Dr. Rizk performs both open (external) and closed (endonasal/intranasal) rhinoplasty and has pioneered various innovative techniques including 3- dimentional high definition endoscopic rhinoplasty, cartilage reshaping with stitches, and the use of shorter internal incisions to achieve a natural result with precision and a rapid, painless recovery. The ability to deliver shorter, well hidden incisions offer significant benefits to patients. Dr. Rizk also pioneered a new rhinoplasty technique to create a natural angle between the nose and forehead through a small intranasal incision. This is important as the angular relationship between nose and other facial regions affects our perception of beauty and of a natural look.
Dr. Rizk has vast experience with many different types of noses such as Caucasian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, African-American and Asian as well as nasal cancer reconstruction. This is important because cartilage strength, skin thickness, and nasal-facial relationships vary among different ethnicities and these relationships must be respected for a natural outcome. Noses may require enlarging one region and reducing another to create balance and harmony, necessary components for our perception of beauty.
Dr. Rizk may use cartilage grafts from the nasal septum or back of the ear to strengthen and enlarge certain areas of the nose to correct collapses from a previously operated nose. Dr. Rizk may also repair a deviated nasal septum or correct sinus blockage, where indicated, at the same time as rhinoplasty. Dr. Rizk uses tissue sealants (glues) inside noses rather than packing after rhinoplasty, which further diminishes swelling and bruising. Thirty percent of his NYC rhinoplasty surgeries are revisions and twenty five percent of his patients are males.Dr. Rizk believes the nose has to be in harmony with the face to achieve beauty. For example, removing a bump can make the eyes appear more pronounced or lifting the nose may accentuate the lips. Sometimes, Dr. Rizk will perform a chin implant with a rhinoplasty to achieve this critical facial balance. Computer imaging is sometimes used in consultation to understand the patient's desires better, which is critical to a happy patient. Dr. Rizk believes that he can give you a beautiful nose, not just because of his technical innovations and surgical advances, but also because of his artistic understanding of beauty and an in-depth communication with his patients before the rhinoplasty.
"A customized approach resulting in a natural result with a rapid recovery and the smallest undetectable (hidden) scars explains my philosophy. Additionally, my facelifts & necklifts do not just lift but redistribute/fill areas of lost volume to make the face look more beautiful, not just younger."
Dr. Rizk's signature deep plane lower facelift & neck lift can redistribute the jowl fat back to its youthful home in the cheekbones, giving a very attractive, natural look. Dr. Rizk performs many different types of facelifts to treat various degrees of aging. Bone structure may be augmented with implants during a facelift and/or neck lift to compensate for loss of bone volume due to the aging process. Dr. Rizk may do an isolated neck lift for a younger patient with only neck laxity. A partial lower facelift or neck lift may be necessary for more advanced neck or jowl aging.
Dr. Rizk has introduced and pioneered In his NYC practice various new technologies to give patients a more precise, safer surgery with smaller incisions. A 3-Dimentional high definition telescope system is used to visualize face and neck structures from smaller hairline/ear incisions. The use of tissue glues instead of drains tends to result in less bruising and swelling as well as an undetectable scar inside the ears.Customized various facelifts were developed for male patients, who comprise one fourth of Dr. Rizk's patient population. Often men are less interested in a facelift than a jowl or neck lift so his scars and approach have been modified to focus on a smaller incision which is hidden behind the ear and on avoiding hairline incisions. This is particularly important for balding men or those with short hair. In order to achieve an excellent neck contour with a smaller incision around the ear and none in the hairline, it is necessary to address the neck additionally from under the chin with a small high definition telescope to remove fat and tighten the muscle beneath the skin in the midline. This often dramatically improves Dr. Rizk's results and increases longevity of men's neck lifts. Male patients typically heal much faster with the tissue glues & smaller incisions around the ear.