Potomac Plastic Surgery® Blog

Advanced Botox® injections in Cosmetic Surgery offices

Botox® has been reducing wrinkles around the eyes for years. The company behind Botox initially received US FDA approval for cosmetic application in the areas between eyebrows (i.e. 11’s) and the sides of the eyes (i.e Crow’s feet). The extensive advertising of these specific treatments have made Botox well known for these wrinkles. Beyond these two areas, cosmetic surgeons have been safely using Botox and other similar wrinkles relaxers, such as Dysport® and Xeomin®, for a variety of cosmetic applications. The growth of nonsurgical facelift procedures have expanded the versatility of these wrinkle relaxers. It’s not just for wrinkles around eyes … Continue reading »

Weight loss before or after Facelift and Neck lift surgery

Facelift and neck lift surgery is a popular method to enhance one’s appearance, especially for those with excess skin or tissue laxity. Facelift with neck lift surgery is considered by patients and plastic surgeons the best option for those with significant facial aging. What about excess fat? A question that is often asked to plastic surgeons is the timing of cosmetic facial surgery around weight loss, whether to perform surgery before or after the planned weight loss with diet and exercise. Most plastic surgeons agree that patients should have a stable weight before proceeding with any elective procedure. Quick or … Continue reading »

Liposuction to reduce Fat and tighten Skin

Liposuction remains the most common cosmetic surgical procedure worldwide, surpassing other very common procedures such as breast augmentation and rhinoplasty. By reducing fat from the neck and body, liposuction can improve shape and contour, especially in trouble areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction removes fat, not skin. As a result, liposuction may not adequately achieve desired results on its own on some cases. Depending on multiple factors, the skin that once housed that extra fat doesn’t disappear and may not shrink adequately on its own. The extra skin can linger and hang off your face, neck, arms, … Continue reading »

January 2018 Newsletter

Winter can be a magical time, but it can also wreak havoc on your skin. Healthy skin is smooth, even-toned, and hydrated. During the winter months, cold weather, wind, and forced indoor air all work together to strip your skin of much-needed moisture. These dermatologist- and plastic surgeon-approved tips will help you maintain radiant skin all year long. Skip Exfoliation While exfoliation is generally part of a healthy skin care routine, it’s best to decrease the frequency or skip it all together during the winter months. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, but it can also strip your skin of the natural oils … Continue reading »

Early Recovery after Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

After nonsurgical cosmetic treatments (ex. liquid facelift), the eyes are often the first area patients consider for plastic surgery. Upper eyelid excess skin crowds the eye and covers the eyelashes. Natural changes from age and sun damage to the eyes can make them look tired or smaller. While nonsurgical injections of Botox® and Dysport® can help open up the eyes and elevate the brow, these office treatments provide temporary results. Certain conditions typically require surgery: loose or sagging skin that creates folds and covers eyelashes droopy upper eyelid that blocks vision fatty deposits in the eyelids that creates puffy appearance Upper … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.