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Sam Rizk, MD, FACS, Popularizes Medical Tourism in Manhattan
Date:12/30/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 30, 2013

Medical tourism has long been a trend around the world with places like India, Thailand and Mexico made popular for their relatively inexpensive prices for travelers seeking cosmetic procedures. However, as patients become more and more educated about the ramifications of plastic surgery and the importance of receiving specialized care from an accredited surgeon, cost is no longer the main consideration.

Home to some of the world’s top surgical specialists, the United States is emerging as a top destination for medical tourism - making it the third-most visited country for medical tourists last year.

A recent survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery supports this trend, reporting that a quarter of patients seeking facial aesthetic procedures were willing to travel for access to a specialty surgeon. Often, patients pursuing top-quality plastic surgery just don’t have access to the level of specialization and experience required to make them comfortable with choosing a local surgeon.

Known globally for his precise, discreet work and cutting-edge surgical facility, board-certified facial plastic surgeon Sam Rizk, MD, FACS, understands that cosmetic enhancements are part of a larger travel experience for many. Thirty percent of his Manhattan practice is comprised of international patients who demand the best in artistic skill and care.

“We have seen a notable uptick in the number of international patients in the past few years,” says Dr. Rizk. “With the increased accessibility of information and resources available, patients are becoming much more concerned with results and safety than cost.”

Sought after worldwide for his innovative surgical techniques, natural outcomes and shortened recovery times, Dr. Rizk is known globally as the go-to surgeon for rhinoplasty and lifts on the face, neck eye and brow. Recognized b
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