The pioneer behind Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty, Dr. Alexander Rivkin is a top aesthetics expert, practicing with skill, expertise, and compassion.
Alexander Rivkin M.D. is a Yale trained facial cosmetic surgeon and Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen, UCLA School of Medicine. He has focused his practice exclusively on providing patients with the latest in non-invasive, non-ablative cosmetic treatments.
Dr. Rivkin is an international authority on non-surgical cosmetic treatments. He divides his time between patient care, clinical research, educating other physicians, media appearances, and lecturing at scientific conferences throughout the world.
Dr. Rivkin understands that no one relishes the thought of “going under the knife,” and believes modern medical technology can provide today’s patients with superior alternatives to invasive, painful surgery that requires a long recovery time.
He has dedicated his career to developing these alternatives. The procedures that he has created, refined and popularized help his patients look like the best versions of themselves. Always natural, never overdone.
Dr. Rivkin is renowned for non-surgical alternatives to commonly performed cosmetic procedures. He has been featured on the TODAY show, The DOCTORS show, Good Morning America, the Tyra Banks Show, EXTRA, Univision, PBS, KNBC-TV, KABC-TV, FOX News and many others. He has also contributed to numerous national publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Times, ELLE and BAZAAR for the innovative procedures he has invented.
He was the first physician in the country to offer the Non-Surgical Nose Job, his signature method for non-invasive correction of cosmetic nasal irregularities. Dr.Rivkin has also helped pioneer the:
Dr. Rivkin’s vision is to change the way aesthetic medicine is practiced today. He wants to see all patients have more non-invasive cosmetic options and spends a significant amount of time educating other physicians both in the office and at seminars and meetings around the world. He is a prominent member of the national teaching faculties for Allergan, Merz, Suneva and Galderma. He is also a member of the physician advisory boards for Allergan, Suneva and Merz.
Over the years, Westside Aesthetics has become a major center for clinical research and Dr. Rivkin is now one of the most sought after Principal Investigators in the field. He conducts a broad range of scientific efforts. These include evaluating new injectable agents for approval of the FDA, evaluating new uses for injectables that are already approved by the FDA and determining the optimal dosage ranges of approved injectables. Dr. Rivkin’s research has led to a series of publications in some of the most respected, peer reviewed journals of the aesthetic specialty.
Dr. Alexander Rivkin received his BA degree with honors from Columbia University and his MD from Yale University School of Medicine. His residency in Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery was at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Rivkin moved to Los Angeles immediately after residency and started Westside Aesthetics, dedicating his career to minimally invasive aesthetics. As a cosmetic specialist, he has always been known for his artistic eye and precise surgical hand.
Born in Odessa, Ukraine in what was then the USSR, Dr. Rivkin emigrated to the United States in 1975, when he was 7 years old. He grew up in Boston, MA and learned about aesthetics from his mother who owned a popular facial salon in Brookline.
Giving back to the community is a priority for Dr. Rivkin. He is honored to serve on the boards and executive boards of a number of charities including the Anti Defamation League and the Lynne Cohen Foundation for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research. Every year, Westside Aesthetics donates to groups who champion civil rights, women's rights and immigrant's rights. We believe in standing up for our values and being a force for good in our community. Dr. Rivkin is also an animal lover, having rescued and adopted a Cocker Spaniel / Daschund mix puppy seven years ago. Sammie comes to work with Dr. Rivkin every day and is an important member of the Westside Aesthetics family. Many patients say that petting Sammie really helps relieve their fear of needles!
Dr Rivkin is fluent in Russian and speaks French as well as some Spanish.
Dr. Rivkin believes that availability and approachability are critical. His patients know they can contact him anytime with any concerns, before or after their procedures. He is happy to do video consultations for our out of town patients and will personally answer e-mail requests for advice.
During a consultation with Dr.Rivkin, you can expect to receive his undivided attention, honest recommendations and expert advice. He genuinely cares about each patient and wants to educate as well as ensure optimal results. He will never allow his patients to look overdone or fake. His philosophy is to enhance each person’s natural appearance in a way that makes them look refreshed and rejuvenated, while avoiding the risks, downtime and costs associated with invasive surgery.
Contact us now – we are ready to meet you anytime. It would be a pleasure to help you achieve your cosmetic goals!
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