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Revision Eyelid Surgery in Asian Patient

What is Eyelid Surgery? Cosmetic eyelid surgery (i.e. blepharoplasty) of the upper and/or lower eyelids helps rejuvenate one’s appearance. Often patients report appearing “tired” or “low energy”, when in fact they are full of energy. The facial appearance of some patients doesn’t match to how they actually feel and subsequently seek consultation with a cosmetic surgeon to explore potential options. Eyelid surgery can deal with the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, and/or brow for aesthetic improvement. Excess skin and fat is often conservatively reduced, sagging muscle may be tightened, and droopy tissue can be lifted. Read more about eyelid surgery in … Continue reading »

Belotero®, a facial filler for nonsurgical rejuvenation

Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures include a broad range of services, from chemical peels to laser treatments. The most popular nonsurgical treatments, however, involve a liquid facelift. Often referred to as a “lunch time lift”, busy professionals in Washington DC frequently visit a plastic surgeon’s office to get these nonsurgical facelift type procedures. Keep in mind that loose skin still often requires surgery with a facelift, the nonsurgical treatments can be started at a younger age, may help “hold off” the facelift, or be continued after facial surgery to help maintain a rejuvenated appearance. What are facial fillers in a liquid facelift? Every year … Continue reading »

Questions to Ask a Plastic Surgeon at a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

While some nonsurgical treatments such as Botox® may require relatively less thought and time, patients considering cosmetic surgery should allow adequate time and preparation before proceeding with elective surgery. Everyone considering cosmetic surgery has sufficient time to do adequate research beforehand. Don’t rush into surgery. These are just some of the questions to ask, but there will be many more that you will want to ask over the course of the consultation process. What specifically are you looking to change or improve? The first questions should be answered by the patient before the consultation. Do you prefer a dramatic change or … Continue reading »

Facial Plastic Surgery in Men

Women have always outnumbered men in the plastic surgeon’s office. An estimated 1 man comes to an aesthetic office (ie. dermatology, plastic surgery, med spa, etc) for every 9 women. Whether its a facelift, eyelid surgery, or Botox®, women simply seek to improve their facial appearance more frequently. This discrepancy between men and women, however, is changing as more and more men are visiting a plastic surgeon. More Men Seeking Facial Plastic Surgery This trend in aesthetic demand applies to all men. One reason is that all aspects of plastic surgery are seen much more frequently throughout television, print, and … Continue reading »

Candidate for Facelift or Neck Lift Surgery

Patients want to look better, but still themselves.  They may first try nonsurgical treatments with Botox® or cheek injections to help treat and prevent wrinkles. We see many patients from all age ranges who benefit from nonsurgical, office treatments. However, has plastic surgery gone away? No, not yet. There still isn’t a good nonsurgical method to address loose skin, sagging muscle, or weak bone structure. Skin laxity is one of many reasons patients still visit plastic surgeons. Whether it’s for the neck or eyes, plastic surgery remains the gold standard and the best option for many patients. What is a Facelift or … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.