez’s red carpet look in a green see-through dress that accentuated her curves and more recently, Kim Kardashian’s exceptionally voluptuous rear-end. 

  • Fighting Off Your Saddlebags: Advances in Noninvasive Body Contouring

    SAFELipo, an acronym for Separation, Aspiration and Fat Equalization, is a non-thermal body contouring procedure that removes pockets of body fat. Simeon Wall Jr., MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon from Shreveport, Louisiana explains SAFELipo is usually a circumferential procedure – which is to say all the way around the trunk. It is like a 360 degree shrink-wrap procedure that reduces the waist by several inches with permanent and visible results. 

  • Facts About Voluma the Liquid Facelift That’s Revolutionizing Anti-ageing Treatment

    Voluma is an injectable facial filler that is used for facial contouring. Most patients are treated in one single session. Arthur Swift, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon from Montreal, Canada, states that the product works so well allowing you to use the economy of product –meaning use a small amount of product were a little difference in anatomy makes a huge difference in appearance.  

  • Are You Considering A Body Contouring Procedure? Here’s Why You Should Go To A Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

    Dr. Brian J. Reagan, based in Carlsbad, California explains the advantage of going to a board-certified plastic surgeon for a body contouring procedure. Plastic surgeons have experience evaluating the body based on extensive knowledge of skin and musculature, having performed procedures including tummy tucks, liposuction and noninvasive techniques among other aesthetic procedures. Their vast knowledge provides them with a complete understanding of what can be accomplished by the respective procedures and are in position to provide consumers with an in-depth consultation.  

  • Surprising Reasons Why You Should Consider Going Back to Your Original Surgeon for Revision Surgery

    Every surgeon has outcomes that are not ideal in certain cases explains Richard Baxter, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon from Mountlake Terrace, Washington. It doesn’t matter how exceptional or well- trained they are. There are just certain factors beyond our control once the surgery is completed - and everybody is going to experience those from time-to-time. It doesn’t necessarily mean your surgeon did something wrong. 

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