Smart Beauty Guide Videos

  • Restoring Definition To The Neck and Jawline with A Neck Lift

    A neck lift also known as platysmaplasty is the removal or tightening of neck muscles (platysma bands) to reduce sagging in the neck and jaw area. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sherrell J. Aston, who is based in New York, explains neck rejuvenation treatment options noting that patients who are considering facelifts are in many cases also looking to correct the appearance of their slopping necks. 

  • Breast Augmentation: Inserting Implant via Armpit Incision

    Breast augmentation was the second most popular surgical procedure last year with 286,694 procedures performed. The traditional choices for inserting a breast implant are either through the nipple area or the crease under the breasts. 

  • The Corset Trunkplasty: A Novel Approach to Contouring Massive Weight Loss Patients

    The corset trunkplasty (corset body lift) is a body contouring surgical procedure that can remove excess skin in massive weight loss patients. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Alexander P. Moya, describes the corset trunkplasty procedure as one of the procedures that can remove an average of 10 pounds of excess skin in a single stage.  

  • Popular Surgical and Nonsurgical Aesthetic Procedures for Men

    More than one million cosmetic procedures were performed on men last year, according to ASAPS 2014 statistics. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Bruce Van Natta shares insight on the most popular surgical and nonsurgical procedures for men. 

    “Nonsurgical options for men include Botox and Dysport to get rid of fine lines, fillers, and if they are good candidates, CoolSculpting can treat problem areas around the body. A common example is the love handles. All of these are performed without surgery,” notes Dr. Van Natta. 

  • My Breasts are Now Symmetric and I’m More Confident after Undergoing Breast Augmentation

    Kira decided to undergo a breast augmentation because her breasts were asymmetric. Her left breast was smaller than her right; this had an impact on her confidence level especially when trying on bathing suits.” 

    A breast augmentation surgery increases breast size and restores balance using silicone gel implants, saline implants or in some cases, fat transfer. 

  • How Breast Reconstruction Surgery Has Evolved To Improve Cosmetic Outcomes

    Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jim Namnoum shares insight on the evolution of breast surgery and how breast reconstruction surgery has advanced –plastic surgeons can now perform surgery without creating a debilitating injury in order to cure a patient of breast cancer. Breast reconstruction includes a variety of surgical procedures performed to restore the form and shape of the breast, following mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery. 

  • My Eyelid Surgery Results: I Look Rested and Don’t Need Eye Creams for Puffiness

    Maryann attributed her tired look to her struggle going through menopause –it took a toll on her. She decided to treat herself by undergoing eyelid surgery. 

    “What bothered me was the puffiness underneath my eyes. I didn’t believe there was anything wrong with my upper eyelids,” notes Maryann. After consulting with her board-certified plastic surgeon he recommended an upper eyelid to open her eyes. 

    Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, eliminates any puffiness and bags under the lower lids and hooded skin on the upper lids.  

  • Three Surgical Approaches to Getting Rid of Man Boobs

    Gynecomastia, also referred to as man boobs, is the swelling of breast tissue in boys and men caused by an imbalance of the estrogen and testosterone hormones. In some cases, gynecomastia can be treated with medication, but in most instances surgical treatment is required. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brad Calobrace explains three methods of treating gynecomastia surgically. 

  • The Continuum of Beauty: After Nonsurgical Procedures, It Was Time for Me to Consider a Facelift

    Sarah maintained an active lifestyle through sports, fitness classes and keeping up with her grandchildren. Her reflection in the mirror told a different story –she felt younger than she looked, and wasn’t happy with what she saw in the mirror.  

    She consulted with her plastic surgeon who’d performed nonsurgical procedures on her in the past. “My doctor handed me a mirror and asked me to point out what areas were bothering me. This included my neck, jowls, the corner of my eyes, and even my nose was looking bigger,” explains Sarah. 

  • Bullhorn Lip Lift: An Alternative Procedure for Achieving Fuller Lips without Fillers

    As she got older, Sue noticed that her lips got thinner. She didn’t want to augment her lips with dermal fillers because she’d been discouraged by the results she’d seen on celebrities who had fillers injected into their lips. Her board-certified plastic surgeon recommended a ‘bullhorn lift’ as an alternative procedure to achieve fuller lips.  

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