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Potomac Plastic Surgery® Blog

Botox for Excess Underarm Sweating

Botox® is the first thing most people know about regarding plastic surgery. It’s known to reduce wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, but it has many other cosmetic applications. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists have been safely using Botox and other similar skin relaxers (ex. Dysport® and Xeomin®) in various areas to enhance one’s appearance. The phenomenal growth of nonsurgical liquid lift type procedures have expanded the versatility of these skin relaxers. We’ve previously outlined some expanded uses of Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin by advanced injectors. Briefly, these skin relaxers may be used off-label to slim the face from excess jaw muscles … Continue reading »

We’ve Moved the Plastic Surgery Practice

A word from Dr. Chaboki: I am pleased to announce my new office Potomac Plastic Surgery in Washington DC! This private practice continues my effort to provide the best in service and experience. It is with you, our devoted patients, that this premier practice has become a reality. I wanted to extend my appreciation for your loyalty and trust in our practice and look forward to continuing to serve you in the future. Now that renovations are complete, we’re ready for you to visit our new location! Health and happiness, Dr. Chaboki Announcement Dr. Chaboki recently moved his cosmetic surgery … Continue reading »

October 2018 Newsletter

Sculpting the chin to make it more defined doesn’t mean that the chin won’t appear feminine. This isn’t necessarily the case because the lower face can be contoured and sculpted by either adding, or subtracting from certain areas of the face. This can help achieve a more feminine appearance. Plastic surgery is all about balance, and Dr. Chaboki offers a few options for women who are considering chin surgery.   Chin Implants Chin implants are made from a solid material that is meant to mimic the feel of bone. Unlike temporary fillers for chin enhancement, a solid implant provides greater … Continue reading »

Your Thyroid can affect the appearance of Eye Bags

Yes, your thyroid can affect the appearance of eye bags. Eye bags are not always from fat. The lower eyes and eyelids can become puffy or bulge from a variety of reasons, such as allergies and hormones. Read more about puffy eyes in our plastic surgery blog. How can the Thyroid gland affect the Eyes? Thyroid disorders, either with elevated hormone level (ie. hyperthyroidism) or a depressed hormone level (ie. hypothyroidism), can affect the eyes. Statistically an under active thyroid gland is more common, which may contribute to increase tired, worn-out appearance and wrinkles. For some thyroid patients, especially with … Continue reading »

Cartilage Grafts in Rhinoplasty Surgery

Rhinoplasty is plastic surgery that modifies the appearance of the nose. Bone and/or cartilage can be reshaped for multiple reasons: reducing a bump, straightening the nose, building the bridge, lifting the tip, etc. Plastic surgeons develop a plan with patients during the rhinoplasty planning process. As part of the surgical plan, grafts may be needed to help achieve the patient’s desired results. What are Cartilage Grafts? Grafts are pieces of tissue taken from one are and used in another. Cartilage is usually taken from the nasal septum inside the nose during rhinoplasty. These cartilage grafts may also be obtained from … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.