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The Frontalis Muscle in Plastic Surgery

Patients who complain of forehead lines are common in a facial cosmetic surgery practice. There are many reasons why one may have these wrinkles. Patients may have spent too much time in the sun and developed wrinkles gradually occur over time from sun damage. Others may have droopy or heavy eyebrows with muscle tension. Genetics also plays in role in the appearance of forehead wrinkles. As with many aspects of plastic surgery, anatomic considerations are very important. One anatomic aspect of facial procedures that plastic surgeons consider is the frontalis muscle. What is the frontalis muscle? The frontalis muscle is … Continue reading »

Nonsurgical Millennial Makeover in Plastic Surgery

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are the younger patients in a cosmetic surgery practice. Everyone wants to look their best regardless of age. Millennials have some overlapping and specific needs relative to other generations. While they don’t need a facelift, plastic surgeons have seen more millennials coming to the office for a number of reasons. Some want to enhance their existing appearance, ex. bigger lips. Others may want to prevent future wrinkles, ex. forehead lines. Lastly, some natural age-related changes to the face may be present from a young age on certain individuals, ex. relative volume deficiency. Certain surgical … 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 »

Nonsurgical Eye Bag treatment with Facial Filler

The lower eyelids and cheeks are common areas of concern by patients, especially those who may complain of dark circles or eye bags. Appearance of this facial area may be a concern before other areas, such as forehead wrinkles. Patients complain of appearing tired despite adequate sleep and energy levels. Even millennials can have bags and dark circles, which is not from age alone. Plastic surgeons use a variety of terms to describe this region of the face, including the infraorbital rim, tear trough, and mid face. Dark circles, bags, wrinkles, and flat cheeks may negatively draw one’s attention to this … Continue reading »

Xeomin®, an alternative to Botox® in Plastic Surgery offices

Botox is one of the first aesthetic treatments patients consider when visiting a plastic surgery or dermatology office. As part of a nonsurgical facelift, it’s used for a variety of enhancements such as smoothing forehead lines, raising eyebrows, softening lip lines, slimming a wide jaw, and lifting the neck. These aesthetic procedures have minimal downtime, and patients often choose to return to work the same day. Botox is the older brand name drug of botulinum toxin type A that doctors use to relax wrinkles without surgery. It’s considered a safe method for temporary wrinkle reduction. Newer formulations of the drug are actively … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.