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Hyaluronic acid is filler of choice for nonsurgical rhinoplasty

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty can be done with a facial filler or Botox, but most plastic surgeons use a filler more frequently. A facial filler has more potential uses to modify the appearance of the nose, as compared to Botox. Of all the available facial fillers available, hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular. Examples of such fillers at this time include Restylane and Belotero. Hyaluronic acid fillers come as a clear gel and are placed under the skin to alter the nose without surgery. Recovery is much easier than surgery, and results last for several months. Speak with a plastic surgeon … Continue reading »

Neck Lift without incisions via Liposuction alone

All surgical facelifts generally have an incision in front of the ear, with variable extension around the ear. Even short-scar or mini lifts have an incision. Some patients who don’t have the necessary downtime for recovery after a facelift may still benefit from plastic surgery with liposuction alone. Neck liposuction can provide great results in appropriate patients who are not candidates for facelift surgery.

Botox and Facial Fillers: Mixing and Matching Treatments

There are numerous non-surgical facelift options available now in the plastic surgeon’s office. Cosmetic surgery was the only option years ago, but a dizzying number of treatments can maintain or restore skin health. In addition to the many options, plastic surgeons and dermatologists can mix and match office treatments to help achieve a patient’s desired results. For example, a woman may dislike her forehead wrinkles and feel her smile lines could use some attention. She may have an important engagement in a few days, so she’s unable to get that brow lift or facelift that she knows she will eventually … Continue reading »

Chin Augmentation : Implant Materials

Many Washington DC area patients seek chin augmentation surgery for a variety of reasons. Some patients have always felt their chin was too small since childhood. Those who are considering rhinoplasty surgery may want better balance of the chin with the nose and face. Other patients with a “double chin” request a facelift or neck lift, but would better benefit with a chin implant instead to improve the jawline. The materials used to augment the chin have changed over the years. Historically, animal bone and cartilage has been used. For example, Marilyn Monroe had a chin implant with bovine (cow) … Continue reading »

Fat Injection: Compliment to Facelift Surgery

Fat is a natural component of the skin and tissues of the face, and attractive faces have a youthful fullness to the entire face due to primarily facial fat volume. Unfortunately, this facial fat gradually diminishes over time due to factors such as age and sun damage. While many Washington DC facelift patients request a plastic surgery to lift, tighten, and reduce sagging skin, their facial fat volume plays an important role in a healthy and vibrant appearing face lift result. Facial rejuvenation with fat injection uses many terms: liposculpture, fat transfer, autologous fat grafting, micro fat graft, fat augmentation, … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.