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Facial Sculpting

A well-defined jaw, chin, cheeks and neck help balance the face and create a major part of one's profile. Dr. Houtan Chaboki performs facial sculpting in Washington, DC to improve harmony among these facial features. He specializes exclusively in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, which gives him the experience and training to deliver the results you want.

To learn more about facial sculpting, request your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Chaboki online or call his office at (202) 800-2085.

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Case 149, Botox Cosmetic, Chin Augmentation, Facial Fillers, Facial Sculpting, Lip Enhancement

Muscle neuromodulators (ex. Botox Cosmetic®, Dysport®, Xeomin®) and facial fillers (ex. Restylane®, Juvederm®) are very popular aesthetic treatments for Washington DC area plastic surgery patients. While neuromodulators such as Botox Cosmetic® are commonly used to relax wrinkles around the eyes, these treatments may also be used on facial muscles to reshape the lower face. Restylane® and Juvederm®, hyaluronic acid fillers, help smooth wrinkles by adding volume and reducing shadows and depressions. Dark circles and wrinkles may even be present in younger patients, which can start to develop around the 20's.This younger patient wanted cos...

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Case 141, Botox Cosmetic, Facial Sculpting

Botox Cosmetic® for Washington DC patients is often used to reduce wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes. Alternative treatments have been developed in specialized cosmetic centers to offer advanced aesthetic options for Washingtonians. Facial sculpting with Botox Cosmetic® may help reduce the size of the lower jaw muscles (masseter) too. Many patients feel their face is "too fat" and seek liposuction to improve their appearance, while large jaw muscles may actually be the primary reason for their excess facial volume. Botox Cosmetic® gradually reduces the jaw size over several weeks, and results last for several months. Alternative office treatments, such as Dys...

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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 example, some patients have excess neck fat, while others may have a weak chin bone. As a result, treatment for submental fullness (i.e. a double chin) will vary based on a patient's anatomy and personal preferences.This woman had multiple factors contributing to her ill-defined neck and jawline. She had sagging skin and muscle, excess neck fat, a weak chin bone, and droopy neck glands. Plastic surgeons generally do not lift droopy neck glands.&nbs...

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Case 102, Botox Cosmetic, Facial Sculpting

Slimming the face can be achieved by modifying muscle or bone, in addition to facial fat. While Washington patients consider Botox Cosmetic to treat facial wrinkles and frown lines, it is also an option to slim the face for appropriate patients. Specialized techniques with Botox Cosmetic allow plastic surgeons to slim the jawline for patients with large jaw muscles. Result gradually develop over several weeks and persist for several months. Botox alternatives such as Dysport or Xeomin may also be used to produce similar aesthetic results.This busy Washington area professional had always thought her lower facial area was too wide and heavy, which distracted from other facial features such as ...

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Case 151, Chin Augmentation, Facial Sculpting

Many Washington plastic surgery patients complain of a small chin. A small chin may also make the neck or lower cheeks look fatter. In addition, patients with small chins will have underdeveloped lower jaw bone and often have a history of wisdom teeth extractions.A small chin improves with augmentation by a silicone implant or facial filler (ex. Juvederm®), the two most popular methods of enhancing the chin. Chin implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes, which can be further modified as necessary. While plastic surgeons offer a variety methods to improve the chin, one benefit of silicone chin implant surgery is that it has minimal downtime and may be combined with other proce...

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Case 153, Cheek Augmentation, Chin Augmentation, Facial Sculpting

Full, round cheeks are a sign of youth and vigor and requested by many Washington DC plastic surgery patients. Flat cheeks develop from naturally getting older and sun damage, but may also be genetic. Office non-surgical procedures are often the first choice for patients, who may be afraid of facial surgery or may not have the time for recovery. Despite the benefits of facial fillers (ex. Juvederm, Restylane, etc), facial fillers still cannot replace solid implants of the face in terms of projection and shape for appropriate patients. Patients will more likely obtain a 3-dimensional improvement in facial volume with facial implants.This DC area man wanted to improve both the cheeks and ...

