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Unhealthy Vision of Beauty in Venezuela

From the New York Times, the video is on Venezuela’s unhealthy obsession with unnatural beauty and excess plastic surgery. Beauty pageants are a large part of the culture, and the head of Miss Venezuela claims that “Girls don’t have to be natural. They have to be beautiful.” Women contestants go to the plastic surgeon, since in order to win a competition you have to have cosmetic surgery on your nose, your breasts, and some liposuction. This obsession with plastic surgery is obviously unhealthy and distorts body image, especially for children. While procedures such as breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, and liposuction are … Continue reading »

5 Tips prior to your first Botox Cosmetic treatment

The holidays bring many patients who want to look fresher and younger before the big family gatherings. Who doesn’t want to look their best? While many Washington DC Botox patients are already comfortable and familiar with the treatments, many patients come to the plastic surgeon’s the first time during the holidays. Here are 5 tips to consider before your first Botox treatment. 1. Determine the options Everyone is familiar with Botox, but nowadays there are alternatives that offer similar wrinkle reduction. Dysport and Xeomin act in much the same ways as Botox. All of these cosmetic treatments help soften the … Continue reading »

Cosmetic Upper Eyelid Surgery opens the eyes for a more youthful appearance

Washington DC eyelid surgery patients commonly request plastic surgery to remove excess skin or fat from the upper eyelid. Perhaps they also have decreased peripheral vision from the sagging tissue blocking their vision. Sometime women have increased difficulty applying makeup. More commonly, however, Washington DC patients want to look younger and rejuvenate their natural beauty by reducing wrinkles. The main goal of upper eyelid surgery is to “open” the eyes and show more of the pupil, not necessarily just  to remove skin or fat. Aging and sun damage contribute to wrinkles and excess tissue around the eyes. This excess tissue … Continue reading »

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.

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.