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The Power of Prejuvenation in Facial Cosmetic Surgery

What if you could have stopped a wrinkle before it developed? According to the 2016 member survey from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), men and women are trying to preserve their youth via “prejuvenation”. This new, buzz word refers to starting non-surgical cosmetic treatments (i.e. Botox®, facial fillers, and advanced skin care) at an earlier age to minimize the effect of aging. Rather than waiting to correct wrinkles with plastic surgery, patients are seeking plastic surgeons and dermatologist at a younger age to help prevent wrinkles. The theory is to slow down the clock of aging. By modifying collagen synthesis … Continue reading »

Liquid facelift popular during tax season

Most tax refunds go to savings. However, in a 2017 survey conducted by RealSelf of a plastic surgery online community, over a third of those consumers reported that they plan to spend at least part of their tax refund on themselves with non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Botox® and facial fillers (Juvederm® and Restylane®) are the most popular of these non-surgical or liquid facelift treatments. In addition, according to this survey, a larger percentage of respondents will spend their tax refunds on cosmetic treatments this year as compared to last year. Some patients enjoy spending tax refunds on themselves. – Houtan Chaboki, MD In addition to this tax season … Continue reading »

Augmenting the Root of the Nose to Improve Profile in Rhinoplasty

One of the most common request among rhinoplasty patients is to improve the profile. Often a bump is reduced to improve the side profile. However, building or augmenting the root of the nose, also referred to as the radix, is performed in some rhinoplasty procedures as part of improving the side profile. While some patients just want a smaller nose, the nose should become “bigger” in certain cases in order to achieve natural results and to maintain normal nasal function. The goal of rhinoplasty is not necessarily to make a nose smaller, but rather more proportional and draw less attention. – Houtan … Continue reading »

April 2017 Newsletter

Spring is here, and it’s time to put those turtle necks back in the closet! Our patients’ neck concerns are varied, and we’ve worked hard to only offer treatments that have proven to be safe and effective. You can count on a service that treats your precise concerns and integrates easily into your lifestyle. We offer 3 great options for defining and improving your neck: KYBELLA®: This minimally invasive option is actually a series of injections intended to reduce the look of a double chin. The active ingredient in KYBELLA dissolves fat beneath the skin and creates a smooth, attractive, … 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 »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.