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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 »

Botox for Excess Underarm Sweating

Botox® is the first thing most people know about regarding plastic surgery. It’s known to reduce wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, but it has many other cosmetic applications. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists have been safely using Botox and other similar skin relaxers (ex. Dysport® and Xeomin®) in various areas to enhance one’s appearance. The phenomenal growth of nonsurgical liquid lift type procedures have expanded the versatility of these skin relaxers. We’ve previously outlined some expanded uses of Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin by advanced injectors. Briefly, these skin relaxers may be used off-label to slim the face from excess jaw muscles … Continue reading »

The Frontalis Muscle in Plastic Surgery

Patients who complain of forehead lines are common in a facial cosmetic surgery practice. There are many reasons why one may have these wrinkles. Patients may have spent too much time in the sun and developed wrinkles gradually occur over time from sun damage. Others may have droopy or heavy eyebrows with muscle tension. Genetics also plays in role in the appearance of forehead wrinkles. As with many aspects of plastic surgery, anatomic considerations are very important. One anatomic aspect of facial procedures that plastic surgeons consider is the frontalis muscle. What is the frontalis muscle? The frontalis muscle is … Continue reading »

Nonsurgical Millennial Makeover in Plastic Surgery

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are the younger patients in a cosmetic surgery practice. Everyone wants to look their best regardless of age. Millennials have some overlapping and specific needs relative to other generations. While they don’t need a facelift, plastic surgeons have seen more millennials coming to the office for a number of reasons. Some want to enhance their existing appearance, ex. bigger lips. Others may want to prevent future wrinkles, ex. forehead lines. Lastly, some natural age-related changes to the face may be present from a young age on certain individuals, ex. relative volume deficiency. Certain surgical … Continue reading »

Facial Plastic Surgery in Men

Women have always outnumbered men in the plastic surgeon’s office. An estimated 1 man comes to an aesthetic office (ie. dermatology, plastic surgery, med spa, etc) for every 9 women. Whether its a facelift, eyelid surgery, or Botox®, women simply seek to improve their facial appearance more frequently. This discrepancy between men and women, however, is changing as more and more men are visiting a plastic surgeon. More Men Seeking Facial Plastic Surgery This trend in aesthetic demand applies to all men. One reason is that all aspects of plastic surgery are seen much more frequently throughout television, print, and … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.