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Facial fat injections for a rejuvenated appearance

Everyone wants to look their best and visit a plastic surgeon’s office to review options. While most consider facelift surgery as the most dramatic method to improve one’s appearance, facial fat injections alone or in combination with facelift surgery is an important procedure to consider for facial rejuvenation. What is fat injection? We’ve previously reviewed facial fat injection, also known as fat transfer. Your own fat is obtained via liposuction from the abdomen or thighs and reinjected into desired areas. The fat transfer procedure itself usually takes less than hour. Fat transfer procedures fall under the general term of liquid facelift. What areas … Continue reading »

Depressor Septi Muscle – Improving a Droopy Nasal Tip with Rhinoplasty Surgery

Washington DC rhinoplasty patients want to improve a variety of aspects of the nose while keeping a natural appearance. The three top rhinoplasty requests from the best plastic surgeons or top rhinoplasty surgeons include reducing a nasal bump improving nasal symmetry elevating a droopy tip The post discusses some methods to help lift a droopy nasal tip by modifying the depressor septi muscle. What causes a droopy tip? A droopy tip can be due to a variety of factors, including the nasal tip cartilage, nasal septum, muscle, and bone. These factors can contribute to a droopy tip to various degrees. One of the most common … Continue reading »

New Year, New You: 7 things to know before having plastic surgery

With every new year, Washington DC patients make a resolution to improve their lives. Stop smoking, loose weight, get healthier, or spend more time with family are some of the most common resolutions. As part of the new year, many also consider taking care of themselves with cosmetic surgery and make the effort to move forward with plastic surgery. Whether you’re thinking of improving your neck with a facelift or eyes with a blepharoplasty, it’s good to do a little homework ahead of time. Below are some items to consider before having plastic surgery. Know your doctor Board certified facial plastic surgeons and … Continue reading »

Combination of surgical and nonsurgical procedures in demand

With the large variety of cosmetic facial procedures, it can be overwhelming for patients to choose the “best” procedure while in a plastic surgery office. Skin can be relaxed, resurfaced, refilled, and rejuvenated with surgical and nonsurgical methods. As plastic surgery has generally become more common, combining procedures has increased in popularity. Why choose just one procedure? Below are just some examples from Dr. Chaboki for those who want combination facial procedures: Botox® injections in-between the eyes to soften furrows, and upper blepharoplasty to remove excess skin and open the eyes. Chin augmentation with a silicone implant and Botox jaw reduction to slim … Continue reading »

1 week after otoplasty, cosmetic ear surgery

We previously reviewed a woman who had facelift surgery via local anesthesia in our blog. Did you know that many other facial plastic surgery procedures are routinely performed via local anesthesia? Washington DC plastic surgery patients are familiar with a liquid facelift with Botox®, Dysport®, Kybella®, and facial fillers that are all performed with local anesthesia. However, many of the top cosmetic surgeons also perform several plastic surgical procedures with local anesthesia too. What surgical procedures of the face can be performed via local anesthesia? Minor procedures in a limited facial area that is completed within a couple hours are more likely to be performed with local anesthesia. Complex surgery, … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.