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People magazine’s “Most Beautiful” List Captures Changing Beauty Standards

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk December, 12/01/2017 - 09:51 PM

Times they are a-changin’ and so are our ideas about beauty and what – or who – is the most beautiful. How do we know? People magazine, of course. Each year, People Magazine curates a World’s Most Beautiful list, and researchers from Boston University School of Medicine took a look back to see if they […]

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Dr. Rizk featured in WOW NOW Middle East

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk August, 08/09/2017 - 05:39 PM

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Dr. Rizk featured in WOW NOW Middle East and discusses the rise in facial plastic surgery procedures among individuals of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean descent

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New Study Highlights the Importance of Helmets for Motorcyclists

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/07/2017 - 07:09 PM

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Recently 19 states and the District of Columbia all have laws requiring that motorcyclists wear helmets, while laws requiring only some motorcyclists to wear a helmet are in place in 28 states and there are no motorcycle helmet use laws in three states. Many argue that helmets save lives and heads, but others contend that […]

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Will Google Glass Be Found In Future Plastic Surgery Offices?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk December, 12/02/2016 - 02:48 PM

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Modern technology is a huge part of every facial plastic surgery procedure, from images taken during the consultation process to tools for postoperative recovery. A few years back, Google announced the launch of a new eyeglass technology with potential applications in plastic surgery and many other medical specialties as well as other industries. Google Glass […]

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Free Cosmetic Surgery for Teachers?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk November, 11/09/2016 - 02:43 PM

Free cosmetic surgery for teachers? It may sound outrageous but it’s the law of the land in Buffalo, New York. The city’s school board and teacher’s union are currently engaged in a pitched battle over how a cosmetic surgery rider should be removed from the current teachers’ contract. In addition to cosmetic surgery, the rider […]

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Plastic Surgery Outlawed for Colombian Minors

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk September, 09/21/2016 - 08:54 PM

Colombia recently passed legislation forbidding plastic surgeons from operating on minors. Procedures such as breast augmentation and buttock enhancement are wildly popular in the South American country, including among teenagers. Colombians will now be required to wait until age 18 to have these procedures. Procedures and treatments covered under the legislation include breast enhancement, liposuction, […]

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Foods that Slow Down the Aging Process

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk July, 07/21/2016 - 04:53 PM

You are what you eat, so they say, and the foods you eat can have a big impact on the aging process, including the degree to which you appear to have aged. The good news is that a few simple adjustments to your eating habits can do wonders for your appearance. By eating the right […]

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Dr. Sam Rizk featured at Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology Event

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/13/2016 - 09:57 PM

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Dr. Sam Rizk recently attended the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology event in The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, where he presented on Finesse Rhinoplasty and the Art of Facial Beauty Restoration. This 4 day long event, from June 8 – June 12, featured the top experts in facial plastic surgery as speakers to share […]

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Why More People Should Admit To Plastic Surgery

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/07/2016 - 09:00 AM

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People have many different motivations for having plastic surgery. Some may wish to change the shape of certain body parts or remove fat deposits. Others are looking to boost their self-esteem. Unfortunately, according to numerous media outlets a significant number of men and women are choosing to hide the fact that they are having surgery […]

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Beauty Standards Around the World

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk February, 02/18/2016 - 09:06 AM

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“Beauty” is a concept that continually evolves and varies by culture, ethnicity and location. The definition of beauty depends on where you are, what culture you call your own and what decade you’re living in. Let’s take a look at how female beauty standards vary over time and according to location. Beauty Standards in the […]

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