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Potomac Plastic Surgery Blog

Candidate for Facelift or Neck Lift Surgery

Patients want to look better, but still themselves.  They may first try nonsurgical treatments with Botox® or cheek injections to help treat and prevent wrinkles. We see many patients from all age ranges who benefit from nonsurgical, office treatments. However, has plastic surgery gone away? No, not yet. There still isn’t a good nonsurgical method to address loose skin, sagging muscle, or weak bone structure. Skin laxity is one of many reasons patients still visit plastic surgeons. Whether it’s for the neck or eyes, plastic surgery remains the gold standard and the best option for many patients. What is a Facelift or … Continue reading »

April 2018 Newsletter

They say that your eyes are the gateway to the soul and this is partly because our eyes are the first area of the face that one notices. Eye bags can leave us looking tired and feeling less confident. There are many reasons that our eyes may appear puffy or swollen. These dermatologist- and plastic surgeon-approved tips can help with eye bag treatment. Basic Skin Care We recommend that our patients begin with non-surgical treatments, which can include chemical peels and basic skin care practices. Such practices include healthy dieting, proper sun protection, and adequate sleep. Skin Treatments Skin treatments are used to improve … Continue reading »

Augmentation Rhinoplasty – Building the Bridge without Breaking the Nose

Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most common cosmetic operations worldwide, especially for younger patients. Common rhinoplasty requests include reducing a bump, narrowing the tip, or lifting a droopy tip. Generally, many patients want smaller noses. Rhinoplasty can achieve many goals, but the main rhinoplasty goal from a plastic surgeon’s perspective is to make a nose more proportionate and draw less attention. A balanced nose is preferred, and some patients can benefit from a larger nose. Augmentation rhinoplasty involves increasing the size of the nose, primarily of the bridge or dorsum. Patients may complain the nose is too “flat” and … Continue reading »

Understand your Sunscreen to Protect your Skin

Summertime means long days and outdoor activities. It’s time to enjoy the beach and pool, even for dermatologists and plastic surgeons. It’s common knowledge that using sunscreen is the most basic of skin care routines. Sunscreens help prevent wrinkles better than Botox®. More important than appearance, sunscreens reduce the incidence of skin cancer. Understanding your sunscreen, especially all the terms on the bottle, can help you choose a better product to protect your skin. Sun Protection Factor, SPF The SPF number is a measure of a sunscreens ability to block out the sun’s rays. The higher the number means more … Continue reading »

Nonsurgical Eye Bag treatment with Facial Filler

The lower eyelids and cheeks are common areas of concern by patients, especially those who may complain of dark circles or eye bags. Appearance of this facial area may be a concern before other areas, such as forehead wrinkles. Patients complain of appearing tired despite adequate sleep and energy levels. Even millennials can have bags and dark circles, which is not from age alone. Plastic surgeons use a variety of terms to describe this region of the face, including the infraorbital rim, tear trough, and mid face. Dark circles, bags, wrinkles, and flat cheeks may negatively draw one’s attention to this … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.