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.
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 "turkey neck". Other patients may have excess neck fat giving a double chin.Consultation with a... Read More
Many individuals are born with or develop a weak chin. These patients often have a long dental or orthodontic history as a child or teenager. As an adult, a weak chin can contribute to appearance of a double chin despite a healthy diet and regular exercise. Chin augmentation with an implant is an option to consider as it can help contour the... Read More
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 and regular exercise. Plastic surgeons have a variety of surgical and non-surgical options to... Read More
Fat reduction is a common request in our cosmetic surgery office. Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures worldwide according to plastic surgery society data. A double chin from excess neck fat is a great area for patients to have liposuction, which both reduces fat and tightens skin. Fat excess of the face, however, general... Read More
Facial feminization involves surgical and nonsurgical procedures to transform male features to be more feminine. Facial feminization is not just a single procedure, but rather can involve multiple procedures on fat, skin, muscle, and bone as appropriate. As everyone is unique, plastic surgery such as facial feminization is specific and t... Read More
Sculpting the face is common in our cosmetic surgery practice. Patients want to enhance their appearance by modifying volume in areas such as the cheeks, neck, and face. This woman reported being born with "chubby" cheeks that haven't improved with diet and exercise. She consulted with Dr. Chaboki, facial plastic surg... Read More
Full lips are desired by many Washington DC women. As a result, lip enhancement procedures are very popular in Dr. Chaboki’s cosmetic surgery practice. Lip enhancement options include hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane® or Juvederm®, fat injections, or lip lift plastic surgery. Women of all ages can be candidates for lip enhancement w... Read More
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
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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