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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 »

Nonsurgical Eye Bag treatment with Facial Filler

The lower eyelids and cheeks are common areas of concern by patients, especially those who may complain of dark circles or eye bags. Appearance of this facial area may be a concern before other areas, such as forehead wrinkles. Patients complain of appearing tired despite adequate sleep and energy levels. Even millennials can have bags and dark circles, which is not from age alone. Plastic surgeons use a variety of terms to describe this region of the face, including the infraorbital rim, tear trough, and mid face. Dark circles, bags, wrinkles, and flat cheeks may negatively draw one’s attention to this … Continue reading »

Xeomin®, an alternative to Botox® in Plastic Surgery offices

Botox is one of the first aesthetic treatments patients consider when visiting a plastic surgery or dermatology office. As part of a nonsurgical facelift, it’s used for a variety of enhancements such as smoothing forehead lines, raising eyebrows, softening lip lines, slimming a wide jaw, and lifting the neck. These aesthetic procedures have minimal downtime, and patients often choose to return to work the same day. Botox is the older brand name drug of botulinum toxin type A that doctors use to relax wrinkles without surgery. It’s considered a safe method for temporary wrinkle reduction. Newer formulations of the drug are actively … Continue reading »

Advanced Botox® injections in Cosmetic Surgery offices

Botox® has been reducing wrinkles around the eyes for years. The company behind Botox initially received US FDA approval for cosmetic application in the areas between eyebrows (i.e. 11’s) and the sides of the eyes (i.e Crow’s feet). The extensive advertising of these specific treatments have made Botox well known for these wrinkles. Beyond these two areas, cosmetic surgeons have been safely using Botox and other similar wrinkles relaxers, such as Dysport® and Xeomin®, for a variety of cosmetic applications. The growth of nonsurgical facelift procedures have expanded the versatility of these wrinkle relaxers. It’s not just for wrinkles around eyes … Continue reading »

Early Recovery after Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

After nonsurgical cosmetic treatments (ex. liquid facelift), the eyes are often the first area patients consider for plastic surgery. Upper eyelid excess skin crowds the eye and covers the eyelashes. Natural changes from age and sun damage to the eyes can make them look tired or smaller. While nonsurgical injections of Botox® and Dysport® can help open up the eyes and elevate the brow, these office treatments provide temporary results. Certain conditions typically require surgery: loose or sagging skin that creates folds and covers eyelashes droopy upper eyelid that blocks vision fatty deposits in the eyelids that creates puffy appearance Upper … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.