Potomac Plastic Surgery Blog

Neck lift vs. Facelift Cosmetic Surgery

Traditionally, many often think that a surgical facelift is required to significantly improve one’s appearance. Office injections with Botox® and facial fillers can achieve temporary changes as part of a liquid facelift or nonsurgical facelift, but cosmetic surgery is required for a long-lasting and dramatic improvement. More importantly, patients with significant skin laxity need cosmetic surgery to reduce excess skin, as nonsurgical treatments tend be suboptimal. Plastic surgeons refer to a facelift and neck lift as surgical procedures of the lower face and neck. Confusion may arise between these two cosmetic procedures as they both cover similar areas and can have significant improvements to saggy … Continue reading »

Current Newsletter

It’s finally summer, which means that your social calendar is likely pretty packed. Between hopping from graduations to weddings to barbecues and more, you may be considering cosmetic treatments to help you look your best. While wrinkle relaxers (like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®) are great for smoothing out forehead lines, they can be used for so much more, including: Reducing excessive sweating: During the summer, many people are worried about excessive sweating. Muscle relaxers can help! The active ingredient in muscle relaxers can block the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for activating sweat glands, which reduces the amount of … Continue reading »

Reshaping the Nasal Bone in Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a truly specific operation tailored to the unique needs of each patient. Some may want to improve the front view or side view. Some want to improve the bridge, while others focus on the tip. Many prefer subtle changes, while some want a completely new nose. One possible component of a rhinoplasty operation is reshaping of the nasal bones. The technical term plastic surgeons use is osteotomy. Nasal bone modification is not required in all rhinoplasty patients. Your rhinoplasty surgeon will help determine if osteotomy may be required for your particular nasal surgery. Methods of Bone Reshaping For those who … Continue reading »

Improve the Lower Eyelid and Cheek junction with surgery or filler

The lower eyelid and cheek junction is a commonly treated area by plastic surgeons. This region of the face can start to show the signs of aging before others do. Patients may complain of lower eyelid bags, dark circles, and flat cheeks. Many terms are used to describe this region of the face, including the tear trough, infraorbital rim, and mid face. For patients, this area can improved with a variety of aesthetic treatments. The lid-cheek junction is a critical area of aesthetic rejuvenation treated by facial plastic surgeons. – Houtan Chaboki, MD Lower Eyelid and Cheek junction The lower … Continue reading »

Help Prevent Skin Cancer

Ready for summer? Now is a good time to remember to protect your skin before heading to the beach. These health maintenance and skin cancer prevention tips are really for the entire year, but more important during high sun exposure periods. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US, and one of the cancers that can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle. Many skin cancers don’t just occur in the elderly, but rather in young adults due to prolonged UV radiation exposure. Sunburns and tanning beds are just terrible for the skin! Being the most exposed … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.