Potomac Plastic Surgery® Blog

Finding the Best Plastic Surgeon for Your Cosmetic Surgery

Good plastic surgeons are not just in Beverly Hills or New York City. The best cosmetic specialists can be found all over the world. Top surgeons performing plastic surgery have a range of training backgrounds and professional interests. Some plastic surgeons specialize in breast augmentation, while others perform exclusively face lift surgery. Maryland patients seeking plastic surgery should do their homework before deciding on cosmetic surgery. For example, Maryland rhinoplasty surgery patients are encouraged to visit at least 2 rhinoplasty surgeons in their area to perform a comprehensive evaluation. The rhinoplasty surgeon will often perform computer simulation surgery to show … Continue reading »

Rhinoplasty Cost: Does Insurance Cover Nasal Surgery?

The cost of rhinoplasty surgery varies greatly across the United States, including the metropolitan Washington DC area, Maryland, and northern Virginia. Rhinoplasty cost is always one of the first questions asked the plastic surgeon. However, rhinoplasty cost should be taken into consideration with many other factors when choosing your cosmetic nasal surgeon. Rhinoplasty is not one operation, but rather many potential procedures to improve the appearance and function of the nose. The cost of rhinoplasty varies greatly, but it’s usually similar for plastic surgeons in your area. For example, northern Virginia rhinoplasty may range from $2000 to $20,000 as an … Continue reading »

Nasal Splints in Rhinoplasty or Deviated Septum Surgery

Splints are commonly used in deviated septum or rhinoplasty surgery. Northern Virginia and Maryland patients often ask how long such nasal splints are used. Nasal splints may be internal or external. The external splint, or nasal cast, is gently removed one week after surgery. This cast helps to decrease nasal swelling after rhinoplasty, and maintain nasal alignment. The cast is tape to the cheek skin & should be kept dry until your followup with your plastic surgeon or rhinoplasty surgeon. Other methods to reduce nasal swelling with rhinoplasty was reviewed earlier. Internal nasal splints, which may or may not be … Continue reading »

More Wrinkles with Tanning & Sun Exposure

Everyone should know sun exposure contributes to facial aging and wrinkles over time. Even worse, sun damage is the leading cause of skin cancer. Tanning from either indoor beds or outside direct sun exposure is the most harmful, especially with sun burns and sensitive skin. Maryland skin care patients are always put on sun blocks routinely, from Botox Cosmetic to face lift surgery. While facial cosmetic treatments such as chemical peel and skin care can help reduce sun damage, prevention by using a sun block and avoiding tanning is a better method to reduce wrinkles in the first place. Medical … Continue reading »

Cosmetic Surgeon Review Sites

Maryland face lift patients often go to the Internet, in addition to their close friends, to research plastic surgeons for cosmetic surgery. Nothing will ever beat a personal recommendation from a trusted person. However, several physician review sites exist that provide patient reviews for multiple physician specialties. Doctor review sites are just one component of the decision making process cosmetic patients should use to help determine their plastic surgeon for their facial cosmetic surgery. In Washington DC, successful facial cosmetic surgery is the result of many factors, including the cosmetic procedure itself. Good rapport must be developed between patient and … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.