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Sam (Samieh) S. Rizk, M.D., F.A.C.S. Director of Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgery



How to find the best facelift surgeon




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As a leader in facial plastic surgery and pioneer of game-changing technology, Dr. Rizk is globally known for his ability to integrate the latest surgical innovations with cutting-edge procedures. Patients look to him for his ability to generate a more precise result and a faster recovery.

Renown for his aesthetic eye, Dr. Rizk tailors his facelifts to correspond to each individual patient's beauty goals and proportions. This approach, time and time again, creates subtle improvements.

Dr. Rizk's specialty is his rapid recovery, 3-D facelift, which addresses the midface, lower face, and often, the neck areas.

During the procedure, Dr. Rizk uses 3-D high definition telescopes to visualize the face and neck structures, allowing him to improve precision and safety as well as execute a unique surgical technique that goes under the muscle, sliding it backwards into its original position.

This revolutionary operation results in a more natural look as well as less bruising, swelling, and scarring, reducing recovery time to just one week. A true specialist in his field, Dr. Rizk performs a high volume of facelifts, enabling him to constantly refine his technique for superior patient outcomes.

After facelift surgery with Dr. Rizk, patients can expect to look youthful, well rested and naturally healthy, rather than wind-blown, pulled or stretched.

A facelift is a surgical procedure that is used to beautify the face of a person. Facelift surgeons should provide affordable, safe, and effective procedures. In order to achieve the optimal result with facelift surgery, the patient must choose a well-qualified surgeon with the right credentials. Some people are interested in finding an expensive, well-known surgeon, while others are searching for the least expensive option. Whatever your requirements, understanding the process and becoming knowledgeable about the procedure, will allow you to select the best surgeon for your facelift.

For a successful facelift procedure, a cosmetic surgeon utilizes various techniques. A conventional facelift is usually performed by creating a large incision behind the ears and temples. The skin is then pulled and lifted back from face. The area is tightened by the doctor after accessing the underlying muscle and tissue. Most people look much younger after facelift surgery. New facelift techniques allow for the elimination of a single lengthy incision, and employ the use of many smaller incisions. One advantage of this approach is that smaller incisions tend to heal more quickly.

Before choosing the surgeon for your facelift procedure in NYC, you should take some time to research and check the reputation of your potential surgeon. When choosing a facelift surgeon, you should consider several factors. A major factor in the decision should be that the facelift surgeon has a minimum of six years surgical training and experience. Facelift surgery is performed by making incisions on delicate areas of the face, which require excellent surgical skill and experience. Another important factor is board certification and/or medical society memberships (for example, American Board of Plastic Surgery), which can be easily determined by scanning the yellow pages or newspaper advertisements where you will find a variety of board certified plastic surgeons with various medical society memberships.

It is important to understand the criteria of certifying boards because each certifying board requires different kinds of experience and surgical training. From this, you will understand that not all certified doctors are trained for all types of facelift procedures. Board certification or society membership alone does not guarantee a successful result, but it does indicate that the surgeon has fulfilled the criteria required by that board. It is critical to know about the education, certifications, experience, and training of the doctor before making your final decision.

The demand for facelift surgeons has increased as a result of the increased demand for cosmetic surgeries. Most facelift surgeons offer before and after surgery photos for reference on their website. These photos will help you verify their surgical skill before making an appointment. When the doctor has great number of references, it indicates the popularity of the doctor. Another way to find the best facelift surgeon for you is to refer to the videos of real clients. It is always better to ask for recommendations from people you know personally, but the internet can also be a helpful source of information.

You'll need to consider safety, positive results, and budget when considering your future surgeon. It may take some time to select the best doctor that fits your budget, and also fulfills your other requirements. Facelift surgery should be done by the best aesthetic surgeon that you can find and afford. Dr. Sam Rizk is one of the best facelift surgeons, and he offers experience, skill, positive results, qualification, certification, safety, as well as a great price to his patients. Dr. Rizk uses advanced techniques that allow him to perform a surgery with successful results in his New York office.

Facelift surgery FAQs


Should I get a facelift?

If you are not looking as young as you would like, and you have sagging skin around the face and jaws, you may want to consider facelift surgery.

What happens during a facelift consultation with the surgeon?

The surgeon will explain the process, and ask the patient what they would like to accomplish by having the surgery. The surgeon will take the patient's goals into consideration and then explain the recommended procedure in detail. You should show the surgeon photos of yourself at a younger age, so the surgeon will be able to give you a natural look, based on your actual appearance. The surgeon will discuss details with patients, such as the type of anesthesia that will be used, risks involved in the procedure, time required for the surgery, and costs. The patient will also be able to ask questions about the process and the doctor's experience, certifications, etc.

What types of facelift techniques are available?

Different facelift techniques include temporal lift, mini-facelift and mid-facelift. Temporal lift is used to remove wrinkles from the face. Adjustment of facial muscles is done by deep facelift, which is used to tighten the face, cheeks, and jowls.

What should I expect after the surgery?

After the facelift surgery, your face will become swollen, tender, bruised, and sore for some days. You will be instructed to keep the surgical wound covered with a fluffy bandage on the first day. The next day, the bandage will be replaced by an elastic wrap, which will remain in place for a few days. After three days, the swelling may worsen, but then it will disappear within a few weeks.

Will there be any scarring after the surgery?

Scarring is a risk for all types of surgeries. The important consideration is the visibility of the scars. Scars that result from facelift surgery are concealed in the hairline, folds under the ears, or below the jaw line. Dr. Rizk uses advanced techniques so that any potential scars will be inconspicuous.

When are the surgical staples or sutures removed?

Sutures are generally removed on the fifth day after surgery, and surgical staples used in scalp will be taken out after 7-10 days. The removal of stitches or surgical staples is not usually a painful process, but if necessary, Dr. Rizk can administer an anesthetic.

What is the recovery time of this procedure?

The recovery time depends on the extensiveness of your facelift procedure and also your normal activity level. You may take 7-10 days to recover, during which, you can conceal the bruises using makeup. Most day-to-day activities can be resumed three weeks after the surgery. Dr. Rizk will apply facial bandages and recommends the patients restrain from physical exercise for at least two or three week. Dr. Rizk also advises that the patient apply SPF sunscreen lotion for a minimum of six months following surgery.

How soon can I see the results of the surgery?

The muscle underneath your facial skin will become firmer within a few weeks following the procedure, but the end result may take several months to appear.

How long can I enjoy the benefits of the facelift?

The benefits of facelift surgery will last for about 10 years. Another facelift surgery may be required, depending on the age of the patient.

What are the risks associated with the facelift surgery?

Some of the serious complications that may occur are slow healing, hematoma, facial weakness, infection, nerve damage, blistering, bleeding, discoloration, abnormal facial contour and anesthesia reaction. If you smoke, Dr. Rizk advises that you to stop smoking to avoid additional risks. Dr. Rizk reduces the risks of the surgery by using new technologies, following the safety standards, and ensuring that every patient is treated in a sterile and safe environment. Dr. Rizk also has sufficient experience, professionalism, skill, and qualifications to meet the patient's expectations.

Castle Connolly, the most respected major healthcare research company, has ranked Dr. Rizk one of America's Best Doctors

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