About Houtan Chaboki, MD
Houtan Chaboki, MD practices in Washington D.C. at Facial Plastic Surgery Center as a Facial Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Chaboki was invited to join RealSelf in 2009, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 7 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). Dr. Chaboki has hospital affiliations at George Washington Hospital; Georgetown University; Sibley Memorial Hospital; Center for Ambulatory Surgery, Inc.
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Posted by Susan1378
The upper part of my left ear was nearly destroyed by an infection. Dr. C used MY OWN cartilage, skin and fat not only to close the HUGE hole in my ear, but to make my ear look perfectly normal!! No one can believe how good it looks!! Dr. C is an incredibly skilled surgeon who is interested in the total health and well being of his patients. If anyone even has a question they need answered by someone they can completely trust, call Dr. C.
Posted by RSC
Once I knew I had a devited septum, I had it repaired which made it easier to sleep. I suffered for many years with not being able to sleep on my back since it felt like I was suffocating so the surgery improved my quality of life. Also, due to my ENT in DC, he referred me to an allergist prior to my surgery and again I found out that I was allergic to many things and that I had asthma. I am also being treated for those 2 conditions which has improved my quality of life. I would highly recommend going to a doctor if you think you have a medical condition so it can be treated.
Posted by WashingtonGal
Posted by luscious811
I only visited Dr. Chaboki. I never saw any other surgeons, even though he encouraged me to do so. I felt at ease with Dr. Chaboki. Before my procedure, I was looking for someone who had a conservative approach to surgery and who wasn't going to give me a nose, like every other nose. Dr. Chaboki met my expectations and I felt that I didn't need to look any further. He is also a trained ENT physician, so in addition to his facial plastic surgery expertise, he has a solid understanding of the medical needs related to the nose. This was another draw to Dr. Chaboki. Dr. Chaboki is a very calm and attentive physician. His work is meticulous and he is extremely skilled. I had a lot of work done on my nose and nobody recognized that I had done anything different to my face. I believe that this is the hallmark of an excellent surgeon. While waiting in pre-op, several of his staff members came and told me about their /or their family member's experiences with Dr. Chaboki's work. They were all impressed by his skill, especially to use closed surgical techniques.
Posted by dc87sw
I highly recommend Dr. Chaboki. I had cheek augmentation performed by him this summer and I love the results so far (I'm about 2 months post op). I went to a few different consultations and chose Dr. Chaboki for several reasons: 1) he was the most thorough and confident in his examination of my face and what would look good, 2) other surgeons seemed a bit more "gimmicky", more Hollywood, and more focused on sales than on their medical expertise, and 3) he had extensive, extremely positive reviews online from other patients. I'm so happy that I chose wisely!
Posted by zafar02
It has been one month since my Rhinoplasty procedure and my experience with Dr. Chaboki has been wonderful. He has been kind and helpful through my Rhinoplasty journey. During my first consultation, Dr. Chaboki answered any questions that I had and did not try to speed me out of his office. I really appreciated his humble personality and professionalism. He showed me what I could and couldn't do with my surgery and was very realistic. He also used 3D imaging to show me what my nose could potentially look like. After a few visits, I scheduled my procedure. This was my first time having any kind of surgery. Before my surgery, Dr. Chaboki met with me and reassured me everything was going to be fine. My surgery went well and I had no pain during my entire recovery process. He gave me his personal cell phone number incase if I had any problems. I only had a few questions, but he answered all of my phone calls right away. His nurse Irma and office manager Star have also been great. His staff is vey kind. I would highly recommend Dr. Chaboki for any facial plastic surgery needs. I am very pleased with my results so far. I still look like me, but better! If I could do it all over again, I would still choose Dr. Chaboki.
Posted by ms.mariam
Best facial plastic surgeon in DC area
Posted by Martin C.
