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Facial Feminization Plastic Surgery

Facial feminization is a group of cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures that modify features from typically male to more female. Facial feminization is not necessarily a single procedure, but rather may involve various procedures on skin, fat, muscle, and bone as appropriate. Each person is unique and plastic surgeons tailor procedures based on multiple factors. …

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Downtime after Plastic Surgery

Nonsurgical procedures, such as liquid facelift and eye bag treatment, have gained in tremendous popularity. However, surgery still plays an important role in cosmetic surgery offices. Only surgery can remove excess skin and significantly lift sagging tissue. Natural changes from age and sun damage affect ligaments, skin, bone, muscle, and fat. These tissue changes can …

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Reducing a Bump with Preservation Rhinoplasty

Nose reshaping or rhinoplasty was the third most popular procedure in 2018, according to plastic surgery data. Breast augmentation and liposuction was more popular. Nose surgery is the most common cosmetic facial surgery, while botulinum  (Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®) remains the most common nonsurgical procedure. Preservation Rhinoplasty to Reduce a Bump Rhinoplasty surgery to reduce …

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Relaxing a Dimpled Chin Muscle

Washington DC plastic surgery patients may have various complaints of the their chin. A double chin and weak chin are common, but also a dimpled chin or wrinkled chin. Chin concerns are due to various causes. Patients may have been born with a cleft chin, weak chin, or dimpled chin. Some receding or double chins …

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Contouring Cheeks with Fat Reduction

Liposuction is the top plastic surgery procedure in many offices. Hips, thighs, arms, and abdomens are thinned with liposuction. The neck is another popular place to contour with fat reduction. The face and cheeks, however, are typically not amenable to liposuction for many reasons. Cheek fat reduction is performed differently for those who want to …

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Dr. Daryl Hoffman Blog

Neck improvement with Chin Implant surgery

The neck and jawline is often an area of concern for patients. Terms such as a double chin, excess fat, "no neck", weak chin, "turkey neck", sagging tissue, etc have been used to describe their undesired appearance. The appearance of the neck typically worsens with age. Fat accumulates under the chin, bone structure recedes, glands …

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Rejuvenating the eyes are common requests in our plastic surgery office. While nonsurgical options with injections and peels increase in popularity, surgery remains the preferred option for many patients. Nonsurgical Eyelid Rejuvenation Injectables and skin peels are the main methods to improve the appearance of the eyes. Wrinkle relaxers, such as Botox® and Dysport®, work …

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Plastic Surgery that may be covered by insurance

Plastic surgery covers a broad area of medicine, which includes both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgery is not just about Botox® and breast implants. Some procedures are generally considered purely cosmetic, ex. facelift. Other procedures are generally considered reconstructive, ex. scar revision after injury. Lastly, some procedures may blend both cosmetic and reconstructive aspects …

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Botox vs. Fillers in Plastic Surgery

  Nonsurgical treatments continue an upward trend, even in plastic surgery offices. Patients enjoy the reduced downtime as compared to surgery, even if results might be less dramatic. Injections are the most common nonsurgical treatment with Botox and fillers, but patients are sometimes confused between these two office treatments. Plastic surgery and dermatology offices may …

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Dr. Daryl Hoffman Blog

Fillers to Improve Nasal Profile in Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a very common cosmetic surgery in a facial plastic surgery office worldwide, especially in younger patients. Although rhinoplasty can improve both appearance and function of the nose, some may not be ready for nose job surgery. Facial fillers and wrinkle relaxers have grown in popularity as liquid lift procedures for the cheeks, eyes, and lips. …

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