Potomac Plastic Surgery® Blog

Skin cancer reduction with coffee and tea

Skin cancer affects patients of all skin types and ages. While occurring more commonly in older patients with lighter skin, skin cancer can develop in everyone, including younger and darker skinned patients too. The main types of skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. By far the most common skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma, and this type occurs more likely in areas with increased sun exposure. The nose and face, being most exposed to the sun, is thus more likely to develop skin cancer and commonly has basal cell cancers. How can one reduce the risk of … Continue reading »

Liquid Facelift – Enhance the Face without Surgery

Some patients are apprehensive about plastic surgery, whether it’s the anesthesia or recovery period after surgery. Others wonder if they’ll appear natural after cosmetic surgery. Multiple non-surgical treatments have become available that can enhance the face without surgery, as technology and the field of plastic surgery has expanded. One very popular nonsurgical treatment is a liquid facelift. What is a Liquid Lift? A liquid facelift is a combination of injections to rejuvenate the face without surgery. These injections fill hollows, reduce shadows and wrinkles, and lift cheeks. Some liquid facelift injections can stimulate your own body to rejuvenate the skin itself, alternatively known as “stem … Continue reading »

Plumping lips without going to a plastic surgeon

Full, shapely lips are feminine characteristics that may gradually lose their definition and volume with time. All lips lose volume with time, eventually becoming thinner and flatter. Does one need to go to a plastic surgeon to create fuller lips? Of course not. Temporary improvements with makeup and topical, natural treatments have been around for years to enhance the lips. Enhancing the lips is generally performed with nonsurgical methods. Some women may have always considered their lips to be relatively thin, or just want to have bigger, more luscious lips. We’ve reviewed the “lipstick in a syringe” method of enhancing the lips with facial … Continue reading »

Natural eyes, lips, and noses trending in Facial Plastic Surgery

Popular treatments in plastic surgery and dermatology offices may also trend on social media websites. Nonsurgical treatments continue to be the most popular. But above all, the trend is for natural results with a more balanced, subtle improvement in appearance. Patients want to look better, not different. – Houtan Chaboki, MD, board certified facial plastic surgeon Nose Being in the center of the face, the nose tends to draw attention. Plastic surgeons try to reduce attention to the nose with rhinoplasty. Reducing a bump, narrowing or lifting the tip, and making the nose straighter are techniques rhinoplasty utilize to achieve … Continue reading »

You may still want Botox® or facial fillers after a brow lift

Treatments of Botox and Dysport® are popular to relax wrinkles and improve one’s appearance without surgery. These nonsurgical treatments, along with facial fillers, are commonly performed in the upper regions of the face such as in the forehead, in between the eyes, and sides of the eyes (i.e. crow’s feet). These periorbital areas are also considered during brow lift surgery evaluation. The forehead and periorbital (around the eyes) areas develop wrinkles, shrink, and fall with age. A brow lift helps lift and stabilize the brow, whether performed alone or in combination with upper blepharoplasty (i.e eyelid surgery). Brow lift surgery … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.