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Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty – Which is better?

The two methods for surgical rhinoplasty are closed (endonasal) and open (external). Every patient wants to know what is the best plastic surgery method for the nose. However, ask any plastic surgeon and they will tell you there isn’t necessarily a “best”. Each method has its pros and cons, with proponents on each side. Closed or Endonasal Rhinoplasty Closed rhinoplasty, also known as endonasal, involves incisions confined to the inside of your nose. External sutures are not required to reshape the nose with this method. Many parts of the nose may be modified with this approach, including the tip and hump. A … Continue reading »

Botox® or Filler for forehead lines (or both!)

Forehead lines can be some of the first wrinkles patients notice. Wrinkles of the forehead and around the eyes may make one look tired or angry. Smoother skin is goal for others seeking treatment. Regardless of the reasons treatment, improving forehead lines is common in a cosmetic surgery practice. Botox for forehead lines Botox has been the most popular treatment to soften forehead wrinkles for years. Another more recent option is Dysport®, which works in a similar fashion. Both of these treat wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that contribute to wrinkles. Once the muscle is relaxed, the skin relaxes and … Continue reading »

October 2017 Newsletter

As we age, our faces change. Many people develop excess skin and fat in their top eyelids. Others may notice that their brows have descended over the years, causing them to look tired or angry. When it comes to addressing these issues and rejuvenating the eye area, a popular course of action is often a brow lift and/or upper blepharoplasty. Brow Lift There are 2 general types of brow lifts — traditional and limited incision. Both procedures lift the forehead and brows, but they use different techniques. The traditional brow lift, still applicable in appropriate cases, involves an incision along … Continue reading »

New Neck for the New Year

“Get more exercise” is one of the most popular new year’s resolutions. Regular exercise promotes good overall health, but it’s also a great method to look and feel your best. However, no matter how much one exercises the fullness under the chin may remain. A double chin is resistant to change with regular exercise and a healthy diet for a variety of reasons. Don’t be discouraged if the double chin persists despite exercising more as part of your new year’s promise to yourself. Along with exercise, getting a new neck can also part of your new years’s resolution. Your neck may … Continue reading »

Top 5 Plastic Surgery blog posts for 2017

People love to read about plastic surgery. Our office has seen a continued increase in popularity in a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical. From eyelid surgery to liquid facelift, patients want to learn how to enhance their appearance. Below are the five most popular cosmetic surgery posts of 2017 from our blog. Washington DC residents love Botox®, as it has edged out other top posts this past year. How to Get Rid of a Buffalo Hump, excess fat behind the neck Patients develop excess fullness behind the neck, otherwise known as buffalo hump or widow’s hump, … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.