The dynamic Beverly Hills practice of Facial Plastic Surgeon William J. Binder, M.D. thrives at the forefront of medical technology and innovation. Leveraging his extraordinary talents in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Binder has been a key developer of novel techniques and technologies which have been embraced by both the public and the medical community. These breakthrough discoveries include the concept of Structure Rhinoplasty, which is now the prevailing technique used in plastic surgery of the nose, as well as the use of Botox® for both the treatment of facial lines and migraines.
Dr. Binder restores patients’ self-esteem by balancing, correcting, and refining facial contours. His sterling reputation, particularly among his peers within his community, has been built upon his accomplishments in creating aesthetic facial symmetry through restorative and reconstructive surgery, as well as his work with individuals who have been disfigured by accidents.
Dr. Binder’s gift is his ability to think in 3-dimensional concepts and then translate this into aesthetic surgery. By applying his unique skill and these innovative techniques, which are now used by most plastic and reconstructive surgeons worldwide, Dr. Binder has revolutionized the modern field of facial contouring.
Combining exquisite precision and mastery of the most recent medical advances, Dr. Binder has achieved success not only from a medical perspective, but also from a humanistic standpoint, as demonstrated by the high levels of satisfaction expressed by his patients.
Dr. Binder’s achievements, patents, and medical discoveries offer his profession some of the most compelling and significant medical advances in recent decades. Through a synergy of advances made in the fields of computer technology and plastic surgery, Dr. Binder has created revolutionary new facial implant designs, which are now mainstays of surgical facial enhancement. He continues to pioneer research in the application of 3-D computer imaging and modeling technology and the development of implant methods using minimal incision techniques.
Dr. Binder first revolutionized facial aesthetic procedures through his original work with Botox in treating wrinkles. He then made headlines with his unprecedented use of Botox for migraine relief, for which he holds the worldwide patent, As an inventor, Dr. Binder holds a total of 10 U.S. and global patents on medical and surgical devices and pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Binder is currently Associate Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine and Attending Surgeon at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He received his BA degree in Biology from Syracuse University and his MD degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He spent the next two years of postgraduate internship and general surgical residency training in San Francisco. Subsequently, the next three years were devoted to completing a surgical specialty Residency and Chief Residency in head, neck and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the prestigious Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, where he also held a teaching position. He then completed a sixth postgraduate year of fellowship in advanced training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Binder is Board Certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He holds various national elected and appointed committee positions.
Dr. Binder was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, for which he also serves as a National Board Examiner. He has also been appointed to the National Review Committee for the American Academy of Neurology Therapeutics and Technologies Subcommittee on the Assessment of Botulinum Toxin Therapy and is an adjunct reviewer for the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery Journal.
Dr. Binder received the President’s Leadership Award from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery for distinguished achievement and significant contributions to the field of aesthetic surgery and the certificate of Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Binder has published over 70 (mostly peer-reviewed) articles in national medical land surgical journals and has edited three textbooks in Facial Plastic Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery and Otolaryngology. Dr. Binder is a much sought-after, world renown speaker and lecturer on various aspects of facial plastic surgery, including Rhinoplasty and his new multi-level concept of facelift surgery.
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Dr. Binder and the Media: Dr. Binder has been featured for many of his accomplishments on T.V. and media related events including Discovery Health Channel, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC networks. He has been written up in many articles for more than two decades. (See Media Section). However, when asked about his media appearances, Dr. Binder states,
"A media event about any aspect of medicine or surgery should be about new and novel accomplishments that advance the science and art of his or her specialty". (POSSIBLY LINK TO MEDIA ITEMS)
All of us care about how we look and how other people see us. For many of us, these age-related changes can actually detract from our self-image, self-confidence and ultimately affect the quality of our lives. As a result, plastic surgery has had a very positive impact on those individuals looking to rejuvenate their faces or add an aesthetic enhancement to their overall appearance.
Today, millions of plastic surgical procedures are performed on people from all walks of life to improve appearance and to correct facial disfigurement. Many people have been given a new lease on life, enhancing their feelings of confidence, self-esteem, and empowering them with more control over their lives.
"HERE TODAY – GONE TOMORROW." But unfortunately it is the patient that suffers. MANY NEW PROCEDURES IN THE PRESS ARE NOT SUCCESSFUL IN THE LONG TERM.
