Voted Top New York facial Doctor
facelift doctor New York

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Voted by peers to New York Magazine's 2013 Top Doctors -
Facial Plastic Surgery; Rhinoplasty Revision; and Nasal Surgery.


 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Philosophy Statement

"I give a unique, customized, natural and beautiful lift with a rapid recovery. I DO NOT believe in or endorse the many named lifts (like weekend lift, 3 day lift, lifestyle lift, liquid lift etc). I believe in a long lasting lift, which not only rejuvenates but beautifies and compliments your face. It takes 1 week for most patients to resume normal activity except for strenuous excercise. The perception and creation of beauty in a face is an artistic innate quality which can be observed by looking at a surgeon's results, unrelated to training or experience. That being said, training and experience provide the tools necessary to achieve that goal, but are insufficient in and of themselves."

 
 
New York NYC

How To Find The Best Facelift Surgeon In New York?

The aging process makes facial muscles lose some of their elasticity, and combined with gravity, sun damage, smoking, and hereditary elements results in loose skin, deepening wrinkles around the eyes, on the forehead and between the nose and the mouth. In order to a achieve dramatic change, restoring a long lasting youthful look, a facelift surgery is often necessary.

Our New York facial plastic surgeon performs customized facelifts which define the jawline and give a youthful, natural appearance, unlike the older "tight", "wind-blown" look of older facelifts. He performs many different types of full and partial lifts, including isolated neck lifts and has specific techniques for male neck lifts. He has pioneered and published in peer-reviewed journals many facelift techniques and has his own courses which are attended by plastic surgeons internationally. The use of appropriate techniques can ensure that your new, youthful appearance will remain in place, even for more than 10 years. Additional laser treatments can help to maintain the results of your facelift.

Dr. Rizk Featured in Harper's Bazaar, December 2012 - "The New Neck-Lifts"

Safest Facelifts with Facelift NYC Expert

The Wall Street Journal - Safest Facelifts with Facelift NYC Expert Surgeon - Achieving the Natural Look

Before having a facelift New York, patients should look for a board certified facial plastic surgeon who often (at least once a week) performs face lifts. It is also recommended to find a plastic surgeon who specializes in facial procedures and understands the connections between the internal structures of the face and the external changes that happen after surgery. The American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery set benchmarks for facial surgeons and its members are highly qualified to perform face lifts and other facial procedures. During consultation, the doctor will evaluate the condition of your facial muscles and the skin's elasticity, texture in order to find the best solution that is safe to perform and suits the patient's personal goals.

There are many different types of face lift procedures that help to smooth and tighten the skin of the face and neck, often with good outcomes. Some recent media-hyped procedures such as "thread lift" should be carefully evaluated as often what sounds too good to be true is a procedure that is not sustainable or carries additional risks.

The "traditional" facelift procedure generally involves an incision either from the front or the back of the ear and it sometimes extends to the scalp area. Our New York based facelift expert said that unlike many of his peers he performs the surgery in deeper tissue layers, moving the muscles back to their original place. This technique helps to avoid having scar tissue and in preventing excessive bruising and swelling. Sometimes, liposuction of the neck and jowls areas is required to remove or reposition the extra skin to further improve the overall look. Facelift experts also advocate using endotine ribbons and tissue glues (both are helpful tools to reduce bruising and swelling) for a more rapid recovery.

Even though there is a small chance of having complications, in order to address them effectively, potential patients should discuss with their face lift surgeon or with his/her knowledgeable staff members how to prevent and deal with adverse reactions during or post operation, such as anesthesia's side effects, hematoma, and infections. Patients should also take into consideration that the healing process is individual and that it may take longer than average (usually about a week) in some cases. The best way that the patient can help him/herself to minimize the risk of complications is to follow the surgeon's instructions both pre-operation and post-operation.

 
 

Facelift For Younger Patients in NYC

3D Face Lift High Definition Cover Article

Cover Article featuring Our Doctor as a NYC Surgeon and Pioneer of the 3D Facelift "The High Definition Lift"

You're living a longer and more active life than your parents and grandparents did, so someday you may find yourself looking in the mirror and wondering who that old or tired-looking person looking back at you is. Perhaps you're starting to see your parents in yourself, but you realize that you don't feel old. Many people visiting plastic surgeons today are younger than they used to be. Patients now begin noticing the effects of the aging process and seeking help when they're in their 30s and 40s. This is why our doctor has created a graded approach and pioneered new customized procedures for each stage and degree of aging so you look great at any age. The old concept of one-facelift for all comers is GONE. Many less INVASIVE procedures can be performed which look NATURAL and LAST.

Patients no longer wait until their late 50's and 60's as they did many years ago. Now, younger people know what they want. Our doctor believes that younger patients have the right to look better if they wish and has customized various minimally invasive partial lifts for that reason. An advantage to operating on younger patients is that they look younger and better after healing!

 
 

Facelift For Men in New York

Latest Advances in Face lift Necklift Surgery

Latest Advances in Facelift/Necklift Surgery in Plastic Surgery Practice Magazine (Dec'08)

More and more men getting into the act. Increasingly, men are getting into their appearance and their requests really are not for a complete facelift. Our doctor offers men mainly a partial neck and lower facelift NYC (not a complete facelift). In a recent week, our facelift surgeon did 3 male partial facelifts in a row, so either the trend or his practice is changing. Cosmetic facial procedures for men work just as well as for women, but our doctor customizes and does different incisions for men as hair is usually short or not there and men can't cover the incision with long hair. Our surgeon uses smaller incisions in men and does much of the neck work using a special high definition telescope system to see the neck and perform the lift much accurately than in the past through a smaller, minimally invasive, more rapid recovery procedure.