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Alexander Rivkin, MD
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Business Name: Westside Aesthetics
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Location: 1033 Gayley Ave #104
los angeles, CA 90024
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When can I consider a plastic surgeon experienced in a specific surgery?
I'm planning to have chin lipo. I'll ask the doctor how many chin lipos he performs a year. What number is considered to make the surgeon experienced?


Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
United States
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  February 14, 2012 10:42 AM

Better yet, look at the before and after photos and speak to other patients like your self.
Good luck from NYC

Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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  February 15, 2012 5:57 AM

I understand your concern. But the type of operation you are requesting is a very simple to preform. It is not doing a Cleft Palate. So most boarded PSs are "experienced" to do lipo of the chin. If you need a specific # per year than more than 10 would be satisfactory.

Plastic surgeon
los angeles, CA
United States
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  February 15, 2012 12:19 PM

You want someone experienced, who gets great cosmetic results and who listens to you specifically. The surgeon should be able to show you a series (more than 10) of his/her before and after images of chin lipo specifically. So, if these look good and he/she does this procedure regularly (a few times per month) and you get the sense that he understands what you want exactly, then this person should probably be your choice.

Plastic surgeon
sacramento, CA
United States
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How to determine the exeprience of a PS  February 20, 2012 4:47 PM

Chin lipo is a common procedure so everyone properly trained is "experienced". The better question is what kind of results does the PS have. Looking at the photo gallery and talking to former patients helps to make a decision.



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