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Septal Perforation from Drug Use – How Dr. Rizk Can Help

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/21/2016 - 09:09 AM


A septal perforation is a hole in the septum, which is the structure comprised of bone and cartilage between the left and right nasal cavities. Septal perforations occur when the cartilage dies due to a reduction in blood supply to the septum. Many things can cause this reduction in blood supply, including regular use of […]

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Septoplasty Recovery Tips

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk December, 12/29/2015 - 10:03 PM


Septoplasty Recovery Recovering from septoplasty surgery is different for each patient. While some patients experience minimal discomfort and return to their daily activities relatively quickly, for others, aftereffects such as swelling can persist for months. If you are planning on having septoplasty surgery, your recovery will depend on a number of factors, including your unique […]

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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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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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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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Difficulty Breathing Through Your Nose? What are Some Possible Causes and Their Cures?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk April, 04/14/2014 - 10:00 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 any of several other causes. The first step toward […]

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How Does Dr. Sam Rizk Fix A Broken Nose?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk March, 03/03/2014 - 10:00 AM


Dr. Rizk decides how to fix a broken nose on a case by case basis. He may use one or more techniques depending on what part of the nose (tip, septum, etc.) is broken, and on other factors unique to the patient and circumstance. If the septum is fractured, it can generally be reset within […]

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What Are The Ancillary Benefits of Septoplasty?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk February, 02/04/2014 - 04:08 PM


Septoplasty, or deviated septum surgery, does more than just straighten a deviated septum. It can also help with a number of health problems. A deviated septum — whether congenital, stemming from trauma or the result of a previous rhinoplasty procedure — can contribute to all kinds of health issues, including nasal obstruction, allergy problems, epistaxis […]

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