Sam Rizk, MD, Reports Increase in Rhinoplasty Requests During Holiday Season

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New Nose Tops Xmas Wish List For Many Of Dr. Rizk’s Park Avenue Patients

Consumers are entering the busiest time of year for plastic surgery fixes. Requests for treatments and surgeries increase by over 25 percent from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, typically among people who want to face the New Year feeling confident and refreshed.

According to Manhattan facial plastic surgeon Sam Rizk, MD, FACS, rhinoplasty or nose jobs are at the top of consumers’ wish list as the most sought-after holiday fix. It’s no surprise since the nose is the most prominent facial feature. Even a small change can impact a person’s appearance in a big way, creating better facial balance and feature harmony.

“For many, the holidays offer the only time that they can take off from work or school,” says Dr. Rizk. “Patients detail that the start of the new year brings more pressure to look and feel better.”

Adds Dr. Rizk, “We’ve seen parents give teenage daughters rhinoplasty over Christmas break. Gift or no gift, the end of the year brings students seeking new noses because they have a few weeks home for the swelling to resolve.”

Considered one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the world, Dr. Rizk has pioneered the use of high-definition three-dimensional endoscopic telescopes to better visualize the structures of the nose and perform a more precise surgery. The increased accuracy results in a more efficient procedure that requires no stitches, less bruising and scarring and one-third the recovery time of traditional surgeries.

The use of this system provides a precise view of the interior nasal area by inserting a telescope that is connected to an imaging system. With this enhanced view, Dr. Rizk can avoid disrupting blood vessels, muscles, and other sensitive tissues so there is less bruising and swelling, which promotes a quicker recovery. Because of increased visibility, the surgery is also more direct and allows for greater precision, as tissue is not distorted by swelling during the procedure.

Thanks to advanced techniques like this, nose jobs continue to surge in popularity. A survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), revealed a 10 percent increase in rhinoplasty in 2013 over 2012. The procedure has also been the most requested plastic surgery procedure by AAFPRS surgeons for the past five years in a row.

Dr. Rizk’s office is located at 1040 Park Avenue in Manhattan.

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About Sam Rizk, MD, FACS
Sam Rizk, MD, FACS, is a double board certified New York City facial plastic surgeon and Director of Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgery, a JCAHO accredited surgical suite on Park Avenue. Dr. Rizk is a recognized expert on the latest advances and techniques in facial plastic surgery. He is a leader in secondary rhinoplasty, nasal reconstruction and repairing nasal defects for all skin types and ethnicities. Dr. Rizk has been selected for Castle Connolly's Best Doctors NY-Metro Area for Facial Plastic Surgery, and is a frequent presenter at AAFPRS, AACS, and FACE Ltd.

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