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Loose skin. Why plastic surgery may be the best option

Non-surgical facial rejuvenation remains very popular in plastic surgery offices and continues to grow in popularity. Wrinkle relaxers (ex. Botox®) and facial fillers (ex. Restylane®) are the most popular options. However, has plastic surgery gone away? Not yet. There are non-surgical treatments to reduce fat (ex. Kybella®), soften wrinkles (ex. Botox®), plump lips (ex. Juvederm®), or fill dark circles (ex. Restylane®). However, there still isn’t a good non-surgical method to address loose skin. Skin laxity is one of many reasons patients still visit plastic surgeons. Whether it’s for the neck or eyes, plastic surgery remains the best option for patients with loose or sagging skin. … Continue reading »

March 2016 Newsletter

3 Lesser-Known Benefits of Eyelid Surgery Eyelid surgery has become a popular plastic surgery procedure at my Washington, DC, practice for individuals seeking to rejuvenate their face, reduce the appearance of “bags” under their eyes, and look less tired. While aesthetics are a key reason for undergoing eyelid surgery, there are also a number of lesser-known benefits that patients may receive from the procedure. I’m sharing 3 of these benefits and the reasons behind each. 1. Improved eyesight: One of the greatest concerns that patients seeking an upper eyelid blepharoplasty have is impaired vision. The weight and volume of the … Continue reading »

I need Botox Cosmetic to prevent wrinkles!

We often hear from our Washington DC patients that not only do they want aesthetic treatments to improve current wrinkles, but they also want to help prevent future wrinkles down the road. Everyone wants to look their best, but they also want to look their best in the the future too. Preventative skin care can help achieve this goal. Anecdotal evidence over the years in plastic surgery and dermatology offices suggests that patients who regularly receive a wrinkle relaxer (ie. Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®) have overall improved skin smoothness beyond the short-term wrinkle reduction that these treatments provide. It’s believed by some that consistent office procedures with these … Continue reading »

Nasal congestion or allergies and your plastic surgeon for rhinoplasty

We see many patients in our downtown Washington DC plastic surgery office, many of whom are interested in rhinoplasty to improve the appearance of the nose. Reducing a bump, narrowing or lifting the nasal tip, or improving symmetry are some of the most requested cosmetic improvements. Many patients may see a rhinoplasty specialist because they want to also breathe better thorough their nose. Plastic surgeons and rhinoplasty specialists should examine the entire nose, inside and out, during consultation. You should discuss nasal congestion, allergies, and related medications with your plastic surgeon. While one may not experience nasal congestion or allergies before rhinoplasty, these … Continue reading »

Restylane® injections to improve lower eyelid bags without surgery

Facial fillers allow plastic surgeons to rejuvenate the face without plastic surgery. In addition to wrinkle relaxers (i.e. Botox®, Dysport® or Xeomin®), facial fillers have become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in plastic surgery offices. Facial fillers (also known as dermal fillers or wrinkle fillers) can achieve a “face lift” through a variety of methods such as reducing wrinkles, enhancing lips, and augmenting cheeks. The results with facial fillers can help maintain and/or refresh without the downtime of traditional plastic surgery. Facial fillers may be used before, after, or in addition to plastic surgery for each patient’s specific goals. Unlike … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.