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As we age, our faces change. Many people develop excess skin and fat in their top eyelids. Others may notice that their brows have descended over the years, causing them to look tired or angry. When it comes to addressing these issues and rejuvenating the eye area, a popular course of action is often a brow lift and/or upper blepharoplasty. Brow Lift There are 2 general types of brow lifts — traditional and limited incision. Both procedures lift the forehead and brows, but they use different techniques. The traditional brow lift, still applicable in appropriate cases, involves an incision along … Continue reading »

Silicone implants for Cheek Augmentation

Cheek implant surgery was the most popular method to lift and fill the cheeks, before the popularity of nonsurgical treatments of facial filler injections. The general decrease in cheek implant surgery globally is primarily due to the growth of office treatments. Despite dropping in popularity, silicone cheek implants remain an excellent method for permanent cheek augmentation. Why consider cheek augmentation? Full cheeks and high cheek bones are a universal sign of vibrant youthfulness for both women and men throughout the world. The natural aging process and sun damage gradually result in flatter cheeks and decreased facial volume. This flattening of the cheeks is due to a combination … Continue reading »

Will the iPhone® X recognize you after Plastic Surgery?

*The views expressed in this article are my own and based only on an initial read of publicly available descriptions of the iPhone X. The blog is for entertainment and informational. I am not a professional or expert in technology, but look forward to learning more about this technology in the near future. Botox® and iPhones are very popular. Now these two phenomena will interface in an unusual way with Apple’s latest iPhone X. Among other technological features, the iPhone X has the ability with its front cameras and software to recognize its owner. The phone apparently not only examines the appearance of your face … Continue reading »

Nonsurgical Brow Lift with Botox or Dysport

The eyebrow naturally falls and droops with age, especially the sides of the brow more than the area closer to the nose. This sagging tissue then crowds the upper eyes, making them appear smaller. A droopy brow can even decrease visual field in severe cases. A trip to the plastic surgeon’s office may be required to lift a fallen brow, with brow lift or forehead lift surgery as a permanent option for the brow. However, not all patients are candidates for surgery. Instead, wrinkle relaxers, such as Botox® or Dysport®, may be used as a temporary alternative to surgery to alter the shape and/or position … Continue reading »

Slimming the Face with Cheek Fat Reduction

  Plastic surgeons are asked to reduce fat everywhere on the body, including the neck and face. Excess fat in the face, however, is often not just due to being overweight. In fact, many patients who consider themselves with “chubby cheeks” are slim and have appropriate weight. These patients are typically born with this excess facial fat, which normally doesn’t respond to a healthy diet or regular exercise. Patients who want to slim the face can consider cheek fat reduction surgery, also known as buccal fat reduction. The minor procedure removes a majority of this mid facial cheek fat via small incisions … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.