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Reshaping the Nasal Bone in Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a truly specific operation tailored to the unique needs of each patient. Some may want to improve the front view or side view. Some want to improve the bridge, while others focus on the tip. Many prefer subtle changes, while some want a completely new nose. One possible component of a rhinoplasty operation is reshaping of the nasal bones. The technical term plastic surgeons use is osteotomy. Nasal bone modification is not required in all rhinoplasty patients. Your rhinoplasty surgeon will help determine if osteotomy may be required for your particular nasal surgery. Methods of Bone Reshaping For those who … 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 »

Help Prevent Skin Cancer

Ready for summer? Now is a good time to remember to protect your skin before heading to the beach. These health maintenance and skin cancer prevention tips are really for the entire year, but more important during high sun exposure periods. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US, and one of the cancers that can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle. Many skin cancers don’t just occur in the elderly, but rather in young adults due to prolonged UV radiation exposure. Sunburns and tanning beds are just terrible for the skin! Being the most exposed … Continue reading »

Upper lip lift surgery is better than injections for a long lip

The lips play a major role in aesthetic facial rejuvenation, especially in women. Full, shaped lips are considered youthful and beautiful. Facial filler injections, such as Juvederm® and Restylane®, are the most popular treatments as a “lipstick in a syringe” to enhance the lips of all patients. However, plastic surgery may be a better option than injections for some patients. Lip aging First, a basic understanding on natural lip aging. The lips, along with the face, changes with age gradually. Some are born with thin lips, but everyone’s lips slowly shrinks and thins with loss of volume. We also loose facial bone structure and … 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 »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.