Dr. Houtan Chaboki is one of the top doctors in his field. He is highly skilled, being a board certified facial plastic surgeon as well as a certified ENT specialist. His work is pretty close to perfect and the results are far better than I even hoped for. He really takes time with his patients to explain the procedure, the results, the follow-up, and answer any questions related to the procedure. He is a caring, smart, skilled surgeon whom I highly recommend. He even gave me his cell phone to call in case I needed him after the surgery. How many doctors do that these days? You can't go wrong with Dr. Chaboki.
Posted by finley
I loved my experience with Dr. Chaboki and would recommend him to every single person I could. He was thorough, kind, accessible, and patient. Altering your face is a scary proposition, but I had complete faith and trust in Dr. Chaboki, and I was not disappointed. I never doubted my choice of surgeon, and after I saw the result, I had even more faith in him than before. I had a great experience and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing nasal surgery.
Posted by topalian
A top notch plastic surgeon that you can trust with confidence. Concerned, warm, and sincere he will make sure all your questions are answered, will get the results you seek, and goes out of his way to be helpful. He has mastered the art of plastic facial surgery. Don't hesitate to consult with him.
Posted by ES_E
I was very selective with my choice of plastic surgeon, as I wanted someone who understands the problem, was interested in solving it, and would spend enough time to get on the same page with me on the esthetic look that I wanted. So, I’m glad I chose Dr. Chaboki. He is very professional and did such a great job on my face. Dr. Chaboki and his staff made me feel special. I understand that for him it is very important that his clients are satisfied with their looks. He listened to me, understood what I wanted to achieve, and found the best solution for my case. It is important that he is very conservative, and may tell you something like, “Well, it’s not going to look good because…, but I would recommend… it will give you the best result …” He will never push you into any procedure just for money or simplicity, and always gives great advice. Later on I returned to Dr. Chaboki for Belotero for my nasal folds. They look great! It gives me a very natural, soft and smooth effect. Thank you Dr. Chaboki and his staff - especially Irama (his lovely assistant) for such a great experience.
Posted by ton2012
Dr. Chaboki is really responsive to all of my questions. He also have a great experience for doing this .
Posted by colvingirl
I'm actually a returning patient of Dr. Chaboki's, so I know from experience his high level of surgical skills and patient care. There are some very well-known surgeons in California who specialize in Asian cosmetic surgery, but I wanted to find a surgeon closer to home due to time constraints & financial reasons. Thus, I needed to find a doctor on the East Coast who rivaled those renowned surgeons' skills and expertise, and Dr. Chaboki (again) was it! *In addition, I had some specific requirements: I only wanted a closed rhinoplasty (which Dr. Chaboki is known for), and I did not want a synthetic implant. In fact, I didn't want to use ear/rib cartilage either, so Dr. Chaboki's methods really ended up working well for me.
Posted by shiye10
I give this rating because it was a very pleasant experience for me. I actually chose Dr. Chaboki randomly from the internet. The doctor and staff are very friendly and professional. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Chaboki for anyone out there who is considering facial plastic surgery!!
Posted by bxn4205
I saw reviews from this site and saw that many people were satisfied with their results so I went to him for my procedure and I am happy to say that I am very satisfied with his work, intelligence, and professionalism. Dr. Chaboki is very professional and intelligent in his plastic surgery business. I found him using reviews and saw a lot of good reviews about his work. I scheduled an appointment in Washington and I live in Pittsburgh. Being on vacation for only a week, I told Dr. Chaboki my situation and he was able to get me in and perform what was needed so I can get back to work ASAP. During my consultation, he reassured me with any questions I had and helped me understand what is best for my condition. I had double eyelid surgery to fix one of my eyes since one was mono lid and the other was double lid. Dr. Chaboki is well known for his procedure known as "Asian Eyelid Surgery". In a coupe of days, I came back and got the surgery done and the procedure took a half hour and it was painless throughout the process. The healing time was 8 wees and Dr. Chaboki would call me to check up on how I was doing and any questions I would have. His follow-ups were painless and simple and scheduling was really flexible for my schedule. Overall, I am very satisfied with the surgery and Dr. Chaboki is a trusted surgeon in my view.
