Smart Beauty Guide Videos

  • 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.  

  • Joanne: Fillers after My Facelift

    Joanne, a mother of three, had a facelift many years ago, and continues to utilize fillers as a way of keeping her skin looking fuller and tighter. To her, it is an essential part of her post-facelift regimen. She also believes that they are helpful for those not yet ready for a surgical facelift, but who instead need help restoring sunken-looking skin. 

  • Lynn's Life-Changing Tummy Tuck

    Lynn had never worn the clothes she really wanted to wear, as she felt that she had to hide parts of her body that she did not like. She was afraid to have a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, due to the amount of downtime and the degree of work it entailed, but her board certified plastic surgeon put her at ease immediately. He showed her before and after photographs, thoroughly described the procedure, gave her care instructions for both pre- and post-surgery, and answered all of her questions, which gave her a strong level of comfort with the procedure. 

  • Nose Surgery for 15 Year-Old Allison

    15 year-old Allison explains why she decided, at her young age, to undergo nose surgery. Plastic surgeons usually recommend that patients wait until they are at least 14 or 15 before undergoing rhinoplasty, as the nose may not be fully developed yet. But for Allison, her reasons for wanting to improve the size and appearance of her nose were very compelling. 

  • Breast Implants after Pregnancy

    Megan decided to have a breast augmentation after breast feeding her child. After breast feeding her son for one year she was no longer confident enough to wear a bikini. She felt deflated and decided to have a breast augmentation. Megan had a 45 minute consultation with her plastic surgeon and decided to have silicone gel implants placed over the muscle.  

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