May 3rd, 2013
In the 21st century, rhinoplasty is one of the easiest and most common plastic surgery procedures we do at the Ordon Chopra Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center in Beverly Hills. But it hasn’t always been that way. Rhinoplasty has an extremely long and fascinating history. This blog will take you on a journey all around the world so buckle up! We’re taking off from Beverly Hills and making our first stop in India.
That’s right, rhinoplasty is thought to have begun in India around the year 500 BC by a physician named Sushruta. In that day and age it was common for criminals to be punished by having their noses partially cut off, this way it was apparent for people around them to know. It is believed that Sushruta and his students began the surgery in order to repair these noses and give the convicted felons a chance at a new beginning.
More and more advances were made over the centuries in places all over the place including Rome, Arabia, Persia and Egypt and eventually to the Americas in the early 1800s. By 1887 the first true rhinoplasty was performed by Jacques Joseph, the man considered to be the father of plastic surgery. A boy came to him who had extreme confidence issues because of the size of his nose. It is said that the taunting was so bad he avoided going out in public. A success rhinoplasty was performed and Joseph began writing about the benefits of plastic surgery to improve a patient’s appearance. The First World War also popularized the nose job to repair injuries soldiers sustained in battle.
Today, we at Ordon Chopra Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery use the most up to date techniques when our Beverly Hills patients come to us for rhinoplasty. We strive for the most natural looking results that compliment your other facial features. We hope you enjoyed your quick trip around the world and learned a thing or two about rhinoplasty.
March 29th, 2013
Los Angeles rhinoplasty surgeons aren’t just about giving their clients new noses because they don’t like the one they were born with. Some people have intense self-confidence issues because of their facial features. What’s worse, some people, including teenagers, are bullied on a daily basis for having a big nose.
We heard about a high school cheerleader in Orange County who was being constantly bullied for having a “funny looking” nose. It got so bad that by her
senior year she chose to leave and be homeschooled. This had been going on since elementary school when the other kids called her “Big Bird.” From then on the name followed and haunted her.
While she chose a rhinoplasty surgeon to fix her nose, it was the young lady that fixed her confidence level. A few hours in the operating room could make her disregard the years of hurt she felt. Rhinoplasty completely changed the girl’s attitude about her looks. No longer would she have to feel uncomfortable or fear that her peers would laugh at her nose. This young adult could no go on living the rest of her life the way she wanted to, with nothing holding her back.
As doctors our goal is to make people look and feel their best. We’re so glad to hear that this teenage girl could dramatically change her life and more importantly her confidence level. At Ordon Chopra Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Los Angeles our skilled rhinoplasty surgeons hope that all our patients feel this good about their rhinoplasty results. If you truly believe that a rhinoplasty surgery could turn your life around don’t waste another minute. Leave behind any negative perceptions of yourself the minute you step through our doors.
March 11th, 2013
Beverly Hills is undoubtedly one of the most desired zip codes to live in, and also one of the most expensive in the country. We were curious on some of the cold hard facts of the cost of living in the 90210 so we did a little research. According to BestPlaces.net the overall cost of living is 319.40% higher than the rest of the country with the median cost of a home is a little under $1.9 million. AreaVibe.com even notes that the simple things like coffee and pizza are more expensive than the national average. But when it comes to cost of medical bills, paying for necessary procedures should not be your concern. Did you know that plastic surgery in Beverly Hills could be paid for by insurance?
Well not all plastic surgery procedures. If you want a tummy tuck, breast augmentation or liposuction, then you’re out of luck. However, there are some medical cases in which plastic surgery is a necessity. Some women have serious back and neck pain without realizing it may be a result of having large breasts. In this case breast reduction would likely be covered by insurance.
If you think that your surgical procedure can be covered by your insurance, call Dr. Ordon and Dr. Chopra’s office to schedule a consultation. There are some necessary steps to be taken. Whatever insurance provider you have will require written reports from our office before determining whether the procedure will be paid for. This reports contains pre-surgery examination results, photographs of your breasts (not face) as well as other relevant information. The consultation is free however there are certain costs associated with this insurance preparation you should be mindful of.
Other plastic surgery procedures possibly covered by insurance include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction, septoplasty, turbinectomy and suspicious lesions removal.
