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 277 Front View in Washington, DC
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Facial Sculpting with Buccal Fat Reduction and nonsurgical jaw reduction to shape the face of a younger woman

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
Before & After Dermal Fillers Case 195 Front View in Washington, DC
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Facial sculpting to slim and elevate the structure of the face of a younger woman

Nonsurgical treatments in Washington DC continue to increase in facial plastic surgery offices, with liquid facelift treatments such as Botox® Cosmetic and facial fillers as the most popular. Restylane® and Juvederm® are some of several facial fillers that are commonly used to enhance the face. People know that Botox... Read More
Before & After Blepharoplasty Case 316 Front View in Washington, DC
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Lower blepharoplasty and facial fat transfer in a young woman

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
Before & After Neck Lift Case 87 Front View in Washington, DC
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Neck liposuction with fat transfer to tighten and sculpt the face and neck of a middle-aged woman

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-... Read More
Before & After Liquid Facelift Case 191 Front View in Washington, DC
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Botox and dermal fillers to smooth forehead wrinkles and depressions in a younger woman

Botox® and facial fillers are popular aesthetic treatments in plastic surgery offices. These nonsurgical treatments can create smoother skin with minimal downtime. Facial fillers, gels which add volume, work immediately and last for several months to years depending on multiple factors. Botox, a wrinkle relaxer, works after several... Read More
Before & After Liposuction Case 299 Front View in Washington, DC
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Sculpting the chin and neck of younger woman

Patients consider various procedures, from liposuction to facelift, to enhance the neck and jawline. While liposuction alone can improve a double chin, it is often combined with other procedures to contour the neck.This Washington DC woman wanted to improve her neck and chin and consulted with facial plastic surgeon Dr.... Read More
Before & After Chin Augmentation Case 79 Front View in Washington, DC
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Chin augmentation with silicone implant to balance the facial features of a younger man

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 imbalance, so more attention is drawn to undesirable areas of the face. Patients with a small or "double" chin may benefit from chin augmentation with a silicone implant, neck lip... Read More
Before & After Facial Sculpting Case 155 Front View in Washington, DC
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Nonsurgical jaw reduction using Botox injections to slim the jawline of a younger woman

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 t... 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.

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 few weeks. Most patients resume light activities within a few days.

How Much Does Facial Sculpting Cost in Washington, DC?

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. 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. 

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