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Facial Plastic Surgery Blog

Mounting Pressure: Are “Fix Me” and Similar Apps Positive?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk December, 12/06/2019 - 07:34 PM

Social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram are extremely popular and there’s no denying the effect they’ve had on global human culture. In addition to communicating with loved ones who are far away and sharing parts of your life, these platforms also feature filters that allow you to edit your image. Recently, many of these […]

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What is Facial Mapping? Discover How 3D Technology is Enhancing Cosmetic Procedures

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk November, 11/28/2019 - 04:44 PM

Cosmetic procedures such as fillers, facelifts, and other treatments allow patients to address imperfections they are not happy with. However, plastic surgery is a combination of art and science, so many patients want to see how they can potentially look before opting for a procedure. While this was difficult before, new facial mapping technology gives […]

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3 Reasons Eyelid Surgery Has Gained Popularity with Men

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk September, 09/12/2019 - 03:48 PM

As men age, they start showing noticeable signs like wrinkles and sagging skin in different areas of the face. The eyelids, one of the most noticeable parts of the face, is particularly prone to developing unattractive signs of aging. This can lead to confidence and self-esteem issues, which in turn may affect your personal and […]

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The Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures for 2018 is Out…

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk April, 04/08/2019 - 03:11 PM

Trends may come and trends may go, but one thing is for sure: According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), rhinoplasty was yet again amongst the top five most popular plastic surgery procedures in 2018 with almost 214,000 patients last year alone. New York City facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Rizk didn’t need […]

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Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Snap a Selfie… Jaws!

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk November, 11/02/2018 - 12:00 AM

Newsflash: defined jawlines are in-demand. A finely chiseled ‘superhero’ jaw has always been coveted among men, but now growing numbers of women are seeking jaw-sculpting procedures. This uptick is likely due in part to … you guessed it… social media. We can now scrutinize body parts via selfies that we never really paid attention to […]

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RAPID RECOVERY FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/20/2018 - 06:34 AM

Today, people want to get back to their busy lives as quickly as possible today after all forms of facial plastic surgery. This is especially true with men, but with women as well. One week to ten days is often the maximum tolerance for downtime. As a facial plastic surgeon, I do everything in my […]

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EXPOSED: THE DANGERS OF COSMETIC SURGERY TOURISM

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk April, 04/18/2018 - 05:56 PM

Lured by promises of cheaper prices and amazing results, thousands of people leave the US to undergo cosmetic surgery each year. They may head to the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, El Salvador, China, Syria, and Turkey for a virtual laundry list of surgical procedures. And while such cosmetic surgery tourism may seem […]

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The Rise of Facial Plastic Surgery among Senior Citizens

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk February, 02/21/2017 - 10:23 PM

Is an elder in your life looking inexplicably younger? If so, you may be on to something. According to recent statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), some 143,000 Americans ages 65 and older had plastic surgery in the last year. Most patients from this group were 65 to 75 years old […]

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The Red Flags of a Bad Surgery

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk February, 02/03/2017 - 02:51 PM

It may be tempting to cut corners, but it’s usually a bad idea, right? One area you should never succumb to this temptation is facial plastic surgery, as the consequences can be dire. Just ask Shauna, a recent guest on the popular cosmetic surgery reality show, Botched. To save money she decided to have surgery […]

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Plastic Cities: Where Plastic Surgery is King

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk January, 01/23/2017 - 02:19 PM

Plastic surgery is a booming business in the USA. Each year, more women and men across the nation turn to cosmetic surgeons to help them improve their appearance and boost their self-esteem. Inevitably, plastic surgery centers are concentrated in large metropolitan areas and on the two coasts, but this doesn’t mean that surgery isn’t available […]

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