Potomac Plastic Surgery® Blog

4 tips to help prepare you for your Rhinoplasty

Busy Washington DC rhinoplasty patients may have a lot to think about prior to their cosmetic surgery. To help with the preparation for surgery, we have extensive care instructions for before and after plastic surgery. However, some highlights and tips are below to help you for a successful and uneventful recovery. As always speak with your plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon to review care instructions specific for you and your surgery. Stop blood-thinners Many routine over-the-counter drugs and supplements may thin the blood, which will predispose to bleeding and bruising with surgery. Examples include ibuprofen and aspirin, and anything … Continue reading »

Unhealthy Vision of Beauty in Venezuela

From the New York Times, the video is on Venezuela’s unhealthy obsession with unnatural beauty and excess plastic surgery. Beauty pageants are a large part of the culture, and the head of Miss Venezuela claims that “Girls don’t have to be natural. They have to be beautiful.” Women contestants go to the plastic surgeon, since in order to win a competition you have to have cosmetic surgery on your nose, your breasts, and some liposuction. This obsession with plastic surgery is obviously unhealthy and distorts body image, especially for children. While procedures such as breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, and liposuction are … Continue reading »

5 Tips prior to your first Botox Cosmetic treatment

The holidays bring many patients who want to look fresher and younger before the big family gatherings. Who doesn’t want to look their best? While many Washington DC Botox patients are already comfortable and familiar with the treatments, many patients come to the plastic surgeon’s the first time during the holidays. Here are 5 tips to consider before your first Botox treatment. 1. Determine the options Everyone is familiar with Botox, but nowadays there are alternatives that offer similar wrinkle reduction. Dysport and Xeomin act in much the same ways as Botox. All of these cosmetic treatments help soften the … Continue reading »

Cosmetic Upper Eyelid Surgery opens the eyes for a more youthful appearance

Washington DC eyelid surgery patients commonly request plastic surgery to remove excess skin or fat from the upper eyelid. Perhaps they also have decreased peripheral vision from the sagging tissue blocking their vision. Sometime women have increased difficulty applying makeup. More commonly, however, Washington DC patients want to look younger and rejuvenate their natural beauty by reducing wrinkles. The main goal of upper eyelid surgery is to “open” the eyes and show more of the pupil, not necessarily just  to remove skin or fat. Aging and sun damage contribute to wrinkles and excess tissue around the eyes. This excess tissue … Continue reading »

Hyaluronic acid is filler of choice for nonsurgical rhinoplasty

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty can be done with a facial filler or Botox, but most plastic surgeons use a filler more frequently. A facial filler has more potential uses to modify the appearance of the nose, as compared to Botox. Of all the available facial fillers available, hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular. Examples of such fillers at this time include Restylane and Belotero. Hyaluronic acid fillers come as a clear gel and are placed under the skin to alter the nose without surgery. Recovery is much easier than surgery, and results last for several months. Speak with a plastic surgeon … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.