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Dr George Marcells


Dr Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties. Many of his referrals are from other specialists.

Dr Marcells takes the time to perform a thorough consultation and tailors natural-looking and well-proportioned results to the individual.

Credentials and education

Dr Marcells attended school at the Scots College in Sydney’s Bellevue Hill. He was Dux of the College in 1980 when he completed the HSC exams.

Dr Marcells studied medicine at Sydney University and graduated in 1986 with MBBS degree.

From 1992-5 Dr Marcells was accepted for Fellowship training in Otolaryngology (Ear Nose and Throat), Head and Neck Surgery on the NSW Surgical Training Scheme and attained his Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1995.

Dr Marcells then became one of the first Australians to be accepted for Advanced Fellowship training with The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) through the competitive American “Match” process. He trained under the esteemed Professor David Ellis in Toronto specialising in Facial Plastic Surgery through the University of Toronto in 1997-98. Dr Marcells successfully completed the American Board Exams in Facial Plastic Surgery in 1998.

Dr Marcells then spent a further six months in the USA visiting and learning from well known Facial Plastic Surgeons including:

  • Dr Mack Cheney in (Boston: Harvard Medical School)
  • Dr Peter Adamson (Toronto)
  • Dr Vito Quatela (Rochester)
  • Dr Ted Cook (Portland)
  • Dr Frank Kamer, Dr Harry Glassman and Dr Raj Kanodian (Beverley Hills, Los Angeles)
  • Dr Marcells returned to Sydney in 1999 where he set up Practice as an ENT and Facial Plastic Surgeon.


Dr Marcells has studied for more than 18 years to achieve his highly specialised surgical qualifications. He has been in practice for over 20 years as a Specialist Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon and Facial Plastic Surgeon.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and a Member of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ASOHNS).

He is the past President of the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (having been President for 6 years from 2012 – 2018) and is the Australian representative for the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies (IFFPSS).

Dr Marcells has been a Visiting Medical Officer at Sydney Hospital since 1999 and at Prince of Wales Hospital since 2008.

He has been a Facility Director at Bondi Junction Private Hospital and About Face from 2001 – 2016.

Dr Marcells brings this education, knowledge and experience gained locally and internationally to his practice of Facial Plastic Surgery.


FRACS    Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

ASOHNS    Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

ANZRS    Australia and New Zealand Rhinology Society

AAFPS    Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery

AMA    Australian Medical Association

AAFPRS    American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (International Member)

CPCA    Cosmetic Physicians College of Australia

Teacher, Trainer, Lecturer, Mentor

Dr Marcells is regularly invited to share his knowledge and give talks to other specialists on Facial Plastic Surgery and Rhinoplasty at cosmetic medical and surgical conferences both nationally and overseas.

He often presents at meetings of the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS), Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ASOHNS), Australia and New Zealand Rhinology Society (ANZRS), Cosmetic Physician College of Australia (CPCA) and recently at the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Dr Marcells has presented at major international meetings in New York, Chicago, Orlando, Toronto, Montreal , Paris, Versailles, Auckland, Queenstown, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Singapore and Macau.

Doctors from Australia and overseas also regularly visit Dr Marcells to observe his surgical techniques.

Dr Marcells is a co-director of the Sydney Rhinology Fellowship, which trains selected outstanding candidates from all over the world in advanced nasal surgery procedures. This Fellowship runs as part of the American Rhinology “Match” Program.

Dr Marcells is a co-convenor of the annual St Vincent’s Hospital Structured Rhinoplasty Workshop in Sydney, which teaches advanced Rhinoplasty surgery techniques to specialist ENT and Plastic Surgeons.

Dr Marcells has been a Visiting Medical Officer at Sydney Hospital for 20 years and is currently also appointed to Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick.

He has an active role in the teaching of medical students, registrars and general practitioners as well as other specialists and surgeons.

Dr Marcells is a past supervisor of surgical training for the ENT registrar at Sydney Hospital and teaches in the NSW ENT registrar lecture programme.

Having been a trainer for Allergan, Dr Marcells teaches and demonstrates advanced injection techniques to other cosmetic medical practitioners for both wrinkle treatment and volumising treatments with dermal fillers.

As well as consulting with him for surgery, many people choose Dr Marcells to provide their regular non-surgical beauty treatments targeting wrinkles and skin volume.


Dr Marcells has published a series of scientific journal articles related to functional and aesthetic outcomes in rhinoplasty surgery.

In 2010 he published a study involving 100 patients undergoing rhinoplasty. The study is among the first in the world to document the outcomes for patients from both a functional and cosmetic point of view and has confirmed high patient satisfaction for both.

Dr Marcells’ research is ongoing, and the quantitative and qualitative results continue to be published in a variety of major scientific journals.

Dr Marcells’ Lectures

Dr Marcells regularly lectures other surgeons on the art of creating the perfect nose job. His upcoming speaking engagements are:

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