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Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Houtan Chaboki understands that you're not ready to let your face give away your age. The women and men who visit him for facelift surgery in Washington, DC feel the same way. Because the face is such an expressive and complex feature, it's particularly important to choose a specialist for your facelift. Dr. Chaboki is an excellent choice. In addition to his impressive qualifications and extensive experience, he is highly regarded for his attractive and natural-looking facelift results.

To discuss your goals for cosmetic facial surgery and the areas that you would like to improve, request your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Chaboki online or call his office at (202) 800-2085.

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Case 173, Chin Augmentation, Facelift, Facial Sculpting

A double chin gradually develops in many as one gets older. Fat accumulates under the chin, loose skin and muscle of the neck sags, facial bones thins, and glands fall with time. Each anatomic factor plays a different role in each patient. For exampl...

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Case 114, Chin Augmentation, Facelift, Facial Sculpting

Facelift candidates in the Washington DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia areas are always looking for alternatives to a traditional facelift, which has long incisions and a prolonged recovery. A traditional facelift to rejuvenate the neck and jawlin...

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Case 118, Facelift, Fat Transfer, Lip Enhancement

Busy Washington DC cosmetic surgery patients often seek alternatives to a traditional facelift. A traditional facelift rejuvenates the neck and jawline, but may have longer recovery as compared to a mini lift or s-lift type facelifts. Regardless of f...

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Case 176, Brow Lift, Cheek Augmentation, Chin Augmentation, Eyelid Surgery, Facelift, Facial Sculpting, Fat Transfer

Sagging neck skin gradually develops as one gets older. In addition, fat accumulates under the chin and facial bones thin over time. Each factor plays a different role in every patient to create an aging neck or submental fullness (i.e. a d...

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Case 128, Facelift, Facial Sculpting

Professional men and women of Washington DC often request improvement in their necks and jawlines. Washingtonians have active lives and need to return to the office quickly with cosmetic surgery. However, all face lifts surgery usually involves an in...

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Case 104, Cheek Augmentation, Facelift, Facial Sculpting, Fat Transfer, Lip Enhancement

Washington DC facelift candidates often ask plastic surgeons if alternatives exist for a traditional facelift. While nothing yet replaces face lift surgery for its rejuvenating effect, non-surgical options have been developed that can improve one'...

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Case 175, Chin Augmentation, Facelift, Facial Sculpting

A double chin, otherwise known as submental fullness, has different etiologies. Skin, muscle, fat, bone, and glands all contribute to the appearance of the neck and jawline. Some patients have sagging, loose skin that give the appearance of "tur...

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Case 163, Facelift, Facial Sculpting

A double-chin or submental fullness naturally develops with age, but can be present from an earlier age too. Fat is one of the primary factors that contributes to submental fullness and tends to accumulate under the chin, despite a healthy diet ...

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Case 108, Chin Augmentation, Facelift, Facial Sculpting

The neck is rejuvenated via a variety of methods, such as neck liposuction, chin augmentation, neck lift, or lower facelift. Excess fat and sagging skin develop with age and sun damage. However, some patients may have a double chin from a receding ch...

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Case 106, Facelift, Facial Sculpting

Washington DC facelift patients frequently want a neck lifting procedure to reduce excess neck fat and skin. Many plastic surgeons offer a traditional lower facelift surgery to tighten and lift the neck skin. All surgical face lifts or neck lifts typ...

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Facelift Improvements

Dr. Chaboki understands how the natural aging process affects the intricate anatomy of the face. At his Washington, DC practice, he performs facelift surgery to rejuvenate the lower face by:

  • Tightening wrinkled, sagging skin and loose facial muscles
  • Raising fat and tissue that has sagged to the lower cheeks and jowls
  • Defining the jawline
  • Contouring the neck (when combined with a neck lift)

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Types of Facelifts

Dr. Chaboki specializes in multiple face lift techniques in his Washington, DC practice and tailors each procedure to the patient. After a comprehensive evaluation, he will recommend the best option for you based on your areas of most concern, the amount of correction you would like to achieve, and your underlying facial anatomy. Facelift options include:

