Breast Augmentation Sizing

If you have considered a breast augmentation procedure, you may have a cup size in mind that you believe is the perfect size. However, there is much more to consider for breast augmentation than bra size.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David O. Smith knows that the process of breast augmentation can be intimidating. He’s also aware that you’ll come into your consultation with an idea of how you want your breasts to look. Dr. Smith will listen to your needs and goals, then come up with a plan to deliver elegant, natural-looking results. In this blog, he provides some tips on how you can help your plastic surgeon envision your desired results.

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5 Procedures to Give You a New Look for the New Year

Woman after anti-aging treatments at Smith Plastic Surgery

Getting older is unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean you have to look your age. If you desire a more youthful, refreshed look, there is no better time than the New Year to give yourself the appearance you’ve always desired.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Smith is here to help you feel confident, comfortable, and beautiful in your own skin. Below are five safe and effective options to look younger and more refreshed.

Facelift

When you think of cosmetic surgery, the time-tested facelift procedure may come to mind. While some services address a single aesthetic issue, a facelift can improve an impressive array of concerns including:

  • Sagging skin
  • Deep facial folds
  • Fat loss
  • Fat that has moved down the face
  • Jowls

A facelift is a comprehensive way to turn back the hands of time and achieve a long-lasting youthful boost. This procedure corrects the visible signs of aging in a way that only surgical intervention can.

Neck Lift

If you’re concerned about the appearance of your jawline and neck, then a neck lift could be a great choice. In many cases, the lower face shows signs of aging before the upper face. You may have already noticed wrinkles, a “double chin,” jowl lines, or the loose hanging skin commonly referred to as a “turkey neck.”

A neck lift is often a good solution for patients who feel that their neck area looks much older than their face. It can also be performed in conjunction with a facelift, providing a complete transformation.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® is the gold standard of injectable wrinkle relaxing products. It is backed by over 15 years of clinical studies and is approved for use in 96 countries. It is FDA-approved to improve the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines.

The treatment is short and requires no recovery time. Millions of men and women rely on BOTOX® to look refreshed. Don’t worry about looking frozen after a treatment; you’ll still look like yourself, just with fewer wrinkles.

Juvéderm®

You can also improve signs of aging with hyaluronic-acid based fillers. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally throughout the body, including in the skin. Its function is to attract water and increase hydration.

When Dr. Smith administers a hyaluronic acid filler like Juvéderm, it immediately improves aesthetic issues by adding volume. It reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles while improving the structure of your face.

Lip Enhancement

Lips become thin and deflate with age due to a natural decline in collagen. Non-surgical lip enhancement is an excellent way to restore lost fullness to your lips. When your lips have more volume, your entire face can look younger.

Dr. Smith will create a customized treatment plan for you. Typically, he relies on Juvéderm to give his patients a plump pout. You don’t need to increase the size of your lips dramatically; a subtle increase will likely offer beautiful, natural-looking results.

Why Winter is an Ideal Time for Cosmetic Enhancement

Procedures such as facelifts and neck lifts require downtime after your surgery as your incisions heal, your bruises go away, and your swelling dissipates.

During the winter, it’s much easier to stay indoors, lay in bed, and rest until you’re able to resume normal activities. By the time spring and summer roll around, you’ll be recovered and ready to show off your new look.

Contact Our Edina Plastic Surgeon Today

Looking younger begins with a private consultation with Dr. Smith. He will take the time to listen to your goals and examine your facial features. Then, he will create a comprehensive treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.

Call 952-922-0895 or fill out the form on the side of this page to arrange a free consultation with Dr. Smith. At Smith Plastic Surgery, we welcome patients from the surrounding areas of Minnesota at our inviting Edina office.

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon: 5 Questions You Need to Ask

Plastic surgery consultation in EdinaMaybe you want to transform your body with liposuction. Or perhaps you are looking to enhance your feminine figure in a beautiful, natural way with breast augmentation. It’s no secret that cosmetic procedures can help you accomplish your goals, whatever they are.

