Potomac Plastic Surgery® Blog

Facelift and Neck Lift Surgery in Men

No one wants a double chin or a turkey neck. A full neck or submental fullness, whether from excess fat or loose skin, is considered undesirable by many patients. The number of male patients seeking facial cosmetic procedures are increasing, as more men are putting additional time and effort on their appearance. There is also a greater acceptance of male patients undergoing cosmetic surgery. This growth in the male aesthetic demand comes from men in all areas of life, from millennials to baby boomers. Aesthetic Options for Male Neck Men considering treatment for a double chin have several options. Some of these treatments can be … Continue reading »

Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty for Bone Spur

Patients have rhinoplasty and septoplasty for many reasons. Improving both the appearance of the nose and breathing passages are the most common reasons. We’ve reviewed septoplasty previously, which is often combined with rhinoplasty. The best rhinoplasty surgeons perform both procedures routinely to maximize the function of the nose and sinuses, in addition to making a better looking nose. Dr. Chaboki, a board certified facial plastic surgeon, treated the following Washington DC rhinoplasty patient recently. The patient had prolonged, obstructed breathing that did not respond to allergy treatments, such as antihistamines, saline sprays, or steroid medications. Consultation with Dr. Chaboki revealed … Continue reading »

How Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists Enjoy the Sun

Summer is a time to be outside and enjoy the sun. However, sunlight is the main reason many develop skin cancer and wrinkles. Patients with fair or sensitive skin are even more at risk to the sun’s rays. But how do plastic surgeons and dermatologists manage sun exposure in the summer while minimizing risks such as skin cancer and facial wrinkles? No one wants to be a hermit. Keep in mind that skin damage is due to the UVA and UVB radiation from the sun. The negative effect accumulates gradually so that we may not realize how much damage has occurred. Sun burns are extreme … Continue reading »

5 Things to Know before Facial Filler injections

Nonsurgical cosmetic treatments continue to increase in popularity, especially facial fillers, Botox®, liquid facelift, and laser treatments. These nonsurgical treatments have some advantages since they can be started at a younger age, may help “hold off” the facelift, or be continued after facial surgery to help maintain a refreshed and younger appearance. What is a facial filler? Facial fillers are soft gels that are injected into tissues of the face, cheeks, and lips to enhance one’s appearance. A majority of current facial fillers are made of hyaluronic acid. which is normally found in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule that … Continue reading »

Anesthesia in Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Washington DC plastic surgery patients consider many factors when deciding on facial cosmetic surgery, and the type of anesthesia is a frequent question during consultation with a plastic surgeon. The decision on anesthesia is determined by multiple factors, including specific procedure, patient preference, and physician preference. Regardless, safety is always the primary factor. Anesthesia is generally considered safe, especially on healthy patients. The typical types of anesthesia in facial cosmetic surgery include local – patient is completely awake and alert. The treated area is numbed with injections, ice, and creams. sedation – patient is relaxed and partially awake with oral or … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.