Potomac Plastic Surgery® Blog

Chin augmentation: Why use a silicone implant?

Chin augmentation is requested by all types of patients: young/old, male/female, etc. Patients describe wanting a more defined chin, neck, or jawline. Chin augmentation not only improves a weak chin, but secondarily can enhance the appearance of other facial areas such as the nose, neck, and cheeks. Chin augmentation can be performed by three methods and various materials: facial filler – hyaluronic acid gel (ex. Juvederm®, Voluma®), calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse®) implant – silicone, porous polyethylene (Medpor®), polyethylene terephthalate (Mersilene®) bone surgery – titanium with sliding genioplasty or orthognathic surgery Plastic surgeons generally perform all types of chin augmentations procedures, but chin … Continue reading »

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty: a liquid lift of the nose

Nasal surgery with rhinoplasty and septoplasty remains one of the most common facial plastic surgery procedures worldwide, especially in younger patients. For these younger patients, Botox® and facial filler injections are also very popular procedures to enhance the face. It was natural that at some point these fillers and Botox treatments would be used to reshape the nose without surgery, otherwise known as a liquid lift of the nose. Facial fillers Cosmetic surgeons use a large variety of facial fillers to rejuvenate the face, but hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular for the nose. Restylane® and Belotero® are examples of hyaluronic acid … Continue reading »

Skin cancer reduction with coffee and tea

Skin cancer affects patients of all skin types and ages. While occurring more commonly in older patients with lighter skin, skin cancer can develop in everyone, including younger and darker skinned patients too. The main types of skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. By far the most common skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma, and this type occurs more likely in areas with increased sun exposure. The nose and face, being most exposed to the sun, is thus more likely to develop skin cancer and commonly has basal cell cancers. How can one reduce the risk of … Continue reading »

Liquid Facelift – Enhance the Face without Surgery

Some patients are apprehensive about plastic surgery, whether it’s the anesthesia or recovery period after surgery. Others wonder if they’ll appear natural after cosmetic surgery. Multiple non-surgical treatments have become available that can enhance the face without surgery, as technology and the field of plastic surgery has expanded. One very popular nonsurgical treatment is a liquid facelift. What is a Liquid Lift? A liquid facelift is a combination of injections to rejuvenate the face without surgery. These injections fill hollows, reduce shadows and wrinkles, and lift cheeks. Some liquid facelift injections can stimulate your own body to rejuvenate the skin itself, alternatively known as “stem … Continue reading »

Plumping lips without going to a plastic surgeon

Full, shapely lips are feminine characteristics that may gradually lose their definition and volume with time. All lips lose volume with time, eventually becoming thinner and flatter. Does one need to go to a plastic surgeon to create fuller lips? Of course not. Temporary improvements with makeup and topical, natural treatments have been around for years to enhance the lips. Enhancing the lips is generally performed with nonsurgical methods. Some women may have always considered their lips to be relatively thin, or just want to have bigger, more luscious lips. We’ve reviewed the “lipstick in a syringe” method of enhancing the lips with facial … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.