Smart Beauty Guide Videos

  • What You Need To Know About Labiaplasty

    Labiaplasty, also known as vulvaplasty, is an invasive surgical procedure to reshape the labia by removing redundant tissue along the ruffled edge, reducing the size and protrusion of the labia minora. This procedure is gradually gaining popularity with more than 5,000 procedures performed in the US last year. 

  • My Nose Job Balanced Out My Facial Features

    James was uncomfortable with the size of his nose, and how it stood out in contrast to his other facial features. He decided to undergo a Rhinoplasty procedure, commonly referred to as a nose job, to create a more balanced aesthetic.  

    “I didn’t have the procedure until about a year after my first consultation. I wanted to take my time and make sure that getting my nose fixed was really what I wanted to do - and that I was ready,” explained James. 

  • 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.  

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