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Botox vs. Fillers in Plastic Surgery

  Nonsurgical treatments continue an upward trend, even in plastic surgery offices. Patients enjoy the reduced downtime as compared to surgery, even if results might be less dramatic. Injections are the most common nonsurgical treatment with Botox and fillers, but patients are sometimes confused between these two office treatments. Plastic surgery and dermatology offices may group these treatments together as injectables or liquid lift. Neuromodulator – Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin Botox is one option in a group of treatments of neuromodulators or wrinkle relaxers. Dysport and Xeomin are alternatives to Botox that work in a similar fashion. After a numbing … Continue reading »

Fillers to Improve Nasal Profile in Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a very common cosmetic surgery in a facial plastic surgery office worldwide, especially in younger patients. Although rhinoplasty can improve both appearance and function of the nose, some may not be ready for nose job surgery. Facial fillers and wrinkle relaxers have grown in popularity as liquid lift procedures for the cheeks, eyes, and lips. Over the past several years, facial plastic surgeons have developed an alternative approach to temporarily reshape the nose using injections. Facial Fillers Cosmetic surgeons have a tremendous variety of facial fillers to rejuvenate the face, with hyaluronic acid fillers being the most popular. Hyaluronic acid fillers … Continue reading »

Eye Rejuvenation in Men

Eye rejuvenation is a common request by men considering plastic surgery. Smooth skin, reduce eye bags and dark circles, and lifting a low brow are frequent goals. Plastic surgeons utilize both nonsurgical and surgical techniques to help male patients achieve their desired results. Men’s Skin Testosterone makes the skin more susceptible to UV damage. As a result, men may have relatively more wrinkles, as compared to same aged women. Forehead wrinkles and lines tend to start at an earlier age in men too. Lastly, men’s skin tends to be thicker and requires more treatment for the same effect. Nonsurgical Eye … Continue reading »

Silicone Cheek Implant Surgery

Cheek implants used to be the only method to lift and fill the cheeks, before the tremendous popularity of nonsurgical facial filler injections. The general decrease in cheek implant surgery globally is primarily due to the growth of these office treatments, especially by non-plastic surgeon. Despite being less commonly performed as previously, silicone cheek implants remain an excellent method for permanent cheek augmentation for many reasons. Why consider cheek augmentation? High cheek bones are a universal sign of vibrant youthfulness for women and men throughout the world. Natural aging gradually results in volume loss of the face, especially the cheeks for some. Flatter … Continue reading »

Botox Lip Flip for Fuller Lips

Filler injections made of hyaluronic acid are the primary method to augment the lips for a fuller pout. Brand names such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Belotero® have been used for years in plastic surgery and dermatology office for lip enhancement. Fat injections of the lip is another method to augment the lips naturally. Both fat and fillers add volume to shape and contour the lips. Botox is the relatively new method to enhance the lips. Its ability to reduce muscle activity can also be used to enhance your lips. What is a filler? Facial fillers are soft gels injected into the … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.