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A Liquid Lift with Fat and Filler for Facial Volume Loss

Refreshed, full of energy, vibrant. Those who visit a plastic surgeon want to look their best. While facelift surgery can be required to improve one’s appearance, especially if you have loose skin, a liquid facelift with fat or filler plays a significant role in facial rejuvenation without surgery What is a Liquid Lift? A liquid facelift is a nonsurgical treatment with injections to rejuvenate the face. Injections can fill hollow cheeks, reduce wrinkles, improve dark circles, and augment lips. Certain liquid facelift injections have also been reported to possibly stimulate your own body to rejuvenate the skin itself, alternatively known as “stem … Continue reading »

Facial Plastic Surgery in Men

Women have always outnumbered men in the plastic surgeon’s office. An estimated 1 man comes to an aesthetic office (ie. dermatology, plastic surgery, med spa, etc) for every 9 women. Whether its a facelift, eyelid surgery, or Botox®, women simply seek to improve their facial appearance more frequently. This discrepancy between men and women, however, is changing as more and more men are visiting a plastic surgeon. More Men Seeking Facial Plastic Surgery This trend in aesthetic demand applies to all men. One reason is that all aspects of plastic surgery are seen much more frequently throughout television, print, and … Continue reading »

Candidate for Facelift or Neck Lift Surgery

Patients want to look better, but still themselves.  They may first try nonsurgical treatments with Botox® or cheek injections to help treat and prevent wrinkles. We see many patients from all age ranges who benefit from nonsurgical, office treatments. However, has plastic surgery gone away? No, not yet. There still isn’t a good nonsurgical method to address loose skin, sagging muscle, or weak bone structure. Skin laxity is one of many reasons patients still visit plastic surgeons. Whether it’s for the neck or eyes, plastic surgery remains the gold standard and the best option for many patients. What is a Facelift or … Continue reading »

What to Expect at a Plastic Surgery Consultation

All journeys begin with a single step forward, including plastic surgery. The consultation with a plastic surgeon is a process that can take a variable amount of time before undergoing a procedure. Online information has made it significantly easier for patients to find a qualified board-certifed surgeon, but the abundance of information can also make the journey confusing. Consultation process The consultation with a plastic surgeon is typically a process, first starting with an inquiry or phone call to the office to learn more about a procedure and the practice. For procedures such as Botox® or cheek fillers, one consultation may … Continue reading »

Your Lip Augmentation: Fat Transfer or Fillers?

Lips with volume, definition, and smooth skin are common requests among lip augmentation patients in Washington, DC. Lips thin gradually with time, but can also be thin from a young age too. In addition, wrinkles develop around the lips and smile lines from volume loss and sun damage. Cosmetic enhancement of the lips and area around the mouth (smile lines) can be achieved with a variety of treatments. Facial fillers made with hyaluronic acid gels to plump the lips are available in every plastic surgeon’s office, which include JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and BELOTERO®. Gradually dissolving over time, these fillers offer results that last several … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.