But to safely achieve the results that you want, you need to choose the right plastic surgeon. While this process can seem complicated, it doesn’t have to be. Continue reading Choosing a Plastic Surgeon: 5 Questions You Need to Ask

More Than Toning: The Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

Abdominoplasty Surgical Lines on Belly and HipsTummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is used to trim and tone the midsection of the body. With this procedure, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Smith can remove stubborn pockets of fat from the abdominal area along with sagging and bulky skin that is no longer needed. The result of these steps is a better contoured and more defined midsection, which can help improve clothing options along with self-esteem, but these are not the only benefits offered by this body contouring procedure. Continue reading More Than Toning: The Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

Smaller Breasts are Making a Comeback! Everything You Need to Know About a Breast Reduction

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The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that, between 2016 and 2017, there was an 
11% increase in the number of breast reductions performed. This marks the first time since data has been collected by the ASPS on breast reduction that the procedure has trended upward. Continue reading Smaller Breasts are Making a Comeback! Everything You Need to Know About a Breast Reduction

Get Rid of Stubborn Fat with Liposuction!



If you’re considering treating stubborn fat with body-contouring, liposuction is a tried and true method that gets proven results. And unlike trendy non-invasive fat-reducing methods like CoolSculpting® that require several treatments over the course of months, liposuction is a one-time procedure that will shape and contour your trouble spots. So don’t wait for your final outcome to slowly show up, get the sculpted figure you want right away with liposuction. Continue reading Get Rid of Stubborn Fat with Liposuction!

4 Reasons to See Dr. Smith for Lip Enhancement


Think you need surgery or an implant to have full, luscious lips? Think again! With non-surgical lip enhancement at Smith Plastic Surgery, you can restore your pout to its former glory or get the voluptuous lips you’ve always wanted. Here are four reasons to see Dr. Smith for lip enhancement.

The Lips Have Thinned Over Time

The facial signs of aging aren’t just limited to the wrinkles on your forehead and loose skin around your cheeks. Your lips can also suffer the consequences of getting older. The fleshy red part of your pucker, technically called the vermillion, can start to thin out and the surrounding mouth area can develop lines and wrinkles as well. Fortunately, you don’t need surgery to correct this frustrating problem. Strategically placed injections with Juvéderm® can restore your pout and wipe out the unwanted signs of aging. 

You Have Naturally Thin Lips

Some people are just born with lips that are slender and narrow all on their own. And if that’s the case, the aging process can have an even greater impact on the reduction of their appearance. But you don’t have to be stuck with that lip lot in life. Juvéderm will work to fill in naturally thin lips to give you the full set you’ve always wanted.

To Bring the Lips into Balance

Another reason to choose enhancement for the lips is asymmetry. That’s where one of your lips is thinner than the other. You may have been born with a protruding upper or lower lip, or one of your lips may have lost more fat than the other as you’ve aged. Either way, Juvéderm can provide the volume in the lacking lip to create a balanced and proportionate appearance.

To Reverse the Effects of Smoking

Smoking cigarettes can cause a whole host of physical issues. But while most people might associate this bad habit with the typical heart and lung issues that arise, smoking can actually play a big role in the look of your lips and mouth. The repeated muscle contractions from inhaling cigarettes can lead to the presence of unsightly vertical lip lines or lipstick lines. But the volumizing effects of Juvéderm can work to fill in these lines.

The Juvéderm Treatment

No matter your reason for seeking out lip enhancement, you don’t need surgery to have full, luscious lips. Juvéderm treatments are quick and can be scheduled on your lunch hour or any time you can find a break in your busy schedule. With a few precise injections, Dr. Smith can plump up your pucker and wipe out the signs of aging in the mouth. There’s no downtime for most patients, so you can get back to the important things in your life. And the best part is that you won’t have to wait around for results—you’ll walk out of our offices with fuller, more sumptuous lips.

Lip Enhancement in Edina, MN

Filling in thinned out lips has never been easier. Juvéderm can give you the results you’re looking for without the hassle of surgery. If you would like to learn more about this or any of the other procedures at Smith Plastic Surgery, please contact us for more information or to schedule your consultation today.

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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s that time of year again: time to get out your pink and help to raise awareness about breast cancer. And like every October, there are so many ways that you can get involved. But knowing what you’re up against is the first step toward beating this all-too-prevalent disease. That’s why we’re taking a closer look at the effects of breast cancer and how to stop it altogether.
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Look Your Best with 2018’s Top Enhancement Trends

Americans love to look their best. In 2017, there were over 17.5 million cosmetic enhancement procedures performed in the United States alone. And these numbers keep climbing year after year as the tools and techniques available to plastic surgeons continue to progress. While last year saw the highest count in cosmetic procedures ever, here’s a closer look at what’s trending in 2018 and beyond.
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