Also known as otoplasty or ear reshaping
Cosmetic surgery of the ear, or otoplasty, is an aesthetic procedure that alters the size, position, or proportion of the ears. The outcome of ear reshaping surgery varies greatly depending on the changes that are desired, but these procedures generally improve self-confidence, especially in children and teenagers. If the ears stick out, ear pinning can be performed to flatten the ears against the head. If one ear is positioned higher than the other, ear repositioning can create symmetry. Large, oversized ears can be addressed alone or in conjunction with other ear issues.
When to Consider Ear Surgery
• If you were born with overly large or small ears
• If your ears are disproportionate to your head or oddly placed
• If your ears stick out prominently
• If you have suffered an injury that has negatively impacted the shape or positioning of your ears
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the procedure take?
Every situation is unique, but generally Otoplasty surgery is about 1-2 hours long depending on the extent of correction.
Will it be performed under local or general anesthesia?
Either, depending on the age of the patient and the physician recommendation.
How long will I be out of work?
About 1 week with further restrictions depending on work/school activities.
What should I expect after my procedure?
Patients may experience temporary bruising and swelling.
Do I need special testing prior to my procedure?
Testing is dependent on the patient’s health history and age. Testing is ordered for every patient.
Will this be covered by insurance?
When can I start exercising after my procedure?
Patients may resume walking exercises in 1 week. Lower body exercises may resume in 2 weeks. No heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling for 2-4 weeks.
How much does surgery cost?
Every situation is unique and the cost of surgery depends on several factors. The duration of the procedure varies on how extensive the surgery is. The duration will then determine the price of anesthesia and how long the surgical facility will be scheduled for. In order to provide the most accurate surgical fee estimate, it is necessary to meet with one of our board certified physicians for a consultation.