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Facial Plastic Surgery Blog

Why More People Choose Surgery and Less Fillers

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk March, 03/02/2021 - 06:36 PM

Our circumstances and habits changed drastically over the last year. Home is the new office, inside is the new outside and Zoom calls are the new meetings. Whether it is for business or pleasure, we see each other more on screen than in person. One of the interesting trends that emerged is an increased demand […]

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Treating a Nasal Blockage with Nasal Surgery

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk February, 02/09/2021 - 09:36 AM

A stuffed nose or nasal blockage can have a big impact on your life. Breathing difficulties can hinder you during sports, sleep but also affect your general quality of life. There are many causes for a nose to be blocked such as a deviated septum, rhinitis, sinusitis, polyps, or other nasal conditions. Treating a nasal […]

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Deviated Septum Sleep Apnea: How To Treat It

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk February, 02/02/2021 - 05:13 PM

Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder that makes your breathing repeatedly start and stop during your sleep. A deviated septum is a condition where the wall (septum) between your cavities is misaligned, so you have one larger and one smaller nasal chamber. Even though a deviated septum may not cause sleep apnea, it can certainly […]

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Can You Fix Hooded Eyes with a Brow Lift?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk February, 02/02/2021 - 04:58 PM

Our eyes are one of the most prominent features of our faces – now more than ever as we wear a face mask in the street and connect with others via video calling. Along with age and certain lifestyle factors, our eyelids may start to droop, giving an overall tired impression, also called hooded eyes. […]

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How Zoom Increased the Demand for Facial Plastic Surgery

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk January, 01/14/2021 - 06:24 AM

2020 has been an extraordinary year for all of us. Due to social distancing, we are used to seeing each other on-screen more than face to face. We have had many video conferencing platforms to choose from, such as Skype, Facetime, and Zoom. The latter became the gold standard for New Yorkers. Our patients have […]

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Non-Surgical Brow Lift: Does it Work?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk December, 12/30/2020 - 06:06 PM

Skin wrinkling and droopiness are natural phenomenons that occur with age. Exacerbated by the fast-paced New York lifestyle, our body simply produces less collagen after our 30’s which lets our skin sag and creates more fine lines and wrinkles. As the skin is much thinner in the area of the eyelids and eyebrows, aging is […]

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How Rhinoplasty Can Help with Rhinitis

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk December, 12/21/2020 - 02:19 PM

As the saying goes: you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Being able to breathe freely and clearly because of this is a great example, and rings true for people who suffer from rhinitis – a condition that can cause discomfort and irritation, and affect the quality of life. Dr. Sam Rizk is […]

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How Millennials Are Changing the Shape of a Nose Job

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk December, 12/14/2020 - 08:30 PM

In New York City and all around the globe, millennials are making waves in the cosmetic industry – particularly when it comes to nose jobs. Millennials are the generation born approximately between the years 1981 and 1996, making the youngest 24 and the oldest 39 this year. It’s estimated that this group of people make […]

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How To Prepare for Neck Lift Surgery

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk November, 11/25/2020 - 05:44 AM

For most patients, a surgery is an investment – not just in themselves, but also from a money and time perspective – and as such, Dr. Rizk points out that preparation for surgery is just as important as the recovery, to ensure you have the best chance of achieving excellent results. Dr. Sam Rizk is […]

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Best Questions To Ask Your Plastic Surgeon About Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk November, 11/23/2020 - 03:28 PM

If you’re considering surgery to fix any cosmetic concern related to your ears, it is crucial you understand the nuances before making an informed decision about your surgery. Another important choice is identifying the right surgeon for you, ensuring you feel comfortable and confident in their ability to achieve the results you desire. Let’s look […]

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