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Dr. Houtan Chaboki

Facial Plastic Surgery
Washington, DC
22 years experience male

Locations

Potomac Plastic Surgery

Washington, DC

Address

2311 M Street NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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About

Bio

Dr. Houtan Chaboki is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon serving women and men in Washington, DC and the surrounding area including Maryland and Virginia. He has an individualized approach with each aesthetic patient, spending considerable time on each consultation to discuss various treatment options. His expertise includes facelift, eyelid surgery, brow lift, chin and cheek implants, and rhinoplasty. Dr. Chaboki also offers patients non-surgical options such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, facial fillers and non-surgical facelifts. For more information on Dr. Chaboki and the procedures he offers, please visit his site today!

Specialties
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Facial Plastic Surgery

Head and Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Nose vs. Chin: Rhinoplasty is surgery of the nose, while genioplasty is surgery of the chin. For example, a person thinking of rhinoplasty for a large nose may also ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Botox : Botox and Dysport work similarly to reduce wrinkles by relaxing some facial muscles. Both are given via injections in the office and anesthesia is usu... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Generally No: Septoplasty, surgery for a deviated septum, modifies bone and cartilage inside the nose to improve nasal airflow. The nasal septum is the foundation o... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Septoplasty care: Each nasal surgeon has their own post-surgical care instructions. Commonly, saline rinse and an ointment is used twice daily after surgery to keep the... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Removing Juvederm: One can wait until your body gradually dissolves the juvederm, which may take several months. Your plastic surgeon or dermatologist may be able to "sq... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Cheek augmentation: Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic procedure to enhance the appearance of the cheeks. Cheek augmentation may be performed in the office via local anesth... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Age for Septoplasty: Most facial surgeons advise on waiting until the nose has matured before performing a septoplasty, which is typically age 16 for girls and 17 for boys... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Rhinoplasty recovery: Recovery after rhinoplasty varies based on factors such as the complexity of your procedure and your healing ability. Patients are typically functiona... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Facial filler RA: Facial fillers are a good option to reduce wrinkles without surgery. Patients with RA may bruise more easily due to the medications that they take for... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Double eyelid surger: Double eyelid surgery to create a crease in the upper eyelids is very popular in asian patients. The eyes become more "open". Double eyelid surgery ma... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Upper eyelid crease: Double eyelid refers to a crease of the upper eyelid. This crease is normally present in caucasian eyelid, but typically absent in asian eyelid. The u... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Double eyelid crease: Double eyelid surgery is a popular procedure among asian cultures. A crease is created in the upper eyelid to help open the eyes. Most common side eff... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: A netti pot or saline rinse is good method after septoplasty surgery to help reduce swelling, clean mucous, and moisten crusts that normally develops ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Different structures: Septoplasty modifies bone and cartilage of the nasal septum. Turbinate reduction modifies the bone and mucous membrane of the nasal turbinate. Both se... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Variable Cost: Eyelid surgery costs range largely dependent on the complexity of the surgery and general prices for your geographic market. Plastic surgery may invol... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Short time: Cosmetic upper eyelid surgery may be performed via local anesthesia or IV sedation. The immediate swelling after this blepharoplasty surgery resolves ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Days/weeks: Septoplasty, surgery for a deviated septum, and endoscopic sinus surgery can help improve nasal breathing, congestion, or snoring for appropriate pati... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Botox & Dysport: Botox and Dysport are great options to improve facial wrinkles and skin quality. These cosmetic treatments are generally safe, and have not been known... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Radiesse (dermal fillers) nose job: Rhinoplasty (nose job) is commonly a surgical procedure, which reshapes the nasal bone and cartilage. One potential option currently is non-surgical r... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Nasal facial balance: Plastic surgeons look to improve balance among the facial structures. A small nose can be made larger with rhinoplasty, where your own cartilage or im... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Thank : Thank you for your question. Botox typically last 3-4 months after treatment for facial wrinkles. Some patients are lucky where the results last much ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Rhinoplasty recovery: Patients are typically functional within the first week after rhinoplasty. Most swelling and bruising resolves within 2 weeks approximately. Exercise ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Rhinoplasty healing: Most healing after rhinoplasty or nasal surgery occurs within the first 2 weeks after surgery. During this early recovery period, patients should rest... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Botox - Cosmetic: It may be difficult to know for certain if someone has used botox. The skin is smoother and facial expressions are still natural. Experienced Botox sp... