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3 Stitch Neck Lift

A full or sagging neck is a common complaint seen in plastic surgery offices. Full necks and double chins are not just from being overweight, but rather due to multiple factors. In our Washington DC cosmetic surgery office, we see many young and healthy weight patients with a double chin. Plastic surgeons tailor the procedure to the needs of each patient. During a plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Chaboki, an evaluation will help determine the cause of double chin. A neck lift can address the fat, muscle, skin, and/or bone. A 3 stitch neck lift can address a sagging or full … Continue reading »

Silicone Cheek Implant Surgery

Cheek implants used to be the only method to lift and fill the cheeks, before the tremendous popularity of nonsurgical facial filler injections. The general decrease in cheek implant surgery globally is primarily due to the growth of these office treatments, especially by non-plastic surgeon. Despite being less commonly performed as previously, silicone cheek implants remain an excellent method for permanent cheek augmentation for many reasons. Why consider cheek augmentation? High cheek bones are a universal sign of vibrant youthfulness for women and men throughout the world. Natural aging gradually results in volume loss of the face, especially the cheeks for some. Flatter … Continue reading »

February 2019 Newsletter

Breathing through the nose should be effortless. Limited nasal airflow may contribute to chronic nasal obstruction and snoring. Many structural (ex. bone, cartilage) and inflammatory (ex. swelling, mucous) conditions contribute to nasal obstruction. As a dual board certified surgeon, Dr. Chaboki specializes in procedures to help relieve nasal obstruction. Individuals with nasal obstruction can report problems sleeping, snoring, sleep apnea, fatigue, or unrestful sleep despite the number of hours sleeping. Even spouses and partners are bothered by nasal obstruction. Treatment of Nasal Obstruction A broad spectrum of nonsurgical and surgical treatment options are available for chronic nasal obstruction, such as … Continue reading »

Preservation Rhinoplasty for Natural Results

Patients generally understand 2 main types of rhinoplasty: open and closed. Open rhinoplasty makes an incision between the nostril in order to access the cartilage and bone of the nose. Closed rhinoplasty, also known as endonasal, modifies nasal bone and cartilage without any external incisions. Rhinoplasty surgery can also be categorized as reductive and preservation. This classification refers to the method of changes to the bone and cartilage, rather than the approach itself to the nasal tissue. Preservation Rhinoplasty One of the main components of the preservation rhinoplasty procedure is to preserve the bone and cartilage of the bridge of … Continue reading »

Split Earlobe Repair with Plastic Surgery

Split earlobes are not uncommon in a plastic surgery office, especially for those surgeons who focus on facial procedures. Usually patients complain of one earlobe that has completely split, while some have an earlobe that is nearly torn or splitting. Patients may have had a history of trauma with sudden pulling or gradual splitting and stretching over time from earrings. Gradually with time, some earlobes may start to split due to the metal and/or weight of the earrings. Before splitting, patients may notice irritation, itching, or inflammation with certain earrings. Earrings with nickel, copper, or mixed metals are more likely to … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.