In early 2004, Dr. Rivkin pioneered a revolutionary, non-invasive alternative to surgical rhinoplasty. Injection Rhinoplasty (Non Surgical Nose Job or 15 Minute Nose Job) resolves the appearance of bumps, drooping tips, and crooked noses, safely and quickly, without the risks and long, painful recovery normally associated with rhinoplasty surgery.
Since then, the Non Surgical Nose Job (Non Surgical Rhinoplasty) procedure has become very popular and Dr. Rivkin has been featured throughout the national and international media. Shows like the TODAY show and the Tyra show have highlighted the ease and simplicity of the technique in comparison to surgical rhinoplasty. Dr. Rivkin even performed the entire procedure on the set of these shows!
Over the last several years, Dr. Rivkin has performed about 2000 Non Surgical Nose Job (Non Surgical Rhinoplasty) procedures, more than anyone else in the world. He trains other physicians in the technique, making sure that his exacting standards will be maintained by his trainees.
Dr. Rivkin’s Non Surgical Nose Job (Non Surgical Rhinoplasty) takes about fifteen to thirty minutes to perform. A topical numbing cream is applied to the top of the nose. Radiesse (Dr. Rivkin’s usual filler of choice for the nose) is injected to fill depressions, smooth out sharp angles, or change the angle of the tip of the nose, restoring symmetry and making your nose appear smaller and more attractive. During the procedure you will have the opportunity to look at yourself in a mirror and have control over the results.
Radiesse is a safe, reliable filler material composed of calcium and cellulose. It has been in use for many years without adverse effects and does not require pre-procedure allergy testing. Restylane (a filler that Dr. Rivkin occasionally uses for Non Surgical Rhinoplasty) has been used for many years and is also very safe and reliable. It also does not require allergy testing. These temporary fillers will not migrate or lump up within the tissues and when they dissolve, they will do so evenly and symmetrically. The filler is simply broken down by the body naturally and disappears over a month or so, leaving no trace behind.
The procedure does not usually cause bruising or swelling. Patients can usually return to work immediately. The results of a Non Surgical Nose Job (Non Surgical Rhinoplasty) will last about 10 months to one year if Radiesse is used, and about eight months with Restylane.
In 2007, Artefill was approved by the FDA. Artefill is the first permanent injectable filler approved for the US market. Some doctors have been using injectable Silicone in the lips and other areas as a permanent filler, but safety concerns have made the use of Silicone rare. Artefill provides a safe alternative, if used correctly by an experienced injector. Composed of methyl methacrylate (a safe, non reactive plastic that has been in use for many years as a surgical implant) in a bovine collagen carrier, Artefill does require a collagen skin test prior to use. Dr. Rivkin currently offers Artefill as a permanent version of his non surgical treatments. Artefill is injected gradually, over five sessions spaced one month apart. Over time, the collagen component is replaced by the body’s own cells. Careful use of Artefill for the Non Surgical Nose Job (Non Surgical Rhinoplasty) has resulted in many people having the permanent effect of surgical rhinoplasty with a simple series of 15 minute injection!
During your free initial consultation, Dr. Rivkin will evaluate your unique needs, desired end results, and explain the procedure. Dr. Rivkin will also help you determine which type of filler will work best with your body and skin type to achieve the look that you desire. You will have the opportunity to view before and after photos, so that you will know exactly what to expect from the treatment.
You can also read frequently asked questions about Restylane here.
You can also read frequently asked questions about Radiesse here.
You can also read about Artefill here.
Dr. Rivkin’s patients know that they can get in touch with him at any time. He’s always in the office at Westside Aesthetics, and is personally involved in every treatment.
If you are considering a nose job, please read more about non-surgical vs. traditional rhinoplasty. Contact us by phone or email with any questions you may have, or to schedule a free initial consultation in the Los Angeles / Beverly Hills area.
You can also read frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty here.