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Botox uses: Botox first started for medical purposes before being used in plastic surgery. Botox has been used all over the body, for both on-label and off-label ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Nasal surgery: Rhinoplasty is surgery on the nose. Rhinoplasty is not one operation, but rather a collection of various procedures that alter the shape of the nose. ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Wrinkle reduction: Both Botox and Restylane (dermal fillers) are great options to improve the skin, reduce wrinkles, and rejuvenate the face. These cosmetic treatments c... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Botox - Cosmetic: Botox treatment in the facial areas are given with small needles to help improve wrinkles and smooth the skin. Botox treatments are quick and commonly... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Botox - Cosmetic: Botox is commonly used above and on the sides of the eyes to reduce wrinkles. However, Botox is not normally given under the eyes. Eye bags or dark ci... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Days/weeks: Septoplasty, surgery for a deviated septum, and turbinate reduction can help improve nasal breathing, congestion, or snoring for appropriate patients.... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Under chin and neck: Excess tissue under the chin and neck is most commonly due to excess fat or sagging skin from age. However, other options may include congenital cysts... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Under eye bags: Under eye bags are a common problem with a variety of potential treatments by plastic surgeons and dermatologists. Most start with basic skin care and... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Days/weeks: Your surgeon should advise you, as each patient is unique. Septoplasty, surgery for a deviated septum, can help improve nasal breathing, congestion... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Numb after Brow lift: Yes, it's completely expected to have numbness this early after plastic surgery. The endoscopic forehead lift typically recovers faster than the tradi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Dermal fillers: Facial fillers or dermal fillers are cosmetic treatments performed in the office with minimal local anesthesia. Results are typically immediate and la... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Brow movement: Once some healing has occurred and swelling reduced, brow movement normally returns after forehead lift surgery. The muscle and nerves become swollen ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Cosmetic options: Both Restylane (dermal fillers) and sculptra are great options to reverse the signs of aging. Both rejuvenate by adding volume. Results with Restylane... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Beauty May Hurt: Beauty may hurt, but just a little. While many patients may have little to no discomfort, some may experience a brief "pinch" during treatment. Local ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Days/Weeks: Septoplasty, surgery for a deviated septum, can help improve nasal breathing, congestion, or snoring for appropriate patients. The initial healing is ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Botox cream: There currently no fda approved topical creams that have effects similar to Botox or dysport. Companies are actively researching products that both wo... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Nasal congestion: Nasal congestion can be due to many reasons, such as allergies, dust, or medications. A deviated septum or swollen turbinates are the most common caus... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Otoplasty: Plastic surgeons generally wait until the ears and cartilage have matured in size. For most children (boys and girls), around age 6 is the typical age... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Brow lift headache: Headaches have many causes, which may be difficult to diagnose for some patients. Brow lift surgery can contribute to discomfort early after surgery, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Skin, Muscle, & Fat: Cosmetic eyelid surgery is a popular procedure to reduce the signs of aging. For the upper eyelid, a small amount of skin is removed. Occasionally, mi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Recovery : Recovery after face lift surgery varies on the specific type of face lift you had, and your body's natural healing ability. Mini lifts (short scar or ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Botox masseter: Yes, but generally Botox has been the most satisfying treatment option. Other options include seeing a dentist to improve your bite and reduce stress ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Rhinoplasty : Rhinoplasty may be performed via an open (external) approach or closed (endonasal) approach. The open rhinoplasty is performed via a small incision in... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Surgery on Septum: The nasal septum is a sheet of cartilage and bone that separates the nasal cavity into left and right sides. The septum can be deviated or crooked, wh... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Restylane (dermal fillers) Lip: Most plastic surgeons and dermatologists prefer hyaluronic acid fillers, such as restylane, (dermal fillers) for lip injection or augmentation. Office... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Houtan Chaboki
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Local anesthesia: Some cosmetic eyelid surgery may be performed via local anesthesia. Plastic surgeons provide this anesthesia gently and slowly to minimize any discomf... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chaboki is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chaboki is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chaboki is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Residency

University of California San Francisco

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Iranian Medical Society of Greater Washington

Publications

Reepithelialization of orthotopic tracheal allografts prevents rejection after withdrawal of immunosuppression
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