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Natural eyes, lips, and noses trending in Facial Plastic Surgery

Popular treatments in plastic surgery and dermatology offices may also trend on social media websites. Nonsurgical treatments continue to be the most popular. But above all, the trend is for natural results with a more balanced, subtle improvement in appearance. Patients want to look better, not different. – Houtan Chaboki, MD, board certified facial plastic surgeon Nose Being in the center of the face, the nose tends to draw attention. Plastic surgeons try to reduce attention to the nose with rhinoplasty. Reducing a bump, narrowing or lifting the tip, and making the nose straighter are techniques rhinoplasty utilize to achieve … Continue reading »

You may still want Botox® or facial fillers after a brow lift

Treatments of Botox and Dysport® are popular to relax wrinkles and improve one’s appearance without surgery. These nonsurgical treatments, along with facial fillers, are commonly performed in the upper regions of the face such as in the forehead, in between the eyes, and sides of the eyes (i.e. crow’s feet). These periorbital areas are also considered during brow lift surgery evaluation. The forehead and periorbital (around the eyes) areas develop wrinkles, shrink, and fall with age. A brow lift helps lift and stabilize the brow, whether performed alone or in combination with upper blepharoplasty (i.e eyelid surgery). Brow lift surgery … Continue reading »

Removing facial fillers with hyaluronidase injection

Facial fillers continue to increase in popularity for many reasons, such as being a nonsurgical office treatment via local anesthesia and minimal downtime. Facial fillers are second only to Botox® for non-surgical facial cosmetic treatments. Injections of Botox and facial fillers are performed by all cosmetic specialists, including dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, and facial plastic surgeons, while surgical procedures are performed by a smaller pool of physicians. Sometimes, however, a patient wants the facial filler to be reversed or removed. Hyaluronidase injections are used to reduce or remove hyaluronic acid fillers. Treatment with hyaluronidase speeds the natural breakdown of these types of fillers. … Continue reading »

Turbinoplasty: Reducing nasal turbinates to improve breathing in rhinoplasty

Washington DC rhinoplasty patients choose plastic surgery on their nose for a variety of reasons. Many patients want rhinoplasty to reduce the bump and size of their nose. Some want to narrow or lift the nasal tip. Some want to improve nasal symmetry, either from genetics or prior injury. Most patients, however, want to improve their nasal breathing and appearance of the nose at the same time. Nasal congestion has many contributing factors for each patient. There isn’t one factor that is universal for all patients. Swelling, generally speaking, is a very common factor for many patients. The nose can … Continue reading »

Asian blepharoplasty: Creating a double fold with upper eyelid surgery

Upper eyelid surgery is very popular in Asian countries, such as China, Vietnam, and Korea. While the plastic surgery itself is modern, the desire to create a more “open” eye has been present for thousands of years. Many consider bigger or larger eyes more attractive, and patients have used (and continue to use) tape or glue in the upper eyelid to temporarily create a crease or double eyelid for larger eyes. Patient don’t come to the plastic surgeon’s office wanting to appear Western or Caucasian, but rather improve their own natural appearance and maintain their ethnicity. Each patient has their own personal … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.