Potomac Plastic Surgery Blog

Botox Cosmetic: Myth #1

I’ll be debunking myths of the various cosmetic procedures. Today, we’ll start with the most common non-surgical aesthetic procedure, Botox Cosmetic. Myth #1: Botox is a poison and causes botulism Fact: Botox is not a poison. Botulism is from a foodborne bacteria. Botox cosmetic is a medically purified protein, which can only be prescribed by a physician. Botox is safe, and has been used for over 16 years to treat a variety of medical conditions.

Cosmetic Surgery Statistics

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery has released its 2006 Consumer survey. While only 6% of the population have had plastic surgery, nearly 20% aspires to some form of cosmetic surgery in their lifetime. Nearly 50% of people would choose having aesthetic surgery over a new car or vacation. Cosmetic surgery is not only for women. More men are having cosmetic procedures, currently up to 12% of all men. Which celebrity has the most desirable eyes? Jennifer Aniston. Previously, Catherine Zeta-Jones had the most requested eyes for blepharoplasty.


Greetings everyone! I’m Dr. Houtan Chaboki, a facial plastic surgeon in Washington, DC. I treat cosmetic surgery patients from the entire greater Washington DC region, northern Virginia, and Maryland, including Georgetown, Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Fairfax, Falls Church, and McLean. Patients travel to the office for my expertise in Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Skin Care, and Dermatology. The plan is to have this blog as a forum for open discussion regarding aesthetic facial surgery for patients and their families. I will bring the truth regarding cosmetic surgery to our readers. In addition, I will keep this site ad free! Please … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.