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Greater success and improved health after facial cosmetic surgery?

Washington DC patients have many reasons for undergoing cosmetic surgery. Patients should express their specific reasons for having cosmetic surgery to their surgeon, but most hope to appear younger and more rested after facial cosmetic surgery. Plastic surgeons will perform facelift and eyelid surgery with the goal of an improved appearance. But are there additional potential benefits from cosmetic surgery? Can one achieve greater success or improved health with facial cosmetic surgery? There is some recent research to suggest that at least those who have had cosmetic surgery appear to be more successful and in better health, whether or not they actually achieved … Continue reading »

Brow lift surgery – Traditional vs. Endobrow forehead lift

Washington DC plastic surgery patients often want to improve their eyes, and discussion of the eyebrow is often included with the eyelid consultation. Some patients just need blepharoplasty, some a brow lift, and some would benefit from a combined procedure. We’ve reviewed brow lift vs. upper blepharoplasty in a previous post. Brow lift surgery elevates the forehead and eyebrows to help create a more refreshed appearance. The two primary methods are the traditional brow lift and the limited incision brow lift. The term endobrow and limited incision are sometimes used interchangeably among plastic surgeons. Other brow lift techniques included the direct and … Continue reading »

The Power of Prejuvenation in Facial Cosmetic Surgery

What if you could have stopped a wrinkle before it developed? According to the 2016 member survey from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), men and women are trying to preserve their youth via “prejuvenation”. This new, buzz word refers to starting non-surgical cosmetic treatments (i.e. Botox®, facial fillers, and advanced skin care) at an earlier age to minimize the effect of aging. Rather than waiting to correct wrinkles with plastic surgery, patients are seeking plastic surgeons and dermatologist at a younger age to help prevent wrinkles. The theory is to slow down the clock of aging. By modifying collagen synthesis … Continue reading »

Liquid facelift popular during tax season

Most tax refunds go to savings. However, in a 2017 survey conducted by RealSelf of a plastic surgery online community, over a third of those consumers reported that they plan to spend at least part of their tax refund on themselves with non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Botox® and facial fillers (Juvederm® and Restylane®) are the most popular of these non-surgical or liquid facelift treatments. In addition, according to this survey, a larger percentage of respondents will spend their tax refunds on cosmetic treatments this year as compared to last year. Some patients enjoy spending tax refunds on themselves. – Houtan Chaboki, MD In addition to this tax season … Continue reading »

Augmenting the Root of the Nose to Improve Profile in Rhinoplasty

One of the most common request among rhinoplasty patients is to improve the profile. Often a bump is reduced to improve the side profile. However, building or augmenting the root of the nose, also referred to as the radix, is performed in some rhinoplasty procedures as part of improving the side profile. While some patients just want a smaller nose, the nose should become “bigger” in certain cases in order to achieve natural results and to maintain normal nasal function. The goal of rhinoplasty is not necessarily to make a nose smaller, but rather more proportional and draw less attention. – Houtan … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.