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On the Nose: What’s the Difference Between Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty?

Rhinoplasty and septoplasty are both plastic surgery procedures involving the nose. Rhinoplasty prioritizes the outside, or aesthetic appearance of the nose, while septoplasty deals with structural issues inside the nose, such as issues with breathing. Often, the two types of surgeries are combined and completed together to optimize both the form and function of the […] more »


Laser Focus: Experience the Leading Edge of Facial Skin Care

Autumn is an opportune time to consider a laser treatment at Smith Cosmetic Surgery. Whether you want to tune-up a recent facial plastic surgery procedure or experience a noninvasive way to refresh your face for fall, you won’t be disappointed with Fractional CO2 laser results. While Dr. Brent J. Smith doesn’t subscribe to quick-fix treatments […] more »


The Double Chin: Genetics, Aging and Plastic Surgery

Quick: What’s the first thing you do when you snap a selfie? Besides turning to the side and smiling wide, it’s probably disguising your chin. As a society, we can’t stand to see loose skin framing the lower half of our faces. At Smith Cosmetic Surgery, we regularly get requests about how to tackle this […] more »


Choosing a Doctor Who Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Choice can be a wonderful thing. We have so many options to make our lives what we want them to be. We can get exactly the products and services that work for our lifestyles—and our bodies. We can, in effect, customize our lives. But when it comes to plastic surgery, and especially plastic surgery for […] more »


Beyond Aesthetics: Cosmetic Surgery, Your Health and Self-Esteem

Last year a fascinating report showed that many smokers who stopped puffing pre-cosmetic surgery smoked less in the future—or quit altogether. It’s just one of plastic surgery’s potentially positive impacts on health, wellness and self-esteem. In this particular case, surgeons asked smokers to cease their habit two weeks prior to having a scheduled plastic surgery […] more »


Popular Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men

Facial plastic surgery is no longer perceived as women’s topic. As enhancements and elective procedures designed to elevate the human face—and condition—have become more common worldwide, men are coming along for the ride. BOTOX® and facelifts are now a routine part of American culture, the subject of everyday conversation. Increasingly that means men are also […] more »


Mini Facelift, Big Results: Facial Plastic Surgery That Works for All

We will be the first to point out that word “mini” can be misconstrued when paired with “facelift.” There’s plenty of confusion in the marketplace about modern facial plastic surgery procedures like the mini facelift. Does it mean the procedure itself is “mini,” or less invasive than full facelifts of the past? Does the term […] more »


What You Need to Know about Trends in Facial Plastic Surgery

Just like other industries, plastic surgery has its own innovations and cultural shifts. Some are good; some are not so good. But identifying these trends is critical. Knowing what’s happening in the marketplace will only make consumers more knowledgeable and better able to make the smartest decisions for health and well-being. So what are this […] more »


Facial Plastic Surgery and Your Self(ie)-Worth

Let’s face it: Selfie photos are just a part of modern-day life. They’re not going away anytime soon, and people of every age—from tweens to grandparents—are taking these headshots every day. The question is how does this cultural phenomenon apply to facial plastic surgery—and self-worth? There’s certainly an uptick in people who reference the ubiquitous […] more »


Facial Treatments and Tips for Healthy Winter Skin

“Old Man Winter” is here again, affording the perfect time to pamper your skin. It happens every year: cuticles crack and peel, hands turn to leather, and our cheeks take on the consistency of sandpaper. These are some of the telltale signs that it’s time to give your skin the attention it deserves during the […] more »