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How to Determine if you are a Face Lift candidate

When you look in the mirror and lift your jawline and cheek skin, do you like what you see? Perhaps it’s time to consider facial rejuvenation surgery. Face lift or neck lift surgery is a purely elective cosmetic procedure to rejuvenate the face for men and women over 40. Both the face lift and neck lift are cosmetic procedures that one chooses to reduce the signs of aging and sun damage of the lower face. Cosmetic surgery is an option, among many other good aesthetic options. Keep in mind that your face continues to age with time, despite any treatment … Continue reading »

Botox Injection and Eyebrow Waxing, Plucking, Threading, and Tweezing

Botox® Cosmetic is a great option to help reduce wrinkles and smooth the skin in the forehead and around the eyes. Many DC area women, and some men, frequently have their eyebrows regularly groomed, either at a salon or done by themselves. My Washington DC Botox patients often ask if they can have an eyebrow waxing after Botox injection. Most DC plastic surgeons and dermatologists suggest avoiding any eyebrow or skin treatment around the eyes and eyebrow for least the first day after Botox Cosmetic injections. This restriction includes other similar wrinkle relaxers Dysport® and Xeomin®, in addition to skin … Continue reading »

Face Lift Anesthesia Options for Maryland & Virginia

A lower face lift or neck lift can greatly rejuvenate the face and help restore the appearance of youth and beauty. Maryland or Virginia face lift patients are typically active individuals who have sagging skin and jowls and excess neck fat. Face lift patients often ask about the incisions used during the face lift and anesthesia during the cosmetic surgery. A face lift is not one operation, but rather many potential cosmetic procedures, dependent on the surgeon and patient to improve neck line, jowls, and signs of facial aging. Although there are many different face lift procedure terms, there are … Continue reading »

Facial Plastic Surgery with a Single Injection

Which single medication has been used for a variety of aesthetic treatments for Washingtonians? Botox Cosmetic. Botox Cosmetic may be applied in specific ways to achieve certain results for facial rejuvenation. Wrinkle reduction around the eyes and forehead is the most common application, but lifting the eyebrows or slimming the jawline are alternative treatments that have been used by DC area plastic surgeons and dermatologists. The non-surgical brow lift to raise the eyebrows is achieved by injecting the muscles just below the eyebrow (orbicularis muscle) which pulls down the brow. Results are temporary and subtle with the Botox browlift. This … Continue reading »

Plastic Surgery to Augment Sunken Cheeks

Sunken, flattened cheeks are signs of inadequate facial volume. While this may occur from natural aging in patients I see from northern Virginia, sunken cheeks are also commonly congenital or genetic. These facial features may run in families. Cheek volume loss may also be seen earlier with some medical conditions, severe weight changes, trauma, or medications too. Several cosmetic options are available to improve volume loss in the cheeks or midface and to sculpt the face. Treatment obviously is to add volume, typically. Injectable fillers with hyaluronic acid (Restylane or Juvederm) may be appropriate in the tear-trough or nasolabial folds, … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.