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    July 25th, 2017

    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 18 yo male - left side view

     

    26 yo male rhinoplasty patient who complains of bump and drooping nose underwent rhinoplasty and tip support and rotation shown 1 year following surgery.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    August 16th, 2016

    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 22 yo male - left side view
    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 22 yo male - left side view

     

    The photos above illustrate a 22 year old male who wished to improve his breathing, drooping nose tip and nasal bump. Patient is shown 6 months after septoplasty and rhinoplasty done through endonasal approach.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    February 25th, 2016

    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 18 yo male - left side view
    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 18 yo male - left side view

     

    Our 23 year old African American female patient wanted to reduce the wideness of her nose. She contacted Dr. Rizk and underwent an open ethnic rhinoplasty with grafts and alar base reduction. The results show a nose that is slimmer and better proportioned for her face.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    February 18th, 2016

    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 18 yo male - left side view

     

    Our 18 years old male patient visit our New York City practice seeking a rhinoplasty to remove the bump on his nose while maintaining its masculine shape. Dr. Rizk performed a septorhinoplasty and improved both the profile of the nose as well as the patient’s breathing. Results are 1 years after his procedure.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    July 31st, 2015

    After a previous rhinoplasty, a 32 year old patient was unhappy with the asymmetrical pinched nasal tip of her nose causing difficulty breathing. The patient also has thin skin. Dr. Rizk performed a revision septorhinoplasty with cartilage grafts and fascia to soften the appearance of the nasal tip. Patient is shown a year after her revision procedure.

     

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    April 13th, 2015

    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 21 yo Mexican American female, front view
    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 21 yo Mexican American female, left side view

    Hispanic female patient, 21 years old required a profile change. She disliked her dorsal bump and bulbous tip. The procedure is classified as an ethnic rhinoplasty due to the thick tip skin. The patient is shown 1 year post rhinoplasty.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    March 13th, 2015

    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 15 year teenage patient, girl ( front view)
    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 15 year teenage patient, girl (right side view)

     

    Female teenage patient wanted to remove her nasal bump profile and fix her breathing issue caused by an injury. During the treatment, she had her nasal tip refined and her breathing issue fixed. The patient is shown 5 years after the treatment.

    This female ethnic rhinoplasty patient has always felt self-conscious about her large nose and nasal hump. After extensive research on the best rhinoplasty surgeon in New York City, Jennifer decided to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sam Rizk at his Park Avenue private practice. Watch the video below to follow her nose job journey and see her results.

    Este paciente rinoplastia étnica femenina siempre ha sentido acomplejado por su gran nariz y la joroba nasal. Después de una amplia investigación sobre el mejor cirujano rinoplastia en la ciudad de Nueva York, Jennifer decidió programar una consulta con el Dr. Sam Rizk en su práctica privada de Park Avenue. Mira el vídeo a continuación para seguir su viaje de nariz y ver sus resultados.

    Nose Surgery and Chin Implant

    December 10th, 2014

    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 37 yo female - front view

    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 37 yo female - left side view

    This patient is 37 yo female who complained mainly about her profile. There is an imbalance between her nose and chin. She wanted a very conservative bump reduction. Nose was re-projected (brought closer to face), bump was reduced and tip was lifted slightly and a chin implant was also placed for facial balance. Postoperative pictures are shown at 1 year.

    Before and After photo - Rhinoplasty |female, front view|

    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 is an important part of the rhinoplasty process. Taking steps to lower stress, boost confidence, and calm nerves can make the experience much smoother. We’ve included five tried and true pre-surgery suggestions:

     

    1. Relaxation Techniques

    Prior to having rhinoplasty, many patients feel anxious. Stress and fear may lead to sleepless nights and irritability. Finding a way to feel calm is important for both mental and physical health. Some relaxation practices my patients have successfully used include:

    • Meditation
    • Deep Breathing Exercises
    • Yoga
    • Tai Chi
    • Hypnosis
    • Massage
    • Visualization
    • Acupuncture

    Maintaining a positive mental attitude throughout the process is key to a quick recovery and ultimate satisfaction with your experience. Organize a support network of friends and family to help you in the days following your surgery. Develop a post-surgery recovery plan to ensure that you rest post procedure. Knowing that you have a safe space prepared with everything you will need will help minimize anxiety.

     

    2. Visualization

    One of the most important relaxation techniques listed above is Visualization. Visualization in this case means imagining the procedure you are about to undergo.

    To do this, find a quiet, comfortable place where you can be alone with your thoughts. Many people visualize in their bed before they sleep or after they wake up. Any place you feel comfortable is fine. Close your eyes, relax your body and do the following:

    In your mind’s eye, see yourself successfully preparing yourself for surgery both mentally and physically. Imagine the day of the surgery. See yourself feeling calm and confident. Picture the surgery itself. Watch as the surgeon completes all of the steps perfectly. Experience the recovery process unfolding without complications. See the perfect outcomes in the mirror a few weeks down the road.

    Going through these steps in your mind will help prepare you for your big day. Studies have shown that people who visualize success in this manner experience less stress and feel emotionally better the day of surgery than those who do not.

