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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 »

4 Injections to Treat Scars

Wrinkles, puffy eyes, and loose skin are only part of a plastic surgeon’s day in the office. Scars and scar tissue also play a role in every plastic surgeon’s practice spectrum. Every surgery, and many nonsurgical treatments, will have scar tissue. Some patients are predisposed to scarring. Plastic surgeons offer these injections both to prevent and minimize scars and to treat scar tissue that has formed in appropriate patients. The primary methods to treat scars with injections include steroids 5FU hyaluronidase filler Injections can help flatten, thin, and fade scars to improve the appearance, soften scars to reduce tethering or … 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 »

Revision Eyelid Surgery in Asian Patient

What is Eyelid Surgery? Cosmetic eyelid surgery (i.e. blepharoplasty) of the upper and/or lower eyelids helps rejuvenate one’s appearance. Often patients report appearing “tired” or “low energy”, when in fact they are full of energy. The facial appearance of some patients doesn’t match to how they actually feel and subsequently seek consultation with a cosmetic surgeon to explore potential options. Eyelid surgery can deal with the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, and/or brow for aesthetic improvement. Excess skin and fat is often conservatively reduced, sagging muscle may be tightened, and droopy tissue can be lifted. Read more about eyelid surgery in … Continue reading »

Questions to Ask a Plastic Surgeon at a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

While some nonsurgical treatments such as Botox® may require relatively less thought and time, patients considering cosmetic surgery should allow adequate time and preparation before proceeding with elective surgery. Everyone considering cosmetic surgery has sufficient time to do adequate research beforehand. Don’t rush into surgery. These are just some of the questions to ask, but there will be many more that you will want to ask over the course of the consultation process. What specifically are you looking to change or improve? The first questions should be answered by the patient before the consultation. Do you prefer a dramatic change or … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.