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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 »


Caring for Your Skin During the Winter

It’s not uncommon to forget about your skin a bit when cold weather sets in. After all, in winter we’re not exposed to as much sun, we may be doing more indoors, and we all get busy and involved with holiday schedules and numerous events. Unfortunately our skin and faces often get neglected during the […] more »


Fight Fine Lines, Aging Skin with Laser Skin Resurfacing

Oftentimes, people are judged by the appearance of their skin. It’s just human nature. We draw inferences about others by the way they look up-close, especially if they have saggy, sun-damaged skin. As supportive skin structures like collagen and elastin fibers break down, skin tone and firmness weaken naturally over time. Laser skin resurfacing can […] more »


Causes of facial aging

Plus a three-pronged approach for revitalizing skin Do you really know how or why your face ages? At Smith Cosmetic Surgery, we find that this is one of the most commonly misunderstood processes. In fact, this confusion often leads unsuspecting adults to choose the wrong things to try to turn back time. Usually one of […] more »