Potomac Plastic Surgery® Blog

What to Expect at a Plastic Surgery Consultation

All journeys begin with a single step forward, including plastic surgery. The consultation with a plastic surgeon is a process that can take a variable amount of time before undergoing a procedure. Online information has made it significantly easier for patients to find a qualified board-certifed surgeon, but the abundance of information can also make the journey confusing. Consultation process The consultation with a plastic surgeon is typically a process, first starting with an inquiry or phone call to the office to learn more about a procedure and the practice. For procedures such as Botox® or cheek fillers, one consultation may … Continue reading »

Double Chin treatment without Liposuction

A defined chin, neck, and jawline is desired by many Washington DC plastic surgery patients, while a double chin (i.e. submental fullness) is avoided in this fitness focused population. Exercise and a healthy diet has trouble with this problem area, as neck fat is resistant to lifestyle modification. With the rise of nonsurgical liquid lift treatments such as Botox® and facial fillers for the cheeks and eyes, patients often ask their cosmetic surgeon if nonsurgical procedures can also improve the chin too. Double Chin Liposuction Chin and neck liposuction is considered the gold standard for neck and chin fat reduction. … Continue reading »

Xeomin®, an alternative to Botox® in Plastic Surgery offices

Botox is one of the first aesthetic treatments patients consider when visiting a plastic surgery or dermatology office. As part of a nonsurgical facelift, it’s used for a variety of enhancements such as smoothing forehead lines, raising eyebrows, softening lip lines, slimming a wide jaw, and lifting the neck. These aesthetic procedures have minimal downtime, and patients often choose to return to work the same day. Botox is the older brand name drug of botulinum toxin type A that doctors use to relax wrinkles without surgery. It’s considered a safe method for temporary wrinkle reduction. Newer formulations of the drug are actively … Continue reading »

The Limited Incision Brow Lift

A low brow bothers some patients who prefer a more elevated or arched brow. A low brow is considered more masculine. Various methods of brow grooming and makeup can help achieve a perfect brow. However, sometimes a trip to the plastic surgeon’s office is required for adequate brow lifting. Brow vs. Bleph A common confusion among plastic surgery patients is whether to perform upper eyelid surgery (i.e. blepharoplasty) and/or brow lift surgery. A brow lift elevates the forehead and eyebrows for more refreshed appearance. Blepharoplasty removes excess skin and tissue from the upper eyelid. Both procedures can help “open” the … Continue reading »

Heal Faster after Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery patients want to have their procedure and return to work and life quickly. Even non-surgical liquid lift patients may have some recovery. Fortunately, the recovery after plastic surgery can be sped up in certain cases. Cosmetic surgery patients may proactively help heal faster via a variety of natural methods. Be sure, however, to follow the care instructions of your plastic surgeon specific to your individual procedure. Stop smoking You’ve heard it over and over that smoking is terrible, but it’s especially terrible with plastic surgery. Smoking increases many risks, including infections and scarring. Some plastic surgeons will not perform surgery for … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.