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5 Things to Know before Facial Filler injections

Nonsurgical cosmetic treatments continue to increase in popularity, especially facial fillers, Botox®, liquid facelift, and laser treatments. These nonsurgical treatments have some advantages since they can be started at a younger age, may help “hold off” the facelift, or be continued after facial surgery to help maintain a refreshed and younger appearance. What is a facial filler? Facial fillers are soft gels that are injected into tissues of the face, cheeks, and lips to enhance one’s appearance. A majority of current facial fillers are made of hyaluronic acid. which is normally found in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule that … Continue reading »

Improve the Lower Eyelid and Cheek junction with surgery or filler

The lower eyelid and cheek junction is a commonly treated area by plastic surgeons. This region of the face can start to show the signs of aging before others do. Patients may complain of lower eyelid bags, dark circles, and flat cheeks. Many terms are used to describe this region of the face, including the tear trough, infraorbital rim, and mid face. For patients, this area can improved with a variety of aesthetic treatments. The lid-cheek junction is a critical area of aesthetic rejuvenation treated by facial plastic surgeons. – Houtan Chaboki, MD Lower Eyelid and Cheek junction The lower … Continue reading »

8 Things to Know before Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) is a common request among Washington DC plastic surgery patients. Wrinkled skin, dark circles, eye bags, or simply a “tired appearance” can be improved with cosmetic eye surgery. Eyelid surgery can make the eyes appear more open and rested. Consider the following below as you’re researching the top plastic surgeons before undergoing eyelid surgery. Sagging eyelids may be hereditary One’s appearance is not just from getting older. Lower eyelid bags, a droopy brow, and excess eyelid skin may be hereditary in some patients. While eyelid surgery is more common in patients over 40 due to natural … Continue reading »

How many treatments of facial filler injections do I need?

Facial fillers have greatly increased in popularity due to several factors, including ease of treatment in the office with local anesthesia. In addition, results can be appreciated immediately and downtime is minimal for a majority of patients. Lastly, facial fillers are versatile. Facial plastic surgeons can use fillers to sculpt the face for an enhanced appearance as part of a liquid facelift. What is a facial filler? Facial fillers augment the soft tissue of the face for long-lasting results. Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Belotero® consist of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a natural component of the skin. HA fillers are a clear … Continue reading »

5 things to know before cheek augmentation

Full, round cheeks are requested by many Washington DC area patients from their plastic surgeon, as beautiful cheeks are a sign of youth and vitality. Strong cheeks are also seen in many celebrities too, classic and current. The cheek bone itself is the scaffolding that primarily helps create strong cheek structure, with facial fat providing additional contour. Cheeks slowly become flatter in everyone with age, from a combination of both bone and fat volume loss gradually with time. However, before you rejuvenate your appearance and get a cheek augmentation procedure, consider the following: Many choices are available. Unlike some facial plastic surgery procedures where … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.