January 3rd, 2013
The nose is the most distinguishing feature on a person’s face. And it seems that each one is unique, kind of like a fingerprint. Some embrace what they were born with, but it seems that a great deal of people opt for a nose reshaping surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery’s “2011 Plastic Surgery Report” Rhinoplasty, the more technical name for nose reshaping was the second most popular cosmetic surgical procedure. Over 243,000 people opted to go under the knife for a new nose. But not all patients are ready to take that leap of faith. Luckily, advancing techniques are giving those patients an alternative, less invasive option to alter the unwanted look of one’s nose.The physicians at Ordon Chopra Plastic & Reconstructive surgery are doing non-surgical nose jobs by using dermal fillers. The easiest way to think about it is like having botox done to redefine specific areas of your face, but this time it’s on your nose. As with any decision to be made there are pro’s and con’s to opt for non-surgical nose reshaping over the traditional Rhinoplasty. A huge plus for the masses is that this procedure typically costs less than 10 percent of what a Rhinoplasty surgery would. Also patients have experienced little if any swelling, meaning there is practically no recovery time. Come in during your lunch break and head back to work ready to finish the day. On the flip side the biggest con is that the non-invase reshaping doesn’t last as long. According to experts the filler will last for a couple of years in which case the patient would come in to have it redone.
Does this non-surgical nose reshaping procedure sound like a cutting edge modern advancement that interests you or would you prefer to be more traditional? It is our goal to enhance your beauty and if that means getting some work done to your nose than we can help! Browse the rest of our website for more information or call Ordon Chopra Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation and we can help you decide which option is best for you.
December 20th, 2012
Ordon Chopra Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, one of the finest plastic and reconstructive surgical centers in Los Angeles, specializes in Rhinoplasty services.
Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a “nose job,” is the most common elective surgery. The procedure is done for multiple reasons including reconstructing the cosmetic look, correcting sinus issues to one’s nose, and more.
While technically there has been a decline of nose jobs in the US by 33%, celebrities still continue to opt for the procedure. Take Ashlee Simpson for example. In 2009 Jessica Simpson’s younger sister underwent rhinoplasty. She was harshly criticized by the media, but disregarded all the negative attention. She chose to go with the surgery because she felt it enhanced her natural beauty. Other celebrities who have have been speculated to have gotten rhinoplasty in Los Angeles include Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry and Victoria Beckham just to name a few.
Why do so many people opt for the plastic surgery? There are a few reasons. One is because the procedure is minimally invasive and a majority of the time patient’s experience little to no pain during recovery. Rhinoplasty in Los Angeles, especially for Dr. Ordon and Dr. Chopra, is a frequent surgery in the area. The cutting edge techniques and advances in equipment have also made it a quick and relatively simple surgery. If you’re unhappy with your nose don’t let another day pass you by. Visit Dr. Ordon and Dr. Chopra at one of their two facilities for the best rhinoplasty in Los Angeles.
For more information please visit: www.drordon.com.
October 5th, 2012
Medical Tourism In Reverse.
Medical tourism has become very popular in the last ten years. The term refers to traveling to a destination, usually outside of the United States, and having surgery or some other treatment. For some people it is the only way to afford surgery or medical treatments that are prohibitively expensive in the States.
The un-insured or under insured can loose their life savings, their homes and retirement to an expensive disease or procedure. More often than not, it’s simple economics that drives the decision to practice medical tourism. Especially when it comes to plastic surgery. If someone looks hard enough, you can find surgery available just a few hundred miles outside the border for half of the cost of doing it here.
But there are dangers to medical tourism. The quality of the facilities, the doctors and the aftercare can be an issue. The fact that the visit will have certain duration can cause problems as well, as unforeseen complications can prolong the necessity for after-care.
In plastic surgery, my practice is sometimes the stopping point for well-to-do people from abroad who want the higher level of care and state of the art procedures available in California. No doubt, most of them are drawn from seeing us do these procedures on television in their homeland. The Doctors is seen all over the world and I receive a regular flow of inquiries, usually by email. Most of this correspondence is people volunteering to be on the show, but some are simply people who can afford a trip to “have it done” here. I often choose my Rancho Mirage office for these cases because of the easygoing flow of the desert. No traffic, no parking hassles and wonderful resorts to choose from.
I have had enough of these cases that when my surgeon-partner, Ritu Chopra, M.D. suggested we “go to them”, I was intrigued. We met a person of influence from Dubai and a plan came together. Since Dubai is the origin of many of our visiting patients and is centrally located to serve the entire region and Europe, I thought “Why not?” As I write this we returned from our first trip to engage in medical tourism in reverse. Instead of them coming to us, we are going to them. Dr. Chopra and I will personally inspect the hospitals and facilities to be sure they are up to our high standards. We will take a team of personnel to assure our patients the highest level of care. We will share our expertise and experience with local doctors, who will help us provide after care beyond the term of our visit. In the future I foresee combining trips to provide care to third world countries to serve the underserved while we are on the road. Since we will have our team all assembled, it would be wasteful to make a couple of extra stops along the way when time permits or natural disasters necessitate. Who knows? Maybe other doctors in other specialties will someday follow suit. I, for one, and really excited to embark on this next chapter in my career: reverse medical tourism!