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Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk May, 05/03/2018 - 12:02 AM

Rhinoplasty or nose-reshaping surgery can benefit self-esteem and even improve a person’s ability to breathe, but such benefits are most dramatic when the procedure is matched to the right person. Age is often a key factor in this decision. There is no one-size fits all answer on how young is too young for rhinoplasty, and […]

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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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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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The Dangers of Nose Reshaping Devices

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk February, 02/05/2016 - 09:00 AM


DIY (Do It Yourself) makeovers and transformations are all the rage these days. Each day, millions of people turn to YouTube and other corners of the Internet for beauty tips and tricks. But it’s important to remember that many of the videos, blog posts and other sources of information on the Internet are posted by […]

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Can Rhinoplasty Resolve My Snoring Problem?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk January, 01/05/2015 - 07:01 PM


  In most cases, rhinoplasty is performed for cosmetic reasons. However, the procedure can also be performed for other reasons; for example, to reconstruct a nose that has been damaged due to trauma, or to resolve functional issues that cause snoring. What Causes Snoring? Snoring may seem normal, but it can become a serious problem. […]

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Post-Rhinoplasty: Adjusting to Your New Nose

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk November, 11/25/2014 - 03:55 PM


  Many patients are shocked when they look in the mirror after rhinoplasty surgery. 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 and other […]

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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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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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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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What Should I Look For in a Rhinoplasty Surgeon for My Teen?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk May, 05/30/2014 - 06:44 PM

The rhinoplasty procedure performed on teens is no different than the procedure performed on adults. There are, however, some important considerations to take into account when looking for a surgeon to perform a nose job on your teen. First and foremost, the surgeon you choose should have experience performing facial plastic surgery on teens. The […]

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