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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 »

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 »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.