Potomac Plastic Surgery® Blog

Botox and Facial Fillers: Mixing and Matching Treatments

There are numerous non-surgical facelift options available now in the plastic surgeon’s office. Cosmetic surgery was the only option years ago, but a dizzying number of treatments can maintain or restore skin health. In addition to the many options, plastic surgeons and dermatologists can mix and match office treatments to help achieve a patient’s desired results. For example, a woman may dislike her forehead wrinkles and feel her smile lines could use some attention. She may have an important engagement in a few days, so she’s unable to get that brow lift or facelift that she knows she will eventually … Continue reading »

Chin Augmentation : Implant Materials

Many Washington DC area patients seek chin augmentation surgery for a variety of reasons. Some patients have always felt their chin was too small since childhood. Those who are considering rhinoplasty surgery may want better balance of the chin with the nose and face. Other patients with a “double chin” request a facelift or neck lift, but would better benefit with a chin implant instead to improve the jawline. The materials used to augment the chin have changed over the years. Historically, animal bone and cartilage has been used. For example, Marilyn Monroe had a chin implant with bovine (cow) … Continue reading »

Fat Injection: Compliment to Facelift Surgery

Fat is a natural component of the skin and tissues of the face, and attractive faces have a youthful fullness to the entire face due to primarily facial fat volume. Unfortunately, this facial fat gradually diminishes over time due to factors such as age and sun damage. While many Washington DC facelift patients request a plastic surgery to lift, tighten, and reduce sagging skin, their facial fat volume plays an important role in a healthy and vibrant appearing face lift result. Facial rejuvenation with fat injection uses many terms: liposculpture, fat transfer, autologous fat grafting, micro fat graft, fat augmentation, … Continue reading »

Full facelift: Rejuvenate from top to bottom

Plastic surgeons are often asked what is a full facelift, and how is different from a mini lift or short-scar facelift. The term facelift is used by plastic surgeons to generally refer to cosmetic surgery of the lower face, neck, and jaw line. A face lift reduces fat, tightens muscle, and removes excess or sagging skin of this lower facial area via incisions hidden around the ear and/or under the chin. A facelift that addresses the lower face may be called a mini lift, short-scar lift, SMAS lift, MACS lift, deep plane lift, or several other terms based on the … Continue reading »

Sutures in Otoplasty Surgery

Plastic surgery for protruding ears, otoplasty, reshapes ear cartilage to a more natural shape and helps bring the ears closer to the head. While many children have the procedure done, some patients wait until adulthood to have this plastic surgery.Plastic surgeons generally utilize 2 types of sutures during otoplasty. An incision is placed behind the ear, and external sutures are placed on the skin at the end of the procedure for closure. These stitches on the skin dissolve gradually over days/weeks. Internal sutures are used to reshape the ear cartilage. Most cosmetic surgeons will use permanent sutures on the cartilage, … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.