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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 »


Chins Are In: Chin Implants

“Selfies” and self-esteem are tied to mentoplasty procedures The chin is all about harmony. A well-defined chin gives both structure and balance to the face and helps define the facial profile. It’s also one of the most overlooked areas of the face when it comes to considering the right plastic surgery procedure. When most people […] more »


Getting Rid of Crow’s Feet

Eyes are such a focal point of the face. As we age, these “windows to the soul” can wrinkle and droop, often changing our facial expressions significantly—and possibly sending a message we don’t want to send. Eyes have an uncanny ability to “say” things for us before we speak. As author Tarjei Vesaas said in […] more »