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Do You Recommend Getting a Celebrity Nose Job?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/30/2014 - 12:30 PM


Some people think that celebrities have access to some special type of nose job procedure that makes their results come out better. This is not the case. For one, not all celebrities get good results. But it’s not a good idea to try to copy their results anyhow. Your nose is specific to your face, […]

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Five Tips to Help You Prepare Mentally For a Rhinoplasty

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/27/2014 - 06:30 PM


For many people, having a rhinoplasty is the culmination of years of thought, research, and financial planning. Having come to the decision to undergo a nose job and locating a surgeon they like and trust, some nonetheless find themselves nervous and scared about undergoing cosmetic surgery. This is perfectly normal. Preparing yourself mentally before surgery […]

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Destination Rhinoplasty

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/26/2014 - 12:00 PM

The risks of going to foreign countries for discounted plastic surgery Medical tourism is all the rage these days. In recent years, thousands of foreigners have visited the U.S. to have rhinoplasty and other elective procedures, and thousands of Americans have chosen to have surgery abroad. While traveling to the U.S. for plastic surgery is […]

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Clint Dempsey’s Nose Injury Is Common in Contact Sports

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/25/2014 - 03:40 PM


Above: 25-year-old male who sustained multiple sports-related injuries pictured before and after corrective surgery   All contact sports come with the risk of injury, especially nose injuries. We have a very recent example in Client Dempsey, a decorated member of the United States men’s soccer team currently playing at the World Cup in Brazil.   […]

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The Most Requested Celebrity Noses

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/23/2014 - 12:11 PM


Patients often ask me if rhinoplasty can give them the nose of a celebrity. While there is nothing wrong with admiring a celebrity’s nose, that’s where it should end. In other words, you should not ask your facial plastic surgeon for someone else’s nose — famous or otherwise. Kim Kardashian and Scarlett Johansson may be […]

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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/19/2014 - 11:00 AM


Non-surgical rhinoplasty refers to a procedure in which a surgeon uses an injectable filler or botulinum toxin (i.e., Botox®) to alter the appearance of one’s nose. For example, a doctor may use a filler to change the shape of a bump, or camouflage an irregularity by selectively injecting collagen-stimulating fillers into various parts of the […]

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Would You Recommend Undergoing Facial Plastic Surgery Due to Social Media Influence?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/13/2014 - 02:33 PM


Modern technology has had a huge impact on the way we perceive ourselves. For many of us social media, Skype and selfies have made us more conscious of the way we look. The younger generations are particularly prone to the influence of social media, because they are more likely to use it. This phenomenon has […]

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What Facial Plastic Surgery Can and Can’t Do for You

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/10/2014 - 10:00 AM


Facial plastic surgery is a very effective way to improve your appearance — in some cases. Whether or not it will achieve your objectives depends on a number of factors. Read on to learn about these factors and discover what facial plastic surgery can and can’t do for you.     When You Should Consider […]

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Should I Get a Revision Rhinoplasty with the Same Surgeon Who Performed My Primary Rhinoplasty?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/03/2014 - 06:57 PM


If you are unsatisfied with the results of your first rhinoplasty procedure and are interested in having revision rhinoplasty, you may be wondering whether your should have the same surgeon perform your revision, or “secondary,” nose surgery. As with any question relating to facial plastic surgery, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. It depends in large […]

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Is There a Benefit to Having Two Rhinoplasty Surgeons Perform the Procedure?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk May, 05/27/2014 - 06:37 PM


In almost every case, it is best to have one surgeon perform your rhinoplasty procedure. While there are exceptions, the disadvantages of having two surgeons working together on a cosmetic procedure such as rhinoplasty usually outweigh the benefits. However, it is important that you do your homework and choose a surgeon who has the ability […]

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