    Part of good visualization is knowing exactly what is going to happen before, during, and after surgery. This leads us to an important part of your mental preparation – education.

     

    3. Educate Yourself About the Process

    In my office, we put an emphasis on patient education. I have found that well-educated, well-prepared clients have less concerns the day of the procedure, recover faster, and are ultimately happier with their end results. Our staff will ensure that you have all the information you need about your rhinoplasty. Please do not be shy about asking questions. I am always available and happy to talk with my patients about their concerns, no matter how large or small they may be.

    I also encourage my patients to educate themselves by going on the Internet and researching rhinoplasty. As with any topic online, there are good websites on the subject, and bad. Make sure you are getting your information from reputable websites. In addition to my own website, sites you might consider referring to include aafprs.org, realself.com, entnet.org, and the National Institutes of Health’s MedlinePlus website.

     

    4. Understand What a Plastic Surgeon Can and Cannot Do

    It is important to have realistic expectations about your rhinoplasty. Studies have shown that among cosmetic surgery patients that are unhappy with the results of their procedures, the most common characteristic is that they simply had unrealistic expectations. While a rhinoplasty may certainly improve one’s appearance, it is not reasonable to expect a magical or miraculous transformation. In addition, plastic surgery cannot cure depression or other psychological conditions. Often, a successful rhinoplasty can boost one’s self-confidence, but this cannot be guaranteed for everyone.

    It is very important to me that my patients are choosing to have rhinoplasty for the right reasons. No one should undergo a procedure if they are seeking to look like someone else, or if they hope it will completely change their lives. Rhinoplasty can certainly improve one’s appearance, but it cannot fix all of life’s problems.

     

    5. Understand the Recovery Process

    The first thing to remember is that the recovery process takes time. It may take up to two years for your nose to completely reach its final form. Every patient heals differently and at her own pace.

    Your nose will be swollen following rhinoplasty, and it will take time for the swelling to go down. Most swelling will go away within two weeks. After a month it will be almost all gone, but it may take up to a year for swelling to totally disappear.

    Immediately following surgery, your face will be puffy. You may possibly have black eyes, though I take special precautions to minimize this and other bruising. Many patients experience bouts of nausea during the day following their operation.

    Cold compresses will be used to help reduce swelling. In some instances pain medications will be dispensed to ease discomfort. Homeopathic herbal remedies like arnica montana can help you recover as well. Your head should remain elevated for a few days, and in some cases should not be moved at all. It may be several weeks before you can resume vigorous physical activity, including contact sports. You may have to sleep on your back for several weeks. You probably won’t be able to wear glasses for three weeks. Most patients are able to go back to work within ten days.

    My patients usually receive a packet of remedies to speed and aid the recovery process. This packet can include herbal supplements, vitamins, and the anti-inflammatory steroid Medrol. Other medicines designed to speed recovery may be given as well.

    To learn more about preparing for rhinoplasty, contact my office today.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    January 25th, 2014

    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 22 yo female - left side view

     

     

    22 yo female who wanted just her nasal bump reduced. Patient underwent endonasal rhinoplasty and is shown one week after cast removal. No front view change was done in her nose as patient was happy with her front view.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    January 22nd, 2014

    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 21 yo male - right side view
    Rhinoplasty Before and After: 21 yo male - left side view

     

    Our 21 years old male patient underwent a septorhinoplasty to correct his deviated septum, collapsed nasal profile and improve the appearance of his droopy nasal tip and columella. Our patient was impressed with his new nose and improvement of his nasal profile without compromising the front view of his nose.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    October 15th, 2013

    Rhinoplasty Before & After Photos: 26 year old female, front view
    Rhinoplasty Before & After Photos: 26 year old female, left side view

     

    Our 26 year old female patient was seeking to improve her feminine facial aesthetics. She went to Dr. Rizk for a rhinoplasty, chin implant, neck liposuction and lip augmentation procedure. Dr. Rizk performed rhinoplasty through an endoscopic approach to avoid external scarring. He used the same incision for chin augmentation and neck liposuction. These two procedures combined improved the patient’s jawline greatly. Lastly, Dr. Rizk used a natural feeling implant, alloderm, for the patients upper and lower lips. The results are seen a few months after her procedures.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    September 13th, 2013

    Rhinoplasty Before & After Photos: 20 year old female, front view
    Rhinoplasty Before & After Photos: 20 year old female, left side view
    After 3 years - Rhinoplasty Photo: 20 year old female, front view
    After 8 years - Rhinoplasty Photo: 20 year old female, front view

     

    Hispanic female in early 20′s who underwent endonasal 3d rhinoplasty and nostril reduction. Patient had thick skin and poor tip support which was addressed during the rhinoplasty. Patient sent her own picture 3 years after the procedure as a followup.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    September 12th, 2013

    Before and After Photos - Rhinoplasty: 26 year old Middle Eastern female; left side view
    Before and After Photos - Rhinoplasty: 26 year old Middle Eastern female; front view
    Before and After Photos - Rhinoplasty: 26 year old Middle Eastern female, after 2 years; oblique view

     

     

    26 year old Middle Eastern female with a long nose and drooping tip shown preoperative and 6 months after surgery. Patient sent her own picture 2 years after the surgery as a followup.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    August 19th, 2013

    Before and After Photos - Rhinoplasty: Patient is a 16 year old female, front view
    Before and After Photos - Rhinoplasty: Patient is a 16 year old female, left side view

     

    This 16 year old patient suffered from a nose deformity and difficulty breathing due to sustaining injury. She opted in for rhinoplasty to reconstruct her nasal bridge and a septoplasty to breathe better. Her nasal bridge reconstruction was with her septal cartilage. The photos show the patient 3 months post-surgery.

