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Social media and the increase in facial plastic surgery

Social media has increased the number of patients seeking facial plastic surgery in Washington DC and across the world! According to the 2015 survey performed by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1 in 3 facial plastic surgeons say patients are seeking procedures to look better in selfies and social media. This plastic surgery survey questioned its members, board certified surgeons who specialize in plastic surgery of the face, head, and neck. The exponential rise of video and photos via telephones and tablets has made everyone more notice their double chins, wrinkled skin, and eye bags. In addition, one’s … Continue reading »

Treating a double chin or submental fullness: Liposuction, Chin implant, or Facelift?

A double chin is an undesirable feature than many Washingtonians address with plastic surgery. A double chin can be congenital (genetics), develop with age naturally, or result from weight gain. Submental fullness is another term plastic surgeons may use for a double chin. With the great increase in video and photos from telephones and tablets, patients have more often noticed their double chin, also due to tilting the chin downward which worsens the appearance of the neck. We previously discussed this modern phenomena of the “facetime facelift”. Due to the regional anatomy, a double chin or submental fullness may require multiple … Continue reading »

A lower eyelid lift without surgery

Some wonder, how is it possible to rejuvenate the face without plastic surgery? Modern plastic surgeons are now utilizing syringes of materials (ie. facial fillers), similar to artists using clay, to help reshape and rejuvenate the face in the office with local anesthesia. The results with office treatments can help maintain and refresh, without the downtime of traditional plastic surgery. The above before/after photographs demonstrate results after Restylane lower eyelid lift treatment. Cosmetic treatments for the lower eyelid are very popular among both men and women. Dark circles and lower eye bags may be present from a young age or … Continue reading »

“Why do you look angry?” : Botox® Cosmetic to soften an angry appearance

“I always look angry, when I’m not” is a common statement among my Botox® Cosmetic patients. Sometimes it’s their children, who say whatever comes to their mind, or friends and co-workers. These patients may have a frown even when they felt happy. A frown or angry appearance is partially due to contraction of the muscles in-between the eyebrows. The eyebrows are drawn closer together by the muscles in this area, the corrugator supercilii and procerus. For some patients, these muscles may always be active or contracting, regardless of their emotional state. This chronic muscle tension narrows the distance between the eyebrows and … Continue reading »

Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) remains most common surgical procedure for 5th consecutive year

The nose wins! And the nose will likely continue to win in facial plastic surgery for the foreseeable future. This 2015 survey was performed by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of its members, board certified surgeons who specialize in plastic surgery of the face, head, and neck. The nose is a key area of focus for many men and women. A large nasal bump or bulbous/droopy tip are the most common aesthetic reasons to have rhinoplasty surgery. Unlike facelift surgery, rhinoplasty is commonly performed for a broad age range (ie. 18 to 80) of both male and … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.