Smart Beauty Guide Videos

  • Breast Augmentation: Implant Selection

    Many patients considering breast augmentation may feel overwhelmed by the plethora of implant options available. The process can be daunting, when faced with a variety of types, textures, shapes, and sizes. Seeing a board-certified plastic surgeon will help eliminate the guesswork and help you reach your desired goals. ASAPS member Dr. Tiffany McCormack breaks down the options in this exclusive video for Smart Beauty Guide. 

  • Revision Breast Surgery

    Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Melinda Haws, reviews breast revision surgery. 

  • Fat Grafting to the Face

    Watch Dr. Michael Law discuss fat grafting to the face, the latest technique to restore facial volume. 

  • Butt Augmentation: Fat Transfer to the Butt

    Watch Dr. Matthew Nykiel discuss fat transfer to the buttocks, the latest technique in gluteal augmentation. 

  • Injectables Stopped My Signs of Aging

    Ronald felt he had two things working against him besides aging— he is a cyclist and he's also HIV-positive, the drugs Ronald takes to stay healthy have had some side effects on his looks. Ronald came into Dr. Tracy Pfeifer's office and was interested in looking as healthy and young as he feels on the inside. Together, they talked about the different options in terms of eliminating some of the gauntness he was experiencing in his face and also some of the vertical creases in his skin that really bothered him. 

  • I Love My Facelift!

    Vivian decided to have a facelift, because when she looked in the mirror she felt like she was looking at an old woman she didn’t recognize. 

    Having an ASAPS, board-certified plastic surgeon made her feel that her surgeon had the qualifications and accreditation by his peers— and that was very important to her. 

    In this video, Dr. Levine explains what made Vivian a perfect candidate for plastic surgery. She knew exactly what it was that she wanted to see improved, and understood that this procedure would be the best method to achieve her goals. 

  • How Neuromodulators Work to Smooth Out Your Wrinkles

    Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Walden explains how neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin work to smooth out your wrinkles and crowfeet. 

    “They work by blocking nerve signals. The muscle the little portion is injected into is paralyzed, you can’t move it, and so you get a smooth forehead and crowfeet.” 

    Dr. Walden recommends looking for someone who is very experienced in injecting Botox, Dysport or Xeomin, or fillers. 

  • Three Must-Have Skincare Products for Women Over 30

    “I always tell every woman whether they are dark skin or light skin, if you are approaching 30 you need to be on these three products; SPF, retinol and vitamin C. Everything else is nice to have but these three things are proven to work and so it would be a shame to miss out,” notes board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sheila Nazarian 

  • Three Types of Anesthesia Used in Plastic Surgery

    Anesthesia is medication administered by an anesthesiologist prior to surgery to control pain during surgery or a procedure. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Constantino Mendieta describes three types of anesthesia used depending on the procedure. 

    “People use various terms such as local anesthesia, awake anesthesia, general anesthesia. But the bottom line is this, if you are fully awake with no medication then you have just got local anesthesia in there,” explains Dr. Mendieta. 

  • Five Ways to Put Nervous Patients at Ease Prior to Surgery

    Dr. Daniel C. Mills shares ways he puts his patients at ease as they prep for surgery. “I would think almost every patient is a bit nervous when they first come in because this is not something they do every day,” notes Dr. Mills. 

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