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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 »

Downtime after Plastic Surgery

Nonsurgical procedures, such as liquid facelift and eye bag treatment, have gained in tremendous popularity. However, surgery still plays an important role in cosmetic surgery offices. Only surgery can remove excess skin and significantly lift sagging tissue. Natural changes from age and sun damage affect ligaments, skin, bone, muscle, and fat. These tissue changes can make one appear tired, worn down, or have low energy. Certain aesthetic conditions that typically require surgery include: loose or sagging skin that creates folds and covers eyelashes droopy brow that crowds the eyes fatty deposits in lower eye bags weak chin bone creating a … Continue reading »

Reducing a Bump with Preservation Rhinoplasty

Nose reshaping or rhinoplasty was the third most popular procedure in 2018, according to plastic surgery data. Breast augmentation and liposuction was more popular. Nose surgery is the most common cosmetic facial surgery, while botulinum  (Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®) remains the most common nonsurgical procedure. Preservation Rhinoplasty to Reduce a Bump Rhinoplasty surgery to reduce a bump is typically reductive, with plastic surgeons shaving, rasping, or filing down the bump. Another rhinoplasty method is to push down or let down the bump by removing tissue under the bump itself. This alternative method is called preservation rhinoplasty. A characteristic feature of … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.