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Neck lift vs. Facelift Cosmetic Surgery

Traditionally, many often think that a surgical facelift is required to significantly improve one’s appearance. Office injections with Botox® and facial fillers can achieve temporary changes as part of a liquid facelift or nonsurgical facelift, but cosmetic surgery is required for a long-lasting and dramatic improvement. More importantly, patients with significant skin laxity need cosmetic surgery to reduce excess skin, as nonsurgical treatments tend be suboptimal. Plastic surgeons refer to a facelift and neck lift as surgical procedures of the lower face and neck. Confusion may arise between these two cosmetic procedures as they both cover similar areas and can have significant improvements to saggy … 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 »

5 Facial Plastic Surgery procedures to Avoid

Facial plastic surgery can restore and enhance your appearance and is generally considered safe and effective when performed by a board-certified surgeon on healthy patients with realistic expectations. However, not every aesthetic procedure is considered appropriate. Many factors goes into the decision in performing cosmetic surgery by plastic surgeons. Safety is the primary factor, but recovery and effectiveness are also considered. Lastly, plastic surgeons and their patients want the results to be natural. Some reasons to avoid facial plastic surgery may include higher risk of complications, unnatural results, or simply not worth the time and financial investment. Below are some facial procedures to avoid. … Continue reading »

Sculpting the Face with Buccal Fat Reduction

Chubby cheeks are a sign of childhood and youthfulness. For children, chubby cheeks are appropriate and cute. Adults, however, with chubby or round cheeks may complain of appearing too young, too fat, or having a “baby face”. Excess cheek fat (buccal fat) contributes to this chubby appearance of the middle and/or lower face. Patients are born with this excess buccal fat, which doesn’t typically respond to a healthy diet or exercise. We’ve reviewed buccal fat reduction in previous blog post. This cheek fat reduction procedure typically takes takes less than an hour and has quick recovery. Small incisions are placed inside the … Continue reading »

Plastic surgery to reverse signs of facial aging

  Gravity or drooping is only one aspect of looking older. Shrinking, shriveling, thinning, frowning, and discoloring play a role too in appearing older. Each of this varying aspects of facial aging play a different role in everyone. One may look older due to droopy eyes, while another has a “tired” appearance from sunken cheeks. In addition, each area ages differently. Dark circles and lower eyelid bags tend to develop much earlier, as compared to a droopy nasal tip. The above infographic on the aging face is from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, board certified surgeons who specialize in plastic … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.