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Questions to Ask a Plastic Surgeon at a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

While some nonsurgical treatments such as Botox® may require relatively less thought and time, patients considering cosmetic surgery should allow adequate time and preparation before proceeding with elective surgery. Everyone considering cosmetic surgery has sufficient time to do adequate research beforehand. Don’t rush into surgery. These are just some of the questions to ask, but there will be many more that you will want to ask over the course of the consultation process. What specifically are you looking to change or improve? The first questions should be answered by the patient before the consultation. Do you prefer a dramatic change or … Continue reading »

Facial Plastic Surgery in Men

Women have always outnumbered men in the plastic surgeon’s office. An estimated 1 man comes to an aesthetic office (ie. dermatology, plastic surgery, med spa, etc) for every 9 women. Whether its a facelift, eyelid surgery, or Botox®, women simply seek to improve their facial appearance more frequently. This discrepancy between men and women, however, is changing as more and more men are visiting a plastic surgeon. More Men Seeking Facial Plastic Surgery This trend in aesthetic demand applies to all men. One reason is that all aspects of plastic surgery are seen much more frequently throughout television, print, and … Continue reading »

Candidate for Facelift or Neck Lift Surgery

Patients want to look better, but still themselves.  They may first try nonsurgical treatments with Botox® or cheek injections to help treat and prevent wrinkles. We see many patients from all age ranges who benefit from nonsurgical, office treatments. However, has plastic surgery gone away? No, not yet. There still isn’t a good nonsurgical method to address loose skin, sagging muscle, or weak bone structure. Skin laxity is one of many reasons patients still visit plastic surgeons. Whether it’s for the neck or eyes, plastic surgery remains the gold standard and the best option for many patients. What is a Facelift or … Continue reading »

April 2018 Newsletter

They say that your eyes are the gateway to the soul and this is partly because our eyes are the first area of the face that one notices. Eye bags can leave us looking tired and feeling less confident. There are many reasons that our eyes may appear puffy or swollen. These dermatologist- and plastic surgeon-approved tips can help with eye bag treatment. Basic Skin Care We recommend that our patients begin with non-surgical treatments, which can include chemical peels and basic skin care practices. Such practices include healthy dieting, proper sun protection, and adequate sleep. Skin Treatments Skin treatments are used to improve … Continue reading »

Augmentation Rhinoplasty – Building the Bridge without Breaking the Nose

Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most common cosmetic operations worldwide, especially for younger patients. Common rhinoplasty requests include reducing a bump, narrowing the tip, or lifting a droopy tip. Generally, many patients want smaller noses. Rhinoplasty can achieve many goals, but the main rhinoplasty goal from a plastic surgeon’s perspective is to make a nose more proportionate and draw less attention. A balanced nose is preferred, and some patients can benefit from a larger nose. Augmentation rhinoplasty involves increasing the size of the nose, primarily of the bridge or dorsum. Patients may complain the nose is too “flat” and … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.