Meet Dr. Houtan Chaboki, Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. ChabokiAs one of the best facial plastic surgeons in Washington, DC, Dr. Houtan Chaboki is dedicated to providing effective, natural-looking results. His expertise includes preservation rhinoplasty, rejuvenation of the aging face, and procedures tailored specifically for men.

Dr. Chaboki has based his practice on the core values of:

  • Integrity
  • Safety
  • Service

He is well-known for his thoroughness, thoughtfulness, and individualized approach to care, serving patients from Arlington, Virginia; Bethesda and Chevy Chase, Maryland; and surrounding communities.

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Credentials at a Glance

Education

  • Fellowship – Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
  • Residency – Otolaryngology, Mt. Sinai Medical Center; General Surgery, UCSF
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) – University of Illinois Chicago
  • Undergraduate – Northwestern University

Credentials

  • Board Certification – American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Licensure – District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery credentials

American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery credentials

Education and Training

Dr. Chaboki earned his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University and his MD from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 2000. After completing his residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, he served as a facial plastic surgery fellow. He continues to instruct other physicians in both facial plastic surgery fundamentals as well as more specialized techniques. His research includes nasal surgery and cosmetic rhinoplasty.

A facial plastic surgeon specializes in performing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on the face, head, and neck region. These surgeons perform the majority of elective facial plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Dr. Chaboki is board-certified in both otolaryngology (head & neck surgery) and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He spent 6 years after medical school in postgraduate surgical training. Concentrating on the complex anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, and bacteriology of all the organs and structures of the head and neck provides the facial plastic surgeon with a strong understanding of the anatomical region being treated.

Dr. Chaboki is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the world’s largest specialty association that represents over 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world.

For details about Dr. Chaboki’s credentials, view his CV and LinkedIn page.

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Special Clinical Interests

Dr. Chaboki’s advanced training and specialized skill set translate to both surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. Some of the most rewarding procedures he performs include:

Teaching Appointments and Facilities

In addition to performing procedures at his new facility, Dr. Houtan Chaboki is affiliated with several metropolitan Washington-area hospitals.

  • Georgetown University
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • George Washington University
  • Washington, DC, Hand & Upper Extremity Ambulatory Surgery Center (DCHUX)

Peer Recognition & Community Outreach

Dr. Chaboki and assistant performing surgery on patientDr. Chaboki is well-regarded for his knowledge and skill when performing complex procedures such as eyelid surgery and facelifts for Maryland and Virginia-area residents. He’s widely respected not only by his patients but also by other doctors. Dr. Chaboki is a “Top Doctor” on U.S. News & World Report, which recognizes the top 10% of physicians in the region.

Physicians from around the world frequently visit his Washington, DC, office and operating room to view firsthand the new, state-of-the-art techniques that he employs. As part of his ongoing commitment to education, Dr. Chaboki presents lectures on various facial plastic surgery topics for physicians and patients alike.

Dr. Chaboki also does pro-bono cosmetic surgery for victims of domestic violence. As a member of FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project, he contributes his time and surgical expertise to provide free care for these patients.

Focusing on the Face

Dr. Chaboki focusing on patients faceDr. Chaboki specializes exclusively in surgery of the face, neck, eyes, and nose. He approaches each individual as not just a surgeon but a comprehensive aesthetic physician, so if there are other nonsurgical cosmetic options, they will be thoroughly explored as well.

Dr. Chaboki is renowned for his expertise in rhinoplasty and is one of the country’s leading preservation rhinoplasty specialists. In addition to performing cosmetic rhinoplasty, he specializes in procedures to improve breathing and nasal function, including septoplasty, turbinate reduction, nasal valve surgery, and sinus surgery.

Building Relationships

Dr. Chaboki pinching upper nasal cavity of patientSuccessful facial plastic surgery is not the result of the procedure alone. Good rapport must be developed between patient and surgeon. Trust, based on realistic expectations and exacting medical expertise, develops in the consulting stages before surgery. Preoperative and postoperative care are essential for outstanding results. Dr. Chaboki is always available to answer all of your questions about your specific needs.

To ensure attention to safety and the best results, choosing from the many facial plastic surgeons in Washington, DC, should never be a snap decision. It’s not about who offers the best prices or the most convenient location. When considering facial plastic surgery, you want to feel confident that you have found not only a skilled and experienced physician but also a person you can talk to, count on, and feel safe with.

Benefits of a Consultation

Dr. Chaboki and patient sitting across from each otherOne of the first things men and women discover about Dr. Chaboki when they meet with him for a consultation is that he is informative, not pushy. His consultations are not based on trying to talk you into a particular procedure. He’s there to discuss your needs, explain your options, present the most reasonable solutions, and always make sure that you are informed and comfortable with your decision before moving forward.

Dr. Chaboki will personally evaluate your case and determine which surgical or nonsurgical procedure is appropriate for you. He will also compile a comprehensive medical history, taking your past and present medical issues into account. While plastic surgery is routine for Dr. Chaboki, it is still a serious medical procedure. Dr. Chaboki takes every precaution to ensure that your surgery and recovery will be safe and rewarding. As part of the decision-making process, he will explain the consequences, complications, risks, benefits, and advantages of each treatment.

Dr. Chaboki often uses computer simulation to help you visualize your possible surgical outcome. He will also take the time to answer all your questions and discuss your concerns. Then, together, you and Dr. Chaboki will decide what is right for you.

A Reputation Built on Results

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Before, During, and After Surgery

The confidence patients have in Dr. Chaboki is rooted in the fact that he is always accessible and available to answer their questions. He understands that any surgery can be stressful, so he is there to support his patients through the entire process – from decision-making and preparation to the actual surgery, which is performed in a safe, professional surgical suite with board-certified anesthesiologists.

After surgery, he and his team are available 24 hours a day by mobile phone to answer questions about the recovery process and to ensure that recuperation goes quickly and smoothly. He believes that good follow-up care is essential to achieving and maintaining the very best long-term results.

Board and Society Memberships

The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS)

Dr. Chaboki is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. The ABFPRS certifies surgeons exclusively in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Established in 1986, the ABFPRS is dedicated to improving the quality of facial plastic surgery available to the public by measuring the qualifications of candidate surgeons against certain rigorous standards.

The American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOHNS)

Dr. Chaboki is a diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The ABOHNS ensures that its diplomates have met the ABOHNS’ professional standards of training and knowledge in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. Diplomates are required to have completed a minimum of five years of surgical residency training in otolaryngology after graduation from medical school, received approval from the training Program Director, and successfully completed a rigorous written and oral examination process administered by the ABOHNS.

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Dr. Chaboki is a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The AAFPRS is the world’s largest specialty association that represents over 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world. AAFPRS members are board-certified surgeons who subscribe to a code of ethics and focus on surgery of the face, head, and neck.

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)

Dr. Chaboki is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The AAO-HNS is the world’s largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy represents more than 12,000 otolaryngologists — head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of those areas.

To learn more about Dr. Chaboki and the procedures he performs, request a consultation online or call his office at  (202) 800-2085.

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