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Facial Plastic Surgery Blog

Cuts, Scrapes and Scars

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk October, 10/10/2017 - 02:33 PM

When Should You Call a Facial Plastic Surgeon for Your Child? Your son or daughter falls head on into the coffee table and ends up with gash under the eye or perhaps he falls flat on his face in the park, smashing his nose and slicing his lip open, or maybe she sustains a traumatic […]

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Is ultrasound rhinoplasty really a thing?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk April, 04/21/2017 - 12:00 AM


Surgical rhinoplasty remains the gold standard for nose reshaping, but it’s not the only option. For example, the ultrasound rhinoplasty technique claims to employ sound waves to remove nasal humps and bumps without surgery, and without damaging the surrounding tissue, membranes or blood vessels. This can mean less bruising, bleeding and swelling, plus a shorter […]

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Are The Use Of Filler Injections In Rhinoplasty Procedures Safe?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk March, 03/21/2017 - 03:25 PM


There’s been a good deal of buzz about non-surgical nose-reshaping (rhinoplasty) or filler rhinoplasty recently. During these procedures, a facial plastic surgeon like Sam Rizk, MD, uses fillers, typically hyaluronic-acid based injectables, to reshape the nose — without surgery. The results of filler rhinoplasty do not come close to the dramatic reshaping that can be […]

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Be Careful With Non-Surgical Nose Job

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk October, 10/05/2016 - 09:19 PM

A botched procedure in China recently cast light on the potential dangers of non-surgical nose jobs. According to state news agency China News Service, a 21-year-old woman from the eastern province of Jiangsu was blinded in one eye after receiving “micro plastic surgery injections” aimed at reshaping her nose. The woman, identified only by her […]

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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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Talking About Plastic Surgery with Your Family

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk September, 09/07/2016 - 08:50 PM

While society’s view of cosmetic surgery is evolving in a more positive direction, there is no denying that some people still have negative opinions of it. For some people who are considering aesthetic enhancement, these opinions can be difficult to ignore, particularly if they are coming from close friends or family members. In some cases, […]

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Rodrigo Alves & Multiple Rhinoplasty Procedures

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk August, 08/07/2016 - 03:21 PM

A UK man coined “the human Ken Doll” provides a glaring example of why it’s usually a bad idea to have multiple rhinoplasty procedures. Earlier this year the man, Rodrigo Alves, who is originally from Brazil but now living in London, suffered a flesh-eating infection following his seventh nose job. To date Alves has reportedly […]

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Recording Your Rhinoplasty Progress

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk July, 07/14/2016 - 03:30 PM

In the past, most rhinoplasty patients took great pains to keep their surgery a secret, both before and after the procedure. But times have changed! Though some people still like to keep their cosmetic treatments under wraps, plenty of others turn to social media and other public forums to chat about their plans, report on […]

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Did Kim Kardashian Have a Nose Job?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk May, 05/07/2016 - 09:00 AM


In recent months the social media world has exploded with speculation over Kim Kardashian’s nose. The rumors began when Kim first reappeared from seclusion after giving birth to her child, Saint West, late last year. As images began to emerge and circulate on social media, the Twitterati erupted with theories and accusations of plastic surgery […]

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Can Rhinoplasty Change Your Voice?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk March, 03/15/2016 - 09:26 AM


Will rhinoplasty change your voice? Probably not, but perhaps. The truth is, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It depends on individual anatomy, the extent of changes made during surgery, and the skill and expertise of the surgeon performing the procedure. Renowned New York facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Rizk has performed numerous […]

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