Developed by Dr. Alexander Rivkin, Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty will help you get the nose you want without the painful recovery of surgery.
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty takes 15 minutes to perform. That's it! Its a simple injection procedure with no swelling, minimal pain, minimal bruising, and minimal risk. At a fraction of the cost. You come in and 15 minutes later, literally, you leave with a straighter, better defined, more symmetric, more proportional nose.
You want your nose to honor the proportions of your face and blend in to the rest of your features. That bump? Camouflaged! Low bridge? We can create a nice, well defined bridge! Droopy tip? We can bring it up easily! Looking a bit "done" after a surgical rhinoplasty? No problem! We can smooth over unnaturally sharp edges, add symmetry and fill out scarring. Your nose can look like it has never been touched. Now that would be a nice boost of confidence and self-esteem, right?
“My non surgical nose procedure seems to 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!”
As the central, most prominent feature of the face, the nose has a large impact on your overall appearance. Up until recently, traditional rhinoplasty surgery (aka – a surgical nose job) was the only way to change the appearance of your nose. Surgical rhinoplasty is a permanent procedure that can transform someone’s face, but it involves risks as well as extensive downtime. In 2004, Dr. Rivkin pioneered a revolutionary, non-invasive alternative to surgical rhinoplasty right here in California. Non_Surgical Rhinoplasty (also known as the Non-Surgical Nose Job or “5 Minute Nose Job”) resolves the appearance of bumps, drooping tips, and nasal asymmetry safely and quickly, without the risks and long, painful recovery normally associated with rhinoplasty surgery.
Since then, the Non-Surgical Nose Job procedure has become very popular and all over the world. As the creator of the procedure, Dr. Rivkin has been featured throughout the national and international media.
Shows such as Extra, the Doctors, TODAY Show and Good Morning America have highlighted the ease and simplicity of the technique in comparison to surgical rhinoplasty.
Dr. Rivkin regularly performs the entire procedure on the set of these shows, which you can see videos of here! He has also been highlighted in numerous national publications such as the New York Times, Elle and Glamour.
Over the last 15 years, Dr. Rivkin has performed over 4000 Non-Surgical Nose Jobs (Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty) in his clinic, which is far more than anyone else in the world. He trains other physicians in the technique, making sure that his trainees will maintain his exacting standards.
Dr. Rivkin’s Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty takes about fifteen to thirty minutes to perform. A topical numbing cream is applied to the top of the nose. Voluma, Lyft, or Radiesse (Dr. Rivkin’s usual fillers of choice for the nose) are injected to fill depressions, smooth out sharp angles, or change the angle of the tip of the nose, restoring symmetry and making the nose appear straighter and more attractive.
We have discovered over the years that making the nose straighter by eliminating bumps, correcting asymmetry and lifting the tip actually makes the nose look smaller! Dr. Rivkin believes that, as you make the nose straighter you are helping it blend in to the rest of the face, making it less noticeable and therefore smaller to the eye of the observer.
Many patients have been amazed at how this procedure, that adds volume to the nose, results in a smaller looking nose at the end. During the procedure you will have the opportunity to look at yourself in a mirror and discuss the results with Dr. Rivkin. Adjustments can be made on the spot so that you know that the result of the procedure is exactly as you imagined it would be!
Voluma is Dr. Rivkin's favorite filler for the Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty procedure. It is a safe, robust and smooth filler that gives a natural look. Like all hyaluronic acid fillers, Voluma is reversible at any time with a simple enzyme injection. If left in place, Voluma lasts for about a year to a year and a half or more in the nose. It is this duration of effect that makes Voluma stand out from other fillers. Dr. Rivkin also uses Lyft, another hyaluronic acid filler that is more affordable than Voluma. Lyft is also reversible and lasts for about 9 to 12 months.
Radiesse is a safe, reliable injectable filler composed of calcium and cellulose. It is not reversible, but it is thicker than any other filler and Dr. Rivkin uses it to lift tips or raise bridges that cannot be lifted or raised with hyaluronic fillers. Radiesse lasts for about 8 to 12 months. During your comprehensive consultation, you will decide with Dr. Rivkin which filler is the one for you.
None of these fillers require allergy testing and they will not migrate or lump up within the tissues. When they dissolve, they will do so evenly and symmetrically. These fillers are simply broken down by the body naturally and gradually disappear, leaving no trace behind.
