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Brow vs bleph? Lift the brow and/or the upper eyelid with plastic surgery

Women and men typically start to consider upper eyelid surgery due to natural aging in their 40’s. While some patients may benefit from eyelid surgery at an earlier age, patients more commonly have upper eyelid area surgery after age 40. An upper blepharoplasty (i.e eyelid surgery) removes excess skin and fat from the top eyelid, but does not directly change the eyebrow. A brow lift lifts the eyebrow, primarily from the sides of the brow but may also improve the area closer to the nose too. For some patients, a brow lift alone may help improve the appearance of the … Continue reading »

6 things to know before Kybella® treatment to improve a double chin

  Neck liposuction is the traditional, time-tested method to reduce neck fat and shape the jawline. It’s a quick procedure with minimal downtime. Liposuction can be combined with other procedures, such as a facelift, neck lift, or chin implant to further improve one’s double chin or submental fullness. Recently, however, an FDA-approved non-surgical alternative to neck liposuction is available in plastic surgery and dermatology offices. Kybella is an office treatment used to improve, without surgery, submental fullness from excess neck fat. As with the increased popularity of other non-surgical treatments, patients are looking to enhance their appearance without plastic surgery. Expect some swelling early … Continue reading »

When can I kiss after lip injection?

Lip injection with facial fillers is a popular method to enhance one’s lips without surgery. Treatment is quick with immediate results that last up to 6 months. One of the most common questions asked after lip injection is when kissing can be resumed. Patients are concerned about possible risks of infection, filler movement, or affecting the final results with kissing. When can I kiss my boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife, and kids after lip injection? “Air kissing” can be done right away. Air kissing, common in many cultures, doesn’t damage the filler. Light kissing, such as a peck on the cheek or kissing your child’s forehead, can also be … Continue reading »

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 »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.