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Category Archives: Facial Sculpting

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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 Reasons for Chin Surgery from the Outside

Double chin reduction is a common request in a cosmetic surgery practice, especially for Dr. Chaboki, a facial plastic surgery who focuses on procedures of the face and neck. A strong, defined chin and jawline is desired by many men and women. We’ve reviewed chin implant surgery and liposuction in several prior blog posts. Dr. Chaboki generally prefers an incision under the chin, as compared to inside the mouth, for chin surgery. Patients want natural results without signs of plastic surgery, such as a scar. Fortunately, the chin surgery incision is hidden under the chin, and the scar fades with … 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 »

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 »

Chin Liposuction to improve a Double Chin

A double chin is considered undesirable by many. A double chin develops from a combination of factors, not just being overweight or natural aging. Some young and thin patients can have a double chin, starting from a much earlier age. Genetics play a role in one’s appearance. A double chin is sometimes referred to as submental fullness and is commonly associated with excess neck fat. A “turkey neck” on the other hand refers to sagging neck tissue from loose neck skin and/or muscle. Patients who complain of a turkey neck may also have excess neck fat. During a plastic surgery consultation, a physical … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.