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Kim Kardashian: Is Comparison The Thief Of Joy?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk March, 03/30/2022 - 05:02 PM

In a recent interview, celebrity, Kim Kardashian expressed her concern and frustration with being associated, or referenced as a beauty template that many want to mold themselves into. This brings into question the blurred lines of beauty and the standards that many compare themselves to – often, creating a more unrealistic expectation of perfection, reflects […]

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The TikTok “Lip Flip” Trend

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk March, 03/30/2022 - 04:56 PM

We live in a world where social media either feeds our insecurities or boosts our self-confidence. There seems to be no middle ground, especially when considering the comments on viral cosmetic procedure videos such as the “lip flip” on TikTok. There’s plenty of judgment out there, but Dr. Sam Rizk is here to clear up […]

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Tips To Help You Adjust To Your New Nose

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk March, 03/27/2022 - 12:00 AM

Many NYC patients are shocked when they look in the mirror after rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Rizk. They may not recognize themselves with all the medical packing, dried blood, stitches, bruising, and swelling. A patient’s initial reaction may be panic or regret because it is difficult to visualize the final result. But don’t panic. Bruising […]

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The Celebrity Facelift. The Truth Behind The Mask

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk March, 03/01/2022 - 07:31 PM

Caitlyn Jenner has had quite a transformation, and her obsession with plastic surgery, at some stage, worried those around her, possibly even including her plastic surgeons. Celebrities like Jenner aren’t exactly the best role models for others considering plastic surgery. Here in NYC, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Rizk discusses what you can realistically […]

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How Can You Pay for Rhinoplasty?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk February, 02/22/2022 - 10:00 AM

If you’re interested in getting a nose job but are worried about how you’re going to pay for it, you’re not alone. Although nose surgeries performed for functional reasons (e.g., to restore proper breathing) may be covered by insurance, procedures performed for cosmetic reasons are not, and this leaves many people wondering how they’re going […]

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Reflecting On Iggy Azalea’s Emotional Journey With Plastic Surgery

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk February, 02/16/2022 - 05:26 PM

Most people look at celebrities with envy. The glitz and glamor, the body transformations, and more. Few however consider the emotional rollercoaster that celebrities like Iggy Azalea face when even the slightest change is “investigated” by the media. Dr. Rizk, a renowned NYC plastic surgeon, is all too familiar with this emotional journey, having helped […]

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A Fractured Nose Could Become A Medical Emergency

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk February, 02/10/2022 - 12:00 AM

During the 2014 World Cup, our client, Clint Dempsey, a decorated member of the United States men’s soccer team, was advised to wear a protective mask in the next game against Portugal after breaking his nose in the team’s first game against Ghana. He opted not to, and in doing so put himself at serious […]

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What Drove Khloė Kardashian to Go Under The Knife?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk January, 01/24/2022 - 07:09 PM

Keeping Up With The Kardashians celebrity, Khloė Kardashian, has not had it easy. International fame may seem like an ultimate dream for many, but not when it includes constant fat-shaming from your own family – who are fellow celebrities. It would seem that Khloė herself struggled to keep up with the Kardashians’ for the most […]

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A 21st Century Approach to Rhinoplasty

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk January, 01/19/2022 - 07:01 AM

The nose is the most prominent feature on the human face: even a small change will have a dramatic affect on a person’s appearance. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (, in 2012, rhinoplasty was the most popular procedure performed on both men and women under the age of 35. […]

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Chrissy Teigen Speaks Openly About Facial Plastic Surgery

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk January, 01/05/2022 - 10:28 PM

Obsessed over by the media, Chrissy Teigen, The New York Times Best Selling author of Cravings, openly shared her most recent facial cosmetic surgery – removal of her buccal fat pads. Performed by Dr. Diamond, the procedure is typically offered to patients with round faces who feel that their cheeks are too large. Dr. Rizk […]

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