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Nonsurgical cheek enhancement options for long-term results

The cheek and midfacial area have many options to improve sunken cheeks, wrinkles, and lower eyelid bags. Years ago, plastic surgery was the only option with a cheek lift. Fat was reduced, skin removed, and muscle tightened with incisions hidden around the eyelid and face. Nowadays, non-surgical cheek enhancement with facial fillers is a very popular option to improve the midfacial area. The main options are the hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero, which provide necessary volume to sunken cheeks and last approximately 6 months to 1 year for many patients. Longer lasting results, however, are achieved … Continue reading »

Hyaluronic acid fillers not first option for forehead wrinkles

Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero, have become popular treatments to reverse the signs of aging and rejuvenate the face. Appropriate for all adult patients, these facial fillers are often used in and around the lips, otherwise known as the smile lines or nasolabial folds. Hyaluronic acid fillers can also improve lower eyelid bags, thus avoiding plastic surgery. Facial fillers treat wrinkles by filling or plumping up the “valley” of the wrinkle and adding volume. However, the forehead is not a a common treatment area for hyaluronic acid fillers. The horizontal wrinkles of the forehead are by … Continue reading »

Cheek Enhancement: Fillers, Implants, or Lift?

The cheek and midfacial area have the benefit of many treatment options to improve appearance. However, with this large variety comes confusion as to what approach is the best for cheek rejuvenation.Cheek enhancement procedures generally fall into 3 broad categories: fillers, implants, and lift. Cosmetic cheek treatment with fillers, by far, are the most common option. This popularity is due to the relatively low-short-term cost, quick recovery, and low risk. Additionally, more cosmetic specialists and dermatologists may perform filler treatment, while a cheek implant or a cheek lift is performed only by plastic surgeons or facial plastic surgeons. A non-surgical … Continue reading »

Plastic Surgery for the Wedding: Mothers of the Bride and Groom

Weddings consume a tremendous amount of time, energy, and money for all involved. A wedding is a joyous event, but the planning and execution of a wedding is a stressful period of time. While it’s the bride’s moment to shine, everyone wants to look their best, especially the mothers of the bride and groom. These mothers may have always considered eyelid surgery or Botox, become especially proactive to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin before the big day.The cosmetic surgery options for the mothers of the bride and groom are similar for all women their age. The main difference is timing … Continue reading »

At what age is it OK to start Botox Cosmetic?

As cosmetic surgery becomes more popular, the patients who come to the plastic surgeon’s office become increasingly younger. Adults of all ages are looking to improve themselves with cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgery is already considered appropriate for younger patients who may have structural concerns with bone, cartilage, or fat. Rhinoplasty, chin implant, neck liposuction, and otoplasty are more commonly accepted plastic surgery procedures for the younger patient.Nowadays, however, many young patients are also asking when is it OK to start Botox. These women see their mothers or celebrities getting Botox treatment, may already start seeing wrinkle formation, or want to … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.