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Category Archives: Facelift

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Adding and Removing Fat from the Face and Neck

Fat is a major component when considering cosmetic surgery. Certain areas of the body require less fat (ex. neck), while other areas need more to enhance one’s appearance. Facial fat does not only fluctuate with body weight, but also from many other factors. Areas of Facial Fat Loss Volume loss occurs variably in all patients from the natural aging process, sun damage, or other reasons. Certain areas of the face have fat, muscle, and bone shrink more as compared to other areas. Hollowed areas of the face develop shadows that may be bothersome to patients. Patients may have concerns such … 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 »

Choosing the Best Facelift

Patients (and physicians!) can be confused when trying to determine which facelift is the best. Various terms are used to describe a plastic surgery facelift: by body area (lower facelift, neck lift), by material (thread lift, liquid lift), etc. Many of the named lifts, however, are marketing terms or may not be an actual surgical lift. Below are just some of the confusing facelift terms: Vampire Face lift Biltmore Face Lift A Lifestyle Face Lift A Quick Face Lift A Ponytail Face Lift Thread Lift Liquid Lift Excluding the marketing names and brands, there are still several technical types of … Continue reading »

Chin Plastic Surgery in Women

A strong chin may be considered a masculine feature, but a defined chin can be feminine too. Some women are apprehensive toward chin procedures for fear looking “too manly”. Many women (and men) visit a plastic surgeon complaining of a “double chin”. Yet, this double chin is a vague term as the appearance of the chin, neck, and jawline is multifactorial. Anatomy of the region determines the cause of one’s double chin. It’s not just fat! Read more about treating a double chin, also sometimes referred to as submental fullness. Women who consider chin surgery may have an apprehension about … 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.