About Dr. Binder
In practice for thirty years, Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. William J. Binder specializes in both primary and revision rhinoplasty. With either procedure, a keen aesthetic sense of facial proportion and balance enable him to achieve natural looking results that enhance the patient's overall appearance. In addition to correcting cosmetic deformities and other appearance issues, his revision rhinoplasty procedures embrace the concept of "reinforcing noses" that have often been structurally weakened by previous surgeries. This demands a clear understanding of anatomical and functional issues of the nose.
“End of the Line” Revision Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Double Board Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Binder’s training in both specialties are critical to his understanding and ability to diagnose and correct the aesthetic and functional problems often associated with revision surgical cases. This training, along with his extensive experience with complex facial reconstruction in trauma cases has helped to earn him an international reputation as an “end of the line” surgeon for the most complex and challenging revision rhinoplasty cases. Revision rhinoplasty now represents more than 60 percent of his nasal surgery practice.
Revising the Approach to Primary Rhinoplasty
During his early work on revision rhinoplasty cases during the 1970’s and 1980’s, Dr. Binder witnessed the devastating effect of excess cartilage removal on both the functional and cosmetic integrity of the nose. Rhinoplasties during that period were often focused only on size reduction, leaving the operated nose structurally weaker and open to developing problems in breathing and physical distortions over a period of time. Realizing that a new approach was needed, Dr. Binder developed a rhinoplasty technique that would preserve and strengthen the structural integrity of the nose. His “structure” rhinoplasty approach emphasized repositioning rather than simply removing cartilage and reshaping the nose to bring it into balance and harmony with the face. Structure Rhinoplasty is now the prevailing technique used in plastic surgery of the nose.
A Surgeon’s Surgeon
Dr. Binder is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and an Assistant Clinical Professor and Attending Surgeon in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA Medical Center and Attending Surgeon at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He also serves as a National Board Examiner for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is an adjunct reviewer for the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery Journal. He 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. However, Dr. Binder’s greatest credential is the regard held for him by his fellow surgeons who frequently call upon him for their most challenging revision rhinoplasty cases.