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Non-surgical facelift with threads

Many cosmetic patients want to lift their face, neck, cheeks, and eyes. However, some patients are averse to or not appropriate candidates for facial surgery. Alternative options such as wrinkles relaxers and facial fillers can improve one’s appearance without surgery, but these don’t really lift skin like surgery does. Patients’ desire for less downtime after plastic surgery has some plastic surgeons and dermatologists using threads or sutures to lift the skin without surgery. But do threads work? What is a thread lift? Thread lift procedures are an alternative to facelift surgery, which may provide a temporary solution to improving one’s appearance. The idea is to “lift” … Continue reading »

Facial fat injections for a rejuvenated appearance

Everyone wants to look their best and visit a plastic surgeon’s office to review options. While most consider facelift surgery as the most dramatic method to improve one’s appearance, facial fat injections alone or in combination with facelift surgery is an important procedure to consider for facial rejuvenation. What is fat injection? We’ve previously reviewed facial fat injection, also known as fat transfer. Your own fat is obtained via liposuction from the abdomen or thighs and reinjected into desired areas. The fat transfer procedure itself usually takes less than hour. Fat transfer procedures fall under the general term of liquid facelift. What areas … Continue reading »

Depressor Septi Muscle – Improving a Droopy Nasal Tip with Rhinoplasty Surgery

Washington DC rhinoplasty patients want to improve a variety of aspects of the nose while keeping a natural appearance. The three top rhinoplasty requests from the best plastic surgeons or top rhinoplasty surgeons include reducing a nasal bump improving nasal symmetry elevating a droopy tip The post discusses some methods to help lift a droopy nasal tip by modifying the depressor septi muscle. What causes a droopy tip? A droopy tip can be due to a variety of factors, including the nasal tip cartilage, nasal septum, muscle, and bone. These factors can contribute to a droopy tip to various degrees. One of the most common … Continue reading »

Filler injections in facial rejuvenation – Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Belotero®

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as a liquid facelift or laser treatments, are popular with Washington DC plastic surgery patients. While loose skin typically requires surgery with a facelift, non-surgical treatments can be started at a younger age, may help “hold off” the facelift, or be continued after facial surgery to help maintain a youthful appearance. What are facial fillers in a liquid facelift? More and more facial fillers are available each year to enhance one’s appearance. We offer a variety of these office treatments, which may be used for the lips, cheeks, or eyes. The most popular facial fillers are … Continue reading »

Top 5 Plastic Surgery blog posts for 2016

We’ve seen a continued increase in popularity in a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures, and people love reading about plastic surgery. From eyelid surgery to liquid facelift, patients want to know how to improve their appearance and be rejuvenated. Below are the five most popular cosmetic surgery blog posts from 2016. When can I kiss after lip injection? A common question for patients who enhance their lips with fillers (ex. Juvederm®, Belotero®, etc). Typically, air kissing can be done immediately, while routine kissing should wait a few days after lip injection.   Recovery after Kybella® treatment of neck fat Many … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.