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Preservation Rhinoplasty for Natural Results

Patients generally understand 2 main types of rhinoplasty: open and closed. Open rhinoplasty makes an incision between the nostril in order to access the cartilage and bone of the nose. Closed rhinoplasty, also known as endonasal, modifies nasal bone and cartilage without any external incisions. Rhinoplasty surgery can also be categorized as reductive and preservation. This classification refers to the method of changes to the bone and cartilage, rather than the approach itself to the nasal tissue. Preservation Rhinoplasty One of the main components of the preservation rhinoplasty procedure is to preserve the bone and cartilage of the bridge of … Continue reading »

Split Earlobe Repair with Plastic Surgery

Split earlobes are not uncommon in a plastic surgery office, especially for those surgeons who focus on facial procedures. Usually patients complain of one earlobe that has completely split, while some have an earlobe that is nearly torn or splitting. Patients may have had a history of trauma with sudden pulling or gradual splitting and stretching over time from earrings. Gradually with time, some earlobes may start to split due to the metal and/or weight of the earrings. Before splitting, patients may notice irritation, itching, or inflammation with certain earrings. Earrings with nickel, copper, or mixed metals are more likely to … Continue reading »

Lipoma Treatment

Washington DC cosmetic surgery patients want a nip and tuck with lip injections or a facelift. Some, however, come to a plastic surgeon’s office to treat a visible lump on the body, which may be a lipoma. Lipomas are a relatively common cause of lumps throughout the body. Fortunately, most of these lumps are benign (noncancerous) lipomas. What is a lipoma? Lipomas are soft tissue tumors or growths made mostly of fat tissue. Lipomas can range in size from a small nodule to several centimeters in size. Lipomas can occur anywhere there is fat, but more likely to develop in … Continue reading »

Botox Lip Flip for Fuller Lips

Filler injections made of hyaluronic acid are the primary method to augment the lips for a fuller pout. Brand names such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Belotero® have been used for years in plastic surgery and dermatology office for lip enhancement. Fat injections of the lip is another method to augment the lips naturally. Both fat and fillers add volume to shape and contour the lips. Botox is the relatively new method to enhance the lips. Its ability to reduce muscle activity can also be used to enhance your lips. What is a filler? Facial fillers are soft gels injected into the … Continue reading »

Nonsurgical Eyelid Rejuvenation

No one wants to appear worn down or tired, but rather relaxed and refreshed. People strive with a healthy lifestyle to be vibrant and full of energy! However, natural changes of facial fat, bone, and skin affect our appearance to the world. The eyes, more than other facial features, can convey the appearance of low energy via dark circles, eye bags, droopy eyelids, and wrinkles. Patients complain of appearing tired despite a healthy diet, adequate sleep, and energy levels with exercise. Even millennials can have bags and dark circles, which is not from age alone or sun worship. The eyes … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.