Smart Beauty Guide Videos

  • What do you need to know about Voluma?

    In this interview, Dr. Arthur Swift from Montreal, Canada talks about a new FDA-approved injectable treatment made from hyaluronic acid (HA) called Juvederm Voluma, which can help lift and recontour the tissue in cheeks. As we get older, we tend to lose volume in the cheekbones causing the skin to sag and droop. Like a "tent," Voluma supports the surrounding area, elevating the cheek with a minimal application of the product and very little discomfort for the patient. Dr. 

  • Karen's Breast Cancer Reconstruction

    After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, Karen had a lumpectomy. As a result, she decided to have both a breast reduction and reconstruction. Due to where the cancer was located, following its removal, the breast would have looked lopsided, which helped Karen make the decision to have her procedures done. 

  • Joanne's Breast Augmentation Story

    For Joanne, a mother of three, who was very flat-chested when younger, breast implants were something she had long considered. When she was younger, she was very thin and her smaller breasts were in proportion to her figure. After aging and having children, that was no longer the case, and she felt that implants would help her proportions. 

  • Facelift Helps Joanne Stay Competitive

    For mother-of-three Joanne, looking good is important. She works in a competitive field where looking youthful is important to maintain an edge, so she began considering a facelift. She felt it was important to do something about her eyes, which were starting to sag and wrinkle, making it difficult to put makeup on. Also, she was concerned about her sagging neck, and these changes were affecting her sense of self-esteem and lowering her confidence. 

  • Cherrie's Restorative Eyelid Surgery

    One day, while Cherrie was driving one of her beloved vintage cars, she was in a car accident resulting in injuries that included a lacerated eye. As Cherrie began to heal, she noticed that her eye no longer looked the same and sought out the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon for possible eyelid surgery. She explained to her doctor that she didn’t recognize the face she saw every day in the mirror. It began to affect her self-esteem, and she could not bring herself to even drive in the same car she’d driven in the accident.  

  • Breast Augmentation: Teneia's Story

    There are many reasons why women choose breast augmentation. These reasons may center around breasts that are perceived to be under-developed, or because of differences in the sizes of the breasts, or from changes after pregnancy or breast feeding. Some women may be happy with their breasts but just want them made fuller. Often after weight loss, aging or childbirth, a woman’s breast volume and shape change. 

  • Chemical Peel Highlights My Face

    Carol Ann had a chemical peel around her mouth and eyes to eliminate some of the wrinkles and discoloration caused by age. During the consultation for the chemical peel the plastic surgeon explained all of the side effects of the procedure, but she says it was more involved than she thought it would be. The chemical peel left her face looking like it was burned for about a week. She kept her face moist with Vaseline. 

  • Rosemary's Surgery for Baggy Eyes

    Rosemary had a client who was a plastic surgeon, and she asked if he thought she should have her eyes done, and he said, "I think you should've done them 10 years ago." His statement confirmed for Rosemary what she'd long believed, that her eyes were beginning to sag and droop, making her look older and tired. The bags under her eyes had always bothered her, and so she decided to give herself a sixtieth birthday present and have her eyes done. 

  • Joanne's Mommy Makeover

    For mother of three Joanne, a tummy tuck was almost an afterthought. She had decided to have her breasts redone, given the effects three large children can have. Given how much Joanne exercises to keep in great shape, she felt that the combination of nursing children and aging had given her breasts an appearance that she wasn’t happy with. 

  • Megan’s Decision to Get Botox

    When Megan turned 40, she noticed a wrinkle at the top of her forehead and as it became more noticeable it made her feel old. She spoke to her friends, and researched plastic surgeons online and found a local plastic surgeon with a wonderful reputation. After her consultation, she had multiple Botox injections and she was so happy with the outcome she has come back for additional treatments.  

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