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Preservation Rhinoplasty for a Deviated Nose

Rhinoplasty is often considered to make a nose smaller. Plastic surgeons, however, generally consider rhinoplasty to balance the appearance of the nose with the face. Enhancing symmetry can help improve this balance and proportion. Patients complaing of body asymmetry is common in a plastic surgeon’s office, as everyones eyes, breasts, and nose are asymmetric. A variable degree of asymmetry is normal and expected, especially of the nose. Being in the central part of the face, the nose is susceptible to growth disparities of various facial components during development. In addition, the nose is also vulnerable to injury as it sits … Continue reading »

Contouring the Male Jawline

Similar to women, a common reason for cosmetic plastic surgery in men is to look the best for their age. Men often don’t want to look younger, but rather appear fit and healthy. Natural changes to the face can give the impression of “low energy”, instead of youthful vigor. One may feel that their facial appearance falsely gives the impression of fatigue, concern, or just looking worn and beaten. Professional men want to appear full of vigor and energy at work. To achieve looking one’s best, male aesthetic facial procedures typically treat common areas, such as the eyes and jawline. … Continue reading »

The Male Facelift

Men want plastic surgery. The number of men seeking cosmetic procedures is increasing, as there is a greater acceptance of male patients undergoing cosmetic surgery. In addition, more men are putting additional time and effort on their appearance. The growth in aesthetic demand comes from men in all areas of life, from millennials to baby boomers and interns to chief executives. A sagging face is just one concern men report in our plastic surgery office. The aesthetic options for a man’s neck and jawline are similar woman’s. We evaluate the anatomy for each patient and assess factors such as the fat, skin, muscle, and bone … Continue reading »

Jeuveau, a new alternative to Botox

Washington DC Botox® patients now have another option for a smoother forehead. Jeuveau has recently become available in plastic surgery and dermatology practices. We at Potomac Plastic Surgery have had the opportunity to be one of the first cosmetic surgery practices to offer this office treatment. Botox®, one of the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide, is so common that patients may come to plastic surgery offices asking for Botox specifically, rather than wrinkle reduction. Sometimes referred to as a “lunchtime lift”, wrinkle reduction treatments have provided safe cosmetic results with minimal downtime. Other wrinkle relaxers, such as Dysport® and Xeomin®, have … Continue reading »

Choosing a Sunscreen

While summer usually means long days outside, sun protection should be part of daily life regardless of season, weather, or activities. Choosing a sunscreen can appear daunting with all the different kinds, terms, and brands commercially available. Sunscreens not only help reduce the incidence of skin cancer, but also help prevent wrinkles better than Botox®. The smoothest skin has been protected from sun damage. Understanding your sunscreen and the terms on the bottle, can help you choose a better product to protect your skin. Sun Protection Factor, SPF SPF is a number that measures the ability to block out the … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.