Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon Sam Rizk, MD, FACS, Sees Spike in Surgery Requests Due to ‘Selfies’

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Survey Shows Increase in Cosmetic Procedures Thanks to Social Media

The overwhelming popularity of ‘selfies’ in social media is having an enormous global impact on the facial plastic surgery industry according to a new survey released March 2014 by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).

The study revealed that one in three facial plastic surgeons surveyed experienced an increase in requests for elective procedures due to patients being more self aware of looks in social media, with a 10 percent increase in rhinoplasty in 2013 over 2012.

Top rhinoplasy surgeon Sam Rizk, MD, FACS corroborates this trend, noting a spike in patients seeking rhinoplasty due to social media in his own Manhattan practice.

“Social media platforms have become omnipresent, consumers look at Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube before turning on the news,” says Dr, Rizk. “These channels are image driven, giving consumers a constant self-directed mirror or microscope of their own. This image bombardment often generates more self-scrutiny and can escalate the desire for perceived self-improvement more than ever before.”

Since the nose is such a prominent feature on the face, rhinoplasty has been a major focus of patients seeking surgery due to their appearance on social media. Just a small tweak can make a huge difference in facial balance and overall harmony.

Thanks to Dr. Rizk the process of getting pretty for your profile picture has never been easier. 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 with the most natural outcomes. 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.

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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