Potomac Plastic Surgery® Blog

Upper eyelid lift with plastic surgery

The eyes are the first thing one should see when looking at a person’s face. This is the reason why plastic surgery is often focused around the eyes. Either with non-surgical treatments (ex. Botox, Restylane, etc) or cosmetic surgery, plastic surgeons often try to bring attention to the eyes and reduce attention to factors that distract from otherwise beautiful eyes. Unless it’s for rhinoplasty or chin augmentation, patients typically start to consider cosmetic facial procedures in their 20’s and 30’s for age related changes to their facial appearance. At this younger age, wrinkle relaxers (ex. Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) and facial fillers … Continue reading »

“Lipstick in a syringe” for beautiful lips

Plastic surgeons and artists know that full, soft, sexy lips are a very feminine characteristic. The lips, along with the eyes and cheeks, are facial features that should draw attention when looking at a woman’s face. Lips that are desirable accentuate this feminine beauty. Lips that are too full, however, draw too much attention and appear unnatural. How do we make female lips more beautiful? We use “lipstick in a syringe” as the most popular method. The “lipstick” is a facial filler (ex. Restylane®, Juvederm®, Belotero®, etc) which is injected into the lips in the office via local anesthesia. These fillers … Continue reading »

Lower eye bags: Too little or too much fat?

Lower eyelid bags develop from a variety of factors. One factor is excess fat around the eye itself. A majority of plastic surgery patients gain eye fat naturally with age. Signs of excess eye fat may first appear in the 30’s and progress gradually with time. Some patients are born with relatively excess eye fat and have lower eyelid bags early in life. A second factor of lower eye bags is actually too little fat in the area beneath or under the eye bag itself. This insufficient facial fat volume is gradually lost or shrinks with time. We all loose … Continue reading »

Female Beauty: Transformation of Male to Female Facial Appearance in Caitlyn Jenner

Female beauty has been studied and analyzed for ages, and women, more often than men, will seek methods to preserve or enhance their beauty. Open eyes, rounder cheeks, fuller lips, smaller nose, and smaller lower jawline are characteristics of feminine beauty. Cosmetic treatments, with or without plastic surgery, allow women to achieve these desired aesthetic results. One of the biggest female plastic surgery news items now is transgender revelation of Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner). Transgender patients don’t want to be a “man in woman’s clothing”, and as a result may seek plastic surgery of the face and body to … Continue reading »

Nonsurgical cheek enhancement options for long-term results

The cheek and midfacial area have many options to improve sunken cheeks, wrinkles, and lower eyelid bags. Years ago, plastic surgery was the only option with a cheek lift. Fat was reduced, skin removed, and muscle tightened with incisions hidden around the eyelid and face. Nowadays, non-surgical cheek enhancement with facial fillers is a very popular option to improve the midfacial area. The main options are the hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero, which provide necessary volume to sunken cheeks and last approximately 6 months to 1 year for many patients. Longer lasting results, however, are achieved … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.