Has anyone consulted or had rhinoplasty with Sam Rizk?

  • shabby
  • Saint James, NY
  • 2 years ago

I am really impressed with Sam Rizk' reviews and plan to have a consult for a primary rhinoplasty.  Just wondering if anyone has experience with him.   Thank you

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This is a public physical and psychological health hazard warning. I got bedbugs from Dr. Rizk's office. I know this for a fact as I wasnt feeling good the few days previous to my appointment so I hadnt been out of the house in days. I live on the UES and so I walked straight to his office and then straight back home and didnt go out anywhere after. That night I woke up with big incredibly itchy welts on my body. It was terrible! They itched for a week and at first I thought it was just a rash or something. They went away after a while but it happened again! I woke up in the middle of the night itching and itching, turned on the light and found a bedbug on me. We had to have our whole house fumigated which cost us thousands. They said they found evidence of them in my pillows and mattress which we had to throw out and replace (costing us more money). Even so I havent been able to sleep in my new bed since and wake up in the middle of the night thinking that I have something crawling on me. I havent had a real nights sleep in weeks and may have to see a therapist. My father is a high powered attorney and we are going to sue him for pain and suffering, the cost of fumigation and replacement of all my bedding.
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Hi Shabby, I'm new to the community and would LOVE to hear how your consult went. thank you!
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I'm Hispanic and my family history is black, my skin is super thick and I was fortunate to find a much more affordable surgeon with natural and excellent results without any implants
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Who are you going to? How much?
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Just had surgery with Rizk ....he did beautiful work on me...im middle eastern and he preserved my looks while still making a significant improvement to my face. Is Rizk worth it?...you are definitely paying for his park avenue office and his marketing...However I must say that he is a very skilled surgeon and artist. Recovery was easier than ever. However, If i was not middle eastern, I wouldve most likely chosen a more affordable surgeon.
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Yes Dr. Sam Rizk offered me an implant and he also told me it was necessary for natural result I think that's an excuse to charge you 16K and that 3D technology. My nose looks natural and no one has been able to tell I had a nose job. I will post before and after pictures in about 2 months my nose is still swollen, my profile picture is 2 weeks after the surgery is already looks beautiful, my nose was just too wide and my nostrils as well.
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Yes I saw him 2 years ago same thing, the price back then was $14,000 I found an amazing surgeon and I did not need an implant and didn't have have to pay such high surgeon fees do your research girl
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Can anyone or you recommend surgeons in NYC? SO frustrating especially when you use google as your only source! :-(
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Go see Dr. Ciardullo, he did mine he's absolutely amazing, you can also research him here on Realself, he's on White Plains NY. I had my surgery 6 weeks ago, I'm so happy! I'm still swollen and everyday my nose looks better. I think 16K is outrageous and implants move. I had an ethnic nose they're harder to do since the skin is so thick, it cost me years of research to find the perfect surgeon and reasonable $$. Good Luck
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I actually did see Ciardullo and a bunch of my friends have gone to him but this dude Rizk, made it seem like an implant was extra important for my nose!
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Do you have any before and after photos, by any chance?
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I saw Sam Rizk just yesterday and he informed me that I would need an implant in my nose to define my tip but other doctors who I have seen did not tell me this. His final price proposal was $16,000 (because he recommended a medpor implant)
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I had a consultation with Sam Rizk, I paid $ 250.00 for consultation, It last about 10 minutes then his office manager gives you the pricing $ 14,000 was quoted to me. I think there are other surgeons just as good half the price. I feel I'm paying extra for his heavy marketing and park avenue office. I think he's good but there are others who will do just as good and much more less. Do your research
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My friend who had surgery was going to go to him he sounds like a good doctor generally you should speak with him for a consult and if you like him and are comfortable go ahead with it. I also know two other plastic surgeons to recommend Dr Constantinides he specializes in facial plastic surgery and I know a few people who went to him who had amazing results but it was more expensive that some other places. Another Dr I highly recommend Is Dr Vitolo my friend went to him a few years ago and her nose looks great and not only does it look great but it looks natural. Also Dr Theller is very good too. I think you should go to the Dr you feel comfortable with and I would go see a few doctors before you schedule an appointment. Trust me you don't want to rush into something and then are not happy with the results its better to search around and then make your decision. You don't want to spend all this money and then go for a revision. Good Luck and i am sure what ever Dr you do chose you'll be happy with the results!!
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Hi NLS0249 and thank you for the info you give on surgeons, I'm looking them up but the third one, Dr. Thaller, is in Florida, is this the doctor you refer to? I live in NYC so won't be able to see him. But I write you just in case I got the wrong info and you know that he has office in NY too? Thanks.
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Hi Javarava, Thank you so much for the post. I am going for a consult on April 4. I am heavily leaning towards him. Hard nothing but wonderful things. What pre-surgical testing does he require? Blood tests? EKG? Just keep hearing different things. My husband is an anesethesiologist and he is very happy with their program. Good luck to you!
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Hi Shabby, I just had a consultation with Dr Rizk a couple of days ago. I do not have a huge nose and would not need a hard rhinoplasty, more like a tiplasty or a soft rhinoplasty as he called it. He was so nice and helpful. I felt very comfortable and I am going to go with him. Let me know if you have any Q's for me but I think you should go in for the consultation! I am so glad I did
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Hi Java and Shabby, I have a consult later in April with Rizk and I feel very confident with him after reading all the reviews. Did you see anyone else? Can I ask about pricing or if you can give me a range?
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Hi Java and Shabby, I have a consult later in April with Rizk and I feel very confident with him after reading all the reviews. Did you see anyone else? Can I ask about pricing or if you can give me a range?
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Hi there! Others have wondered the same thing. Here's a link to what some folks have said. Here's Dr. Rizk's profile on RealSelf.

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