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Some Typical Liposuction Questions and Answers

Each year, liposuction is among the top two or three cosmetic surgeries performed in the U.S. The reasons behind this increase aren’t a mystery — they’re tied to the increase in the collective American waistline. And when we put on a few extra pounds (maybe from a little too much BBQ and pecan pie) it […]


Do Breast Lifts Downsize the Breasts, too?

If you follow this industry, you’ve heard the rumors — a breast lift decreases breast size. Because a breast lift usually removes some excess stretched skin, it’s easy to assume that the procedure could make the breasts actually a little smaller, in addition to moving their position higher on the chest. Since breast lifts are […]


What Was 2015’s Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery in the U.S.?

The aesthetic industry is always changing with the times, and the 2015 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reflect that. The types of procedures that Americans are having are shifting with an accent on lifts of various areas of the body, particularly the backside. Plus, for the first time the king of all […]


Will a Breast Lift Also Downsize Your Breasts?

A breast lift is intended to “lift” the breasts, returning them to a higher position on the chest, a position they occupied before pregnancy, breastfeeding, and simple aging got in the way. There is a perception that a breast lift can also make the breasts actually smaller, not just higher. The thinking is that a […]


Augmentation Just Keeps Augmenting in 2015

Cosmetic procedures have become such a part of regular life that people may not know that in the 60s, 70s, and 80s people having “a little something done” basically kept that news to themselves, afraid of the stigma attached to having plastic surgery. Non-surgically, fillers and procedures such as laser resurfacing had not been approved […]


Dont Forget Your Neck

The neck can be one of the first areas on the body to show signs of aging. Maybe it’s because neck skin doesn’t have bone structure to support it underneath. Maybe it’s because the skin of the neck is especially prone to the pull of gravity, as it hangs vertically. Whatever the reason, the skin […]


Why do patients opt for implant revision?

People sometimes wonder why a woman would opt to have revision surgery for her breast implants. Here are the main reasons for implant revision and how Dr. Smith handles the surgery for each. Capsular contracture You’ve heard of this side effect with breast implants. When an implant is placed into the body, there is a […]


Bid Adieu to those Fat Pockets

Some people think that Hot Pockets are good. Other people think they are akin to eating something between Taco Bell’s beef filler and a cardboard box. Different strokes… But everyone agrees — fat pockets are bad. And everyone has at least a couple pockets of unwanted (as if there were “wanted”) body fat. It could […]


What Are Gummy Bear Implants?

If you’ve been doing some research about breast augmentation, you know there will be a series of other decisions you’ll need to make beyond simply having the procedure. One of those decisions will be the type of implant. In the past there has been two options, saline or silicone, but a few years ago another […]


Name the Cities with the Most Plastic Surgeons

OK, you’re on Jeopardy, and the answer is: “Cities with the most plastic surgeons per 100,000 people.” And you say, “What is Beverly Hills, Phoenix, Dallas, NYC, and San Diego?” Uh, sorry. Recently the popular aesthetic website RealSelf compiled a list of U.S. cities with the “most plastic surgeons per 100,000 residents.” And at the […]


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