  • The limited‐incision facelift — also called a mini lift, short scar lift, or S‐lift — allows patients in their 40s to 50s with early signs of aging to enhance their looks without the downtime of a full facelift. Dr. Chaboki chooses this technique based on a patient's anatomy and degree of sagging, not necessarily his or her age.
  • The traditional facelift — also called a full or complete facelift — is for patients with more advanced aging of the lower two-thirds of the face. Fat, skin, and tissue will be reshaped, lifted, and repositioned for a refreshed appearance.
  • A mid facelift focuses more on improving the lower eyelids and the cheeks rather than the chin and jawline. You may occasionally hear this approach called a "cheek lift." If this is the area of your face that's primarily affected by aging, it may be the best match for you.
  • A deep plane facelift — also called a SMAS facelift — improves the deeper tissues of the face, tightening and repositioning them, before also redraping the skin. The results of this approach tend to be more profound and longer lasting.
  • A full facelift simply refers to any of the above options performed in concert with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), brow lift, or both.
  • A secondary facelift may be required for those who have had a prior facelift. These procedures vary in complexity and degree of correction. Minor touch-ups may be performed in the office with local anesthesia. While Dr. Chaboki can make you look younger and more beautiful, he can't stop the natural aging process.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

Facelift surgery is an extremely personalized procedure, so it's not possible to provide a detailed quote without an in‐person consultation. However, most facelift procedures typically cost between $6,500 and $20,000 *. Ultimately, the exact cost of your facelift is dependent on a number of factors, such as the techniques used by Dr. Chaboki and the fees associated with the operating facility. After your initial consultation, we provide you with a quote that reflects your specific surgery. Learn more about what's included in the cost of your facelift here.

How It's Performed

Dr. Chaboki performs your facelift while you are under either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The anesthetic option that's best for you depends on the specifics of your procedure as well as other factors, such as your overall health. Regardless, Dr. Chaboki works with you to develop a surgical plan that prioritizes your safety and comfort.

Once you are anesthetized, Dr. Chaboki makes incisions around your ears and possibly under your chin. This provides him with maximum control during surgery while also creating very discreet scars. However, if you choose a limited incision facelift, Dr. Chaboki makes incisions that trace around only the lower part of your ears. He tightens underlying muscle and other tissue, removes excess fat deposits, and lifts and redrapes the skin for a smooth, refined contour.

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Recovery After Facelift Surgery

The immediate recovery from a facelift varies depending on the details of your surgery, and Dr. Chaboki offers you a detailed outline of what you can expect in the days, weeks, and months following surgery. Expect to take between 1 and 3 weeks before you feel comfortable enough to return to work or social activities.

During this initial recovery period, expect to experience some temporary swelling and bruising. Your discomfort is manageable with prescribed medicine, and keeping your head elevated and avoiding physical exertion further improves your comfort.

Your Facial Rejuvenation Options

Dr. Chaboki often combines facelift surgery with other procedures to provide more complete rejuvenation of the face. Options include:

  • Neck lift eliminates a double chin and other fat deposits, corrects vertical neck banding, and tightens the skin.
  • Facial sculpting defines the jaw, chin, and neck with liposuction and facial implants.
  • Med spa treatments, such as facial fillers, chemical peels, and BOTOX® Cosmetic, provide nonsurgical rejuvenation for patients who are not ready for cosmetic surgery.

Although the aging process affects the entire face, it may be noticeable in some areas earlier than others. Dr. Chaboki gives patients the choice of whether to address individual areas or the entire face based on their needs and desires. He offers a variety of facial rejuvenation options that can complement a facelift by renewing the forehead, lower eyelids, and the mid face.

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Your Renewed Look

Once your recovery is complete, your face will look younger, fresher, and more attractive. When you choose Dr. Chaboki as your facelift surgeon, your results should appear natural without looking extreme or "worked-on." His priorities are patient safety and natural-looking rejuvenation.

After a facelift, you should look better than nature intended for the remainder of your life. The aging process continues, however, so the procedure won't stop wrinkles and sagging skin from developing over the years. You should look better than if you had not had the procedure in the first place.

Some patients visit Dr. Chaboki for a secondary facelift several years after the original procedure. Minor touch-ups may be requested earlier. You may choose nonsurgical procedures such as BOTOX, facial fillers, or laser treatments to help maintain a youthful appearance.

For detailed information about the facelift procedure, please be sure to view our Facelift FAQ answered by Dr. Chaboki.

* Price information is an estimation and individual pricing will vary. All prices are subject to change and costs are non-refundable.

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    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.