Dr. Rivkin usually suggests one of these temporary fillers for patients who have never had any prior injections or cosmetic enhancements to the nose. Once the patient has experienced the procedure and we have a road map to success, we offer to switch to a permanent filler. Bellafill is currently the only FDA approved permanent filler. Dr. Rivkin has been using Bellafill for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty for 10 years and has seen outstanding, long lasting results. The main ingredient in Bellafill is microscopic beads of methyl methacrylate, a safe surgical plastic that cannot be broken down by the body and has been in use for over 50 years. Bellafill is not reversible, but is administered gradually, in two to three sessions spaced about 2 months apart. Results are smooth, soft and natural. Dr. Rivkin has used this filler on more than 1000 patients without a major complication.
Whichever filler you choose, you can rest assured that with Dr. Rivkin, your results will be nothing less than amazing!
When permanent results are desired, Dr. Rivkin also offers Bellafill (formerly known as Artefill). In 2007, the FDA approved Artefill for use in nasolabial folds. 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 / Bellafill provides a safe alternative, if used correctly by an experienced injector. Bellafill is a dermal filler made with bovine collagen gel and PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) microspheres (a safe, non reactive plastic that has been in use for several decades as a surgical implant).
Because it contains bovine collagen, Bellafill does require a skin test prior to use, although allergic reactions are extremely rare. Dr. Rivkin currently offers Bellafill as a permanent version of his non surgical treatments. Bellafill is injected gradually, over three to five sessions spaced six weeks apart. Over time, the collagen component is replaced by the body’s own tissue. 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 injections!
For patients that are unhappy with the shape of their nose, Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty may be the perfect solution. This 15 minute procedure can quickly and easily correct minor bumps, deviations, drooping tips and other imperfections with no downtime and minimal risk.
During your 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.
The Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty procedure starts with photography so that we have a clear record of how your nose looked before the procedure. We then apply topical numbing cream to the nose and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Once the cream is off, you will place ice on your nose to make it even more numb and to decrease the risk of bruising. After thoroughly cleansing your skin, Dr. Rivkin performs a series of extremely precise injections at specific points along your nose. Where he injects depends on what kind of correction he is trying to achieve. Most of these injections will involve minimal discomfort, but the tip is somewhat more sensitive than the rest of the nose. During the injection process, Dr. Rivkin’s assistant will tap your shoulder to distract you from the sensation of the injections. After the injections, we will put on topical Arnica and give you Arnica pills. At this point you should be ready to go home without anyone being able to tell that you have had an aesthetic procedure.
The Non-Surgical Nose Job procedure does not entail downtime and patients can usually return to work immediately. One may experience minor bruising, mild swelling, and a bit of redness and tenderness at the tip, all of which should resolve very quickly. After the procedure, you can continue your normal skincare routine. Touching your nose, washing your face and normal activities will not affect the results of the procedure.
We suggest that you avoid exercise and alcohol intake for at least 24 hours following the injection. We also advise that you refrain from wearing heavy sunglasses for at least a week. For patients that have a higher tendency to bruise, we suggest not taking any blood thinners for a week prior and two days following the treatment.
Blood thinners include alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, vitamin E supplements, fish or flax seed oil supplements, ginko biloba and St. John’s Wort. 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.
The Non-Surgical Nose Job is a perfect option for those with mild to moderate imperfections in their nose, such as a bump, droopy tip, crooked nose or low bridge. It is also a great solution for those who have had traditional rhinoplasty surgery, but are not completely satisfied with the results. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty will often correct the contour irregularities that can result from post-surgical scarring and save patients a risky revision rhinoplasty surgery. Being a non-surgical, non-invasive alternative, there is a limit to what this procedure can fix. Dr. Rivkin will be able to tell if you are a potential candidate and how much improvement you can expect during your consultation. Many patients love the fact that Dr. Rivkin’s Non-Surgical Nose Job procedure is a temporary alternative, which allows them to try out the look before committing to a permanent option. Because there is no downtime, patients can return to their normal lives immediately following the treatment.
For those that are addressing issues other than aesthetic correction, such as to resolve nasal trauma, a congenital defect, respiratory impediment, or a failed primary rhinoplasty, a traditional surgical nose job may be the only option. If this is the case, Dr. Rivkin will refer you to his colleague, Professor Jonathan Sykes, an expert facial plastic surgeon and global authority in surgical rhinoplasty who sees patients in our office.
At Westside Aesthetics, we prefer gradual, natural and non-invasive aesthetic correction. We find that small adjustments done over time will result in longer lasting and more aesthetically pleasing results. If you are considering a Non-Surgical Nose Job, please contact us today to schedule your consultation. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.