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Choosing the Best Facelift

Patients (and physicians!) can be confused when trying to determine which facelift is the best. Various terms are used to describe a plastic surgery facelift: by body area (lower facelift, neck lift), by material (thread lift, liquid lift), etc. Many of the named lifts, however, are marketing terms or may not be an actual surgical lift. Below are just some of the confusing facelift terms: Vampire Face lift Biltmore Face Lift A Lifestyle Face Lift A Quick Face Lift A Ponytail Face Lift Thread Lift Liquid Lift Excluding the marketing names and brands, there are still several technical types of … Continue reading »

“Lifting” the Cheeks with Fillers for Balanced Cheeks

The cheeks are common treatment areas for Washington DC patients in a plastic surgery office. Patients report various concerns to their plastic surgeon, such as flat or sagging cheeks, hollow eye, or dark circles. Or patients may report they look “tired”. Full cheeks are considered by many to be a sign of health, and fortunately can be rejuvenated by multiple treatments. However, patients may be confused as to whether to get bigger cheeks or more balanced cheeks. Speaking with a plastic surgeon who focuses on the face can help determine appropriate options. Smaller or flatter cheeks develop to various degrees … Continue reading »

The Ideal Lip Shape in Plastic Surgery

Beautiful lips (and faces) come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. Lip enhancement with improved volume, definition, and/or skin are common requests among lip augmentation patients in Washington, DC. A plump lip is generally considered more attractive by many individuals, but there other features that can make the lip be more beautiful. The most attractive lip shape, according to science Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and not defined by simple proportions or metrics alone. However, according to scientific literature, an attractive lip has certain preferred characteristics. In addition to a full lip, symmetry is the other key factor … Continue reading »

July 2018 Newsletter

Your facial features are the first thing that people notice about you, including your cheeks. Many consider strong cheek bones to be a sign of beauty. Whether you’re looking to add volume nonsurgically, or you’re looking for lasting results, we have options that will fit your needs. You can choose between fillers, fat transfer, or implants. Whichever you choose, our cheek augmentation options can help you achieve customized results for a lasting impression. Facial Fillers Facial filler injections are part of a non-surgical lift, which may also be referred as a liquid lift. We offer a variety of injectable fillers that can be used to … Continue reading »

Botox for Excess Underarm Sweating

Botox® is the first thing most people know about regarding plastic surgery. It’s known to reduce wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, but it has many other cosmetic applications. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists have been safely using Botox and other similar skin relaxers (ex. Dysport® and Xeomin®) in various areas to enhance one’s appearance. The phenomenal growth of nonsurgical liquid lift type procedures have expanded the versatility of these skin relaxers. We’ve previously outlined some expanded uses of Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin by advanced injectors. Briefly, these skin relaxers may be used off-label to slim the face from excess jaw muscles … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.