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Traveling To Get A Nose Job in New York

Planning a trip to New York usually includes a visit to Times Square, Central Park, The Plaza Hotel, Barneys, but for many savvy socialites, it can also means a stop at the Park Avenue facial plastic surgery practice of Sam Rizk, MD, FACS. Considered one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the world, Dr. Rizk is recognized nationally and internationally as a top facial plastic surgeon. But Dr. Rizk is also well liked because of his discretion and bedside manner.

The preeminent facial plastic surgeon is dual board certified, in both facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology, and women and men from all over Manhattan and the tri-state area, the United States, and the world seek out Dr. Rizk for natural plastic surgical treatments, especially rhinoplasty.

The renowned facial plastic surgeon recently made the exclusive annual list of New York Magazine's "Best Doctors” and Dr. Rizk was also selected one of the “Top Doctors" in Castle Connolly's 2012 Top Doctors: New York Metro Area publication. With nearly two decades of experience crafting, shaping and perfecting his nose job techniques, Dr. Rizk is sought out for this fragile and complex, yet very popular procedure.

According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), rhinoplasty (or a nose job) was the most requested surgical procedure nationwide, according to 2012 statistics. The AAFPRS also shows rhinoplasty was the most popular procedure performed on both men and women under the age of 35.

When faced with a rare or life-threatening illness, people seek out physicians they deem the "best" for their treatment needs. But why not travel to another city to get a plastic surgical procedure like a nose job when the results can be life altering?

The nose is the most prominent feature on a person's face. When someone is unhappy with his or her appearance it can lead to self-esteem and confidence issues. That is a very important part of a person’s makeup. So wouldn't that be an important reason to seek out the best possible surgeon for your potentially life-changing surgical procedure?

Dr. Rizk's is an expert in ethnic facial plastic surgeries, and he is well sought out by patients from Asia, the Middle East and Latin America for his experience and expertise in ethnic rhinoplasty surgery. His staff caters to the out-of-town client, providing special care, private nursing, lodging options and transportation. Together with his staff, Dr. Rizk anticipates anything an out-of-town patient would require. It is this attention to detail and care that make Dr. Rizk a leader in the field of medical tourism facial plastic surgery. Thirty percent of Rizk's clientele is international patients.

Besides perfecting the actual surgical techniques, Dr. Rizk has also perfected the pre-surgical experience for his patients. He offers virtual appointments for both international and domestic patients in an effort to make the process simpler. Consultations can take place over iChat or Skype. Prior to the consultation, patients simply send high-resolution photos to Dr. Rizk's office, showing the part of the face on which they are seeking a surgical transformation. Virtual appointments can be made through a call to Dr. Rizk’s office staff.

The "out of town" section of includes everything a traveling patient would need, including hotel recommendations and private medical care follow up. Moreover, Dr. Rizk provides out-of-town patients a concierge service for anything they may need during their stay in New York.

He always recommends patients plan to stay in town for at least a week following rhinoplasty surgery, which allows for adequate post surgical follow up care. Six months and a year after surgery, if the patient is not able to return to New York, Dr. Rizk will once again do video chat appointments with a request of new photos to help him with his post-surgical evaluations.

Dr. Rizk pioneered the use of a state-of-the-art high-definition three-dimensional endoscopic telescope so he can better visualize the structures of the nose allowing him to perform a more precise surgery. With this enhanced view, Dr. Rizk can avoid disrupting blood vessels, muscles, and other sensitive tissues so there is less bruising and swelling. Powered micro-instruments to smooth out cartilage edges and reduce nasal humps are also in Dr. Rizk’s proverbial toolbox.

All this translates into more precise results along with no stitches, less bruising and scarring and one-third the recovery time of traditional surgeries.

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Written by Dr. Sam Rizk

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