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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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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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Open Vs Closed Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) – Which is Best for Me?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk October, 10/29/2020 - 11:50 AM

When we talk about a rhinoplasty (nose job) it can sometimes be a catch-all term, whereas there are different types and techniques of rhinoplasty. You may have heard the terms open (AKA external) or closed (AKA endonasal) rhinoplasty. Dr. Rizk discusses the pros and cons of each procedure. If you’re considering having a nose job […]

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3 Nose Care Tips After Rhinoplasty Surgery

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk October, 10/21/2020 - 03:13 PM

Dr. Rizk shares some of his best advice, when it comes to quick recovery and optimal results following a nose surgery. The success of your rhinoplasty procedure lies with both the surgeon and the patient. The best doctor in the world could perform the surgery, but how the patient approaches their recovery journey can greatly […]

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Postponing Rhinoplasty Surgery: 3 Things to Consider When Re-Booking Your Procedure

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk September, 09/16/2020 - 06:27 PM

The decision to undergo a rhinoplasty (also known as a nose job or nose reshaping procedure) is a big choice for many people – whether it is for medical, functional or cosmetic reasons. The decision to postpone surgery can be difficult too, and there have also been many instances where procedures have had to be […]

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How to Use Instagram to Research Rhinoplasty Surgeons

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk August, 08/13/2020 - 07:45 PM

Choosing the right rhinoplasty surgeon can be a challenging task, especially with the wealth of medical professionals now offering this procedure as part of their services. However, the task is made increasingly easier thanks to popular social media channels such as Instagram. In this article, NYC facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Rizk is going to […]

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5 Issues You Should Bring Up With Your Facial Plastic Surgeon Before a Nose Job

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/30/2020 - 02:27 PM

Opting for rhinoplasty surgery to help achieve your aesthetic goals is a huge decision. It’s normal to have different questions about your nose job. Many patients turn to the internet for answers. While the digital world has a lot of useful information, there are certain things that only an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon that has performed […]

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How a Nose Job Can Contribute to Overall Facial Balance

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk April, 04/20/2020 - 02:17 PM

Over the last few years, rhinoplasty has become a popular procedure. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 220,000 rhinoplasties are performed each year. The reasons for getting a nose job vary greatly, from correcting a birth defect to lifting the nose tip. Improving breathing capacity and boosting self-esteem are also named as […]

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Top 6 Common Nose Shape Concerns that Rhinoplasty Can Resolve

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk April, 04/03/2020 - 04:15 PM

Rhinoplasty is a popular cosmetic procedure. The main two reasons to choose nose surgery is to improve the functionality of the nose and/or enhance its aesthetic appeal. A nose job is a complex procedure and choosing the right facial plastic surgeon is important for its success. Dr. Sam Rizk is an NYC rhinoplasty expert and […]

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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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