Potomac Plastic Surgery Blog

Plumping lips without going to a plastic surgeon

Full, shapely lips are feminine characteristics that may gradually lose their definition and volume with time. All lips lose volume with time, eventually becoming thinner and flatter. Does one need to go to a plastic surgeon to create fuller lips? Of course not. Temporary improvements with makeup and topical, natural treatments have been around for years to enhance the lips. Enhancing the lips is generally performed with nonsurgical methods. Some women may have always considered their lips to be relatively thin, or just want to have bigger, more luscious lips. We’ve reviewed the “lipstick in a syringe” method of enhancing the lips with facial … 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 »

You may still want Botox® or facial fillers after a brow lift

Treatments of Botox and Dysport® are popular to relax wrinkles and improve one’s appearance without surgery. These nonsurgical treatments, along with facial fillers, are commonly performed in the upper regions of the face such as in the forehead, in between the eyes, and sides of the eyes (i.e. crow’s feet). These periorbital areas are also considered during brow lift surgery evaluation. The forehead and periorbital (around the eyes) areas develop wrinkles, shrink, and fall with age. A brow lift helps lift and stabilize the brow, whether performed alone or in combination with upper blepharoplasty (i.e eyelid surgery). Brow lift surgery … Continue reading »

Removing facial fillers with hyaluronidase injection

Facial fillers continue to increase in popularity for many reasons, such as being a nonsurgical office treatment via local anesthesia and minimal downtime. Facial fillers are second only to Botox® for non-surgical facial cosmetic treatments. Injections of Botox and facial fillers are performed by all cosmetic specialists, including dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, and facial plastic surgeons, while surgical procedures are performed by a smaller pool of physicians. Sometimes, however, a patient wants the facial filler to be reversed or removed. Hyaluronidase injections are used to reduce or remove hyaluronic acid fillers. Treatment with hyaluronidase speeds the natural breakdown of these types of fillers. … Continue reading »

Turbinoplasty: Reducing nasal turbinates to improve breathing in rhinoplasty

Washington DC rhinoplasty patients choose plastic surgery on their nose for a variety of reasons. Many patients want rhinoplasty to reduce the bump and size of their nose. Some want to narrow or lift the nasal tip. Some want to improve nasal symmetry, either from genetics or prior injury. Most patients, however, want to improve their nasal breathing and appearance of the nose at the same time. Nasal congestion has many contributing factors for each patient. There isn’t one factor that is universal for all patients. Swelling, generally speaking, is a very common factor for many patients. The nose can … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.