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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 »

10 things to know before getting lip injections

Collagen injections used to be the only way to plump up lips (other than fat injections or lip lift surgery) until hyaluronic acid fillers came along. These “lipstick in a syringe” fillers have essentially replaced collagen as the primarily method to enhance lips, in addition being used to augmenting cheeks, reducing wrinkles, and improving dark circles. The current hyaluronic acid fillers being used for lip injections by plastic surgeons and dermatologists in the US are Restylane,® Juvederm®, and Belotero®. Before getting your first lip injection with hyaluronic acid fillers, there are a few things you should be aware of: 1. There … 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 »

Am I a good candidate for fat transfer for facial rejuvenation?

Fat transfer, also known as fat injection, is a popular option to rejuvenate the face, breasts, and buttocks. Patients like fat transfer procedures, since it uses one’s own fat to naturally augment a specific area. Fat transfer is a quick procedure, which may be performed by itself or combined with other procedures. What is the difference between fat transfer and fat injection? Cosmetic procedures with fat use many terms. All cosmetic surgery that includes placing fat into the face are essentially the same procedure. Fat is taken from one area via liposuction (ex. abdomen), then placed in another area that needs augmentation (ex. … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.