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Facial Feminization Plastic Surgery

Facial feminization is a group of cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures that modify features from typically male to more female. Facial feminization is not necessarily a single procedure, but rather may involve various procedures on skin, fat, muscle, and bone as appropriate. Each person is unique and plastic surgeons tailor procedures based on multiple factors. Generally, feminine facial features include more open eyes, rounder cheeks, fuller lips, smaller nose, and smaller jawline. Cosmetic treatments focus on different aspects of the face to achieve feminization appropriate for each individual. Looking one’s best is a goal with any plastic surgery. Reducing gender … Continue reading »

Downtime after Plastic Surgery

Nonsurgical procedures, such as liquid facelift and eye bag treatment, have gained in tremendous popularity. However, surgery still plays an important role in cosmetic surgery offices. Only surgery can remove excess skin and significantly lift sagging tissue. Natural changes from age and sun damage affect ligaments, skin, bone, muscle, and fat. These tissue changes can make one appear tired, worn down, or have low energy. Certain aesthetic conditions that typically require surgery include: loose or sagging skin that creates folds and covers eyelashes droopy brow that crowds the eyes fatty deposits in lower eye bags weak chin bone creating a … 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 »

3 Stitch Neck Lift

A full or sagging neck is a common complaint seen in plastic surgery offices. Full necks and double chins are not just from being overweight, but rather due to multiple factors. In our Washington DC cosmetic surgery office, we see many young and healthy weight patients with a double chin. Plastic surgeons tailor the procedure to the needs of each patient. During a plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Chaboki, an evaluation will help determine the cause of double chin. A neck lift can address the fat, muscle, skin, and/or bone. A 3 stitch neck lift can address a sagging or full … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.