Choosing Dr. Philip Rizzuto

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Dr. Rizzuto, a board certified Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, specializes in facial rejuvenation and eyelid surgery. His advanced training and experience in eyelid surgery and the surrounding facial structures as well as non-surgical facial rejuvenation(Botox, Dysport, Dermal and Lip Fillers, Kybella) sets him apart as an eyelid and facial aesthetic expert. 

Your eyes are the first thing people notice about you, and the eyelids and surrounding areas are extremely complex, fragile structures that are vital to the preservation of sight as well as important features to a normal and beautiful facial appearance. Dr. Rizzuto is uniquely qualified to perform delicate procedures and to provide the functional care the eye needs as well as the aesthetic support one may wish to explore.

Dr. Rizzuto has been teaching medical students, residents, and other physicians for over 15 years as a Clinical Professor of Surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He will take the time to listen, assess, discuss your needs, goals, and desires as well as offering his experience, honest and precise thoughts regarding each patient’s concerns. 


Philip R. Rizzuto, MD FACS, is a native New Yorker who has lived in Rhode Island for 24 years and started his private practice dedicated to Ophthalmology, Oculofacial Plastic Surgery in 2000. A graduate of The University of Buffalo School of Medicine in New York, and completed his Ophthalmology residency at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and his Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Fellowship at The Kresge Eye Institute in Michigan. Dr. Rizzuto is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


Oculofacial Plastic Surgery, also known as Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive, Oculofacial or Eye Plastic Surgery, is a surgical subspecialty of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Rizzuto is an extremely professional physician. Upon my first visit, he was very informative, personable, and answered all of my questions thoroughly. I continue to see him for Botox treatments and will not go anywhere else. My mom also visited the office with eyesight issues due to drooping eyelids. I was amazed at the precision of her surgery and just how fabulous she now looks! The office staff is exemplary. Thank you Dr. Rizzuto!

– Nicole D.

Great Experience

From my initial visit to Dr Rizzuto I was more than impressed with his professional office staff. Upon meeting Dr Rizzuto, I felt confident and comfortable in my decision to have him perform a medical procedure on me. He was thorough in explaining everything clearly both pre and post operative. The end result was amazing and I could not have had a better experience and outcome. I would highly recommend Dr Rizzuto. Thanks to you and your wonderful staff!

– Gail D.

Excellent Doctor!

I would like to thank Dr. Rizzuto for delivering such excellent quality care! The office is well run with such professional employees who are very friendly and respectful! Thank You for my positive experience!

– William J. P

Five Stars

I was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma of the nose. My Moh’s surgeon assured me that I would be having a “very disfiguring” surgery. She explained that the nose has very little extra skin for a proper closure. I was horrified! I opted to go to Dr. Rizzuto for my closure after my Moh’s surgery. It meant having two surgeries in one day. I could not have made a better decision. My surgery went well and I have healed completely. The physician I work with turned to me the other day and said, “I can’t believe you were so nervous about that surgery and now you don’t even have a scar”. No one wants to be disfigured. I am so grateful to Dr. Rizzuto for his wonderful work. I would highly recommend him. As a nurse, I can attest to, not only his skill, but also his compassion and exceptional follow-up.

– Barbara

Five Stars

I was very happy with my experience with doctor Rizzuto.  He was very down to earth, told it like it is.  From the first appointment explaining what to expect through the follow up after surgery.  The surgery itself was very quick and painless.  I was quite pleasantly surprised there was no pain at all.  I would recommend Dr. Rizzuto.

– Valerie P

Five Stars

I’ve dealt with Dr. Rizzuto for many years and he is one of the most honest caring Professionals in his type of work. I felt an immediate liking from the moment we first met. He made me totally at ease when explaining the procedure he would be doing for me which was an eyelid tuck to stop my lids from flipping inside out during sleep and rubbing against my pillow and scratching the surface of the cornea. I’ve recently had my left eye done and is healing as we speak. I would never let another doctor in this field do any procedure on me. Thank u Doctor and your entire team for making me comfortable and doing such an amazing job. I would 100% recommend Dr. Rizzuto to anyone.

– Robert F

Five Stars

It’s obvious that Dr. Rizzuto and his staff are a most professional, kind, and caring team. I always feel comfortable there. It feels like family. He is a highly skilled physician that listens and takes time explaining goals and devises a precise plan to meet your ultimate aesthetic outcome.  I have been a patient of Dr. Rizzuto for over fifteen years and I have experienced excellent results with both laser and botox treatments. Abundant thank yous are in order to Dr. Rizzuto and his extraordinary staff for taking great care of me over the years.

– Donnie G

Great nurses and a pleasant, clean, facility..

This doctor could teach a lesson In “bedside manners”.  He walked into the examining room with a big smile and a great “Hello, I am Phil, what can I do for you today? ”  Wow!  Talk about relaxing you!

He was patient, thorough, asked questions, asked me if I had any questions and then discussed what he felt was the  best and perhaps the only solution for me to my malady.  If previous doctors had emphasized the limited options to this problem for me, it would have saved me many hours and appointments over the last 7 years. I have chosen to have the cataract removed followed by an eye-lid tuck surgery in that order.

No wonder he has a 5-star rating. I asked him why he was sooo happy and he said  “He loves his work and when the day comes that he doesn’t that will be the day he retires”. May he be happy forever!

– Suzanne M

Best of the best

I have been seeing Dr. Rizzuto since 2004; botox regularly and eyelid surgery. The kindest, gentlest, real human being you will encounter. When I leave his office, I feel like I made his day. Okay, that is the person. Now, the doctor; skilled, published, a mentor, an educator, a perfectionist, and charitable. He volunteers at the free clinic and provides care to veterans. Who is this creature, right!?!? He is one incredible generous gift. Over the top? Only if you don’t know him. This is the first and only review I have ever written. I had to share. I am an RN PNP. I have a masters degree from Yale University. I know what I am talking about. 100 stars for Dr. Rizzuto

– Susan C