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 his patients from Arlington and Ashburn, VA; Bethesda and Chevy Chase, MD; and surrounding cities want.

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

Facial Sculpting
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Before & After Facial Sculpting Case 315 Front View in Washington, DC
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Case #315

Three months after facial sculpting!Patients want definition of the neck and jawline. As specialists in facial plastic surgery surgery, we can help define the neck through a combination of surgical and nonsurgical procedures.This Washington DC neck lift patient disliked the appearance of his neck and jowls. He reported always ha... Read More
Before & After Neck Lift Case 89 Front View in Washington, DC
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Neck Liposuction to rejuvenate the appearance of an older woman

Many people want a neck lifting procedure to reduce excess neck fat and skin. Plastic surgeons often offer a traditional lower facelift to tighten and lift the neck skin. Facelifts and neck lifts typically involve an incision around the ear, including mini lifts, S-lifts, or MACS lifts. While a facelift may give the best cosmet... Read More
Before & After Neck Lift Case 96 Right Side View in Washington, DC
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Chin Augmentation with neck liposuction to tighten and lift the jawline of an older woman

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 jawline used to be the only option years ago. Modern plastic surgeons now utilize a variety of minim... Read More
Before & After Neck Lift Case 110 Front View in Washington, DC
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Neck liposuction to tighten and sculpt the neck and jawline of a middle aged man

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
Before & After Facial Sculpting Case 300 Front View in Washington, DC
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Facial sculpting to slim face with Botox for young woman

Botox injections are one of the most popular nonsurgical treatments in our office. Botox, a neuromodulator or relaxer, can target areas to enhance one's appearance.  While forehead wrinkles are the most well known treatment, Botox is also used by plastic surgeons in other ways. Sculpting the face with relaxers is one o... Read More
Before & After Chin Augmentation Case 144 Front View in Washington, DC
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Chin augmentation using a silicone implant to strengthen the jawline of a younger man

A small chin can make the face appear more child-like and/or the cheeks relatively "too fat" or cherub in appearance. Plastic surgery of the chin can help improve facial proportions not only to make a chin larger, but also help for a more balanced face.Chin surgery is primarily performed with an implant. Silicone is the most popul... Read More
Before & After Chin Augmentation Case 90 Front View in Washington, DC
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Facial sculpting via chin implant and neck liposuction to refresh the face of a middle-aged woman

Dr. Chaboki can rejuvenate the neck via a variety of methods, such as neck liposuction, chin augmentation, neck lift, or facelift in Washington, D.C. Excess fat and sagging skin develop with age and sun damage. However, some patients may have a double chin from a receding chin. Many patients want a facelift to reduce excess neck fat... Read More
Before & After Chin Augmentation Case 258 Front View in Washington, DC
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Chin augmentation using a silicone implant to strengthen the jawline of a middle aged man

Chin surgery is commonly required to create better definition of the jawline, especially in men who develop a weak chin bone. Chin surgery with an implant augments the chin for long-term results. For those who aren't ready for plastic surgery, then filler injection can provide a temporary alternative.The Washington DC chin surgery pati... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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 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.

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.

Houtan Chaboki, MD

Double Board-Certified
Facial Plastic Surgeon

Houtan Chaboki, MD

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 preservation rhinoplasty.

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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.


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.

Facial Sculpting FAQs

What is recovery like after cheek or buccal fat reduction?

Buccal fat reduction is an outpatient procedure performed with IV sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure usually takes about an hour. Patients require a soft diet during the immediate recovery period. Most patients plan at least a few days or one week off from work. A longer period of recovery may be necessary for combined procedures. Regular exercise or similar strenuous activity is generally allowed after 2 weeks. 

How does cheek or buccal fat reduction enhance the cheeks?

Patients may have poorly defined bone structure due to the excess facial fat. By performing buccal fat (cheek) reduction, the cheeks are allowed to be more prominent. The buccal fat is located in the mid-face, between the lips and cheek bone. Small incisions inside the mouth are used to remove some of the extra cheek fat. Maryland and northern Virginia patients may appreciate the results after a couple weeks, once swelling resolves. 

What is recovery like after jaw reduction with BOTOX Cosmetic?

Jaw reduction with BOTOX Cosmetic is performed in the office without requiring anesthesia. Treatment is performed in a few minutes. Patients may choose to return to work the same day. Some temporary minor bruising or swelling may occur in treated areas. 

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic slim the jawline?

Excess or large masseter muscles on the sides of the face create a masculine or square face, which is less desired by women visit Dr. Chaboki in Washington, DC. [BOTOX Cosmetic placed in these jaw muscles will gradually shrink the muscles over time. Patients typically may see results after one month with masseter reduction and require 2 to 4 treatments per year for maintenance. Overlying sagging skin could also tighten gradually over newly shrunken muscle in some patients. 

Does insurance cover facial sculpting surgery?

Dr. Chaboki provides the finest in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery at affordable prices, and participates with most insurance plans. Plastic surgery covers a broad area of medicine, which includes both reconstructive procedures and cosmetic procedures. If your procedure is medically indicated, some portion of the cost may be covered. Our office accepts insurance in applicable cases and will, if you wish, contact your insurance company to find out if your procedure will be covered. Insurance coverage varies greatly for patients, however, facial sculpting procedures are usually generally not covered. 

Can I combine cosmetic cheek reduction or neck liposuction with other facial surgery?

Yes, it’s generally preferred to combine procedures. First, by combining surgery, insurance may cover a portion of the procedure, and you may save money on fees. Secondly, tissue modified from one area may be used for another surgical area, such as fat transfer and face lifting. Lastly, the recovery process following surgery would only be once, and you minimize downtime by avoiding two separate procedures. Commonly combined procedures with facial sculpting surgery include the following: 

When can I resume regular exercise after facial sculpting surgery?

Strenuous activities or exercise after plastic surgery will increase the risk of bleeding, swelling, and bruising, until an appropriate healing time has been allowed. This restriction during the recovery period varies based on the operation performed and patient’s medical condition. Light activities, such as slow walking, may be performed soon after anesthesia. Heavy activity, such as aerobics, yoga, cycling, running, heavy lifting, or similar vigorous activities, is allowed after 2 weeks from the procedure. Contact sports are generally allowed after 6 weeks from surgery. 

Will I need time off work after facial sculpting surgery?

Most patients plan at least a few days or 1 week off from work. A longer period of recovery may be necessary for combined procedures. 

What is recovery like after facial sculpting such cheek reduction or neck liposuction?

Downtime after cosmetic procedures may be a few hours to several days, depending on the specific procedure and areas treated. Office procedures are performed under local anesthesia, if any anesthesia is required. Surgical procedures are performed with either IV (twilight) sedation or general anesthesia and require a longer recovery period. Anesthesia normally wears off within the first 24 hours after surgery. 

* 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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