Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)

Before And After Photos

This young woman complained of prominent ears. She is seen here after a fairly typical otoplasty or “ear job”. You can clearly see on front and back views that her ears don’t stick out from her head. Now she can wear her hair anyway she prefers and she is less self-conscious about her ears in general.

An otoplasty is usually performed under local anesthesia and takes about an hour or so. Incisions are from behind the ear. Sutures are placed and the cartilage is manipulated to change its shape. It’s common to wear a band around your ears for the first few days and then at night for a two weeks.

The most common issue with any otoplasty is some relapse in the correction (ear may flare out a bit). Some ears are relatively simple while others are more complicated based on the anatomy and cartilage flexibility. It’s a highly rewarding procedure for both surgeon and patient.