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Facial Plastic Surgery Blog

A “Non-Surgical” Nose Job, The Temporary Fix

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/20/2022 - 12:00 AM

For unwanted bumps or nasal asymmetry, fillers or neurotoxins can often provide a temporary fix. For example, filler injections, like Restylane, Juvéderm, or Radiesse will add volume to smooth and camouflage a bump, while neurotoxin injections like Botox or Dysport can be used to lift the tip of the nose slightly. The “non-surgical” aspect refers […]

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Deformities And Complications In Rhinoplasty

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/13/2022 - 07:00 PM

While most rhinoplasty patients are happy with the outcome of their surgeries, dissatisfaction with results is not uncommon. In rare cases, patients end up with deformities. If you had a nose job and are unhappy with the outcome, you’re probably anxious to get to a facial plastic surgeon, like NYC double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. […]

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Post-Rhinoplasty Recovery

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk May, 05/20/2022 - 12:00 AM

The results of your rhinoplasty procedure can last a lifetime and greatly improve your self-image. Despite the fact that every patient experiences the procedure differently, many patients report an increased sense of self-confidence and overall well-being following the procedure. This is also backed by studies that have shown notable emotional and psychological benefits associated with […]

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Difficulty Breathing Through Your Nose? What Are Some Possible Causes And Cures?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk April, 04/30/2022 - 12:00 AM

If you are experiencing difficulty breathing through your nose, it’s important to seek an evaluation with an expert such as New York City facial plastic surgeon Sam Rizk, M.D., because there are numerous possible causes. It could be a deviated septum, nasal polyps, enlarged turbinates, or a result of several other issues. The first step […]

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Tips To Help You Adjust To Your New Nose

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk March, 03/27/2022 - 12:00 AM

Many NYC patients are shocked when they look in the mirror after rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Rizk. They may not recognize themselves with all the medical packing, dried blood, stitches, bruising, and swelling. A patient’s initial reaction may be panic or regret because it is difficult to visualize the final result. But don’t panic. Bruising […]

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How Can You Pay for Rhinoplasty?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk February, 02/22/2022 - 10:00 AM

If you’re interested in getting a nose job but are worried about how you’re going to pay for it, you’re not alone. Although nose surgeries performed for functional reasons (e.g., to restore proper breathing) may be covered by insurance, procedures performed for cosmetic reasons are not, and this leaves many people wondering how they’re going […]

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A Fractured Nose Could Become A Medical Emergency

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk February, 02/10/2022 - 12:00 AM

During the 2014 World Cup, our client, Clint Dempsey, a decorated member of the United States men’s soccer team, was advised to wear a protective mask in the next game against Portugal after breaking his nose in the team’s first game against Ghana. He opted not to, and in doing so put himself at serious […]

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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 (AAFPRS.org), 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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