    View before and after photos of female rhinoplasty patients of our top New York facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Rizk.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    June 17th, 2013

    Before and After Photos - Rhinoplasty: Patient is a 25 year old female, front view
    Before and After Photos - Rhinoplasty: Patient is a 25 year old female, right side view

     

    25 year old patient had rhinoplasty performed by Dr. Sam Rizk. She wanted a more tip defining nose while reducing the size of her nostrils. Dr. Rizk created a customized medpor implant which was needed for the procedure. She had internal incisions done to her nostrils which reduces scarring and increases recovery time. This is her one year after the treatment.

    Before and After Photos - Rhinoplasty: 55 year old female, right side view
    Before and After Photos - Rhinoplasty: 55 year old female, left side view

     

     

    55 year old female who underwent endonasal revision rhinoplasty for bump reduction to soften her features and improvement in her skin with laser resurfacing. Also note the nasal tip was subtly lifted to improve a a slight droop.

    Before and After Photos - Rhinoplasty: 30 year old female, front view
    Before and After Photos - Rhinoplasty: 30 year old female, right side view

     

    30 yo female with history of chemical dependency who was concerned cosmetically with her open roof deformity, saddle nose deformity (cartilaginous saddle nose) and also her wide nasal bridge. Patient underwent revision rhinoplasty but since she had not septal cartilage available, banked rib cartilage and temporalis fascia was used as a graft to correct the saddle nose. By raising her nasal bridge and narrowing her nasal bones the brow-tip aesthetics have improved. Patient is shown 3 years after surgery.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    March 25th, 2013

    Before and After Photos - Rhinoplasty: 25 year old female, front view
    Before and After Photos - Rhinoplasty: 25 year old female, right side view

     

     

    25 yo female wishes to improve drooping nasal tip, bump and bulbous nasal tip. Patient underwent open rhinoplasty with tip support with her own septum cartilage to achieve a better long term result of tip support. Tip was also refined with cartilage reduction and suture techniques, and bump was removed naturally. patient is shown 1 year after rhinoplasty.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    December 24th, 2012

    Before Photos - Rhinoplasty: 25 year old female, right side view After Photos - Rhinoplasty: 25 year old female, right side view
    Before After
    25 yo patient who was mainly interested in a profile reduction who underwent rhinoplasty to reduce bump and deproject the nasal tip. Patient is shown one year after rhinoplasty.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    November 19th, 2012

    Before Photos - Rhinoplasty: 30 yo Hispanic/Dominican female, front view After Photos - Rhinoplasty: 30 yo Hispanic/Dominican female, front view
    Before After
    Before Photos - Rhinoplasty: 30 yo Hispanic/Dominican female, left side view After Photos - Rhinoplasty: 30 yo Hispanic/Dominican female, left side view
    30 yo Hispanic/Dominican female interested in rhinoplasty. Patient is shown 4 months after rhinoplasty to remove her bump, narrow her nose and nostrils and also correct her saddle nose deformity above her tip. Ethnic rhinoplasty entails structural grafts in the tip to achieve structural support and definition. Old techniques of Excision of cartilage alone does not achieve a natural outcome. Notice patient’s nose was not rotated because patient is tall and this nose fits her face and body better. Also she is still swollen and the nose will become more refined with time.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    September 25th, 2012

    Before Photos - Rhinoplasty: 25 year old Indian female, front view After Photos - Rhinoplasty: 25 year old Indian female, front view
    Before After
    25 year old Indian female who wanted a front view improvement in her nasal tip with more definition. Patient underwent rhinoplasty to refine her nose bridge, tip and a conservative nostril reduction and is shown 1 year after rhinoplasty.

    Rhinoplasty Before & After

    August 16th, 2012

    Before Photos - Rhinoplasty: 29 year old female, front view After Photos - Rhinoplasty: 29 year old female, front view
    Before After
    Before Photos - Rhinoplasty: 29 year old female, right side view After Photos - Rhinoplasty: 29 year old female, right side view
    29 year old female interested in rhinoplasty to reduce bump mainly but also refine tip. Patient underwent rhinoplasty from the open approach to reduce bridge and resculpt the tip cartilages. A slight tip rotation was performed as well. The open rhinoplasty approach was chosen since patient had thick skin and no tip support requiring grafting. Grafts are fixed in position better with open rhinoplasty. Patient is shown 1 year after surgery.
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