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We’ve Moved the Plastic Surgery Practice

A word from Dr. Chaboki: I am pleased to announce my new office Potomac Plastic Surgery in Washington DC! This private practice continues my effort to provide the best in service and experience. It is with you, our devoted patients, that this premier practice has become a reality. I wanted to extend my appreciation for your loyalty and trust in our practice and look forward to continuing to serve you in the future. Now that renovations are complete, we’re ready for you to visit our new location! Health and happiness, Dr. Chaboki Announcement Dr. Chaboki recently moved his cosmetic surgery … Continue reading »

How much does Plastic Surgery cost?

With the new year, patients are seeking plastic surgery to look refreshed or are already thinking about their appearance for the spring and summer. Did you already read our New Year’s post on 7 things to know before having plastic surgery? A common question cosmetic surgery patients often ask is “how much does plastic surgery cost?”. There isn’t a single answer, but patients can empower themselves with information to make an appropriate decision for themselves. What is included in determining plastic surgery costs? The cost of plastic surgery involves a variety of possible factors: Surgeon fee – physician performs the procedure, surgical … Continue reading »

Laser skin rejuvenation in cosmetic dermatology

The field of cosmetic medicine and dermatology has exploded from three main factors: wrinkle relaxers (i.e. Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®), facial fillers (i.e. Restylane®, Juvederm®, Belotero®), and laser rejuvenation. We’ve previously discussed how the non-surgical cosmetic treatments have grown exponentially and will likely continue to grow in the foreseeable future. Patients can be overwhelmed with variety of choices to improve their appearance. With laser rejuvenation, there is an additional layer of complex, technical information that can be hard to decipher. The traditional ablative laser surgery with a CO2 laser used to be the only option to rejuvenate the skin. The CO2 laser would remove … Continue reading »

Septoplasty can improve Sinus symptoms, when performed with Rhinoplasty

It’s spring and allergy season has started in Washington DC. Flowers are blooming with increasing pollen and allergies in the air. As a result of seasonal changes, patients are coming to their allergist for help finding relief. Some of these allergy patients are then referred to or seek sinus surgeons to perform sinus surgery, when medications do not improve their chronic sinus symptoms of nasal congestion or blockage. Sinus surgery, however, is usually not required for these patients. Rather, septoplasty with turbinate reduction is the more commonly performed procedure to relieve chronic nasal allergies for appropriate patients when medical treatment is inadequate. … Continue reading »

Cosmetic Surgeon Review Sites

Maryland face lift patients often go to the Internet, in addition to their close friends, to research plastic surgeons for cosmetic surgery. Nothing will ever beat a personal recommendation from a trusted person. However, several physician review sites exist that provide patient reviews for multiple physician specialties. Doctor review sites are just one component of the decision making process cosmetic patients should use to help determine their plastic surgeon for their facial cosmetic surgery. In Washington DC, successful facial cosmetic surgery is the result of many factors, including the cosmetic procedure itself. Good rapport must be developed between patient and … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.