Potomac Plastic Surgery Blog

October 2017 Newsletter

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 »

New Neck for the New Year

“Get more exercise” is one of the most popular new year’s resolutions. Regular exercise promotes good overall health, but it’s also a great method to look and feel your best. However, no matter how much one exercises the fullness under the chin may remain. A double chin is resistant to change with regular exercise and a healthy diet for a variety of reasons. Don’t be discouraged if the double chin persists despite exercising more as part of your new year’s promise to yourself. Along with exercise, getting a new neck can also part of your new years’s resolution. Your neck may … Continue reading »

Top 5 Plastic Surgery blog posts for 2017

People love to read about plastic surgery. Our office has seen a continued increase in popularity in a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical. From eyelid surgery to liquid facelift, patients want to learn how to enhance their appearance. Below are the five most popular cosmetic surgery posts of 2017 from our blog. Washington DC residents love Botox®, as it has edged out other top posts this past year. How to Get Rid of a Buffalo Hump, excess fat behind the neck Patients develop excess fullness behind the neck, otherwise known as buffalo hump or widow’s hump, … Continue reading »

Treating Dark Under Eye Circles and Eye Bags

Dark circles, bags, wrinkles, and flat cheeks may negatively draw one’s attention to this facial area. As a result, we frequently see patients who request cosmetic improvement of their darks under eye circles and lower eye bags. Patients range in age, as cosmetic eyelid treatments are not just for “older” patients. People in their 20’s can have dark circles and eye bags due to genetics. Fortunately, lower eyelid bags and dark circles have many cosmetic treatment options, both surgical and nonsurgical. What causes dark circles and eye bags? Lower eyelid bags and dark circles develop from a variety of factors. These … Continue reading »

Top 8 methods to reduce Winter Skin

No one wants dry skin. Supple, moist, hydrated skin is healthy skin. The cold weather, breezy winds, and dry forced air from heating systems all promote skin dehydration. It takes extra effort during the winter to properly keep moisture in the skin. Not only does good skin care help treat winter skin, it can help prevent wrinkles too. Below are some recommendations that plastic surgeons and dermatologists typically recommend to their patients. Cover up Skin dehydration starts once you step outside. Simply covering up with a scarf, hat, gloves, and a collar will help keep wind out and skin warmer. … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.