RHINOPLASTY PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT:

Dr. Rizk's philosophy is a natural, balanced rhinoplasty in harmony with the rest of the facial features. This may sometimes mean a dramatically smaller nose if you are starting with a disproportionately large nose, or it may be a very subtle result. Some of Dr. Rizk's results are dramatic, others more subtle. Dr. Rizk also usually repairs the septum and shrinks the turbinates if they are blocking patient's breathing preoperatively. Patients usually breathe better after the procedure and if you look at most of his revision cases on the main website and blog, he actually builds collapsed and pinched areas to improve breathing with grafts. Additionally, he uses cartilage- conserving and grafting to achieve smaller and more proportionate noses in primary and revision rhinoplasty, which actually makes the nose structurally stronger over a person's lifetime. HE REMOVES very LITTLE cartilage, even in very bulbous tips, to achieve this definition. Additionally, his 3-D endoscopic techniques, is not just used to decrease swelling and bruising postoperatively. It also achieves a more precise long-term result. Furthermore, by decreasing swelling, you also decrease scar tissue formation, which improves overall long-term results.

Dr. Rizk's rhinoplasty approach emphasizes a strong nasal framework and structure to ensure LONGEVITY of an excellent FUNCTIONAL and COSMETIC outcome. Vital to the above philosophy is the use of grafts to support a structurally weak nose or a nose which becomes weak after a reduction. Dr. Rizk prefers to use the patient's own cartilage for grafting, whether from the septum, ears, or costal cartilage rather than foreign implants. Occasionally, if no cartilage is available for grafting, Dr. Rizk will use a synthetic implant. Dr. Rizk spends a great deal of time sculpting these grafts with a special instrument he pioneered to give the most natural and soft result. These supportive cartilage grafts prevent scar contracture over the nose's lifetime and diminishes the need for revision rhinoplasty.

Widely respected for his advanced minimally invasive application of ground breaking surgical techniques, Dr. Sam Rizk's approach is based on philosophy that each individual procedure is tailored and customized to the individual needs of each patient. He uses minimally invasive endoscopic techniques to reduce downtime. Dr. Rizk is focused not only on a natural result but also on the speed of a patient's recovery. To optimize this intent Dr. Rizk uses preoperative as well as intraoperative and postoperative minimally invasive techniques and medications to achieve this rapid healing.