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Xeomin®, an alternative to Botox® in Plastic Surgery offices

Botox is one of the first aesthetic treatments patients consider when visiting a plastic surgery or dermatology office. As part of a nonsurgical facelift, it’s used for a variety of enhancements such as smoothing forehead lines, raising eyebrows, softening lip lines, slimming a wide jaw, and lifting the neck. These aesthetic procedures have minimal downtime, and patients often choose to return to work the same day. Botox is the older brand name drug of botulinum toxin type A that doctors use to relax wrinkles without surgery. It’s considered a safe method for temporary wrinkle reduction. Newer formulations of the drug are actively … Continue reading »

The Limited Incision Brow Lift

A low brow bothers some patients who prefer a more elevated or arched brow. A low brow is considered more masculine. Various methods of brow grooming and makeup can help achieve a perfect brow. However, sometimes a trip to the plastic surgeon’s office is required for adequate brow lifting. Brow vs. Bleph A common confusion among plastic surgery patients is whether to perform upper eyelid surgery (i.e. blepharoplasty) and/or brow lift surgery. A brow lift elevates the forehead and eyebrows for more refreshed appearance. Blepharoplasty removes excess skin and tissue from the upper eyelid. Both procedures can help “open” the … Continue reading »

Heal Faster after Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery patients want to have their procedure and return to work and life quickly. Even non-surgical liquid lift patients may have some recovery. Fortunately, the recovery after plastic surgery can be sped up in certain cases. Cosmetic surgery patients may proactively help heal faster via a variety of natural methods. Be sure, however, to follow the care instructions of your plastic surgeon specific to your individual procedure. Stop smoking You’ve heard it over and over that smoking is terrible, but it’s especially terrible with plastic surgery. Smoking increases many risks, including infections and scarring. Some plastic surgeons will not perform surgery for … Continue reading »

Advanced Botox® injections in Cosmetic Surgery offices

Botox® has been reducing wrinkles around the eyes for years. The company behind Botox initially received US FDA approval for cosmetic application in the areas between eyebrows (i.e. 11’s) and the sides of the eyes (i.e Crow’s feet). The extensive advertising of these specific treatments have made Botox well known for these wrinkles. Beyond these two areas, cosmetic surgeons have been safely using Botox and other similar wrinkles relaxers, such as Dysport® and Xeomin®, for a variety of cosmetic applications. The growth of nonsurgical facelift procedures have expanded the versatility of these wrinkle relaxers. It’s not just for wrinkles around eyes … Continue reading »

Weight loss before or after Facelift and Neck lift surgery

Facelift and neck lift surgery is a popular method to enhance one’s appearance, especially for those with excess skin or tissue laxity. Facelift with neck lift surgery is considered by patients and plastic surgeons the best option for those with significant facial aging. What about excess fat? A question that is often asked to plastic surgeons is the timing of cosmetic facial surgery around weight loss, whether to perform surgery before or after the planned weight loss with diet and exercise. Most plastic surgeons agree that patients should have a stable weight before proceeding with any elective procedure. Quick or … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.