Westside AestheticsCosmetic Surgery, Anti-Aging, Minimally Invasive Surgery (BOTOX®), Medical Spas & Medspas, Facial Plastic Surgery
You have clicked on LocateADoc.com's Main Before and After Pictures page, which will take you away from Alexander Rivkin, MD's profile.
View Alexander Rivkin, MD Before and After Pictures instead.
Otherwise, continue to our Main Before and After Pictures page.
Alexander Rivkin, MD
- International Medical Spa Association
- Day Spa Association
- American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Describe the most rewarding experience that you have had working with a patient?
Its great every time a patient gets a Non Surgical Nose Job and tells me that, since they were little, they've been dreaming about fixing their nose in exactly this way, but I am the first one who could do it. It makes me feel special and its nice to hear that I can make people's dreams come true.
What is your favorite quote or saying?
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill
What makes your specialties the right fields of medicine for you?
I've wanted to be a doctor and help people as long as I can remember. I decided to train in surgery because its exciting and the rewards are immediate. As I finished my training, I felt that I was losing touch with my original goal and I missed some creativity in my professional life. I've focused on Non Surgical procedures and I can both help people and be creative.
Finish this sentence: If I weren't a doctor I would be___.
1. .. an international soccer star. In my dreams. 2. ... unhappy. A more realistic answer.
When (your age) did you first realize you wanted to enter the health & medical field? And did you experience anything in particular to motivate you to achieve this prestigious goal?
My mother is an esthetician. I grew up working in her salon and I always loved the skin care / aesthetic field. I gravitated toward it naturally during training and found that I had a good eye and precise hand. It wasn't the prestige that attracted me. I felt like this was the only field within medicine where I could be creative.
Can you tell us in your own words what you consider a perfect outcome of a surgical procedure?
Perfect outcome has 3 components. 1. The patient sees exactly the results that he/she imagined. 2. Nobody can tell that the patient has had anything done. 3. The patient is not bankrupt.
What is your favorite procedure to perform and why?
Any of the Non Surgical procedures (Nose, Chin, Eyes, Cheekbones). They're fun to do, they involve creativity and people are very happy with the results. And sometimes I get a box of chocolates afterwards.
In a perfect world, when would you like to retire, where would you go and what would you do?
I would never fully retire. I would continue to explore my interests in cosmetic procedures and innovate. Working with people in a creative way is invigorating and keeps you alive! Eventually, I would decrease my practice, travel and pursue my hobbies (whatever they may be at the time). But I'm in no hurry.
What Sets Us Apart
Alexander Rivkin M.D. is one of the nation's foremost authorities on non surgical aesthetic procedures. His innovations, including the Non Surgical Nose Job, are changing the field of plastic surgery and providing real alternatives to invasive procedures.
Residency training in Otolaryngology / Facial Plastic Surgery:
University of California, San Diego
Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Member, American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society (The Triological Society)
Member, American Medical Association
Member, American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery
Member, American Society Laser Surgery and Medicine
Member, California Medical Association
Member, Day Spa Association
Member, International Medical Spa Association
Member, Los Angeles County Medical Society
Owner and Medical Director of Westside Aesthetics in Brentwood and Malibu
Contact a Doctor
Use the form below to request more information from a doctor in your area.
Share This Page
Credit Cards Accepted
Cost of Consultation