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The Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures for 2018 is Out…

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk April, 04/08/2019 - 03:11 PM

Trends may come and trends may go, but one thing is for sure: According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), rhinoplasty was yet again amongst the top five most popular plastic surgery procedures in 2018 with almost 214,000 patients last year alone. New York City facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Rizk didn’t need […]

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The “BOTOX” world is poised for some major changes

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk March, 03/08/2019 - 03:19 PM

Get ready for another wrinkle-relaxing option beyond Botox, Dysport and Xeomin because a new injectable called Jeuveau recently received FDA approval for vertical lines between the eyebrows—and plans call for a significantly lower cost. Slated for a Spring 2019 launch, this product from Evolus is approved strictly for aesthetic use, unlike Botox, which has myriad […]

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EAR PINNING IN CHILDREN

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk August, 08/14/2018 - 04:05 PM

Ear reduction surgery (otoplasty) is often in the news as a potential solution to bullying for children with protruding ears. If you are considering this procedure for your child, you likely have many questions about what to expect. Dr. Rizk will attempt to answer the top questions he gets from parents, as well as adults […]

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RAPID RECOVERY FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk June, 06/20/2018 - 06:34 AM

Today, people want to get back to their busy lives as quickly as possible today after all forms of facial plastic surgery. This is especially true with men, but with women as well. One week to ten days is often the maximum tolerance for downtime. As a facial plastic surgeon, I do everything in my […]

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THINKING ABOUT AN EYELID LIFT? HERE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk May, 05/08/2018 - 06:04 AM

Eyelid surgery can make a big difference in how you look and your self-confidence. They are, and always have been, among the most requested facial plastic surgery procedures, and eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may be growing in popularity due to advances in techniques and technologies as well as the epidemic of tired-looking eyes. We live in […]

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HOW YOUNG IS TOO YOUNG FOR NOSE RESHAPING SURGERY?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk May, 05/03/2018 - 12:02 AM

Rhinoplasty or nose-reshaping surgery can benefit self-esteem and even improve a person’s ability to breathe, but such benefits are most dramatic when the procedure is matched to the right person. Age is often a key factor in this decision. There is no one-size fits all answer on how young is too young for rhinoplasty, and […]

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EXPOSED: THE DANGERS OF COSMETIC SURGERY TOURISM

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk April, 04/18/2018 - 05:56 PM

Lured by promises of cheaper prices and amazing results, thousands of people leave the US to undergo cosmetic surgery each year. They may head to Dominican Republic, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, El Salvador, China, Syria and Turkey for a virtual laundry list of surgical procedures. And while such cosmetic surgery tourism may seem attractive […]

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SCAR PREVENTION 101

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk March, 03/27/2018 - 03:22 PM

Surgery involves incisions, and incisions mean scars. There really isn’t any sugarcoating these facts. Another fact: Everyone scars differently. Some of us develop much more noticeable red, raised scars. While this may not be a big deal on some parts of the body, scars that appear on the face or neck can be difficult to […]

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NEW SKIN CANCER GUIDELINES WILL SAVE LIVES

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk February, 02/13/2018 - 06:37 PM

Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC)- basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma –is the most common types of skin cancer. More than three million Americans will develop one of these skin cancers every year, and rates are alarmingly on the rise. The overall incidence of basal cell carcinoma increased by 145 percent and the overall incidence […]

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CAN FACIAL YOGA MAKE YOU LOOK YOUNGER?

Posted by Dr. Sam Rizk January, 01/26/2018 - 05:57 PM

A facial exercise regimen may help turn back the hands of time. New research shows that women who performed 30-minute daily or alternate-day facial exercises for 20 weeks looked an average of three years younger. When the face ages, the skin loses elasticity and the fat pads between the muscle and skin grow thinner. As […]

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