Potomac Plastic Surgery® Blog

Chemical Peel: Spa or Physician Office?

Where should I get a chemical peel? Some patients are confused by skin care peels. Salons and medical spas are offering chemical peels, in addition to other non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox Cosmetic or injectable fillers (collagen & hyaluronic acid). Generally, very superficial skin treatments such as fruit peels or microdermabrasion may be performed by anyone (physician, nurse, aesthetician, etc). Some companies sell such peel kits for home use by patients themselves. Aesthetic results from a chemical peel are primarily dependent on depth of peel, chemical agent & concentration (TCA, Jessner’s, glycolic acid, etc), and your skin quality (thick/thin, … Continue reading »

Rhinoplasty: Bump on Top

What is this bump on top of my nose? Bumps on the top of the nose are a common reason patients seek rhinoplasty. Most nasal bumps are natural and develop as we age, while fewer are do to trauma or injuries. Nasal bumps come in various sizes & shapes. Bumps are commonly made of both bone and cartilage. Rhinoplasty surgery (nose job) is the best long-term method to reduce or remove a bump. Sometimes, temporary injections of material into the area may help camouflage the bump. Once you are ready for nasal surgery, speak with a specialist who can perform … Continue reading »

Face Lift: Turkey Neck treatment

Treatment options for the turkey neck? A typical sign of facial aging is the “turkey neck” is . Skin, fat, and neck muscle sag with age contributing to the typical appearance of the neck. The “turkey neck” is a more advanced sign of aging. Early signs of facial aging are chin wrinkles, jowling, and subtle fullness under the chin. Traditional face lift surgery with liposuction of the neck area is usually a great option. These traditional face lift procedures have many variations and may be called deep plane, extended SMAS, composite face lift, or subperiosteal face lift. However, there is … Continue reading »

Septoplasty: Perforated Septum Risk?

Having a perforated septum is relatively rare. It is a low risk after septoplasty surgery, estimated to be less than 1%. There are many factors which increase the risk of developing a hole in the septum: revision nasal surgery broken nose, or nasal / facial trauma nasal piercing severely deviated septum, usually from trauma drug or cocaine use chronic nasal decongestant use nasal infection other medical conditions: radiation, cancer, autoimmune disorders, etc A deviated septum is not the only cause of nasal or sinus symptoms of nasal congestion / obstruction. Only after a comprehensive nasal evaluation can a nasal rhinoplasty … Continue reading »

Face Lift: Incision & Types

Which Face Lift is right for me? Maryland face lift surgery has changed over the years, as we better understand the structures of the face & neck. Facelift surgery refers to cosmetic facial surgery of the jowls (lower face) & neck. Although there are many different face lift procedure terms, there are really only a few different types. Some basic face lift types are the deep, SMAS, or composite lifts. Face lift surgery may be combined with other cosmetic surgery such as a neck lift, fat transfer, liposuction, or other treatments. All of the face lifts types have an incision … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.