Author Archives: Houtan Chaboki, M.D.

Surgical scar pain

Surgical scar pain

Plastic surgeons are not chronic pain specialists. Plastic surgeons do, however, specialize in scar management, which includes prevention and treatment for scars that have not healed ideally. Dr. Chaboki sees scar patients who have not healed well from other surgeries to offer options to improve appearance and pain symptoms as appropriate. Chronic or long-term scar …

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Dr. Daryl Hoffman Blog

Profile Sculpting to the Improve Neck and Jawline

Profile sculpting is a popular procedure in our Washington DC office. Patients often report various concerns such as appearing tired despite having energy, chubby cheeks since childhood regardless of diet or exercise, and/or having a weak chin or round face. We consider profile sculpting plastic surgery that focuses on the lower face to improve the …

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“Maskne” Tips and Tricks

Face masks are essential during the pandemic. We are no exception here at Potomac Plastic Surgery, since we require face masks in the office, among many other safety measures! Masks, however, can come with unwanted side effects of increased oil production and the dreaded "maskne", skin flare-up related to mask-wearing. Maskne Skin irritation from masks …

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We’re Open!

We're open! Starting Monday June 1, 2020 we will resume seeing in-person elective patients. Cosmetic relaxer and filler treatments will be performed! Cosmetic surgery can start being scheduled! Safety is our priority. Behind the scenes, we have taken proactive actions to enhance everyone's safety given the threat of COVID-19. The enhanced infection control measures allow …

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COVID-19

To all our cherished patients, As a preventative measure, we have been temporarily closed as of March 15, 2020 for elective office visits and hope to reopen soon. We recognize the trust you place in us when visiting us and want to share with you the proactive actions we are taking to keep everyone safe …

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Micro Botox Facial for Smoother Skin

Skin relaxers such as Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau® are top treatments in our cosmetic surgery office. These relaxers are used to smooth the skin and sculpt the face. Dr. Chaboki utilizes innovative techniques for natural results with relaxers. Read about our advanced relaxer options with Botox or similar treatments. The next advancement in aesthetic …

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Dr. Daryl Hoffman Blog

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 …

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Dr. Daryl Hoffman Blog

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 …

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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 …

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Dr. Daryl Hoffman Blog

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 …

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