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Understand your Sunscreen to Protect your Skin

Summertime means long days and outdoor activities. It’s time to enjoy the beach and pool, even for dermatologists and plastic surgeons. It’s common knowledge that using sunscreen is the most basic of skin care routines. Sunscreens help prevent wrinkles better than Botox®. More important than appearance, sunscreens reduce the incidence of skin cancer. Understanding your sunscreen, especially all the terms on the bottle, can help you choose a better product to protect your skin. Sun Protection Factor, SPF The SPF number is a measure of a sunscreens ability to block out the sun’s rays. The higher the number means more … 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 »

Chin Liposuction to improve a Double Chin

A double chin is considered undesirable by many. A double chin develops from a combination of factors, not just being overweight or natural aging. Some young and thin patients can have a double chin, starting from a much earlier age. Genetics play a role in one’s appearance. A double chin is sometimes referred to as submental fullness and is commonly associated with excess neck fat. A “turkey neck” on the other hand refers to sagging neck tissue from loose neck skin and/or muscle. Patients who complain of a turkey neck may also have excess neck fat. During a plastic surgery consultation, a physical … Continue reading »

What to Expect at a Plastic Surgery Consultation

All journeys begin with a single step forward, including plastic surgery. The consultation with a plastic surgeon is a process that can take a variable amount of time before undergoing a procedure. Online information has made it significantly easier for patients to find a qualified board-certifed surgeon, but the abundance of information can also make the journey confusing. Consultation process The consultation with a plastic surgeon is typically a process, first starting with an inquiry or phone call to the office to learn more about a procedure and the practice. For procedures such as Botox® or cheek fillers, one consultation may … Continue reading »

Double Chin treatment without Liposuction

A defined chin, neck, and jawline is desired by many Washington DC plastic surgery patients, while a double chin (i.e. submental fullness) is avoided in this fitness focused population. Exercise and a healthy diet has trouble with this problem area, as neck fat is resistant to lifestyle modification. With the rise of nonsurgical liquid lift treatments such as Botox® and facial fillers for the cheeks and eyes, patients often ask their cosmetic surgeon if nonsurgical procedures can also improve the chin too. Double Chin Liposuction Chin and neck liposuction is considered the gold standard for neck and chin fat reduction. … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.