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Author Archives: Houtan Chaboki, M.D.

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Lipoma Treatment

Washington DC cosmetic surgery patients want a nip and tuck with lip injections or a facelift. Some, however, come to a plastic surgeon’s office to treat a visible lump on the body, which may be a lipoma. Lipomas are a relatively common cause of lumps throughout the body. Fortunately, most of these lumps are benign (noncancerous) lipomas. What is a lipoma? Lipomas are soft tissue tumors or growths made mostly of fat tissue. Lipomas can range in size from a small nodule to several centimeters in size. Lipomas can occur anywhere there is fat, but more likely to develop in … Continue reading »

Botox Lip Flip for Fuller Lips

Filler injections made of hyaluronic acid are the primary method to augment the lips for a fuller pout. Brand names such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Belotero® have been used for years in plastic surgery and dermatology office for lip enhancement. Fat injections of the lip is another method to augment the lips naturally. Both fat and fillers add volume to shape and contour the lips. Botox is the relatively new method to enhance the lips. Its ability to reduce muscle activity can also be used to enhance your lips. What is a filler? Facial fillers are soft gels injected into the … Continue reading »

Nonsurgical Eyelid Rejuvenation

No one wants to appear worn down or tired, but rather relaxed and refreshed. People strive with a healthy lifestyle to be vibrant and full of energy! However, natural changes of facial fat, bone, and skin affect our appearance to the world. The eyes, more than other facial features, can convey the appearance of low energy via dark circles, eye bags, droopy eyelids, and wrinkles. Patients complain of appearing tired despite a healthy diet, adequate sleep, and energy levels with exercise. Even millennials can have bags and dark circles, which is not from age alone or sun worship. The eyes … Continue reading »

4 Reasons for Chin Surgery from the Outside

Double chin reduction is a common request in a cosmetic surgery practice, especially for Dr. Chaboki, a facial plastic surgery who focuses on procedures of the face and neck. A strong, defined chin and jawline is desired by many men and women. We’ve reviewed chin implant surgery and liposuction in several prior blog posts. Dr. Chaboki generally prefers an incision under the chin, as compared to inside the mouth, for chin surgery. Patients want natural results without signs of plastic surgery, such as a scar. Fortunately, the chin surgery incision is hidden under the chin, and the scar fades with … Continue reading »

Adding and Removing Fat from the Face and Neck

Fat is a major component when considering cosmetic surgery. Certain areas of the body require less fat (ex. neck), while other areas need more to enhance one’s appearance. Facial fat does not only fluctuate with body weight, but also from many other factors. Areas of Facial Fat Loss Volume loss occurs variably in all patients from the natural aging process, sun damage, or other reasons. Certain areas of the face have fat, muscle, and bone shrink more as compared to other areas. Hollowed areas of the face develop shadows that may be bothersome to patients. Patients may have concerns such … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.