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Adding and Removing Fat from the Face and Neck

Fat is a major component when considering cosmetic surgery. Certain areas of the body require less fat (ex. neck), while other areas need more to enhance one’s appearance. Facial fat does not only fluctuate with body weight, but also from many other factors. Areas of Facial Fat Loss Volume loss occurs variably in all patients from the natural aging process, sun damage, or other reasons. Certain areas of the face have fat, muscle, and bone shrink more as compared to other areas. Hollowed areas of the face develop shadows that may be bothersome to patients. Patients may have concerns such … Continue reading »

“Lifting” the Cheeks with Fillers for Balanced Cheeks

The cheeks are common treatment areas for Washington DC patients in a plastic surgery office. Patients report various concerns to their plastic surgeon, such as flat or sagging cheeks, hollow eye, or dark circles. Or patients may report they look “tired”. Full cheeks are considered by many to be a sign of health, and fortunately can be rejuvenated by multiple treatments. However, patients may be confused as to whether to get bigger cheeks or more balanced cheeks. Speaking with a plastic surgeon who focuses on the face can help determine appropriate options. Smaller or flatter cheeks develop to various degrees … Continue reading »

The Ideal Lip Shape in Plastic Surgery

Beautiful lips (and faces) come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. Lip enhancement with improved volume, definition, and/or skin are common requests among lip augmentation patients in Washington, DC. A plump lip is generally considered more attractive by many individuals, but there other features that can make the lip be more beautiful. The most attractive lip shape, according to science Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and not defined by simple proportions or metrics alone. However, according to scientific literature, an attractive lip has certain preferred characteristics. In addition to a full lip, symmetry is the other key factor … Continue reading »

A Liquid Lift with Fat and Filler for Facial Volume Loss

Refreshed, full of energy, vibrant. Those who visit a plastic surgeon want to look their best. While facelift surgery can be required to improve one’s appearance, especially if you have loose skin, a liquid facelift with fat or filler plays a significant role in facial rejuvenation without surgery What is a Liquid Lift? A liquid facelift is a nonsurgical treatment with injections to rejuvenate the face. Injections can fill hollow cheeks, reduce wrinkles, improve dark circles, and augment lips. Certain liquid facelift injections have also been reported to possibly stimulate your own body to rejuvenate the skin itself, alternatively known as “stem … 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 »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.