Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 2, 2006
Dr. Alexander Rivkin, the creator of the original Non Surgical Nose Job, has created the latest in noninvasive cosmetic enhancements: Non Surgical Chin Enhancement. For this new alternative to traditional mentoplasty (surgical chin enhancement), Dr. Rivkin uses the injectable filler Radiesse to enhance the projection of the chin, thereby improving the profile and the overall balance of facial features. The procedure is usually done in two 30 minute stages, two weeks apart.
“A weak chin can make other facial features appear larger than they are, especially the nose,” says Dr.Rivkin. “Enhancing the chin proportionately to the nose provides balance to the rest of the face.” Unlike permanent surgical chin implant procedures, Dr. Rivkin can change the area of injection each time he does the procedure in order to compensate for any changes in the patient’s face over time. Also, the procedure is extremely precise. Instead of being limited by a prefabricated implant, Dr. Rivkin adds only where it is necessary to achieve exactly what the patient desires. The result is individaulized and always natural, without looking overdone.
Compared to traditional surgical chin implant surgery, which comes with a variety of risks such as infection, implant movement, and a long recovery time, the Non Surgical Chin Enhancement procedure is a breeze. There is no recovery time (patients go back to work the same day) and minimal swelling and pain, at a fraction of the cost. Dr. Rivkin’s procedure costs $1,000 compared to the $5,000 to $8,000 of traditional chin implant surgery.
Radiesse is a safe, non animal based injectable filler that is composed of tiny beads of calcium hydroxyapatite – a durable material similar to tooth enamel. Within 2 weeks after injection, the body’s cells grow into and around the beads, stabilizing the implant. After 2 to 3 years, the implant is degraded and excreted by the body, leaving no trace. Alexander Z. Rivkin M.D. is the founder of Westside Medical Spa located in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles, next to UCLA. Educated at Columbia College and Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Rivkin’s medical training was in facial plastic surgery. He has made his name in developing non-surgical alternatives to commonly performed cosmetic procedures. Dr. Rivkin has been featured on Today, Extra, The Tyra Show, Univision, KNBC-TV, KABC-TV and numerous national publications for the innovative procedures he has invented.