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Post-Rhinoplasty Recovery

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk May, 05/20/2022 - 12:00 AM

The results of your rhinoplasty procedure can last a lifetime and greatly improve your self-image. Despite the fact that every patient experiences the procedure differently, many patients report an increased sense of self-confidence and overall well-being following the procedure. This is also backed by studies that have shown notable emotional and psychological benefits associated with […]

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Difficulty Breathing Through Your Nose? What Are Some Possible Causes And Cures?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk April, 04/30/2022 - 12:00 AM

If you are experiencing difficulty breathing through your nose, it’s important to seek an evaluation with an expert such as New York City facial plastic surgeon Sam Rizk, M.D., because there are numerous possible causes. It could be a deviated septum, nasal polyps, enlarged turbinates, or a result of several other issues. The first step […]

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Getting Back in the Game: Tips for Athletes Recovering From Rhinoplasty

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk January, 01/16/2020 - 03:45 PM

Rhinoplasty also called a nose job, is a popular cosmetic procedure. As the nose is a dominant feature of the face, its size and proportions greatly impact the aesthetics of your face. Performed by a skilled, double board-certified plastic surgeon, rhinoplasty is a low-risk procedure. Many people ask about the recovery time, especially athletes wanting […]

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Finding the Right Surgeon After a Botched Nose Job

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk January, 01/07/2020 - 03:04 PM

The nose is an important feature of the face. A well-defined nose can make the face more attractive. You may have chosen to have a nose job if you weren’t happy about the shape, size, angle of your nose or your nose was damaged in an accident. However, what should you do if you aren’t […]

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