• Non-Surgical Nose Job

    "My non surgical nose procedure seems too good to be true, the results are amazing! Dr. Rivkin is so good at what he does, there was no pain, no swelling, no downtime! It's hard to believe that such a simple procedure can be so life changing!"


  • Friendly Service, Reasonable Prices

    "First of all, I'd like to say thank you for the complimentary second office visit. I can tell that you take great pride in your craft and care about what your clients want. Thank you so much for your skilled craftsmanship and an eye for such fine work."

    Sincerely, MP

  • Non-Surgical Face Lift

    "Dr. Rivkin did an AMAZING job on my face! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I really appreciate everything you've done for me and all the help you've given me!! I'm just so happy! This DEFINITELY gives me the self confidence that I was looking for for next weekend!"


  • Fraxel Laser Skin Treatments

    "I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful service you gave me when I was in southern Cal a few weeks ago. You were the only office that responded to my email, and actually I'm grateful. I love my Fraxel & will plan more treatments. Thanks again for your professionalism, your friendly atmosphere and your patient care."

    Sincerely, PG

Sleazy advertising

I recently saw an article about deceptive advertising practices in the aesthetic industry. They mentioned a “branded facelift procedure” company as an example of unethical and deceptive ads. Of course, it was LifestyleLift – the aesthetic industry leader in sleazy advertising, overpromising, poor quality control and pressure tactic sales.

Here is a screen shot from their website.

lifestyle lift
Do it for Yourself
Physician Opportunities
| Career Opportunities

Notice the amazing before and after image, but don’t overlook (its easy to do so) the tiny print, partially obscured disclaimer that reads “patient benefited from the face, neck and skin firming procedures and laser skin treatment”

In other words, this patient had a whole bunch of procedures done (and her after pictures were probably photoshopped, but that’s another story) and her result was good. We (LifestyleLift) know that our procedure was only part of the reason she looks better, but we will take all of the credit and are betting that you, consumer will not read the fine print. You, consumer, will then go get a lifestyle lift and be disappointed by mediocre, short lived results. But we, LifestyleLift, don’t really care because we are fooling so many people that the next sucker is just around the corner. So you went in for a cheap, mini facelift, but then had to go to an experienced plastic surgeon for a full on revision facelift to correct the bad results that costs five times what you wanted to spend and will probably still have suboptimal results because revisions are always very tricky.

By the way, I don’t do facelifts and my practice is devoted to keeping people away from the operating room for as long as possible. I have no economic axe to grind – I’ve just seen too many disasters from this procedure.

If a knife is going to meet your skin, make sure that the hand behind the knife is as experienced and legitimate as possible!

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