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What health conditions threaten a successful recovery after facial sculpting surgery?

Dr. Chaboki performs a complete history and physical on all patients prior to undergoing cosmetic treatments. procedures such as cheek reduction and neck liposuction are usually safe for patients with chronic, stable medical conditions. However, these procedures may be delayed or cancelled as needed for patient safety. Dr. Chaboki will work with his cosmetic patients …

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Will smoking affect my recovery after facial sculpting surgery?

Smoking adversely affects your recovery. One may develop pneumonia, and treated areas don't heal as well or may become infected. The blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the tissues shrink up and prevent the necessary healing of the area. Patients must stop smoking for a minimum of two weeks prior to surgery to …

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What is recovery like after facial sculpting such cheek reduction or neck liposuction?

Downtime after cosmetic procedures may be a few hours to several days, depending on the specific procedure and areas treated. Office procedures are performed under local anesthesia, if any anesthesia is required. Surgical procedures are performed with either IV (twilight) sedation or general anesthesia and require a longer recovery period. Anesthesia normally wears off within …

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Where is facial sculpting, such as cheek reduction or neck liposuction, performed?

Dr. Chaboki practices facial plastic surgery at several DC area surgical facilities to accommodate his patients. Minor procedures with local anesthesia are performed in the DC office. Surgical procedures with IV (twilight) sedation or general anesthesia are performed at accredited facilities with a board-certified anesthesiologist. Georgetown University Medical Center MedStar Surgery Center

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