Potomac Plastic Surgery® Blog

Cheek Enhancement: Fillers, Implants, or Lift?

The cheek and midfacial area have the benefit of many treatment options to improve appearance. However, with this large variety comes confusion as to what approach is the best for cheek rejuvenation.Cheek enhancement procedures generally fall into 3 broad categories: fillers, implants, and lift. Cosmetic cheek treatment with fillers, by far, are the most common option. This popularity is due to the relatively low-short-term cost, quick recovery, and low risk. Additionally, more cosmetic specialists and dermatologists may perform filler treatment, while a cheek implant or a cheek lift is performed only by plastic surgeons or facial plastic surgeons. A non-surgical … Continue reading »

Plastic Surgery for the Wedding: Mothers of the Bride and Groom

Weddings consume a tremendous amount of time, energy, and money for all involved. A wedding is a joyous event, but the planning and execution of a wedding is a stressful period of time. While it’s the bride’s moment to shine, everyone wants to look their best, especially the mothers of the bride and groom. These mothers may have always considered eyelid surgery or Botox, become especially proactive to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin before the big day.The cosmetic surgery options for the mothers of the bride and groom are similar for all women their age. The main difference is timing … Continue reading »

At what age is it OK to start Botox Cosmetic?

As cosmetic surgery becomes more popular, the patients who come to the plastic surgeon’s office become increasingly younger. Adults of all ages are looking to improve themselves with cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgery is already considered appropriate for younger patients who may have structural concerns with bone, cartilage, or fat. Rhinoplasty, chin implant, neck liposuction, and otoplasty are more commonly accepted plastic surgery procedures for the younger patient.Nowadays, however, many young patients are also asking when is it OK to start Botox. These women see their mothers or celebrities getting Botox treatment, may already start seeing wrinkle formation, or want to … Continue reading »

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 »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.