Posted by KimAnn79
Dr. Chaboki’s patience, bedside manner and attentiveness to his clients cannot be measured. From calling the night of my surgery to ensure I was recuperating nicely to his availability to answer any and all post-op follow-up questions is beyond refreshing. He and his staff are absolutely wonderful and I would recommend his office to anyone seeking similar surgery.
Posted by happypatient123
I am also extremely pleased with the cosmetic portion - Dr. Chaboki was very conservative (which I wanted) and the results look identical to the computer simulation he did beforehand. No one (except for friends and family I told about the operation beforehand) can even tell I had a nose job. In addition to his surgical expertise Dr. Chaboki and his staff are extremely kind and always available. Do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chaboki - he truly is the best!
Posted by kristinamary
I really have no complaints. I found him to be exceptional. I consulted one other plastic surgeon/ENT in the DC area, whom I did not like and then found Dr. Chaboki. I found him to be immediately serious and professional but warm at the same time. He took out a mold of a skull and showed me the septum and went through what would happen during the spetomplasty. He also took photos and then showed me on the computer what a changed aesthetic might look like. He really won me over with that first visit. He kept asking if I had questions after each explanation he gave. I was apprehensive about the surgery, and he was very reassuring. I also wanted a very natural look, and this is what he gave me. He has both a refined sense of aesthetics as well as a gentle bed-side manner, in addition to being a top-notch clinician. The experience has improved my inner life as well as my appearances in unexpected ways. I feel more confident and open to the world and believe I carry myself in kind now more than before the surgery. His advertisement of "the real self" is true and I believe the perfect description for what can take place.
Posted by Christine2x2
Dr Chaboki is a very knowledgeable doctor and good at what he does. He knows his stuff and is very easy to talk to. His office is convenient and the staff are pleasant. I have used facial fillers before and while I liked the person who did them for me in the past, I needed to find someone that was more convenient for me. I did some research and found Dr. Chaboki on this website. It turned out that one of his offices is a block from where I work. I went to his website and filled out the appointment information and I received a call back from one of his staff within hours. I made an appointment for the next week. The office is nicely done and immaculate. The front desk staff is polite but the young lady at the front seemed confused that I was self paying and not using my insurance at my second follow up appointment. Not a big deal comparatively speaking to my entire process. The back room staff are a bit more friendly and responsive than the front desk but the people at the front are also answering phones so I didn't expect them to interact with me that much. I waited for about 15 minutes -- which is a little better than average for DC in my opinion - and I was brought back to the room. A nurse talked to me a bit about what I was looking for and completed my paperwork with me and left to get the doctor. He came within a minute or two. He was extremely nice and he really knows his stuff. He told me about himself and the practice -- there are also ENT's there and the Dr. himself does many procedures dealing with the face - not only fillers and the basics. He also teaches at GW hospital. He is obviously a very smart man but he is also very easy to talk to. We talked about what I was looking to do - fillers - and he explained to me how it would work and why your face does what it does - sagging, loss of volume as we age, etc. This was the first doctor who took the time to explain to me how time affects our face and loss of facial fat etc contributed to the look I was trying to get rid of. One thing that impressed me was that he didn't try to get me to do more than necessary.
Posted by ElissaR
He is very talented aesthetically and artistically. I achieved amazing results, which you will soon be able to see on his website. He is very knowledgeable and takes time to explain all the options, pros and cons of each, and answers all questions. I was surprised how much time he spent with me. His nurses also spent a long time with me. He has gained my complete trust, and I am so happy I chose him as my facial plastic surgeon.
Posted by Karen in Arlington
I have very high expectations and desire a natural look. Recommended by one of my doctors in NYC
Posted by Ira338
Doctor Chaboki has done, again, and amazing work and now I look even younger! I live in Washington DC and his office is convenient and accessible for me. On the other hand, Dr. Chaboki took his time to explain the procedure and to show me the variety of choices I had, according to the features of my face, to reduce the wrinkles around my eyes, until we agree that the botox was the best option for me. I'm very grateful with Dr. Chaboski's procedure.
