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2 weeks after a mini lift via local anesthesia

Many facial plastic surgery procedures can be performed via local anesthesia. Most Washington DC plastic surgery patients already know that a liquid facelift with Botox®, Dysport®, Kybella®, and facial fillers is performed with local anesthesia. However, many of the best plastic surgeons also perform several cosmetic surgical procedures with local anesthesia too. Some examples of possible facial cosmetic surgery that can be performed with local anesthesia include: upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) Asian eyelid surgery ear reshaping (otoplasty) rhinoplasty neck liposuction chin implant mini facelift More minor procedures in a limited area of the face that can be performed within a … Continue reading »

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty: a liquid lift of the nose

Nasal surgery with rhinoplasty and septoplasty remains one of the most common facial plastic surgery procedures worldwide, especially in younger patients. For these younger patients, Botox® and facial filler injections are also very popular procedures to enhance the face. It was natural that at some point these fillers and Botox treatments would be used to reshape the nose without surgery, otherwise known as a liquid lift of the nose. Facial fillers Cosmetic surgeons use a large variety of facial fillers to rejuvenate the face, but hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular for the nose. Restylane® and Belotero® are examples of hyaluronic acid … Continue reading »

Liquid Facelift – Enhance the Face without Surgery

Some patients are apprehensive about plastic surgery, whether it’s the anesthesia or recovery period after surgery. Others wonder if they’ll appear natural after cosmetic surgery. Multiple non-surgical treatments have become available that can enhance the face without surgery, as technology and the field of plastic surgery has expanded. One very popular nonsurgical treatment is a liquid facelift. What is a Liquid Lift? A liquid facelift is a combination of injections to rejuvenate the face without surgery. These injections fill hollows, reduce shadows and wrinkles, and lift cheeks. Some liquid facelift injections can stimulate your own body to rejuvenate the skin itself, alternatively known as “stem … 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 »

Plastic surgery to reverse signs of facial aging

  Gravity or drooping is only one aspect of looking older. Shrinking, shriveling, thinning, frowning, and discoloring play a role too in appearing older. Each of this varying aspects of facial aging play a different role in everyone. One may look older due to droopy eyes, while another has a “tired” appearance from sunken cheeks. In addition, each area ages differently. Dark circles and lower eyelid bags tend to develop much earlier, as compared to a droopy nasal tip. The above infographic on the aging face is from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, board certified surgeons who specialize in plastic … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.