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Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk January, 01/15/2019 - 04:00 PM

Whenever a facial plastic surgeon performs a rhinoplasty procedure, the surgery should be tailored to the patient’s anatomy and preferences. This involves careful consideration of each patient’s skin type, skin thickness, bone structure, nasal tip position, and all other facial features. It also means considering the gender of the patient. Male and female physiology makes […]

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Is Rihanna’s Nose the Latest Plastic Surgery Inspo?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk July, 07/30/2018 - 08:52 PM

Hip hop goddess and make-up mogul Rihanna is inspiring something other than dance moves. Many fans of the singer-turned-actress are visiting facial plastic surgeons and requesting her…nose. It’s even been referred to online as a ‘rihannaplasty.” Used to besting others on the pop charts, this time Rihanna is beating out celebs for the most requested […]

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Three Questions to Ask Before Booking A Revision Rhinoplasty

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk July, 07/02/2018 - 12:01 AM

Rhinoplasty is one of – if not the – most popular facial plastic surgery procedure. It is also among the most technically challenging, which means that revision or secondary rhinoplasty can be even more challenging for many reasons including the presence of scar tissue. Of course, no one goes into rhinoplasty anticipating a second procedure. […]

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Thinking about Rhinoplasty? 10 Questions To Ask

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/27/2018 - 05:43 PM

Considering nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) surgery? You’re not alone. Each year, about 500,000 people see a facial plastic surgeon to discuss rhinoplasty, according to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ( Some individuals, both males and females, may be bothered by the way that their nose looks, while others may be focused solely […]

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Dr. Sam Rizk- NYC Rhinoplasty Specialist Speaks at UChicago Medicine

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk May, 05/15/2018 - 06:36 PM

Dr. Sam Rizk recently delivered a rhinoplasty presentation at UChicago Medicine, demonstrating his unique analysis of the internal and external aspects of the nose in regards to his advanced surgical technique. The NYC based facial plastic surgeon discussed his knowledge of fundamental concepts related to cosmetic and aesthetic rhinoplasty, more specifically- procerus in rhinoplasty. The […]

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Patient Story: Rhinoplasty with Dr. Sam Rizk

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk July, 07/25/2017 - 03:50 PM


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Is ultrasound rhinoplasty really a thing?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk April, 04/21/2017 - 12:00 AM


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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Are The Use Of Filler Injections In Rhinoplasty Procedures Safe?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk March, 03/21/2017 - 03:25 PM


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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Be Careful With Non-Surgical Nose Job

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk October, 10/05/2016 - 09:19 PM

A botched procedure in China recently cast light on the potential dangers of non-surgical nose jobs. According to state news agency China News Service, a 21-year-old woman from the eastern province of Jiangsu was blinded in one eye after receiving “micro plastic surgery injections” aimed at reshaping her nose. The woman, identified only by her […]

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Plastic Surgery Outlawed for Colombian Minors

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk September, 09/21/2016 - 08:54 PM

Colombia recently passed legislation forbidding plastic surgeons from operating on minors. Procedures such as breast augmentation and buttock enhancement are wildly popular in the South American country, including among teenagers. Colombians will now be required to wait until age 18 to have these procedures. Procedures and treatments covered under the legislation include breast enhancement, liposuction, […]

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