Voted by peers to New York Magazine's 2013 Top Doctors - Facial Plastic Surgery; Rhinoplasty Revision; and Nasal Surgery.
Dr. Sam Rizk has been chosen as a Top Facial Plastic Surgeon and Rhinoplasty Specialist by Castle Connolly, the #1 Organization which selects Top Physicians in every field based on recommendations by their peers. Dr. Rizk has also published his original techniques in many plastic surgery journals, which requires peer review by other plastic surgeons to deem it original and worthy of publication. Dr. Rizk is often selected by doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to do their plastic surgery.
FACELIFT/NECKLIFT PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT:
Dr. Rizk's philosophy is a customized facelift and necklift with jawline and cheek definition. Dr. Rizk does many different types of facelift and necklift surgery and customizes the lift to your face and degree of aging. One lift does not fit all patients and Dr. Rizk does not have a "signature procedure" because each face is different.
Dr. Rizk's philosophy in his lifts is a natural lift which avoids the "pulled" look of older skin lifts. He also does a facelift which not only makes a patient look YOUNGER, but also MORE ATTRACTIVE. This is an important concept because Dr. Rizk's facelifts also reposition volume from the jowls into the cheeks. He lifts in the deeper layers which encompass not only skin and muscle, but ALSO jowl FAT. This repositioning of volume is important because it creates definition, rather than just "tightness" and it looks more natural. The loose muscles in the neck are pulled and tightened behind the ears and also in the middle under the chin from a small incision under the chin.
Dr. Rizk also pioneered the use of 3-Dimentional high definition telescope systems to visualize the face better in the deeper planes, making it a much safer procedure which avoids blood vessels and other structures. With this 3D telescope technology, the scars are smaller and the recuperation is faster because the surgery becomes very precise. Rapid recovery is just as important for Dr. Rizk's New York City Park Avenue practice as is a natural and long-lasting result.
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.
Patient privacy is very important to us and only patients who have given us special consent to use their photographs are on the website or blog. Some have requested certain features be blocked out and we honor those requests so you may see certain patients with their eyes blacked out.
March 19th, 2021
67-year-old patient who underwent a facelift, eye lift, and fat transfer sent a postoperative photo to the office, to share her happiness with the result.- Before and after 6 months postoperative. She underwent a deep plane facelift and fat transfer to hollow cheek areas to create a more oval appearance and reduce facial length.
January 27th, 2021
Patient is shown one week after facelift / necklift surgery, and midline platysmaplasty with sutures still in.
January 7th, 2021
26-year-old female patient who wanted a better jawline, underwent neck liposuction and a chin implant.
December 21st, 2020
This is a 65 year old male shown three weeks after a neck lift/lower facelift and a chin implant.
November 30th, 2020
Patient is shown 1 year after facelift surgery. She shared this picture, happy with result – notice the undetectable scars and normal earlobe positioning.
November 30th, 2020
Patient is shown 6 months after a bullhorn lip lift, done from a small incision under the nose.
July 19th, 2019
40 year old patient with jowl and loose neck. Patient shown 3 months after surgery.
July 2nd, 2019
48 year old woman who wishes to improve jawline , neck , lower face square appearance underwent facelift and neck lift shown 2 weeks after surgery. Younger women are undergoing facelift surgery to achieve a less drastic change in appearance.
September 10th, 2018
45 year old patient shown 6 weeks after Facelift and Necklift
January 17th, 2018
Once a year, esteemed American lifestyle magazine Town & Country reveals the most talented surgeons world-wide, allowing readers to take an exclusive peek at the ins and outs of plastic surgery. Dedicate researchers examine surgical and non-surgical techniques, patient testimonies and surgical technique selecting 15 of the country’s best cosmetic doctors. This year, NYC facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Rizk is highly ranked on the magazine’s exclusive list of highly regarded medical professionals. Dr. Rizk relies on a combination of technical and artistic skill to provide patients with a more symmetrical appearance in his New York office. Town & Country publication commends the Manhattan rhinoplasty and revision expert on his unique ability to perform tertiary nose jobs and face-lifts with subtle and natural results.
Dr. Rizk featured in WOW NOW Middle East and discusses the rise in facial plastic surgery procedures among individuals of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean descent
November 29th, 2016
September 16th, 2016
June 14th, 2016
Dr. Sam Rizk presents on the understanding and creation of facial beauty through plastic surgery. Over the years, refinement of the human body resulted in ideal formulas, ratios, angles and proportions to strive for. Though these mathematical structures of the face may yield good results, it will not be extraordinary. Every face is different, therefore requires an unique approach. It is important to tailor each facial plastic surgery for the patient. For a rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Sam Rizk pays attention to each intricate detail of the surgery to create the perfect nose for the patient. Any mishap can lead to lesser results or even deformity. In the case of a facelift procedure, Dr. Sam Rizk points out the importance of using the correct skin tension and precise vector pull.
April 18th, 2016
56 year old female patient wanted a variety of facial improvements which included a necklift, facelift, partial brow lift, rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty. Patient is shown after fully recovering from the procedures.
75 yo male interested in improving his drooping nose and loose neck. Patient wants a very natural procedure. Patient underwent endonasal rhinoplasty to lift nose tip and bump reduction conservatively as well as a lower facelift and necklift. Patient is shown 6 months postoperatively.
55 year old female who underwent lower facelift and necklift as well as midline platysmaplasty. Patient is shown 1.5 years after the facelift.
April 27th, 2015
62 year old male patient who underwent mainly a neck lift and lower facelift (to address jowls) and is shown 3 months postoperatively. His main concern as it is for most men is neck jowls and a natural appearance.
A new article on ArabianBusiness.com discusses how the demand of plastic surgery is on the rise. The reporter suggests that part of the 33% increase in the number of procedures in the last two years can be attributed to rising popularity of taking selfies that focus much of the shot on a person face, zeroing in on flaws and deformities. Dr. Rizk explains that he often sees patients who use filters on apps like Instagram to show him how they would like to look like following surgery. For him, it is a sign they “would rather enhance their own natural beauty than look like somebody else.” Click here to read the full article: https://www.arabianbusiness.com/selfie-craze-sees-33-rise-in-plastic-surgery-586175.html
December 12th, 2014
For Dr. Rizk, the most rewarding part of facial plastic surgery is really changing a patient’s life and being able to witness that happiness firsthand. Dr. Rizk received this card from a former patient whom he performed a revision rhinoplasty on. This patient had two previous nosejobs that resulted in emotional and physical scarring. Dr. Rizk corrected the functional and aesthetic concerns and is happy to report that the patient is doing phenomenally well.