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Author Archives: Houtan Chaboki, M.D.

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Fixing Flat Cheeks with Plastic Surgery

Flat cheeks are a common issue among plastic surgery patients. Flat cheeks can be present from a young age due to developmental and genetic factors. Flat cheeks may also come from the natural aging process, as facial fat and bone tissue shrinks with time. As a result, facial sculpting with plastic surgery can be applicable for a wide range of individuals. Top plastic surgeons consider the cheeks as a broad area, which can be subdivided into the upper cheek, mid cheek, and lower cheek zones. The lower eyelid is also evaluated as part of the cheek region during cosmetic consultation. … Continue reading »

Migraine Surgery for Chronic Headaches

As a Washington DC cosmetic surgery practice, we are often asked to relax wrinkles, lift cheeks, and reduce neck fat with facelift surgery. However, plastic surgery involves both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. One aspect of reconstructive plastic surgery that we treat is migraine surgery for chronic headaches. Chronic headaches requires a team of specialists including internists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, plastic surgeons, peripheral nerve surgeons, pain specialists, dentists, and otolaryngologists. Each specialist can treat headaches from different perspective as appropriate for each patient. Patients with chronic headache may see terms such as chronic migraine, occipital neuralgia, or trigeminal neuralgia when researching … Continue reading »

Relaxing and Lifting the Brow

The eyes are often the first area one considers for plastic surgery. Excess skin and fat develops around the eyes. The brow naturally falls and droops with age, especially the sides of the brow. This sagging and extra tissue of the upper eyelid area crowds the upper eyes. A significantly droopy brow may even decrease visual field in severe cases. While nonsurgical treatments with relaxers and fillers continue to expand in our cosmetic surgery office, these liquid lift options have not replaced surgery. Significantly excess skin and descended tissue still needs to be lifted and reduced by a surgeon. Relaxing the … Continue reading »

PRF Hair Restoration for Thinning Hair

Potomac Plastic Surgery is always exploring new solutions to help Washington DC plastic surgery patients look their best. We’ve been using stem cells with fat transfer for facial rejuvenation, now we’re looking into the use of stem cells in hair loss treatment. Both our male and female patients have reported issues with thinning hair and are looking for natural improvement. What are PRF Injections? PRF stands for Platelet Rich Fibrin. A small amount of blood is taken for your arm. The blood is immediately processed in the office to separate its component platelets, stem cells, and fibrin from the red … Continue reading »

Preservation Rhinoplasty for a Deviated Nose

Rhinoplasty is often considered to make a nose smaller. Plastic surgeons, however, generally consider rhinoplasty to balance the appearance of the nose with the face. Enhancing symmetry can help improve this balance and proportion. Patients complaing of body asymmetry is common in a plastic surgeon’s office, as everyones eyes, breasts, and nose are asymmetric. A variable degree of asymmetry is normal and expected, especially of the nose. Being in the central part of the face, the nose is susceptible to growth disparities of various facial components during development. In addition, the nose is also vulnerable to injury as it sits … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.