Potomac Plastic Surgery® Blog

I need Botox Cosmetic to prevent wrinkles!

We often hear from our Washington DC patients that not only do they want aesthetic treatments to improve current wrinkles, but they also want to help prevent future wrinkles down the road. Everyone wants to look their best, but they also want to look their best in the the future too. Preventative skin care can help achieve this goal. Anecdotal evidence over the years in plastic surgery and dermatology offices suggests that patients who regularly receive a wrinkle relaxer (ie. Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®) have overall improved skin smoothness beyond the short-term wrinkle reduction that these treatments provide. It’s believed by some that consistent office procedures with these … Continue reading »

Nasal congestion or allergies and your plastic surgeon for rhinoplasty

We see many patients in our downtown Washington DC plastic surgery office, many of whom are interested in rhinoplasty to improve the appearance of the nose. Reducing a bump, narrowing or lifting the nasal tip, or improving symmetry are some of the most requested cosmetic improvements. Many patients may see a rhinoplasty specialist because they want to also breathe better thorough their nose. Plastic surgeons and rhinoplasty specialists should examine the entire nose, inside and out, during consultation. You should discuss nasal congestion, allergies, and related medications with your plastic surgeon. While one may not experience nasal congestion or allergies before rhinoplasty, these … Continue reading »

Restylane® injections to improve lower eyelid bags without surgery

Facial fillers allow plastic surgeons to rejuvenate the face without plastic surgery. In addition to wrinkle relaxers (i.e. Botox®, Dysport® or Xeomin®), facial fillers have become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in plastic surgery offices. Facial fillers (also known as dermal fillers or wrinkle fillers) can achieve a “face lift” through a variety of methods such as reducing wrinkles, enhancing lips, and augmenting cheeks. The results with facial fillers can help maintain and/or refresh without the downtime of traditional plastic surgery. Facial fillers may be used before, after, or in addition to plastic surgery for each patient’s specific goals. Unlike … Continue reading »

A normal smile after chin surgery with an implant

Chin augmentation surgery with an implant is a good option to consider when one wants to improve submental fullness (ie. double chin), define the neck or jawline with or without a face lift, reduce the distraction of a relatively large nose, or create better facial proportion. Given that this involves a surgical procedure around the mouth, potential chin implant candidates are concerned that chin implant surgery could result in a crooked smile. A smile after all is the best, natural facelift. But can a chin implant affect the smile? Chin implants can be placed either via an incision inside the mouth or … Continue reading »

Botox® Brow Lift – Lifting the eyebrow without cosmetic surgery

Appropriately shaped, arched, or elevated eyebrows are sought after by many patients seeking to enhance their appearance. The numerous stand alone eyebrow threading and waxing businesses speak to the popularity of having good looking eyebrows. However, a trip to the plastic surgeon’s office may be required to alter the position or shape of the eyebrow. Wrinkle relaxers (i.e. Botox®, Dysport®, or Xeomin®) can be used to alter the shape and/or position of the eyebrows, not just smooth the skin. – Houtan Chaboki, MD The eyebrow naturally falls and droops with age, with the sides of the brow being most affected. Some … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.