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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 »

How many treatments of facial filler injections do I need?

Facial fillers have greatly increased in popularity due to several factors, including ease of treatment in the office with local anesthesia. In addition, results can be appreciated immediately and downtime is minimal for a majority of patients. Lastly, facial fillers are versatile. Facial plastic surgeons can use fillers to sculpt the face for an enhanced appearance as part of a liquid facelift. What is a facial filler? Facial fillers augment the soft tissue of the face for long-lasting results. Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Belotero® consist of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a natural component of the skin. HA fillers are a clear … Continue reading »

5 things to know before cheek augmentation

Full, round cheeks are requested by many Washington DC area patients from their plastic surgeon, as beautiful cheeks are a sign of youth and vitality. Strong cheeks are also seen in many celebrities too, classic and current. The cheek bone itself is the scaffolding that primarily helps create strong cheek structure, with facial fat providing additional contour. Cheeks slowly become flatter in everyone with age, from a combination of both bone and fat volume loss gradually with time. However, before you rejuvenate your appearance and get a cheek augmentation procedure, consider the following: Many choices are available. Unlike some facial plastic surgery procedures where … Continue reading »

Natural eyes, lips, and noses trending in Facial Plastic Surgery

Popular treatments in plastic surgery and dermatology offices may also trend on social media websites. Nonsurgical treatments continue to be the most popular. But above all, the trend is for natural results with a more balanced, subtle improvement in appearance. Patients want to look better, not different. – Houtan Chaboki, MD, board certified facial plastic surgeon Nose Being in the center of the face, the nose tends to draw attention. Plastic surgeons try to reduce attention to the nose with rhinoplasty. Reducing a bump, narrowing or lifting the tip, and making the nose straighter are techniques rhinoplasty utilize to achieve … Continue reading »

Men want to look their best too

Women will always out number men when it comes to cosmetic facial procedures. An estimated 1 man comes to the dermatology or plastic surgery office for every 9 women. However, this proportion is changing as more men take their appearance more seriously. In addition to designer shoes and clothes, more and more men are spending time and effort on cosmetic treatments to enhance their facial appearance. This growth in the male aesthetic demand comes from men in all areas of life: young/old, gay/straight, married/single, CEO/intern, etc. Other than hair, male facial cosmetic procedures typically have 3 main focus areas: nose, eyes, and … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.