Dr. Rizk Lectures in Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty and Ethnic Rhinoplasty and Precision in Middle Eastern Profile Reduction
February 4th, 2014
September 10th, 2013
The techniques used to perform rhinoplasty on Middle Eastern patients often differ from those used on other patients.
Many Middle Eastern noses have a droopy nasal tip that can make the nose appear elongated. This is because Middle Eastern patients often have insufficient cartilage support in the tip. As a result, Middle Eastern nose jobs often focus on lifting the nasal tip.
It is also common for a Middle Eastern nose to have a high dorsum or hump. If so, the rhinoplasty techniques used may focus on reducing the bridge.
In some cases the rhinoplasty surgeon may narrow the nostrils.
The thickness of the nasal skin is also an important factor in determining which techniques to perform on Middle Eastern Patients.
Dr. Rizk assesses each patient to determine what role each of these anatomical features plays in the overall aesthetic harmony of the facial features. Ultimately, he will want to alter the nose as needed to sharpen the patient’s features in such a way that it preserves the patient’s unique ethnic characteristics.
September 3rd, 2013
To achieve natural looking results, it is very important that Middle Eastern patients locate a rhinoplasty surgeon with extensive experience performing ethnic rhinoplasty — specifically ethnic rhinoplasty. This is because the Middle Eastern nose differs from other noses in several ways.
Many Middle Eastern noses have a high dorsum and droopy nasal tip that makes the nose appear longer. To achieve natural looking results, it is often necessary to reduce a nasal hump, lift the nasal tip, correct the droopiness in the tip and/or narrow the nostrils.
One of the primary goals of a Middle Eastern nose job is often to give the nose a more aesthetically pleasing profile. The goal of all rhinoplasty procedures is to create symmetry and harmony with the other facial features. With Middle Eastern and other non-Caucasian patients this means changing the shape of the nose in a way that refines and preserves their unique ethnic characteristics.
Contact Dr. Rizk today to learn how he achieves natural results in Middle Eastern patients.
August 27th, 2013
Medical tourism is a growing trend, and this includes aesthetic medical tourism. Thanks to Dr. Rizk’s reputation as a skilled ethnic rhinoplasty specialist, many people travel from the Middle East and other areas to get a nose job. In fact, foreign patients make up a significant percentage of Dr. Rizk’s patient base.
The Internet has made it easy and convenient to accomplish many of the preliminary tasks that need to be completed when traveling from the Middle East to the U.S. for nose surgery. The “Out of Town” section of Dr. Rizk’s website contains a wealth of information on accommodations, care after surgery, concierge services and more.
Patients can also fill out their medical history form on Dr. Rizk’s website. Once Dr. Rizk has assessed a patient’s medical history, he asks them to send photographs of their nose via email. Then, an initial consultation can be conducted via Skype, iChat or other programs.
Dr. Rizk’s staff can help patients connect with travel agents and arrange for assistance from trained plastic surgery nurses during the first few days after surgery. They can also help with limousine transfers and luxury accommodations just minutes from his office.
Dr. Rizk recommends that patients traveling to see him from the Middle East plan to stay in New York for at least seven days after their rhinoplasty procedure so that he can check in on them to assess the progress of their recovery. He also follows up with his Middle Eastern patients via Skype or iChat once they have returned home.
For more information on traveling from the Middle East for a nose job, contact Dr. Rizk’s office today – (212) 452-3362.
August 20th, 2013
While a patient’s recovery from rhinoplasty can depend on many individual factors, ethnicity is not one of them. Middle Eastern patients face the same rhinoplasty recovery process as any other patient.
Following nose surgery, all patients, including Middle Eastern patients, can expect some swelling and bruising around the nose. Though New York City Facial Plastic Surgeon Sam Rizk, MD, FACS, is renowned for his pioneering “rapid recovery” techniques that minimize these issues, all patients will experience some swelling.
As a result, Dr. Rizk typically prescribes some pain medication and provides his patients with a kit containing remedies to reduce swelling; this may include vitamin K, Medrol, cold compresses as well as a natural remedy called arnica montana. It is also a good idea to keep the head elevated for a few days to reduce the swelling.
Most patients wear a small splint on the nose to protect it and keep it stable for a week or longer.
During the rhinoplasty recovery process it is important to avoid contact sports, or any activities that may put you at risk of bumping your nose, for several weeks. Patients should be able to return to work within about 10 days.
Most of the swelling and other symptoms should subside within a couple of weeks, but it can take months or even up to a year to see final results. It is very important that you follow Dr. Rizk’s postoperative instructions throughout this time for optimal results.
December 4th, 2012
|34 year old French-Middle Eastern Female Patient was very unhappy with her nose and wanted to undergo a nose job with double board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Rizk. New York rhinoplasty expert corrected her crooked nose, refined her nasal tip and gave her a straighter nose. During open rhinoplasty, grafts were placed in her mid-nasal vault and in the tip for support. Dr. Rizk’s specialized techniques for ethnic rhinoplasty helped to achieve straighter and a more aesthetically pleasing profile.|
|It is important to understand that the nose is still quite swollen and will become more defined over period of a year.|