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Case 174, Botox Cosmetic, Facial Sculpting

Non-surgical treatments with as wrinkle relaxers, such as Botox®, continue to be popular in plastic surgery offices. Wrinkle relaxers can smooth the skin around the eyes in addition to techniques to reshape the face, also known as "facial sculpting".This young woman wanted improve the shape of her lower face, which she thought was too wide. In addition, she had discomfort from migraine type headaches. She wanted a specialist who focuses on facial procedures, which led her to seek a consultation with Washington DC facial plastic surgeon Dr. Chaboki. She underwent jaw reduction with Botox to reduce the excess volume of the lower face, a quick of...

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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's appearance without the downtime of traditional facial cosmetic surgery. Part of the reason non-surgical treatments have exploded is from a better understanding of facial aging. The face does not merely sag with time, but also shrinks and looses volume in certain facial areas. Fat loss in the cheeks, around the eyes, and lips contribute to looking "older" or "tired".This Washingtonian wanted to improve her neck contour that ...

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Case 140, Botox Cosmetic, Facial Sculpting

Botox Cosmetic® is not just for wrinkles. Facial sculpting with Botox Cosmetic® for Washington DC area patients may also involve reducing the size of the lower jaw muscles (masseter). While many patients feel their face is "too fat", large jaw muscles may actually be the primary contributing factor to excess facial volume. Gradual reduction of jaw size occurs over several weeks with Botox Cosmetic®, but results last for several months. Alternative cosmetic treatments, such as Dysport® or Xeomin®, may also be used to produce similar cosmetic results.This Washington area woman had felt her lower facial area was too wide, which distracts from other facial features ...

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Case 155, Chin Augmentation, Facial Sculpting

A small chin often co-exists with a large nose. A disproportionately small chin can make a nose appear relatively larger. Most DC patients come initially for rhinoplasty to reduce the size of their nose, not realizing that the chin may also need to be addressed with plastic surgery for a balanced face.Chin augmentation can be performed by two primary methods: non-surgical facial filler injections or a surgical chin implant. Office injections (ex. Juvederm®) provide more subtle improvement with results lasting several months, which may be appropriate for some Washingtonians. Chin implant surgery provides permanent results, which is by far the most popular choice for chin augmentation...

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Facial Implants

Dr. Chaboki provides balance among facial features using chin and cheek implants at his Washington, DC practice. Cheek implants can enhance the midface on their own or when incorporated into other procedures like a face lift. Chin implants come in a variety of sizes and shapes to correct a weak or receding chin and are often combined with rhinoplasty.

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Cheek Reduction

While most patients seek plastic surgery to augment or add facial volume to fill wrinkles, some patients are born with too much facial volume or fat. Buccal fat reduction is a minor procedure where excess fat is removed from the mid facial area to create a slimmer face and to enhance the cheeks. The procedure is performed via small incisions inside the mouth. Generally, buccal fat reduction is more appropriate for younger patients who have very full or cherub faces. Both men and women may complain of having chipmunk cheeks, a "baby face," or looking too young for their age.

Jaw Reduction

Dr. Chaboki offers BOTOX® Cosmetic as an alternative to plastic surgery. This minimally invasive treatment can slim or contour the jaw line by reducing the masseter muscles on the sides of the jaw. BOTOX changes the shape of your face gradually to create a smaller and more feminine jaw line. Results are typically seen after several weeks and maintained for months. Treatment doses for slimming the jaws are typically a little higher than standard BOTOX Cosmetic used for forehead wrinkles or crow's feet. Jaw reduction or masseter reduction, with BOTOX or plastic surgery, is very popular in Asian countries, such as China or South Korea. BOTOX treatment is performed in the office, and anesthesia is not required.

Neck Liposuction

In addition to facelift surgery and chin augmentation, a double chin or full, sagging neck may be corrected with KYBELLA® injections or neck liposuction. For younger patients, typically, there is excess fat with or without weak lower jaw bone structure, which may run in the family. Neck liposuction with or without a chin implant can improve the jawline and neck contour. For older patients, a lower facelift with neck liposuction may be more appropriate to create a defined neck and jawline.

Procedure

Neck liposuction is typically performed while the patient is under IV sedation, either on its own or in conjunction with a facelift or chin implant. Small, hidden incisions are placed behind the ears and under the chin to remove excess neck fat and tighten the skin. The procedure takes less than an hour. A snug elastic dressing under the neck is worn for a few days and then nightly for a a few weeks. Most patients resume light activities within a few days.

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