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Upper lip lift surgery is better than injections for a long lip

The lips play a major role in aesthetic facial rejuvenation, especially in women. Full, shaped lips are considered youthful and beautiful. Facial filler injections, such as Juvederm® and Restylane®, are the most popular treatments as a “lipstick in a syringe” to enhance the lips of all patients. However, plastic surgery may be a better option than injections for some patients. Lip aging First, a basic understanding on natural lip aging. The lips, along with the face, changes with age gradually. Some are born with thin lips, but everyone’s lips slowly shrinks and thins with loss of volume. We also loose facial bone structure and … Continue reading »

8 Things to Know before Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) is a common request among Washington DC plastic surgery patients. Wrinkled skin, dark circles, eye bags, or simply a “tired appearance” can be improved with cosmetic eye surgery. Eyelid surgery can make the eyes appear more open and rested. Consider the following below as you’re researching the top plastic surgeons before undergoing eyelid surgery. Sagging eyelids may be hereditary One’s appearance is not just from getting older. Lower eyelid bags, a droopy brow, and excess eyelid skin may be hereditary in some patients. While eyelid surgery is more common in patients over 40 due to natural … Continue reading »

Improve your neck profile without surgery

Who doesn’t want a good looking neck? In addition to purely cosmetic reasons, some studies have shown that higher percentage of C-suite individuals have a defined neck and jawline. Your neck profile matters! Many patients seriously want to improve their neck, but may not by interested in treating other areas of the face. The neck is a very common area of cosmetic concern for a broad population of potential patients, including young/old, men/women, new to cosmetic surgery / seasoned with cosmetic surgery, retired / busy professional, etc. Some patients think that only a facelift can improve the neck profile and didn’t realize that non-surgical facelift … Continue reading »

Make your Botox and filler last longer

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as a liquid lift, are popular for a many reasons. These office treatments with Botox® and Restylane® can be performed quickly with minimal, if any, downtime. One downside to non-surgical procedures, as compared to plastic surgery, is that they are not permanent. Depending on the specific treatment and patient, liquid lift procedures should be repeated every few months to maintain desired result. For example, Washington DC Botox patients come every three to four months, while lip injection patients may typically return every six months. What can one do to possibly help the duration of the aesthetic results after these non-surgical … Continue reading »

Filler vs. Implant for Chin Augmentation

Patients with a weak chin are commonly seen in a facial plastic surgery practice. A wide variety of patients (i.e young/old, male/female) with weak chins are potential candidates for chin augmentation, since chin augmentation not only improves a weak chin, but secondarily may improve the appearance of other facial areas such as the nose and neck. Cosmetic surgery for the chin Cosmetic chin procedures fall in three general categories: injectable facial filler – hyaluronic acid gel (ex. Juvederm®, Voluma®, Restylane®), calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse®) chin implant surgery – silicone, porous polyethylene (Medpor®), polyethylene terephthalate (Mersilene®) jaw bone surgery – titanium with sliding genioplasty or orthognathic surgery … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.