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Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) remains most common surgical procedure for 5th consecutive year

The nose wins! And the nose will likely continue to win in facial plastic surgery for the foreseeable future. This 2015 survey was performed by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of its members, board certified surgeons who specialize in plastic surgery of the face, head, and neck. The nose is a key area of focus for many men and women. A large nasal bump or bulbous/droopy tip are the most common aesthetic reasons to have rhinoplasty surgery. Unlike facelift surgery, rhinoplasty is commonly performed for a broad age range (ie. 18 to 80) of both male and … Continue reading »

Upper eyelid lift with plastic surgery

The eyes are the first thing one should see when looking at a person’s face. This is the reason why plastic surgery is often focused around the eyes. Either with non-surgical treatments (ex. Botox, Restylane, etc) or cosmetic surgery, plastic surgeons often try to bring attention to the eyes and reduce attention to factors that distract from otherwise beautiful eyes. Unless it’s for rhinoplasty or chin augmentation, patients typically start to consider cosmetic facial procedures in their 20’s and 30’s for age related changes to their facial appearance. At this younger age, wrinkle relaxers (ex. Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) and facial fillers … Continue reading »

“Lipstick in a syringe” for beautiful lips

Plastic surgeons and artists know that full, soft, sexy lips are a very feminine characteristic. The lips, along with the eyes and cheeks, are facial features that should draw attention when looking at a woman’s face. Lips that are desirable accentuate this feminine beauty. Lips that are too full, however, draw too much attention and appear unnatural. How do we make female lips more beautiful? We use “lipstick in a syringe” as the most popular method. The “lipstick” is a facial filler (ex. Restylane®, Juvederm®, Belotero®, etc) which is injected into the lips in the office via local anesthesia. These fillers … Continue reading »

Lower eye bags: Too little or too much fat?

Lower eyelid bags develop from a variety of factors. One factor is excess fat around the eye itself. A majority of plastic surgery patients gain eye fat naturally with age. Signs of excess eye fat may first appear in the 30’s and progress gradually with time. Some patients are born with relatively excess eye fat and have lower eyelid bags early in life. A second factor of lower eye bags is actually too little fat in the area beneath or under the eye bag itself. This insufficient facial fat volume is gradually lost or shrinks with time. We all loose … Continue reading »

Female Beauty: Transformation of Male to Female Facial Appearance in Caitlyn Jenner

Female beauty has been studied and analyzed for ages, and women, more often than men, will seek methods to preserve or enhance their beauty. Open eyes, rounder cheeks, fuller lips, smaller nose, and smaller lower jawline are characteristics of feminine beauty. Cosmetic treatments, with or without plastic surgery, allow women to achieve these desired aesthetic results. One of the biggest female plastic surgery news items now is transgender revelation of Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner). Transgender patients don’t want to be a “man in woman’s clothing”, and as a result may seek plastic surgery of the face and body to … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.