Budget for Your Dream Body With Our Wish List Calculator

If you’ve been dreaming about the perfect package of plastic surgery procedures, then you’re probably concerned about the cost. Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are typically elective surgeries, which means they’re not likely to be covered under insurance. (However, this isn’t always the case, so please give us a call if you’d like to discuss… Read more »

Plastic Surgeon VS. Cosmetic Surgeon: What’s the difference?

Last week’s quiz on the Smart Beauty Guide Facebook page not only raised this question, but also shed light on the need for more patient education regarding the importance of credentials. There are many questions and misconceptions about the two and many patients mistakenly believe that plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons are equal when they… Read more »

Treating the Under Eye Area With Soft Tissue Fillers

Under eye circles and puffiness can work together to create a tired appearance, making a young face look old and an older face appear even older. Many women obsess about under eye problems, creating a market for an endless and confusing array of products, including creams, gels, concealers, brighteners and rollerballs. Lower lid blepharoplasty, which… Read more »

FDA Approves Allergan’s NATRELLE INSPIRA™ Round Gel-Filled Breast Implants

NATRELLE INSPIRA™ Represents Company’s Latest Innovation in Breast Implants Provides New Implant Option for Surgeons and Patients Seeking Reconstruction, Augmentation or Revision Surgery Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN) announced that the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market NATRELLE INSPIRA™ round gel-filled smooth breast implants. The NATRELLE INSPIRA™ line is… Read more »

The Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty – or a tummy tuck, as it is more commonly known – is a cosmetic surgery procedure that tightens the muscles and removes loose skin and fat from the abdomen so that it appears flat and toned. Mostly associated with “mommy makeovers,” a procedure that allows women to restore their figures after pregnancy, abdominoplasty… Read more »

What Does ‘Aging Gracefully’ Mean?

Aging Gracefully

When people talk about getting older, it’s not uncommon for them to use the term “aging gracefully.” Often, celebrities like Helen Mirren or Diane Lane are described this way, because they are beautiful older women who don’t seem to be going out of their way to hold on to their youth. But, celebrities aside, how… Read more »

Top 7 Things to Know About Brown Spots

They may be called brown spots, age spots, or liver spots, but one thing is sure: nobody wants them. The Japanese spend a big percentage of their beauty dollars on targeting brown spots, which they call “shimi.” In the United States our demand for brown spot lightening is steadily rising, especially since these discolorations can… Read more »

How to Plan Your Summer Surgery

Usually, long vacations take place over the summer and during the winter holidays. Anytime you have enough time to take off and recover at home from surgery is a good time to have cosmetic surgery. Many procedures like laser hair removal and breast surgery is best done months before the summer so you can see… Read more »

How to Make Your Breasts More Attractive

We all know there is a lot you can do with hair and makeup. But, did you ever consider that there is a lot you can do with your breasts? If you interview a group of plastic surgeons about breasts, you will be confounded by the number of ways to improve their appearance. Allure magazine… Read more »