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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 »

The Photo Gallery: Before and After Photographs in Cosmetic Surgery

The photo gallery of any cosmetic surgery’s practice website is the most popular area. Seeing before and after cosmetic surgery photographs is popular for a variety of reasons. Prospective patients want to see potential results with their eyelid or facelift surgery. Washington DC patients enjoy seeing others with rejuvenated necks and eyes and anticipate their own improvements with cosmetic procedures. Plastic Surgery Photo Gallery However, photographs alone could be an unreliable guide for considering surgery and should be taken with a grain of salt. Photos in our website are of actual patients who have been treated by us, but each patient is unique and … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.