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Augmentation Rhinoplasty – Building the Bridge without Breaking the Nose

Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most common cosmetic operations worldwide, especially for younger patients. Common rhinoplasty requests include reducing a bump, narrowing the tip, or lifting a droopy tip. Generally, many patients want smaller noses. Rhinoplasty can achieve many goals, but the main rhinoplasty goal from a plastic surgeon’s perspective is to make a nose more proportionate and draw less attention. A balanced nose is preferred, and some patients can benefit from a larger nose. Augmentation rhinoplasty involves increasing the size of the nose, primarily of the bridge or dorsum. Patients may complain the nose is too “flat” and … Continue reading »

Chin Liposuction to improve a Double Chin

A double chin is considered undesirable by many. A double chin develops from a combination of factors, not just being overweight or natural aging. Some young and thin patients can have a double chin, starting from a much earlier age. Genetics play a role in one’s appearance. A double chin is sometimes referred to as submental fullness and is commonly associated with excess neck fat. A “turkey neck” on the other hand refers to sagging neck tissue from loose neck skin and/or muscle. Patients who complain of a turkey neck may also have excess neck fat. During a plastic surgery consultation, a physical … Continue reading »

Double Chin treatment without Liposuction

A defined chin, neck, and jawline is desired by many Washington DC plastic surgery patients, while a double chin (i.e. submental fullness) is avoided in this fitness focused population. Exercise and a healthy diet has trouble with this problem area, as neck fat is resistant to lifestyle modification. With the rise of nonsurgical liquid lift treatments such as Botox® and facial fillers for the cheeks and eyes, patients often ask their cosmetic surgeon if nonsurgical procedures can also improve the chin too. Double Chin Liposuction Chin and neck liposuction is considered the gold standard for neck and chin fat reduction. … Continue reading »

Reducing Neck Fat without Plastic Surgery

A double chin is a complaint of many Washington DC plastic surgery patients. Patients report fullness under the chin that is undesirable, and they want a more defined chin, neck, and jawline. With the rise of nonsurgical liquid lift treatments such as Botox® and facial fillers for the cheeks and eyes, patients often ask their plastic surgeon if nonsurgical procedures can improve a double chin too. Reasons for a double chin Excess neck fat is a main factor that leads to a double chin, also known as submental fullness. However, other anatomic components of the lower face and neck may contribute … Continue reading »

Your Lip Augmentation: Fat Transfer or Fillers?

Lips with volume, definition, and smooth skin are common requests among lip augmentation patients in Washington, DC. Lips thin gradually with time, but can also be thin from a young age too. In addition, wrinkles develop around the lips and smile lines from volume loss and sun damage. Cosmetic enhancement of the lips and area around the mouth (smile lines) can be achieved with a variety of treatments. Facial fillers made with hyaluronic acid gels to plump the lips are available in every plastic surgeon’s office, which include JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and BELOTERO®. Gradually dissolving over time, these fillers offer results that last several … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.