Sam RizkSamieh S Rizk, MD of Hopkins Minnesota, is an Internationally recognized expert, author and lecturer on the latest advances in Facial Plastic Surgery. A double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Rizk is the director of the ‘Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgery’ private practice, based in New York City.
Dr. Rizk is known for his unique and innovative technique in creating natural and beautifully sculpted noses and advanced rapid recovery facelifts, neck lifts, and eyelids.

One of first to perform a combined endonasal rhinoplasty and sinus/septal surgery procedure, Dr. Rizk became the pioneer of 3 dimensional-virtual rhinoplasty surgery, which has dramatically increased precision and decreased recovery times in rhinoplasty surgery. These precision techniques have allowed Dr. Rizk to be a sought after choice for revision rhinoplasty surgery, where his skills are needed to restore and correct collapses, saddle noses, asymmetric noses, drooping tips, hanging columellas and improve breathing ability.

Tailoring and customizing his procedures to the patient’s facial structure, ethnicity and degree of aging, rather than a “one size fits all’’ approach, his use of tissue sealants, high definition 3D telescopes as well as using Endotines rather than stitches have resulted in natural outcomes with rapid recovery and hidden smaller incisions. In eyelid surgery Dr. Rizk’s published new algorithm for evaluating the lower lid, have allowed for a scar-less transconjunctival approach and fat repositioning to avoid the all too common ‘hollow’ look.

Dr. Rizk’s began his training with an accelerated honors program at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor where he received a medical degree. At the University of Michigan, Dr. Rizk was part of the integrated pre-med medical school program known as Inteflex, accepting students directly from high school. After completing medical school Dr. Rizk did his internship in general surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, then a residency in Otolaryngology/head and neck surgery/facial Plastic Surgery at New York Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. After completing an American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery certified fellowship in California, Dr. Rizk returned to his native New York to open his private practice, in addition to joining the staff of the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital, both New York University Medical School affiliates, to teach and practice Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Rizk, an active member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) FACE-TO-FACE Program, brings 16 years of combined cosmetic and reconstructive surgical experience, and his services are available at some of NYC’s most renowned hospitals – New York Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospitals.
Dr. Rizk also dedicates his work to humanitarian efforts, offering his services in reconstructive surgery and to those in need using his surgical expertise to improve lives.

In keeping with his commitment to provide natural, long-lasting results and rapid recoveries, Dr. Rizk’s groundbreaking techniques have achieved significant academic acclaim in addition to extensive media coverage, with Dr. Rizk featured on shows such as ‘The Doctors’, ‘Dr.Oz Show’, NBC’s ‘Nightline’ and on a number of other networks such as FOX 5, ABC, and MTV. Dr Rizk, is also a regular in magazines such as Tatler and Grazia, making him one of the most in demand Facial Plastic Surgeons in the world.


    General Otolaryngology/ENT, Facial Plastic Surgery
    Clinical Interests:
    Treatment Outcome, Rhytidoplasty, Fibrin Tissue Adhesive, Tissue Adhesives, Retrospective Studies, Follow-Up Studies, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Immunocompromised Host

Education & Medical Training

Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1993–1995

Manhattan E E T Hospital
Residency, Otolaryngology, 1995–1999

University of Michigan Medical School
Class of 1993

Board Status

American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery
Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery

American Board of Otolaryngology
Certified in Otolaryngology

Awards, Honors & Recognition

  • Chief Resident, Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital
  • Dean’s Honor List, University of Michigan
  • Panel Moderator, Northeast Society of Plastic Surgeons Rhinoplasty Panel
  • Top Doctor: New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly
  • University of Michigan Graduation -Basic Science Research Award, University of Michigan
  • University of Michigan Research Fellowship Awardee, University of Michigan William J. Branstrom Award, University of Michigan