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

Posted June, 06/21/2016 - 09:09 AM

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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 for a Deviated Septum

Posted February, 02/11/2015 - 03:25 PM

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Septoplasty, or deviated septum surgery, is a surgery that straightens a deviated septum and clears the airway for better breathing. The procedure can also help with a number of other health problems. In some cases septoplasty is combined with cosmetic rhinoplasty to improve both nasal function and appearance. Deviated Septum Causes A deviated septum may […]

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Can Rhinoplasty Resolve My Snoring Problem?

Posted January, 01/05/2015 - 07:01 PM

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  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 November, 11/25/2014 - 03:55 PM

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  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 June, 06/27/2014 - 06:30 PM

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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 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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Is There a Benefit to Having Two Rhinoplasty Surgeons Perform the Procedure?

Posted May, 05/27/2014 - 06:37 PM

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In almost every case, it is best to have one surgeon perform your rhinoplasty procedure. While there are exceptions, the disadvantages of having two surgeons working together on a cosmetic procedure such as rhinoplasty usually outweigh the benefits. However, it is important that you do your homework and choose a surgeon who has the ability […]

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

Posted April, 04/14/2014 - 10:00 AM

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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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What Procedures and Treatments Can Be Used to Improve Breathing?

Posted March, 03/14/2014 - 10:00 AM

As with any medical issue, addressing the matter of impaired breathing caused by something related to the nose depends on the patient and his or her specific circumstances. Patients with breathing problems caused by a severely deviated septum (50% or more) may benefit from a procedure called septoplasty. This procedure is sometimes combined with rhinoplasty […]

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How Does Dr. Sam Rizk Fix A Broken Nose?

Posted March, 03/03/2014 - 10:00 AM

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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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