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You are not a candidate for Kybella, nonsurgical neck fat reduction

Patients come to a facial plastic surgeon to improve the appearance of their eyes, neck, and skin. Most Washington DC plastic surgery patients, however, would like to avoid surgery if possible. The reluctance for surgery in some patients is multifactorial, which may include apprehension of recovery, discomfort, or looking “overdone”. As a result, non-surgical cosmetic procedures continue to increase in popularity. Neck fat, a factor of submental fullness, is a common aesthetic concern for many. Excess neck fat may be present at an early age, but develops in everyone as we age. Neck fat reduction has traditionally only been limited to neck liposuction … Continue reading »

What else can Botox do in the plastic surgery office?

Many are aware of Botox® for its cosmetic benefit to reduce wrinkles around the around the eyes. Years ago, Botox received FDA approval to improve the look of moderate to severe line between eyebrows or sides of the eyes (i.e Crow’s feet). However, plastic surgeons have been safely using Botox and other wrinkles relaxers (Dysport® and Xeomin®) beyond these wrinkles for a variety of cosmetic uses. Liquid facelift or non-surgical facelift procedures have expanded the versatility of wrinkle relaxers. It’s not just for wrinkles around eyes and forehead. Wrinkle relaxers, as with many treatments, are usually FDA approved within the US for specific use … Continue reading »

2 weeks after a mini lift via local anesthesia

Many facial plastic surgery procedures can be performed via local anesthesia. Most Washington DC plastic surgery patients already know that a liquid facelift with Botox®, Dysport®, Kybella®, and facial fillers is performed with local anesthesia. However, many of the best plastic surgeons also perform several cosmetic surgical procedures with local anesthesia too. Some examples of possible facial cosmetic surgery that can be performed with local anesthesia include: upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) Asian eyelid surgery ear reshaping (otoplasty) rhinoplasty neck liposuction chin implant mini facelift More minor procedures in a limited area of the face that can be performed within a … Continue reading »

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty: a liquid lift of the nose

Nasal surgery with rhinoplasty and septoplasty remains one of the most common facial plastic surgery procedures worldwide, especially in younger patients. For these younger patients, Botox® and facial filler injections are also very popular procedures to enhance the face. It was natural that at some point these fillers and Botox treatments would be used to reshape the nose without surgery, otherwise known as a liquid lift of the nose. Facial fillers Cosmetic surgeons use a large variety of facial fillers to rejuvenate the face, but hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular for the nose. Restylane® and Belotero® are examples of hyaluronic acid … Continue reading »

Liquid Facelift – Enhance the Face without Surgery

Some patients are apprehensive about plastic surgery, whether it’s the anesthesia or recovery period after surgery. Others wonder if they’ll appear natural after cosmetic surgery. Multiple non-surgical treatments have become available that can enhance the face without surgery, as technology and the field of plastic surgery has expanded. One very popular nonsurgical treatment is a liquid facelift. A liquid facelift is a combination of injections to rejuvenate the face without surgery. These injections fill hollows, reduce shadows and wrinkles, and lift cheeks. Some liquid facelift injections can stimulate your own body to rejuvenate the skin itself, alternatively known as “stem cell facelift”. Hyaluronic acid (HA) … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.