Yearly Archives: 2016

Blog post - new year new you plastic surgery face neck eyes nose

New Year, New You: 7 things to know before having plastic surgery

With every new year, Washington DC patients make a resolution to improve their lives. Stop smoking, loose weight, get healthier, or spend more time with family are some of the most common resolutions. As part of the new year, many also consider taking care of themselves with cosmetic surgery and make the effort to move forward with plastic …

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AAFPRS infographic 2016 - combination surgical and nonsurgical procedures

Combination of surgical and nonsurgical procedures in demand

With the large variety of cosmetic facial procedures, it can be overwhelming for patients to choose the "best" procedure while in a plastic surgery office. Skin can be relaxed, resurfaced, refilled, and rejuvenated with surgical and nonsurgical methods. As plastic surgery has generally become more common, combining procedures has increased in popularity. Why choose just …

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Blog post - before after photo overbite chin augmentation neck liposuction

Your overbite predisposes you to a double chin

Facial plastic surgeons are often asked what are the "best" options to improve one's appearance. Whether it's the neck for a facelift or the eyes for blepharoplasty, a plastic surgeon will examine the entire face as part of the consultation. In addition, the best plastic surgeons look inside at the mouth and check the teeth for an overbite …

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1 week after otoplasty, cosmetic ear surgery

We previously reviewed a woman who had facelift surgery via local anesthesia in our blog. Did you know that many other facial plastic surgery procedures are routinely performed via local anesthesia? Washington DC plastic surgery patients are familiar with a liquid facelift with Botox®, Dysport®, Kybella®, and facial fillers that are all performed with local anesthesia. However, many of the top cosmetic …

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Blog post - before after revision facelift neck muscle

You are not a candidate for Kybella, nonsurgical neck fat reduction

Patients come to a facial plastic surgeon to improve the appearance of their eyes, neck, and skin. Most Washington DC plastic surgery patients, however, would like to avoid surgery if possible. The reluctance for surgery in some patients is multifactorial, which may include apprehension of recovery, discomfort, or looking "overdone". As a result, non-surgical cosmetic procedures …

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Blog post - before after Asian blepharoplasty double eyelid surgery DC

Upper eyelid surgery in Asian patients to create a fold: incision or suture technique

Blepharoplasty (i.e. eyelid surgery) is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in Asian countries. Patients seeking blepharoplasty consider bigger eyes more attractive and request more "open" eyes. Prior to having plastic surgery, they have used tape or glue in the upper eyelid to temporarily create the effect of a double eyelid. We've reviewed Asian eyelid surgery in a …

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Fall Washington DC - facial plastic surgery nose rhinoplasty sinus allergy

Balloon sinus surgery and Rhinoplasty

Fall is here and many Washingtonians suffer from sinus problems with the change in the weather and season. Other than allergy medications, chronic sinusitis patients often chose from nasal procedures such as septoplasty, turbinoplasty, rhinoplasty, nasal valve repair, and functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) to improve their sinus symptoms. We previously discussed how septoplasty with rhinoplasty can improve nasal allergy …

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AAFPRS infographic 2016 - competitive workforce DC plastic surgery

Plastic surgery to boost your career or remain competitive in workforce

Busy Washingtonians report many reasons to have plastic surgery procedures. Restore a youthful appearance, reduce signs of aging, and enhance their own natural beauty are some popular reasons to have cosmetic surgery. Other Washington DC professionals report they also like to have plastic surgery to remain competitive in the workforce. Everyone wants to look their …

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Blog post - before after Botox jaw reduction face neck

What else can Botox do in the plastic surgery office?

Many are aware of Botox® for its cosmetic benefit to reduce wrinkles around the around the eyes. Years ago, Botox received FDA approval to improve the look of moderate to severe line between eyebrows or sides of the eyes (i.e Crow’s feet). However, plastic surgeons have been safely using Botox and other wrinkles relaxers (Dysport® and Xeomin®) …

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Blog post - before after photo liquid facelift HA filler

How many treatments of facial filler injections do I need?

Facial fillers have greatly increased in popularity due to several factors, including ease of treatment in the office with local anesthesia. In addition, results can be appreciated immediately and downtime is minimal for a majority of patients. Lastly, facial fillers are versatile. Facial plastic surgeons can use fillers to sculpt the face for an enhanced appearance …

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