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Otoplasty Ear Pinning Surgery In Sydney

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Otoplasty (Ear Correction) Surgery

Otoplasty (Ear Correction) Surgery is usually done to move prominent or protruding ears closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears.

Also known as ear pinning, the operation is performed as a day surgery procedure under a general anaesthetic and involves ‘pinning’ a person’s ears back. Some people feel uncomfortable with the way their ears sit on their head, making it difficult to wear the hairstyle you want without feeling self-conscious.

If you feel that your ears protrude too far or have been misshaped from the onset or from injury, ear pinning surgery (also known as Otoplasty) assists individuals in improving the shape or position of their ears. The shape, size and prominence of our ears is usually hereditary and can greatly vary in amongst individuals.

Children especially may experience psychological issues as a result of name calling or taunts due of prominent or misshapen ears. These mental scars coupled with embarrassment may continue into adulthood, affecting one’s self-confidence and choices in style and fashion.

Ear pinning surgery can readjust protruding ears, reduce the size of ears or reshape the ears to provide individuals with a natural, aesthetically pleasing ear shape and position. Dr Rizk can build new ears even for people who were born without them or who have lost them through injury.

Other ear problems that can be helped with surgery include:

  • ‘lop ear’ – when the tip seems to fold down and forward
  • ‘cupped ear’ – which is a very small ear
  • ‘shell ear’ – when the curve in the outer rim, as well as the natural folds and creases, are missing.

The goal of otoplasty (ear correction) surgery is to create a natural looking shape that compliments your face. Dr Rizk and his skilled team are specialists in Otoplasty in Sydney and ready for your personalized, one-on-one consultation on how ear pinning surgery can help you.

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OTHER FACIAL SURGERIES PERFORMED BY DR RIZK

In terms of Face surgery, Sydney offers a variety of procedures under Dr Rizk. These include:

Dr Rizk advocates the National Law and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) guidelines that any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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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