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

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Before & After Neck Lift Case 189 Front View in Washington, DC
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Neck Liposuction to slim the face and neck of a younger woman

Many women and men visit us to improve their neck and jawline. They consider options such as a neck lift, facelift, and liposuction of the neck, cheeks, jawline, or face. Our Washington, D.C.atients may be uncertain what is the "best" procedure to lift the neck or provide better definition and sculpt the jawline.Lip... Read More
Before & After Chin Augmentation Case 111 Front View in Washington, DC
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Chin Augmentation with silicone implant to balance the facial proportions of a middle-aged man

Washington DC plastic surgeons generally assess the entire face during a cosmetic surgery consultation, not just a specific facial area. A small chin relative to the face creates unbalance, so more attention is drawn to other areas such as the nose or neck. Patients with a weak chin may benefit from chin augmentation with a silicone implant,... Read More
Before & After Buccal Fat Reduction Case 221 Front View in Washington, DC
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Buccal Fat Reduction to slim the cheeks of a middle aged woman

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
Before & After Chin Augmentation Case 137 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 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... Read More
Before & After Chin Augmentation Case 280 Front View in Washington, DC
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Case #280

Many individuals are born with or develop a weak chin. Often these patients 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 to help contour the chin an... Read More
Before & After Chin Augmentation Case 140 Front View in Washington, DC
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Chin augmentation using a silicone implant to strengthen the jawline of a younger woman

A chin that is small relative to other facials areas may contribute to facial disharmony and bring disproportionate attention to specific facial areas. For example, while most patients feel their chin is too small, some patients may rather come to a plastic surgeon's office for a "big" nose or "fat" neck (ie. double c... Read More
Before & After Facial Sculpting Case 131 Front View in Washington, DC
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Facial sculpting with dermal fillers and neuromodulators to enhance the natural beauty of a younger woman

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... Read More
Before & After Buccal Fat Reduction Case 180 Front View #1 View in Washington, DC
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Buccal fat reduction to slim the face of a younger female

Plastic surgeons are often asked to reduce body fat everywhere, including the neck and face. Excess fat in the face, however, is often not just due to excess body fat or being overweight. Patients are typically born with this excess facial fat, especially in the cheeks. Plastic surgery is often required as this extra cheek fat does... 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.

Dr. Chaboki

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.

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.

* 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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