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Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon

If you are considering facial cosmetic surgery, it is important to choose a surgeon who specializes in your procedure of choice. If you live in the Los Angeles and West Hollywood areas, you may consult facial plastic surgeon Stephen J. Pincus, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Beverly Hills.

Known for his specialty in facial feminization of male patients and revision rhinoplasty, Dr. Pincus is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). He is also a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).

Meet Dr. Stephen J. Pincus

Dr. Pincus earned his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. He served an internship at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Dr. Pincus then joined the Air Force where he was the Chief Flight Surgeon at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. Following this, he came to Los Angeles to pursue his studies in Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery at the Wadsworth VA Hospital/UCLA. Although he is currently in private practice in Beverly Hills, he is also a Clinical Associate Professor at USC where he teaches the residents the techniques of Facial Plastic Surgery. Additionally, he serves as an Expert Reviewer for the Medical Board of California.

Board Certifications

Other helpful information to know when choosing a Los Angeles plastic surgeon is the doctor's board certification. Dr. Pincus is certified by:

  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Established in 1986, the ABFPRS is dedicated to improving the quality of facial plastic surgery available to the public by measuring the qualifications of candidate surgeons against certain rigorous standards.

  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • The mission of the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto) is to assure that, at the time of certification, Diplomates certified by the ABOto to have met the ABOto’s professional standards of training and knowledge in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck.

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • The AAFPRS is a National Medical Specialty Society of the American Medical Association (AMA), and holds an official seat in both the AMA House of Delegates and the American College of Surgeons board of governors. AAFPRS members are board certified surgeons whose focus is surgery of the face, head, and neck. AAFPRS members subscribe to a code of ethics.

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery is a professional medical society whose members are dedicated to patient safety and physician education in cosmetic surgery. Most members of AACS are dermatologic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, head and neck surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, general surgeons, plastic surgeons or ocular plastic surgeons – all of whom specialize in cosmetic surgery. AACS is the organization that represents cosmetic surgeons in the American Medical Association through its seat in the AMA House of Delegates.

  • American College of Surgeons
  • The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a not-for-profit scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the care of the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.

Dr. Pincus has lectured extensively and has been on numerous television and radio talk shows. He is well known for his techniques and experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and serves as a consultant in these matters for the Morrow Institute in Rancho Mirage, CA as well as Healthcare Partners in Torrance,CA. His hobbies include sculpturing and he is a member of the International Sculpture Center.

Dr. Pincus offers the following facial plastic surgery procedures at his practice:

  • Facelift surgery ("rhytidectomy"): Corrects folds and sagging in the cheek and jowl region
  • Nose Surgery ("rhinoplasty"): Alters the nasal structure to create a more harmonious facial appearance
  • Eyelid surgery ("blepharoplasty"): Alleviates the appearance of sagging and drooping of the upper and/or lower eyelids
  • Neck lift surgery ("platysmaplasty"): Tightens a slack jaw line creating more definition

To learn more about the options in facial plastic surgery with Dr. Pincus, feel free to browse his website to view before and after plastic surgery photos. Patients may also read some of Dr. Pincus' featured articles for a more in-depth look at facial cosmetic surgery.

To contact Dr. Pincus, a qualified facial plastic surgeon of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood, prospective patients can call (310) 271-7070. If you prefer to contact us online, please use fill out the contact form so that we may get in touch with you.

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Procedures

Rhinoplasty

Being centrally located, the nose should blend harmoniously with the other facial features and not draw attention to itself.
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Neck Lift

The necklift is a procedure to tighten and better define the jawline and the areas below it. In some instances, this effect can reach all the way down to the collar bones
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Face Lift

Surgeons use the term "facelift" to describe any procedure on the face that results in a tighter, more youthful appearance.
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Revision Rhinoplasty

The operation consists of correcting areas of asymmetry and deformity resulting from a prior surgery.
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Eyelid-Brow Lift

The eyes are the first features noted when people meet. And having puffy, sagging or wrinkled eyelids can convey a false image of being tired, sad or old.
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Lips

The lips should be full and wide with the upper lip slightly rotated, revealing the lower portion of the front teeth.
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Articles

The Telltale Signs of a Bad Rhinoplasty

Having revised thousands of rhinoplasties, I have noticed certain features common to all.

Even a structurally symmetric, aesthetically pleasing nose can be a poor result if it is out of proportion with the other facial features by being too small or too large. However, the real clues to a poor result are the asymmetries, malpositions, disproportions and decreased function that are seen. We can see collapse of the side walls and/or nostrils producing a “pinched look” or asymmetry between the two sides. The bridge can be too low or too high, and the tip can be overly rotated or not rotated enough. There can be too much “nostril show” from aggressive cartilage resection causing upward migration of the nostril rims. Or too much nostril show from failure to raise the columella (area between the nostrils). Also, irregularities or distortions in the nasal tip can occur which can present technical challenges to the revision surgeon. There can be deflections or angulations of the tip or the entire nose. As mentioned above, nostril asymmetries are particularly common with one nostril appearing higher or wider than its companion. Finally, there can be a worsening of breathing , especially if a reductive rhinoplasty was performed. Making a nose smaller has to be accompanied, many times, by measures to assure that the airflow is not compromised. This means correcting any septal deviations and/or turbinate enlargement, as well as maintaining adequate openings through the nostrils and the areas above called the internal valves. I’ve included photos of a nose showing most of these deformities with the subsequent post-operative results, after I corrected them.


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