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 his patients from Arlington and Ashburn, VA; Bethesda and Chevy Chase, MD; and surrounding cities want.
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 wafter cosmetic surgery. However, all face lifts surgery usually involves an incision around the ear, which includes mini lifts or s lifts. Not every patient wants or... Read More
A man's nose generally is larger and wider, as compared to a woman's nose. Rhinoplasty in male patients conservatively reduces the size of the nose, as appropriate. However, sometimes a nose should be made larger, in order to appear more proportionate and natural.This patient wanted to improve his profile and refine the nasal tip.... Read More
Cosmetic surgeons typically assess the entire face during a cosmetic surgery consultation, not just a specific facial area. A weak chin relative to the face creates unbalance and contributes to a double chin, also known as submental fullness. Patients with a double chin may benefit from procedures such as chin augmentation with a si... Read More
Many young women in the Washington DC area are concerned about dark circles and eye bags as they can affect their appearance. Fortunately, there are cosmetic treatment options available such as eyelid surgery, fat transfer, and facial filler injections that can help reduce eye bags and improve the overall appearance. Even young patients can e... Read More
Many men and women want a defined neck and jawline. Patients may consider various procedures to enhance the neck such as liposuction, neck lift, facelift, and chin surgery. Liposuction alone can improve a double chin (i.e. submental fullness), but is often combined with other procedures to contour and lift the neck.A double c... Read More
Plastic surgeons will assess the entire face during a cosmetic surgery consultation, not necessarily just a specific facial area. A chin that is small relative to other areas of the face may draw disproportionate attention to other facial areas, such as the nose or neck. For example, a patient may complain of a "big" nose or "fat" neck.Read More
Enhancing a weak chin is a frequent request at Potomac Plastic Surgery. We enhance chins through a combination of techniques as part of facial sculpting. This Washington DC gentleman complained of a weak chin and an ill-defined jawline. He wanted more definition and to appear more masculine. In this facial sculpting case, Dr.... Read More
A facelift can dramatically improve one's appearance by lifting sagging tissue. Modern facelift surgery commonly includes fat transfer to address natural facial volume loss that occurs with age. This Washingtonian was referred by her physician for specialized care by Dr. Chaboki, a board certified facial plastic surge... Read More
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 facelift.
Chin implants come in a variety of sizes and shapes to correct a weak or receding chin and are often combined with rhinoplasty.
Cheek (Buccal Fat) 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.
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.
Houtan Chaboki, MD
Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Chaboki has extensive knowledge of the intricacies of the face and neck. When you choose him for your procedure, you’re choosing one of the most reputable facial plastic surgeons in DC, as well as a nationwide leader in
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.
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 few weeks. Most patients resume light activities within a few days.
How Much Does Facial Sculpting Cost?
Facial sculpting is customized to each patient based on an individual’s anatomy and personal preference. Cost will vary from patient to patient. These variations are usually related to factors such as the extensiveness of the procedure, where Dr. Chaboki performs the procedure, and the individual cost of the cheek implants themselves, if applicable. The cost of most facial sculpting surgical procedures falls somewhere in the range of $5,000 to $7,500 *. We offer you a personalized quote at the end of your consultation. You may also learn more about how we determine the price of each surgery here.
* 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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