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Filler vs. Implant for Chin Augmentation

Patients with a weak chin are commonly seen in a facial plastic surgery practice. A wide variety of patients (i.e young/old, male/female) with weak chins are potential candidates for chin augmentation, since chin augmentation not only improves a weak chin, but secondarily may improve the appearance of other facial areas such as the nose and neck. Cosmetic surgery for the chin Cosmetic chin procedures fall in three general categories: injectable facial filler – hyaluronic acid gel (ex. Juvederm®, Voluma®, Restylane®), calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse®) chin implant surgery – silicone, porous polyethylene (Medpor®), polyethylene terephthalate (Mersilene®) jaw bone surgery – titanium with sliding genioplasty or orthognathic surgery … Continue reading »

Greater success and improved health after facial cosmetic surgery?

Washington DC patients have many reasons for undergoing cosmetic surgery. Patients should express their specific reasons for having cosmetic surgery to their surgeon, but most hope to appear younger and more rested after facial cosmetic surgery. Plastic surgeons will perform facelift and eyelid surgery with the goal of an improved appearance. But are there additional potential benefits from cosmetic surgery? Can one achieve greater success or improved health with facial cosmetic surgery? There is some recent research to suggest that at least those who have had cosmetic surgery appear to be more successful and in better health, whether or not they actually achieved … Continue reading »

Brow lift surgery – Traditional vs. Endobrow forehead lift

Washington DC plastic surgery patients often want to improve their eyes, and discussion of the eyebrow is often included with the eyelid consultation. Some patients just need blepharoplasty, some a brow lift, and some would benefit from a combined procedure. We’ve reviewed brow lift vs. upper blepharoplasty in a previous post. Brow lift surgery elevates the forehead and eyebrows to help create a more refreshed appearance. The two primary methods are the traditional brow lift and the limited incision brow lift. The term endobrow and limited incision are sometimes used interchangeably among plastic surgeons. Other brow lift techniques included the direct and … Continue reading »

The Power of Prejuvenation in Facial Cosmetic Surgery

What if you could have stopped a wrinkle before it developed? According to the 2016 member survey from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), men and women are trying to preserve their youth via “prejuvenation”. This new, buzz word refers to starting non-surgical cosmetic treatments (i.e. Botox®, facial fillers, and advanced skin care) at an earlier age to minimize the effect of aging. Rather than waiting to correct wrinkles with plastic surgery, patients are seeking plastic surgeons and dermatologist at a younger age to help prevent wrinkles. The theory is to slow down the clock of aging. By modifying collagen synthesis … Continue reading »

Liquid facelift popular during tax season

Most tax refunds go to savings. However, in a 2017 survey conducted by RealSelf of a plastic surgery online community, over a third of those consumers reported that they plan to spend at least part of their tax refund on themselves with non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Botox® and facial fillers (Juvederm® and Restylane®) are the most popular of these non-surgical or liquid facelift treatments. In addition, according to this survey, a larger percentage of respondents will spend their tax refunds on cosmetic treatments this year as compared to last year. Some patients enjoy spending tax refunds on themselves. – Houtan Chaboki, MD In addition to this tax season … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.