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Overview of Male Plastic Surgery

According to new data released by the America Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic procedures are on the rise and many of these treatments are performed on men. Male plastic surgery1 in New York is not about looking much younger than your actual age, rather, it is about enhancing your natural appearance and maintaining your skin’s health. Just like you would visit the gym regularly to maintain your fitness level, a proper anti-aging routine also benefits from regular visits to the plastic surgeon.

With recent advancements, as well as the implementation of less invasive and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments2, men have quite a few options to slow down the inevitable signs of aging. For example:

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Real Patient Results

Male face, Before and After Plastic Surgery Treatment, left side view, patient 1
Male face, Before and After Plastic Surgery Treatment, right side view, patient 1

27 year old male concerned with his bump and drooping tip who requested mainly profile changes. Patient is shown 1 month after surgery done through 3 dimentional high definition endonasal approach (incisions inside nose only). Additionally patient could not breathe and had a deviated septum on ct scan. This septum was also corrected at same procedure.

*Results may vary.

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What Concerns Can Male Plastic Surgery Address?

When it comes to plastic surgery, men have a unique set of concerns, which are quite different from those of women. Men typically wish to correct signs of aging while retaining a natural and masculine appearance. In order to avoid a pulled look that creates a feminine appearance, Dr. Rizk typically operates under the neck muscles to lift the deeper tissue and slide them into a more youthful position.

Male patients, who comprise one-fourth of Dr. Rizk’s patient list, also choose procedures to help them address issues like:

  • Crooked or deformed nose
  • Flaring nostrils
  • Sagging and unhealthy skin in the face and neck
  • Droopy eyelids and dark circles around the eyes
  • Frown lines, wrinkles, and uneven spots
  • Prominent ears
  • Chin and cheek imperfections

Risks and Possible Side Effects of Male Plastic Surgery

There are some side effects3 that men can experience after a plastic surgery procedure, depending on what type of treatment they receive. Some of these include:

  • Temporary swelling
  • Minimal chance of infection
  • Possibility of experiencing pain and discomfort during recovery
  • Anesthesia related-side effects like nausea or dizziness

Furthermore, complex surgeries carry additional risks. Before performing any procedure, Dr. Rizk evaluates all patients and discusses the possible side effects so that you can make an informed decision.

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Results and Recovery Expectations

Men are typically uncomfortable discussing the cosmetic procedures they have had and do not normally disclose their treatments with friends, family or colleagues. Dr. Rizk’s advanced techniques produce impressive and natural results while still allowing for discretion.

Depending on the procedure, patients can typically expect to be home the same day. Some treatments do not require any downtime and allow you to return to your routine immediately, while others may benefit from private nursing care that accelerates the recovery. In many cases, Dr. Rizk’s NYC male plastic surgery patients are back to work and at the gym within a week of their procedure, without anyone knowing they had work done.

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Dr. Rizk and his staff were absolutely incredible! They made me feel so comfortable throughout this entire process and I am so grateful for everyone (especially Dr. Rizk) for helping me look the best version of myself. My nose looks natural and perfect and I am in love with the results!!! If you are on the fence, I definitely encourage you to come to this office because Dr. Rizk gave me the confidence and grace to present myself to the world!

-Leah Abramson


Words cannot express how tremendously grateful and impressed I am for his services. The process was painless and he produced beautiful results that I’m so happy with. Dr. Rizk is extremely precise, patient and detail orientated. He narrowed my nose 1mm at a time! I’m already looking forward to my next small tweek with him.

-Allison S


Fixed my nose that was extremely crooked from a car accident. Also did my brother’s nose which case out beautifully

-Katie M

Why Choose Dr. Rizk for Your Male Plastic Surgery in NYC

Dr. Rizk has more than 20 years of experience performing male facial plastic surgery in NYC. He has conducted thousands of successful male cosmetic procedures in New York. Furthermore, Dr. Rizk focuses on setting realistic expectations, accelerating your recovery, and producing natural-looking results. To find out more about the cosmetic procedures available at Dr. Rizk’s NYC clinic, contact us to book an appointment today.


What are the most common male plastic surgery procedures in NYC?

Male plastic surgery procedures in NYC are becoming extremely popular. In Dr. Rizk’s experience, the most common procedures are rhinoplasty surgery, eyelid procedures, facelifts, and chin and cheek implants. Furthermore, a lot of men are opting for less invasive treatments like Botox or dermal fillers like Juvéderm.

Do guys get facelifts?

A facelift can help restore the skin’s youthful appearance and it’s becoming a popular choice for men in New York. This surgery doesn’t focus on making structural changes, but rather highlights your natural appearance and reduces fine lines as well as other signs of aging. Thanks to Dr. Rizk’s approach, you’ll be able to return to your day to day activities in 2 weeks.

Is plastic surgery painful?

Some cosmetic procedures are virtually painless, while others carry a certain degree of discomfort, but this varies tremendously depending on the treatment you opt for. Your facial plastic surgeon in NYC can help answer any questions and should design a recovery plan to help accelerate your recovery and keep discomfort to a minimum.

What is the best plastic surgery?

A facelift can help restore the skin’s youthful appearance and it’s becoming a popular choice for men in New York. This surgery doesn’t focus on making structural changes, but rather highlights your natural appearance and reduces fine lines as well as other signs of aging. Thanks to Dr. Rizk’s approach, you’ll be able to return to your day to day activities in 2 weeks.

Does plastic surgery leave scars?

Male plastic surgery focuses on improving your appearance. Even when you opt for complex procedures, your surgeon should be able to conceal any scars through hairline incisions and other techniques that help reduce the visibility of any unwanted marks.


1American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Men and Plastic Surgery. Available: Accessed January 27, 2021.

2 Andrew A Jacono, Melanie H Malone, Thomas John Lavin. Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation Procedures in Patients Under 50 Prior to Undergoing Facelift: Habits, Costs, and Results. Available: Accessed January 27, 2021.

3 Healthline Media. 10 of the Most Common Plastic Surgery Complications. Available: Accessed January 26, 2021.

Sam Rizk, MD

By Dr. Sam S. Rizk, M.D., FACS.

Dr. Rizk is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty surgery and a recognized expert on the latest advances in facial plastic surgery techniques. He performs a range of facial plastic surgeries at his New York practice.

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