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The Best You

Cosmetic surgery is about more than your appearance. It's about shaping your body to reflect the health and beauty you feel inside. And when you want your body to match your true personality, you need a plastic surgeon you can trust.

Our highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph Rizk, is one of the foremost leaders in plastic and cosmetic surgery in Sydney. He matches unsurpassed expertise with personalised attention and care to deliver incredible results. Dr. Rizk’s ultimate goal is to help his patients realise their most beautiful lives.

What is Cosmetic Surgery?

In medical terms, cosmetic surgery is the practice of using plastic surgical techniques to enhance a person’s aesthetic appearance. It can range from intense, invasive procedures like a facelift or breast augmentation to more minor treatments like injectables or laser skin resurfacing.

Each person pursues cosmetic surgery for their own reasons, so a skilled cosmetic surgeon will approach each patient with individualised attention. When the goal is to provide the best care possible, getting to know a person’s emotional state and motivations is just as important as knowing how to shape the body.

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What can Cosmetic Surgery Address?

At Rizk Plastic Surgery in Sydney cosmetic surgery procedures can be tailored in almost infinite ways to meet each patient's unique needs. Still, most people are interested in aesthetic surgery for a handful of reasons. Some of the most common are:

  • A weary or aged facial appearance
  • Unsightly wrinkles, creases, or scars
  • Dissatisfaction with the size, shape, position, or symmetry of the breasts
  • Excess fat deposits
  • Loose, sagging skin around the midsection after pregnancy or weight loss
  • Hair loss

Award-winning Sydney plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Rizk will comprehensively assess your condition during your consultation and help you discover the cosmetic treatment that should address your aesthetic concerns most effectively.

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Cosmetic Surgery vs. Plastic Surgery

Dr Joseph Rizk believes that a Plastic Surgeon should be able to perform both reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.

The title Specialist Plastic Surgeon is protected by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The term Plastic Surgeon should assume that Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery are performed. However the term Cosmetic Surgeon in Australia does not necessarily mean the surgeon is trained or performs plastic surgery. Currently, any registered health practitioner can use the title ‘surgeon’ as it is not protected under the Australian National Law. The terms “cosmetic surgery” and “plastic surgery” are often used interchangeably, but they are, in fact, different in goals. Many plastic surgeons focus their work on cosmetic or aesthetic practices, which can sometimes add to the confusion. So what is the difference?

Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery refers to the broad category of medical knowledge that involves repairing, reshaping, and rebuilding structures of the body. It encompasses two distinct surgical fields: reconstructive and cosmetic. Yes, plastic surgery includes cosmetic surgery.

The reconstructive wing of plastic surgery focuses on rebuilding and repairing the body from congenital issues or after sustaining disease or trauma. Examples of this type of plastic surgery include:

The education for plastic surgeons is usually completed after a post-graduate residency program. These courses often include a segment on cosmetic surgery, but it is only a part.

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Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic (or “aesthetic”) plastic surgery, on the other hand, focuses on enhancing the appearance of the body.

These procedures are almost always elective and are seldom considered medically necessary. Instead, patients choose to undergo cosmetic procedures to improve the look of their body or more closely resemble their aesthetic ideal.

Many of the techniques used in reconstructive plastic surgery are also employed in cosmetic procedures. Training as a plastic surgeon incorporates cosmetic surgery techniques while completing a plastic surgery fellowship.

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Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

There are dozens of recognized categories of cosmetic surgical procedures capable of treating issues from the head to the feet. Hundreds of thousands of aesthetic surgical treatments are performed in Australia each year, and the number continues to grow.

Some of the most popular cosmetic treatments are:

Facelift (rhytidectomy)

A facelift seeks to restore a healthy, youthful facial appearance. Typically involves removing loose skin and reinforcing muscular and skeletal structures. Related procedures: Rhinoplasty (Rhinoplasty), Neck Lift, Neck Contouring, Facial Fat Transfer, and Earlobe Repair.


These minimally invasive techniques known as injectables seek to enhance appearance (usually around the face, but they can also be used on the neck and hands) using injected substances. Examples include anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, and fat-dissolving treatments.

Breast enhancement (mammoplasty)

A category of procedures focused on enhancing the appearance of the breasts. May involve breast augmentation using implants or fat transfer, a breast lift (mastopexy), or breast reduction.


A Abdominoplasty seeks to improve the appearance of the stomach by removing excess skin and reinforcing the underlying muscles and tissues. Related procedures: Fat Transfer to the Buttocks


Liposuction refers to the surgical removal of fat deposits via a suction device. Usually used around the hips and waist, but can also be used on the buttocks, thighs, and arms.

Eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)

A blepharoplasty aims to reduce sagging or puffiness around the upper or lower eyelids to restore appearance and function.

Non-invasive treatments

Topical treatments aimed at rejuvenating the skin, minimising the appearance of scars, or restoring hair. Related procedures: Fractional Laser, Scar Correction, Skin Pigmentation Treatment, and Hair Restoration.

Why ChooseDr. Joseph Rizk?

With years of experience, Sydney Royal Australasian College of Surgeons trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Rizk, can provide the cosmetic surgery expertise you need and give you the compassionate care you deserve. He understands that your reasons for pursuing cosmetic surgery are more than skin deep, and he knows how to deliver high-quality care in a holistic way.

From a professional point of view, Dr. Rizk is a leader among cosmetic surgeons in Australia. He trained at the University of Sydney and served a fellowship at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Terms with the Dutch Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Netherlands and at the UT Southwestern Plastic Surgery Department in the USA gave him the international experience to complement his Aussie credentials. Once upon a time, he held public hospital positions at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, The Children’s Hospital Westmead, Auburn and Westmead Public Hospitals and the Breast Cancer Institute in Westmead. Dr Joseph Rizk now focuses only on private practice in Sydney. Finally, he is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery.

His professional expertise may be impressive, but his personalised approach to caring for each patient is what sets him apart. Dr. Rizk will get to know you personally — your fears, goals, and lifestyle — to tailor a treatment plan that fits not just your body, but your whole life.

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Schedule Your Sydney Cosmetic Surgery Consultation with Dr. Rizk today

Get your body back.

When you're ready to look and feel your absolute best through Cosmetic Surgery Sydney expert, Dr. Joseph Rizk, can meet with you for a private consultation to answer your questions, address your concerns, and work out the best approach for your personal needs. He will take the time to give you the attention you deserve. To request an in-person or virtual consultation today, you can call 1300 707 007 or click here.

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Dr Joseph Rizk became Australasia’s plastic surgeon of the year by making sure that each patient is heard, respected, and treated well. His patient-first approach provides you with the accurate medical information you need to make informed decisions about your course of treatment. At the same time, he offers his decades of knowledge and experience to help you along your path.

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