Posted by mortezaoz
Dr.Chaboki is both knowledgeable and friendly, I visited him the first time because I wanted to reduce the size of my nose, but he told me that the reason that my nose looks big is because my face bones are under developed, so I did chin and jaw augmentation with him, I'm very happy with the results and my nose looks proportionate to my face now, He saved me from doing an unnecessary surgery. I completely recommend him to everyone.
Posted by Washington2882
Posted by jamieja
This is second time for me to see Dr. Chaboki for the Botox jaw reduction procedure. I loved the result from the first visit and went in for a six month follow up. Just like the first time, it went smoothly. Besides his expertise, I feel that Dr. Chaboki really cares for his patients, because when I was with him, I was never rushed and he takes time explaining things to me as well as answering my questions before the procedure.
Posted by Fab_in_DC
I read Dr Chaboki's positive reviews online. After his visit I was happy with his patience and his conservative approach. He was then very accommodating in scheduling a time for the procedure.
Posted by colvingirl
Dr. Chaboki is extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy; his staff is great as well. They were able to fit me in with very short notice. After the surgery, he took the time to call to see how I was doing. I would highly recommend him as a doctor!
Posted by WAgirlinDC
Dr. Chaboki took time to give me his background and asked all about mine. He's great! I thought it was strange that the nurse came into the medical room just before my injection to ask for payment while I was icing. She said it was standard which i'm sure it is there but it payments should never mix with the care.
Posted by Yasoora
very good communicator and listner very talented and caring he is excelent his name is Dr. Houtan Chaboki, MD
Posted by sandy100671
Dr. Chaboki and his entire staff were very professional, caring and efficient. He answered all my questions and gave me good instructions on follow-up care.
Posted by GraceCatWoman
I went to Dr. Chaboki considering a rhinoplasty procedure. Dr. Chaboki was the best surgeon I could have chosen. I HIGHLY recommend his services.
Posted by Zareen
He is very skilled, professional, friendly and pleasant surgeon. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon, I highly recommend Dr. C.
Posted by washington dc 3936
I had a fantastic experience with Dr. C and his staff when I had several moles from my face removed. My procedure was covered by my insurance, which was an added bonus. All the members of his staff are professional, kind, friendly, and helpful. They responded to all of my emails within a few hours. Dr. C has an approachable demeanor, and goes to great lengths to make sure that all questions are answered. As for his skills as a surgeon, I am extremely happy with the results, as my scars are healing very nicely. The only thing I wasn't too keen on was the wait time. On my first visit, after being taken from the waiting room to the exam room, I waited about 25 minutes before being seen by Dr. C. So bring something to do just in case there is down time, because Dr. C and his staff are definitely worth the wait.
Treatments offered at Facial Plastic Surgery Center
Blog Posts and Articles
Witch's chin deformity may occur with any form of dental or plastic surgery around the chin. The mentalis muscle becomes loose from surgery or implants, resulting in a pointier or bulbous chin. The skin and soft tiss
Skin care product companies generally do not promote the basics of skin care. They want you to purchase their products instead. But what good is their products without the basics in-place first? Don't jump to Botox Cosmetic or a TCA chemical peel before s
Skin resurfacing smoothes any skin imperfections. Resurfacing removes or reduces wrinkles and fine lines of the entire face, softens deep laugh and frown lines, repairs sun-damaged skin, removes age spots, and improves scars, including those from acne. It
Think women are the only ones obsessed with preserving their youthful looks? Think again. These days, men are just as likely as women to opt for a cosmetic surgery procedure. With people living longer, healthier lives, it’s no surprise that both gen
Many options are available for minimally invasive injectable fillers for facial rejuvenation. More common injections for wrinkles are with hyaluronic acid (Restylane or Juvederm) or collagen. Fat has returned as an alternative to these other facial filler
Education / Training
Medical: MD, University of Illinois, Chicago
Fellowship: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY