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Fixing Flat Cheeks with Plastic Surgery

Flat cheeks are a common issue among plastic surgery patients. Flat cheeks can be present from a young age due to developmental and genetic factors. Flat cheeks may also come from the natural aging process, as facial fat and bone tissue shrinks with time. As a result, facial sculpting with plastic surgery can be applicable for a wide range of individuals. Top plastic surgeons consider the cheeks as a broad area, which can be subdivided into the upper cheek, mid cheek, and lower cheek zones. The lower eyelid is also evaluated as part of the cheek region during cosmetic consultation. … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.