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Surgical Facial Procedures for Men

Let’s address something right away: Facial plastic surgery is not a gendered practice. There’s no exclusively male or female right to feeling good about yourself and your outward appearance. We all want and deserve to find self-confidence, age with grace, and showcase on the outside how we feel on the inside. While cosmetic surgery is […] more »


Am I a Good Candidate for Facial Surgery?

At some point in life, most of us are candidates for facial plastic surgery. But knowing when the time is right is a big part of making your experience the best it can be. The goal of facial cosmetic surgery is to provide a physical lift that also boosts self-confidence. We like to remind people […] more »


Not Ready for Surgery? These Nonsurgical Procedures Combat Aging

There are a variety of reasons you might not be ready for facial plastic surgery. While it remains the only long-term fix for an aging face, it just may not be the right option for you now. Maybe you feel like you’re too young and want to focus on prevention so you postpone surgery for […] more »


Common Questions About Facelifts

Even people who are convinced that they’re ready for a rejuvenating facelift have a lot of questions about the procedure, and there are some good reasons for that: Many misconceptions and plenty of misinformation exist in the marketplace about facelifts and the procedure that is now referred to as a mini lift. A friend’s facelift […] more »


Why Nearly Everyone is a Candidate for Laser Resurfacing

Lasers made for skin resurfacing have come a very long way—and as a laser pioneer, Dr. Brent J. Smith has been there for the journey. As one of the first facial plastic surgery centers in the country to perform full-face laser skin resurfacing, Smith Cosmetic Surgery has leveraged laser technology to create younger-looking skin on […] more »


Is Facial Plastic Surgery a Wise Investment?

It’s tax season and you may be wondering how to invest your refund wisely. There’s more than anecdotal evidence that putting that refund toward a renewed and refreshed look could be a very rewarding long-term investment. A well-known study from the Mayo Clinic even went so far as to suggest that women who have facelifts […] more »


What makes a Smith Cosmetic Surgery nose so unique?

Among plastic surgeons it is widely accepted that noses are the most difficult to do correctly. That’s why patients should think long and hard about the surgeon they choose to sculpt a new nose, whether for cosmetic or medical reasons. Operating on noses takes a highly experienced surgeon because there’s very little room for error. […] more »


The Importance of Surgical Safety

Smith Cosmetic Surgery goes to great lengths to ensure the well-being of their patients You may be surprised to hear that there’s no mandatory U.S. accreditation for plastic surgeons or plastic surgery offices. Therefore, patients need to be extra careful when selecting a doctor to perform a facelift or other plastic surgery procedure on the […] more »


The realities of recovering from a mini facelift

There is a reason that year after year people continue to consider, explore and schedule facelifts: They work wonders! However cosmetic plastic surgery is still surgery and requires thoughtful and realistic consideration. The concept of a “lunchtime facelift” is unrealistic.  The advanced mini facelifts that Dr. Brent Smith performs are medical procedures that require manipulating […] more »


Is there a good age to have a cheek/neck lift?

The answer to the age-old question of when to have a mini facelift is entirely personal. There’s no right or wrong time to schedule a cosmetic surgery procedure during your lifetime, because everyone reaches acceptance at a different moment. For example, a woman in her 60s, who is experiencing a combination of aging skin around […] more »