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What is Otoplasty Surgery?

Otoplasty2, commonly referred to as ear pinning, corrects the size or placement of an individual’s ears. Successful otoplasty surgery makes the ears more proportional to the size and shape of the head and face. Otoplasty3 is generally performed on children ages 4-14, as the ears finish growing by 4. While ear surgery can prevent adolescent ridicule, the procedure is also performed on adults.

Benefits of Otoplasty

Otoplasty surgery can improve the size, position, and overall appearance of the ears. Furthermore, patients can also enjoy benefits like:

  • Brings balance to the face
  • Can help correct traumatic injuries
  • Alleviates psychological stress associated with ridicule
  • Ideal for children ages 4 and up, as well as adults
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Real Patient Results

before and after Otoplasty - front view
Before
After

She is a 6 yo old female who was suffering from protruding ears and bullying in school due to this deformity. She is shown only 5 days after the surgery. The ears were also cupped and were at different levels preoperatively also. The earliest age an otoplasty can be performed is 5 years old.

*Results may vary.

before and after Otoplasty - back view
Before
After

She is a 6 yo old female who was suffering from protruding ears and bullying in school due to this deformity. She is shown only 5 days after the surgery. The ears were also cupped and were at different levels preoperatively also. The earliest age an otoplasty can be performed is 5 years old.

*Results may vary.

*Results may vary.

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Ideal Candidates for Ear Surgery

Patients that have protruding or irregularly-shaped ears that are not proportional to the rest of the head and face are great candidates for ear surgery. Furthermore, children who have reported bullying or ridicule due to the size or shape of their ears may also greatly benefit from otoplasty. Dr. Rizk evaluates and assesses the needs of every patient individually in order to determine if they are a good candidate for ear surgery in Manhattan.

Results and Recovery Expectations?

The improvements after ear surgery are immediate, but patients will need to follow aftercare instructions before they can see the results. Dr. Rizk creates a tailored recovery plan for each patient in order to keep downtime to a minimum.

As with other procedures, patients will have to take a few days off after the procedure. Bandages will be removed after several days and patients can return to their daily activities after about a week, but this may vary depending on each specific case.

Temporary Side-Effects and Potential Risks of Otoplasty

Like other types of surgery, otoplasty has some risks4 and side-effects patients need to keep in mind before the procedure. These include:

  • Mild swelling during the recovery, which is controlled through medication
  • Anesthesia-related side-effects like nausea
  • In rare cases, patients can also develop infections and other uncommon side-effects

Dr. Rizk works closely with each and every one of his patients to ensure he understands their individual goals and minimizes the chances of any side effects or risks.

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Why Choose Dr. Rizk for Otoplasty Surgery?

Dr. Rizk has years of experience performing otoplasty surgery. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive training, he has perfected his technique and is familiar with the proportions that are considered ideal from an aesthetic point of view, making him one of the most sought-after otoplasty surgeons in NYC.

If you want to learn more about working with Dr. Rizk, contact his clinic and book an appointment today.

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Written Patient Testimonials

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Dr. Rizk and his staff were absolutely incredible! They made me feel so comfortable throughout this entire process and I am so grateful for everyone (especially Dr. Rizk) for helping me look the best version of myself. My nose looks natural and perfect and I am in love with the results!!! If you are on the fence, I definitely encourage you to come to this office because Dr. Rizk gave me the confidence and grace to present myself to the world!

-Leah Abramson

Realself

Words cannot express how tremendously grateful and impressed I am for his services. The process was painless and he produced beautiful results that I’m so happy with. Dr. Rizk is extremely precise, patient and detail orientated. He narrowed my nose 1mm at a time! I’m already looking forward to my next small tweek with him.

-Allison S

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Fixed my nose that was extremely crooked from a car accident. Also did my brother’s nose which case out beautifully

-Katie M

References

1 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Ear Surgery. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/ear-surgery. Accessed January 27, 2021.

2 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Ear Surgery Procedure Steps. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/ear-surgery/procedure. Accessed January 27, 2021.

3 Mayo Clinic. Otoplasty. Available: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/otoplasty/about/pac-20394822. Accessed January 27, 2021.

4 Andreas Naumann. Otoplasty – techniques, characteristics and risks. Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3199845/. Accessed January 27, 2021.

Sam Rizk, MD

By Dr. Sam S. Rizk, M.D., FACS.

Dr. Rizk is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty surgery and a recognized expert on the latest advances in facial plastic surgery techniques. He performs a range of facial plastic surgeries at his New York practice.

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