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Patient Story: Rhinoplasty with Dr. Sam Rizk

Posted July, 07/25/2017 - 03:50 PM

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Demystifying Scar Prevention

Posted July, 07/12/2017 - 07:48 PM

Facial plastic surgery procedures involve some incisions (albeit small ones that can usually be hidden in the skin’s natural folds). Incisions provide the surgeon with access to the skin, soft tissue, muscles, and fat that must be pulled, removed or re-placed during your procedure. All incisions will take time to heal, and scars are part […]

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Manning Up: Growing numbers of men are opting for facial plastic surgery

Posted June, 06/22/2017 - 07:54 PM

The increase in men undergoing facial plastic surgery has been referred to as the menassaiance by some doctors in the know. While women are still much more likely to consider nips and tucks, men are slowly and surely catching up. The reasons are manifold (pun intended). For some, facial rejuvenation –whether Botox, Dysport or Xeomin […]

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How to Speed Up Healing So You Can Get Rid of That Nasty Scab

Posted June, 06/22/2017 - 05:04 PM

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The skin is resilient, but some extra care will boost its healing power. The body’s response to a skin injury is swift. When the skin is wounded, blood cells are immediately deployed to form a protective shield over the vulnerable area. When this sticky serum dries, it becomes the rough surface we call a scab–a […]

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New Study Highlights the Importance of Helmets for Motorcyclists

Posted June, 06/07/2017 - 07:09 PM

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Recently 19 states and the District of Columbia all have laws requiring that motorcyclists wear helmets, while laws requiring only some motorcyclists to wear a helmet are in place in 28 states and there are no motorcycle helmet use laws in three states. Many argue that helmets save lives and heads, but others contend that […]

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Careful Planning Of Facial Surgery Scars

Posted May, 05/10/2017 - 02:59 PM

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Scars from facial aesthetic surgery should be a main concern when choosing a facial plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. Every surgeon has his or her own style and method, and the placement and quality of the scar will be related to the procedure itself. There are many things that plastic surgeons will take into […]

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Is ultrasound rhinoplasty really a thing?

Posted April, 04/21/2017 - 12:00 AM

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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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Facing the Facts About Facelift Longevity

Posted April, 04/13/2017 - 05:38 PM

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Many things happen to our face as we age: skin changes such as wrinkles and brown spots; dynamic lines from overactive muscles; loss of volume (hollow cheeks and temples); the loss of elasticity and, of course, the downward pull of gravity. While noninvasive procedures can address one or two of these concerns, and a combination […]

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Meet The New Fillers On The Block

Posted March, 03/30/2017 - 05:05 PM

New soft tissue fillers are being approved at a rapid pace, and for each new entry, there are likely three more fillers in the pipeline waiting for the US Food and Drug Administration’s coveted nod. Most of the newbies are hyaluronic acid-based (HA) fillers. HA, also a popular skin care ingredient, is found naturally in […]

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Are The Use Of Filler Injections In Rhinoplasty Procedures Safe?

Posted March, 03/21/2017 - 03:25 PM

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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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