New Year – New Nose

Tuesday, January 01, 2008
By Abbey Khan
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Think you can’t afford a nose job or don’t want to go under the knife? Now you don’t have to, thanks to the non-surgical nose job. Our very own Dr. Rivkin, the genius who pioneered this method more than 4 years ago using Radiesse tells us about the latest advances, side effects, and who’s a candidate.

Radiesse
Not permanent. Lasts from ten months to one year.
This is a calcium in cellulose, therefore the body breaks it down.
Procedure takes 15 minutes.
The cost is $1000.
Perfect for anyone who’s not sure if they want a permanent change.

Artefill
This is the first permanent filler that was FDA approved almost 9 months ago.
It’s microscopic beads of plastic, same kind of collagen used to fill in wrinkles. The collagen is absorbed by the body, beads stay as scaffolding, skin cells grows around the beads and maintain the filling effect.
Procedure takes 15 minutes.
The cost is $2000.

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Side Effects
Virtually none. Possible bruising or tenderness on the tip of the nose.

Touch-ups
It’s good to do a touch-up about 3 weeks later. When you’re injecting you get swelling, and when the swelling comes down, you can see the actual result to get it perfect.

Candidates
Most people are pretty good candidates.
Can fix an underdeveloped bridge which is prevalent in Asians; a bump can be camouflaged; a drooping tip can be lifted up so it’s straight; an assymetrical nose can be straightened; and can raise the bridge for African Americans.
Can correct side effects such as bumps and assymetry resulting from traditional nose jobs that cost about $10,000.
Cannot take a big nose and make it smaller.

Contact Dr. Rivkin at Ask Our Pros or visit WestSideMedicalSpa.com.


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