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Minimally invasive procedures lead in plastic surgery offices

Less is more when it comes to plastic surgery. Whether it’s non-surgical treatments or plastic surgery, patients want to look themselves, but only better. The quicker recovery with generally less downtime and bruising with minimally invasive procedures are more appealing too. Aesthetic procedures of Botox Cosmetic® and hyaluronic acid fillers (ex. Restylane®, Juvederm®, Belotero®) continue to grow and be the most popular non-surgical treatments among men and women. This 2015 survey was performed by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of its members, board certified surgeons who specialize in plastic surgery of the face, head, and neck. It’s … Continue reading »

“Why do you look angry?” : Botox® Cosmetic to soften an angry appearance

“I always look angry, when I’m not” is a common statement among my Botox® Cosmetic patients. Sometimes it’s their children, who say whatever comes to their mind, or friends and co-workers. These patients may have a frown even when they felt happy. A frown or angry appearance is partially due to contraction of the muscles in-between the eyebrows. The eyebrows are drawn closer together by the muscles in this area, the corrugator supercilii and procerus. For some patients, these muscles may always be active or contracting, regardless of their emotional state. This chronic muscle tension narrows the distance between the eyebrows and … Continue reading »

Upper eyelid lift with plastic surgery

The eyes are the first thing one should see when looking at a person’s face. This is the reason why plastic surgery is often focused around the eyes. Either with non-surgical treatments (ex. Botox, Restylane, etc) or cosmetic surgery, plastic surgeons often try to bring attention to the eyes and reduce attention to factors that distract from otherwise beautiful eyes. Unless it’s for rhinoplasty or chin augmentation, patients typically start to consider cosmetic facial procedures in their 20’s and 30’s for age related changes to their facial appearance. At this younger age, wrinkle relaxers (ex. Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) and facial fillers … Continue reading »

Hyaluronic acid fillers not first option for forehead wrinkles

Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero, have become popular treatments to reverse the signs of aging and rejuvenate the face. Appropriate for all adult patients, these facial fillers are often used in and around the lips, otherwise known as the smile lines or nasolabial folds. Hyaluronic acid fillers can also improve lower eyelid bags, thus avoiding plastic surgery. Facial fillers treat wrinkles by filling or plumping up the “valley” of the wrinkle and adding volume. However, the forehead is not a a common treatment area for hyaluronic acid fillers. The horizontal wrinkles of the forehead are by … Continue reading »

Plastic Surgery for the Wedding: Mothers of the Bride and Groom

Weddings consume a tremendous amount of time, energy, and money for all involved. A wedding is a joyous event, but the planning and execution of a wedding is a stressful period of time. While it’s the bride’s moment to shine, everyone wants to look their best, especially the mothers of the bride and groom. These mothers may have always considered eyelid surgery or Botox, become especially proactive to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin before the big day.The cosmetic surgery options for the mothers of the bride and groom are similar for all women their age. The main difference is timing … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.