July 29th, 2020
Patient is shown one year after revision rhinoplasty, after multiple injuries. This revision rhinoplasty required multiple cartilage grafts to correct the collapsed areas, resulting in his nose being more straight and his breathing improved.
January 9th, 2020
Rhinoplasty to address bump removal, droopy tip, and deprojecting nose. Patient is shown 1 year after open rhinoplasty.
December 3rd, 2019
Our patient 6 months after her rhinoplasty procedure. I did an open rhino to lift her drooping tip. I also removed bump to contour and create a more pleasant tip in addition with neck liposuction.
November 27th, 2019
Rhinoplasty- patient shown 6 days after open rhinoplasty for bump, droopy tip and tip refinement. Patient is still swollen and tip will drop over next few months.
November 11th, 2019
17-year-old female underwent rhinoplasty to remove bump, deproject and slightly lift tip, all done through endonasal approach. Patient is shown 1 year after surgery.
September 12th, 2019
17-year-old patient shown 1 year after Rhinoplasty to raise dropping bump.
August 9th, 2019
Patient wanted nose bump removed and septoplasty to breathe better. Patient has a history of nasal fracture injury. Patient is shown 9 months after endonasal rhinoplasty/ septoplasty and he is very happy with shape and breathing. Results are very natural and still masculine.
July 26th, 2019
19 yo patient who underwent rhinoplasty, chin implant and neck liposuction happy with her results sent her own pictures
June 11th, 2019
22 yo female one year after rhinoplasty to reduce and refine nose tip, remove bump, and deproject nasal tip.
May 7th, 2019
Male celebrity hair stylist who wanted to remove his bump and lift the dropping tip- Patient shown 2 weeks after endonasal rhinoplasty.
April 21st, 2019
45 yo patient presents for revision rhinoplasty unhappy with her scooped bridged, turned up nose, and hanging columella. Patient underwent revision septorhinoplasty – open approach with grafts. The patient is shown 1 year post revision open rhinoplasty shown with correction of saddle, elongating the short nose, and correcting the hanging columella.
August 27th, 2018
Female patient who had a Primary Rhinoplasty. Photos shown here are 6 days after surgery. Bump Removal, Tip Refinement, Lifting hanging tip, narrowing bridge and tip. Patient still swollen.
August 27th, 2018
She underwent rhinoplasty to refine tip lift, dropping tip, and narrow nose.
April 13th, 2018
This 25 year old patient was unhappy with the appearance of her nose due to a prominent nasal bump. Rhinoplasty was performed to correct her nasal bump and de-project and lift the nasal tip. After photo shows patient 3 years after surgery.
November 2nd, 2017
This is a patient who sustained a nose fracture and underwent Rhinoplasty to straighten the nose shown one year postoperatively.
July 25th, 2017
26 yo male rhinoplasty patient who complains of bump and drooping nose underwent rhinoplasty and tip support and rotation shown 1 year following surgery.
August 16th, 2016
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.
February 25th, 2016
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.
February 18th, 2016
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.
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.
April 13th, 2015
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.
March 13th, 2015
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.
February 19th, 2015
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.
December 10th, 2014
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.
June 23rd, 2014
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:
- Deep Breathing Exercises
- Tai Chi
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.
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.