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Facial Plastic Surgery Blog

How Working Remotely Has Changed the Face of Plastic Surgery

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/15/2021 - 05:07 PM

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many changes worldwide over the past year. Numerous people have been working remotely rather than going to the office. This new normal has impacted the field of plastic surgery, which has seen an increase in popularity recently. Dr. Sam Rizk, a leading NYC facial plastic surgeon, believes there is […]

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The Future of Medical Tourism

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk May, 05/15/2021 - 06:41 PM

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, people have made lifestyle changes that have drastically affected many different industries. One of the industries that has been impacted is medical tourism. As an expert facial plastic surgeon in New York Dr. Sam Rizk has an interest in the change of consumer behavior towards medical tourism and what the future […]

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Do men feel more pressure to look younger on video calls and at work?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk April, 04/30/2021 - 03:50 PM

What’s behind the increase in demand for facial plastic surgery among 40 – 60 year old men? Perhaps it is connected to the surge in Zoom meetings, where there is nowhere to look but the face. Or perhaps it was inevitable as more ways to counteract the hands of time become widely available. Whatever the […]

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Is The Age of Patients Undergoing a Facelift Decreasing?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk April, 04/14/2021 - 04:21 PM

A facelift is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates the face by enhancing the visible signs of aging in the face and neck. This procedure is typically performed on women in their 60 and 70s. However, this trend is changing. Thirty four percent of all facelifts performed in 2019 were performed on people under the age […]

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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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