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Category Archives: Chin Augmentation

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Contouring the Male Jawline

Similar to women, a common reason for cosmetic plastic surgery in men is to look the best for their age. Men often don’t want to look younger, but rather appear fit and healthy. Natural changes to the face can give the impression of “low energy”, instead of youthful vigor. One may feel that their facial appearance falsely gives the impression of fatigue, concern, or just looking worn and beaten. Professional men want to appear full of vigor and energy at work. To achieve looking one’s best, male aesthetic facial procedures typically treat common areas, such as the eyes and jawline. … Continue reading »

The Male Facelift

Men want plastic surgery. The number of men seeking cosmetic procedures is increasing, as there is a greater acceptance of male patients undergoing cosmetic surgery. In addition, more men are putting additional time and effort on their appearance. The growth in aesthetic demand comes from men in all areas of life, from millennials to baby boomers and interns to chief executives. A sagging face is just one concern men report in our plastic surgery office. The aesthetic options for a man’s neck and jawline are similar woman’s. We evaluate the anatomy for each patient and assess factors such as the fat, skin, muscle, and bone … Continue reading »

Relaxing a Dimpled Chin Muscle

Washington DC plastic surgery patients may have various complaints of the their chin. A double chin and weak chin are common, but also a dimpled chin or wrinkled chin. Chin concerns are due to various causes. Patients may have been born with a cleft chin, weak chin, or dimpled chin. Some receding or double chins can gradually occur over time with age. One group of patients include those with an overbite, who are predisposed to a double chin or weak chin. As with many aspects of plastic surgery, underlying anatomy is a very important factor. One anatomic aspect of chin … Continue reading »

Neck improvement with Chin Implant surgery

The neck and jawline is often an area of concern for patients. Terms such as a double chin, excess fat, “no neck”, weak chin, “turkey neck”, sagging tissue, etc have been used to describe their undesired appearance. The appearance of the neck typically worsens with age. Fat accumulates under the chin, bone structure recedes, glands and muscle loosen and descend, and skin accumulates and hangs. The specific issue of the neck will vary among individuals based on these multiple factors. Some may have more of a fat issue, while others may have more of a bone issue. Some may have … Continue reading »

Plastic Surgery that may be covered by insurance

Plastic surgery covers a broad area of medicine, which includes both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgery is not just about Botox® and breast implants. Some procedures are generally considered purely cosmetic, ex. facelift. Other procedures are generally considered reconstructive, ex. scar revision after injury. Lastly, some procedures may blend both cosmetic and reconstructive aspects of plastic surgery, ex. rhinoplasty. Medically necessary plastic surgery The first step is to determine if a specific plastic surgery is medically necessary, since this is often a requirement for insurance coverage. Medically necessary is not strictly defined and will vary among insurance companies, specific procedures, … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.