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Potomac Plastic Surgery® Blog

October 2018 Newsletter

Sculpting the chin to make it more defined doesn’t mean that the chin won’t appear feminine. This isn’t necessarily the case because the lower face can be contoured and sculpted by either adding, or subtracting from certain areas of the face. This can help achieve a more feminine appearance. Plastic surgery is all about balance, and Dr. Chaboki offers a few options for women who are considering chin surgery.   Chin Implants Chin implants are made from a solid material that is meant to mimic the feel of bone. Unlike temporary fillers for chin enhancement, a solid implant provides greater … Continue reading »

Your Thyroid can affect the appearance of Eye Bags

Yes, your thyroid can affect the appearance of eye bags. Eye bags are not always from fat. The lower eyes and eyelids can become puffy or bulge from a variety of reasons, such as allergies and hormones. Read more about puffy eyes in our plastic surgery blog. How can the Thyroid gland affect the Eyes? Thyroid disorders, either with elevated hormone level (ie. hyperthyroidism) or a depressed hormone level (ie. hypothyroidism), can affect the eyes. Statistically an under active thyroid gland is more common, which may contribute to increase tired, worn-out appearance and wrinkles. For some thyroid patients, especially with … Continue reading »

Cartilage Grafts in Rhinoplasty Surgery

Rhinoplasty is plastic surgery that modifies the appearance of the nose. Bone and/or cartilage can be reshaped for multiple reasons: reducing a bump, straightening the nose, building the bridge, lifting the tip, etc. Plastic surgeons develop a plan with patients during the rhinoplasty planning process. As part of the surgical plan, grafts may be needed to help achieve the patient’s desired results. What are Cartilage Grafts? Grafts are pieces of tissue taken from one are and used in another. Cartilage is usually taken from the nasal septum inside the nose during rhinoplasty. These cartilage grafts may also be obtained from … Continue reading »

Chin Plastic Surgery in Women

A strong chin may be considered a masculine feature, but a defined chin can be feminine too. Some women are apprehensive toward chin procedures for fear looking “too manly”. Many women (and men) visit a plastic surgeon complaining of a “double chin”. Yet, this double chin is a vague term as the appearance of the chin, neck, and jawline is multifactorial. Anatomy of the region determines the cause of one’s double chin. It’s not just fat! Read more about treating a double chin, also sometimes referred to as submental fullness. Women who consider chin surgery may have an apprehension about … Continue reading »

A Liquid Lift with Fat and Filler for Facial Volume Loss

Refreshed, full of energy, vibrant. Those who visit a plastic surgeon want to look their best. While facelift surgery can be required to improve one’s appearance, especially if you have loose skin, a liquid facelift with fat or filler plays a significant role in facial rejuvenation without surgery What is a Liquid Lift? A liquid facelift is a nonsurgical treatment with injections to rejuvenate the face. Injections can fill hollow cheeks, reduce wrinkles, improve dark circles, and augment lips. Certain liquid facelift injections have also been reported to possibly stimulate your own body to rejuvenate the skin itself, alternatively known as “stem … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.