The role of the plastic surgeon must be complete. Since there are so many new and novel techniques that have evolved, it is important for the surgeon to honestly evaluate the patient and their needs, then he must determine which techniques will best be suited for their needs. Many procedures that suddenly become popular, as promoted in the fashion literature, often soon fall out of favor and are no longer performed within a short period of time after being introduced.
THE SURGEON MUST BE A HIGHLY QUALIFIED AND "COMPLETE SURGEON"
I have seen my role as a surgeon practicing facial plastic and reconstructive surgery undergo significant changes over the last 30 years. It is important for the surgeon to choose among the many plastic surgical approaches now available that will maximally benefit each patient. A surgical plan must be in place that follows a logical sequence to provide the optimal and longest lasting results that are appropriately implemented for the lifetime of each individual patient.
The modern day plastic surgeon must be empowered with many attributes that extend beyond the absolute requirement of a good technician. The plastic surgeon must concentrate on rendering predictable natural looking results that are in harmony and balance with the rest of the face. The surgeon also needs the ability to appreciate the different subtleties of facial imperfection and realize a greater level of observation, sophistication, and ultimately a refined technique that only experience can teach.
The current focus in facial plastic surgery is on improving one’s appearance by utilizing the concepts of support and structure. For example, Rhinoplasty (plastic surgery of the nose) used to be known as "reduction rhinoplasty". Now it is called "structure rhinoplasty" which emphasizes supporting weaknesses and improving upon the flaws present in the patient’s nasal anatomy. These newer concepts are also applicable to most other procedures as well. This remains quite different from the theory and practice used in the plastic surgical techniques that were performed in the 1960’s and 1970’s. These procedures, which were much simpler and took less time, produced much more modest results and did not withstand the test of time.
The newer techniques now used in facial plastic surgery can provide truly remarkable and dramatic changes that were never before possible. It is ultimately the individual surgeon’s endeavor that will determine the final outcome of success. Having pioneered many plastic surgical procedures, my personal goal is to utilize all available resources and strive for the maximum degree of perfection possible by using current PROVEN SURGICAL TECHNIQUES within the limits of each patient’s physical makeup.
PATIENT EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS!
"As in all things, knowledge is power", says Dr. Binder. It is important to realize that technology has improved, and our body of knowledge and access to that knowledge of cosmetic surgical procedures has expanded exponentially within the last 10 years.
"THE CONSULTATION SHOULD BE AN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR THE PATIENT", says Dr. Binder. At the heart of the matter is managing patient expectations and providing realistic goals. All concerns relating to the surgical procedures must be addressed. These goals can be managed effectively, provided there is an educational process.
Quote: "The average consumer has grown accustomed to being sold on a particular procedure, with very hard-sell messages. I would never want to discourage anyone from considering a procedure to improve their appearance, but I also want the individual to have all of the facts related to ALL of the pertinent procedures. The well trained and credentialed surgeon is likely to have all of the applicable procedures available that should be ideally suited to each patient. Choosing a well trained surgeon is the most important patient decision in avoiding simply being sold on a particular procedure merely because the cosmetic doctor is limited in his surgical abilities and training.
Not everyone is a good candidate for every procedure.
During his consultation, particularly with patient’s who seek Rhinoplasty or Revision Rhinoplasty, it is Dr. Binder’s goal to educate the patient on "WHY A PARTICULAR PROCEDURE OR COURSE OF TREATMENT is BETTER OR MORE SUITED FOR A PARTICULAR PATIENT." It is also important that the Rhinoplasty patient understand WHY certain negative or adverse things associated with the "bad Rhinoplasty" result – WILL NOT HAPPEN.
In his book entitled, "Management of Facial Lines and Wrinkles", Dr. Binder outlines the basis for a surgeon’s conversation with any cosmetic surgical candidate.
Today’s world of the internet and television media has provided all of us with a mass of information at the touch of a mouse button or TV switch. The good news is it is easy to obtain. The bad news is not all of the information is accurate. Many web sites and information obtained via the net are not "peer-reviewed", meaning that it is not qualified, reviewed by a certifying board, academy or legitimate agency or journal. So the consumer should take the proper steps to make an educated, well-informed decision regarding cosmetic procedures with the right surgeon.
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