MEET DR. ALEXANDER RIVKIN: LOS ANGELES COSMETIC SURGEON
Los Angeles-based cosmetic surgeon Alexander Rivkin, MD, has built a thriving practice, Westside Aesthetics, out of performing non-surgical procedures including liquid nose jobs that use fillers instead of scalpels and blades. He is a cosmetic surgeon and an assistant clinical instructor in the department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology at UCLA. The ENT-turned-beauty-guru really helped put the non-surgical rhinoplasty on the map, and has performed more than 4,000 of them.
And to hear him tell it, “it’s been a great ride” and he is nowhere near done.
What is your signature surgery?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty or nose recontouring.
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MEET DR. SAM LAM: DALLAS FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON
Samuel Lam, MD, founder of Lam Facial Plastics in Dallas, Texas, knows that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and as a facial plastic surgeon, he takes pride in cultivating this experience.
When evaluating beauty, Lam puts balance before symmetryâ€“and his outside-of-the box thinking is changing the way we see ourselves and others.
â€œBeauty is instinct,â€ he says. â€œYou know it when you see it.â€
A double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and a board-certified hair restoration surgeon, Lam has written five major medical textbooks, Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation, Cosmetic Surgery of the Asian Face, Complementary Fat Grafting, Simplified Facial R
KNIFELESS LIQUID FACELIFTS
When going under the knife is not an option, but anti-aging creams are not getting the job done anymore, injectable fillers and wrinkle relaxers can be a lifesaver. A few syringes of this and that to lift, smooth and plump can give you an instant “what did she do?” kind of feeling (in a good way that is). The “wow” factor is unsurpassed.
In the U.S., we now have 12 products* that have the FDA nod to use that suit different situations – and more are always on the way, although the process is a slow one. The term “Liquid Facelift” generally refers to combining several types of soft-tissue fillers. There are some products that get injected deeply, for cheek fullness as an example, and othe
PRO VS FAUX – LIPS GET THE TREATMENT
We all love a sexy full-lipped pout. After all, a plumped pucker is a sign of youthfulness. Unfortunately, as we age our lips start to lose collagen and our lips become thinner and more flat. The sides of the mouth begin to sag and stubborn wrinkles and lines around the lips begin to form. Thankfully, rather than let our lips succumb to the signs of aging we can seek ways to enhance them with the latest non-surgical procedures or at-home treatments, all promising to give a sexy fuller pout.
According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, lip augmentation was one of the most popular facial plastic surgeries for women in 2011. New York City-based Board