Until not that long ago, most aesthetic procedures were surgical. Rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, facelift necklift - all of these surgical techniques were created many decades ago and refined with time into extraordinarily effective procedures. Surgeons succeeded at hiding the scars, shortening the operative time and even at performing some of them without general anesthesia. But surgery always involves swelling, bruising, pain and time away from work. These procedures are expensive and patients have to wait months to see final results. Plastic surgery is something that most people find difficult to afford.
Fifteen years ago, a new class of medications started to get approval from the FDA. As Botox and the first injectable fillers came on the market, Dr. Rivkin saw an opportunity to make real aesthetic procedures affordable and accessible to the average person. He was one of the first to understand the power of these tools. Realizing that, in the right patient, he was able to get cosmetic improvement that was even more precise than what he could get with a scalpel, he began to innovate many of the non-surgical techniques that we utilize today.
It all started with the Non-Surgical Nose Job. Dr. Rivkin’s signature innovation changed the way doctors and patients thought about modifying nasal aesthetics. For the first time, there was a way to change the contours of the nose without surgery. Despite many attempts to do so throughout the history of plastic surgery, this is the first technique that actually worked. Patients could achieve real correction that was much more precise than surgery, at a fraction of the price with minimal risk or downtime. Best of all, the fillers were reversible at any time, so there was no commitment. Results were temporary, but with a price that low, patients could afford to come back.
The response to the Non-Surgical Nose Job was overwhelming. Media coverage of the technique revealed a profound demand for non-surgical procedures. Dr. Rivkin’s practice became exclusively non-surgical as he helped innovate a series of techniques that capitalized on the precision, affordability and immediate results that injectable Botox and fillers provided. Procedures such as Non-Surgical Chin Enhancement, Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty and Non-Surgical Jawline Enhancement have provided our patients spectacular, long lasting results without pain, risk or downtime, all during their lunch break.
Today, Dr. Rivkin’s practice, Westside Aesthetics, is a global center of excellence for non-surgical aesthetics. All of our providers have been trained extensively by Dr. Rivkin and their results meet the standards of uncompromising excellence that Dr. Rivkin demands. We are one of the busiest practices in Los Angeles and, as one of their premier accounts nationally, work closely with all of the filler and toxin companies. We also believe strongly in advancing the field.
To that end, we are a busy research center, running multiple FDA studies and helping develop the next generation of aesthetic tools. Communicating safe and effective aesthetic techniques is another top priority. Most of our providers are national educators and Dr. Rivkin has been teaching for many years. In fact, many of the people performing aesthetic injections in Los Angeles have learned their skills under his tutelage.
We offer a wide variety of non-surgical procedures, including the following:
The Non-Surgical Nose Job is Dr. Rivkin’s signature method of reshaping the nose using precise injections of temporary or permanent filler. Invented by Dr. Rivkin and refined over 15 years, this is the best way to camouflage a bump, lift a tip and correct post-surgical concerns - all without surgical trauma, swelling, risk or expense.
Sometimes, a combination of non-surgical procedures is necessary to achieve the best results. The Non-Surgical Facelift procedure addresses multiple aesthetic issues in one session. The procedures are synergistic, building upon each other to provide a really profound benefit!
Teeth grinding and clenching are an epidemic in our stressed out society. Over time, this leads to enlargement of the chewing muscles and a more severe or angular appearance to the face. This precision Botox procedure eliminates grinding and clenching and reduces the muscles to their normal size, softening and feminizing the appearance of your face.
Circles under the eyes are no longer an inevitable part of getting older. A simple, reversible injection procedure eliminates dark circles, making you look 10 years younger and less tired, all in 15 minutes or less!
A proportionally sized chin is critical to the aesthetic harmony of the face, especially in profile. This 10 minute procedure not only adds as much volume as necessary, it is able to sculpt the chin into the shape that you desire. This is the technique to create the right size and the right shape for your chin.
If you’re looking to get started on your transformation but you don’t want to go through the hassle of surgery, these non-surgical procedures are an inviting alternative.
Get started today by contacting us and scheduling a consultation. A non-surgical procedure offers you a painless way to get the look you want.
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