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Are you looking to improve the appearance of your ears or fix abnormalities like prominent ears or medical conditions like hematoma? An Otoplasty may be the right option for you. Learn more about what Otoplasty is, its benefits, its side effects, and what to expect from the treatment.

Fix Protruding and Asymmetrical Ears

An Otoplasty, otherwise known as ear surgery or earlobe repair, is a form of plastic surgery that improves the shape, position, and/or size of the ears. This type of surgical intervention can be done for medical or aesthetic reasons and typically involves repositioning and reshaping the ear cartilage to create a more natural look.

Benefits of a otoplasty

  • There are many reasons to consider an Otoplasty including:
  • Improving self-confidence and boosting self-esteem
  • Correcting medical conditions or abnormalities
  • Eliminating ear pain or discomfort

Who Makes a Good Candidate?

Most healthy adults and adolescents who are unhappy with the shape or size of their ears may be good candidates for Otoplasty. However, it is important to discuss all risks and benefits of the procedure thoroughly with your plastic surgeon before undergoing treatment.

Types of Otoplasty Procedures

There are many different types of ear and earlobe procedures, including:

  • Ear Augmentation

    Ear Augmentation improves the appearance of small or asymmetrical ears. During this procedure, your surgeon will use dermal fillers to add volume and definition to your ears.

  • Ear Pinning

    Ear Pinning corrects ears that are overly large or stick out too far from the head. During this procedure, your surgeon will reshape and reposition the cartilage in your ear to create a more natural look.

  • Ear Reduction

    Ear Reduction reduces the size and projection of overly large or protruding ears. During this procedure, your surgeon will remove excess cartilage and skin from the ear to create the desired shape.


What Should You Expect From this Transformative Cosmetic Surgery?

An Otoplasty is typically performed on an outpatient basis and may take anywhere from one to two hours. During the procedure, your plastic surgeon will make small incisions in the front or back of the ears. The exact technique used will depend on the type of Otoplasty being performed. Once the incisions have been made, your surgeon will then reshape the underlying cartilage and skin. They may also use sutures or other materials to help maintain the new shape of your ears.

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Everything You Need to Know About Recovery

After the procedure, you will likely have some swelling and bruising around the ears that should gradually subside over time. Your surgeon will provide instructions on how to care for your incisions in order to ensure a smooth recovery and to help minimize the risk of infection.

As part of the post-operative course, you may be asked to wear headbands or other protective gear or dressings to protect your ears while they heal. You will have several follow-up appointments following your surgery to evaluate your progress and make sure you have optimal healing.

Why Choose Brevard Cosmetic Surgery Group for Otoplasty Surgery?

At BCSG, we provide personalized care and attention to every patient. Our board-certified plastic surgeon specializes in Otoplasty and has the experience and expertise needed for successful outcomes. We prioritize safety and satisfaction, so you can feel confident that you are receiving the highest quality of care.

Commonly Asked Questions
About Otoplasty Surgery

  • An Otoplasty is typically performed under local or general anesthesia, so most patients do not experience any pain during the procedure. After the surgery, you may experience temporary discomfort or swelling around your ears. This can usually be managed with cold compresses and over-the-counter medications.

  • Your doctor will provide specific instructions for your post-operative recovery. Generally, you should avoid any strenuous activities or exercise for several days after surgery in order to protect your ears while they heal. Your surgeon may also suggest wearing a headband or other protective equipment to minimize irritation and swelling.

  • It typically takes 1-2 weeks for the swelling and bruising around the ears to subside. However, it can take several months for the full results of surgery to be visible.

  • It is generally recommended that you sleep in a semi-upright position for the first few nights after surgery. This keeps pressure off your ears and reduces the risk of irritation or swelling. It is also important to follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully when cleaning the incision area and to avoid any strenuous activities or exercise during the healing period.

  • As with any surgery, there are potential risks associated with Otoplasty. These may include infection, bleeding, scarring, nerve damage, or asymmetry of the ears. All of these can be discussed during a consultation if you have more questions.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Schedule an Otoplasty Surgery Consultation Today

with Brevard Cosmetic Surgery Group

If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your ears and are curious about Otoplasty, contact BCSG today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Bashore will take the time to discuss all aspects of the procedure with you, as well as any potential risks and benefits. With our help, you can look and feel more confident in your appearance.

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