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Anesthesia in Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Washington DC plastic surgery patients consider many factors when deciding on facial cosmetic surgery, and the type of anesthesia is a frequent question during consultation with a plastic surgeon. The decision on anesthesia is determined by multiple factors, including specific procedure, patient preference, and physician preference. Regardless, safety is always the primary factor. Anesthesia is generally considered safe, especially on healthy patients. The typical types of anesthesia in facial cosmetic surgery include local – patient is completely awake and alert. The treated area is numbed with injections, ice, and creams. sedation – patient is relaxed and partially awake with oral or … Continue reading »

Improve your neck profile without surgery

Who doesn’t want a good looking neck? In addition to purely cosmetic reasons, some studies have shown that higher percentage of C-suite individuals have a defined neck and jawline. Your neck profile matters! Many patients seriously want to improve their neck, but may not by interested in treating other areas of the face. The neck is a very common area of cosmetic concern for a broad population of potential patients, including young/old, men/women, new to cosmetic surgery / seasoned with cosmetic surgery, retired / busy professional, etc. Some patients think that only a facelift can improve the neck profile and didn’t realize that non-surgical facelift … Continue reading »

Make your Botox and filler last longer

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as a liquid lift, are popular for a many reasons. These office treatments with Botox® and Restylane® can be performed quickly with minimal, if any, downtime. One downside to non-surgical procedures, as compared to plastic surgery, is that they are not permanent. Depending on the specific treatment and patient, liquid lift procedures should be repeated every few months to maintain desired result. For example, Washington DC Botox patients come every three to four months, while lip injection patients may typically return every six months. What can one do to possibly help the duration of the aesthetic results after these non-surgical … 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 »

Botox away your Resting Bitch Face

“Why don’t you smile more? You don’t seem happy.” Not just a name, but resting bitch face (RBF) is an actual “condition” which has been studied. RBF, also known as Bitchy Resting Face or Resting Angry Face, has been popularized (intentionally or unintentionally) by celebrities such as Anna Kendrick, Anna Paquin, and Kristen Stewart. RBF gives others looking at you the perception that you’re feeling bored, angry, irritated, or skeptical. If you don’t want to convey these emotions, then RBF could be problematic. “Are you O.K? Is something wrong?” Behavioral scientists studied the question of why some faces appear expressionless or neutral, but … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.