Cheek and Neck Lift: A Personal Journey

The best way to share our knowledge of facial plastic surgery is to tell an inside story. At age 47, Smith Cosmetic Surgery practice manager Lorayn Bowers recently went through her very own cheek and neck lift. Read on about her personal experience. Why did I decide to have a lower facelift in my late […] more »

The Facts on Facelifts for Women Over 50

While there’s no “right” age for a facelift, women age 50 and above tend to consider facial plastic surgery more often than those who are younger. Several things often align to cause aging adults to move forward with the life-changing procedure. People passing middle age may start to notice that physical changes become more prominent.  […] more »

See Your Results Before Your Facial Plastic Surgery

At Smith Cosmetic Surgery, previewing a picture of the “new you” is just part of our process and the service we afford each patient. Every new facial plastic surgery patient is entitled to a complimentary consultation. And one of the most exciting parts of that meeting is creating a computer image that closely approximates your […] more »

Tired of Looking Tired? Consider a Brow or Eyelid Lift

The eyes are one of the first places that age shows up most dramatically. This facial feature is also the one that conveys the most about our thoughts, feelings and personalities. So the thought of losing the natural, youthful look of the eyes—our “windows to the soul”—can be disheartening. Not surprisingly, middle-age people and seniors […] more »

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 »