December 30, 2010
Changing the Asian Nose | Rhinoplasty without Surgery
Do you like the shape of your nose? Or do you think that it’s too flat, too round or too wide? Feng shui experts claim to predict fortunes based on a person’s nose shape. Some believe that nose shapes are linked to people’s characters. As the nose is the central focus of a person’s face, many people want their noses to be more attractive. People can choose to opt out of going under the knife by exploring non-surgical procedures.
Dr. Alexander Rivkin in California has created the 15 Minute Nose Job, also known as the Non-Surgical Nose Job, for people who want to improve the
shape of their noses. Featured on the Today and The Tyra Banks shows, Dr. Rivkin alters a person’s nose in 15-30 minutes without the after-effects of swelling or bruising. This procedure is particularly popular with Asian patients (both men and women) who want to lift their nose bridges. Recent statistics show that 20% of cosmetic surgery patients are of various ethnic groups.
The most important thing is I’m not trying to give these guys Barbie noses. I want to lift the bridge but not change the ethnicity. Lifting the bridge brings the nose more into symmetry with the rest of the face. It also takes focus away from the tip, making it look less rounded and ball-like. Also, having a bridge means glasses don’t rest on the cheeks, but on the nose — a surprisingly common concern. –Dr. Rivkin to Stylelist.com
In the past, cosmetic surgeons were known to give all patients similar nose shapes, many of which suit the aesthetic of western culture. Doctors became aware of this issue and now, they aim to retain and enhance a person’s ethnicity in non-surgical procedures.
With the procedures costing upwards of $1000, Dr. Rivkin uses Radiesse, Restylane or Artefill, depending on whether the patient desires a temporary or permanent effect. By using these fillers, there is no need to test for any possible allergies. This type of non-surgical rhinoplasty may appeal to those who have physical disfigurements.
If you would like to find out more information about Dr. Alexander Rivkin and his practice, please visit westsidemedicalspa.com.