Plastic Surgeon Unveils Non-Surgical Nose Job

Dr. Alexander Rivkin , an L.A.-based cosmetic surgeon, has revealed his innovative techniques for a non-surgical nose job procedure in the May 2010 issue of ELLE Magazine, and currently offers this permanent procedure at his L.A. office.

Also known as the 15-Minute Rhinoplasty procedure, the non-surgical nose job involves injecting a series of Botox and dermal filler injections around the nose to smooth bumps, lift drooping tips and create more definition for a sculpted appearance.

Dr. Rivkin founded the procedure in 2004, and has performed over 1,000 non-surgical nose jobs to date. He has also trained other surgeons on how to perform this technique, and has been featured on The Tyra Bank Show, and the TODAY Show to talk about his work.

The procedure begins with a topical anesthetic to the treatment area. Dr. Rivkin then injects Restylane and Radiesse – two of the most popular injectable fillers on the market – into the depressions of the nose to create a smoother, sharper appearance and to create the perfect angles. Dr. Rivkin is able to restore symmetry to the nose, and create a more balanced appearance simply by using different types of dermal fillers.

Most people can enjoy the results of the treatment for 8 to 12 months, depending on type of filler used. For those who want permanent results, Artefill may be a better option. Artefill is different from other fillers, because it contains Lucite spheres suspended in collagen. These spheres do not dissolve when injected into the tissues, so the patient can enjoy long-lasting results. In most cases, Artefill lasts for up to 15 years.

Other benefits of using fillers instead of undergoing plastic surgery include minimal downtime, reduced risk of pain and swelling, and minimal bruising. Most people don’t even need to wear any type of supportive bandages to promote the healing process.

Further Reading

  • Vanessa Bryant has denied that she’s had plastic surgery to stop her husband Kobe Bryant from straying. Recent rumors are suggesting that Bryant has undergone surgery to improve her appearance and a source has told the press that she “would do anything to keep Kobe happy”.  Rumors spread after recent photos of Bryant at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She has dyed her hair black and her nose appears to be much thinner and narrower. Her eyebrows also appear to be much higher than before, and her skin tone has changed. Pictures of her before and after this alleged makeover have been posted by The Daily Mail.

  • Phillis Diller, a comedy pioneer who was also a trailblazer in her public acknowledgement of having plastic surgery, died yesterday at the age of 95.

  • Heidi Montag is no stranger to plastic surgery, having undergone 10 plastic surgery procedures in a single day back in 2010. The star has had breast augmentation, liposuction, multiple nose jobs, and several other procedures to become what US Magazine describes as, “an over-the-top version of her”. Montag reportedly won’t be going under the knife again and recently told Celebuzz that, “It was a lot more than I could have expected. I really hate talking about it now because it was so long ago.”