About Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Ears that protrude and stick out, are misshapen and uneven, or look oversized can have a negative impact on your self-confidence, especially during childhood. Otoplasty (ear reshaping or pinning) is a cosmetic procedure that helps to correct the size, position, and shape of the ears to create a pleasing appearance. Our doctors in Boston, MA have assisted countless adults and children feel less embarrassed about their ears. No matter the deformity, ear surgery at DeRosa Clinic Facial Aesthetics allows an individual to proudly show their face at any angle with confidence. If you or your child are worried about the appearance of their ears, contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled facial plastic surgeons to get more information on ear surgery.
Earlobe repair and reduction
If your earlobes are torn or damaged due to stretched out piercings or gauges, earlobe repair can help restore a more normal appearance. For earlobes that are naturally enlarged, our team is skilled to reduce the area so patients can attain a more subtle and symmetric look. During your consultation at DeRosa Clinic Facial Aesthetics, be candid about your specific concerns so we can create a treatment plan that addresses your needs.
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Is Ear Surgery Right For YOu?
We can perform ear surgery at all ages; however, it is most common among young children. Before the start of elementary school, we recommend ear surgery. By age six, this procedure is safe and effective for children. If you feel self-conscious about the shape or size of your ears or if they protrude outward, otoplasty can help attain a natural-looking appearance. For patients who have torn, stretched, or damaged earlobes, you may also be a good candidate for otoplasty.
Cosmetic ear surgery is completed using anesthesia, either general or IV sedation. Most often, the incision is placed behind the ear or within the inner ear. During surgery, cartilage is reshaped to create a natural-looking appearance. Typically, we alter both ears during the procedure to ensure they appear symmetrical. After this, we safely close the incisions with sutures and carefully bandage the ears so they remain protected.
Your Ear Surgery
Once treatment has finished and it is safe to leave the hospital, you can rest and recover at home. One of our doctors will provide detailed recovery instructions. It's very important to not touch the ears. In addition, you should avoid lying on the ears. Instead, we recommend sleeping upright for a few days. Generally, we like to see our ear surgery patients back within a week. During this time, we will take off the wrappings and check you or your child's surgical results. Natural-looking ears are visible right away, and the progression of results will continue to improve as the ears heal.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does ear surgery cost?
The cost of ear surgery will depend on what's being performed (ear pinning, shaping, earlobe repair, or a combination). Once we understand your concerns and goals, we will create your treatment plan and determine the costs. In order to focus on getting the best outcomes rather than prices, DeRosa Clinic Facial Aesthetics offers many payment methods and we will help you find low-interest financing.
Will the results of ear surgery last?
Usually, the ears grow faster than other areas of the body and face, which is why an otoplasty can be performed on younger patients with long-term results. One of our doctors will examine the ears and then talk to you about what to expect, including how long the outcomes should last. Even as the face and body can change due to age and gravity, the impact on the ears will probably be minimal. In the event there are dramatic modifications to your ears due to an injury, another surgery might be done.
How old should my child be to consider otoplasty?
Typically, children about 5 – 6 years old are ideal candidates for otoplasty. While the ear is generally fully grown, the cartilage and tissue are still soft, making it easy to change. This age is also good because it's before they start school or early in their education so they can avoid being teased by classmates. Even though many ear surgery patients are young children, we also perform ear surgery on adults.
Do I need to have both ears done or just one?
Most problems, such as ears that are too big or stick out, occur in both ears, which means both will need to be corrected. During the surgery, one of our doctors will adjust both ears to make them as equal as possible. However, if just one ear needs to be altered, the size and shape will be altered to match the untreated ear. When we create your surgical plan, we will discuss if one or both ears should be reshaped.
What about fixing stretched or torn earlobes?
The trendiness of large earrings and ear gauges is making earlobe reconstruction a popular operation at DeRosa Clinic Facial Aesthetics. For patients considering earlobe repair or reconstruction, schedule a consultation with one of our expert doctors. We will examine the damage and let you know your treatment options.
Plan Your Procedure
Reshape Your Ears
While the ears are not very big, an unusual size, position, or shape can make a big difference in your appearance. Otoplasty (ear surgery) can help your child avoid getting teased by classmates, or help you if you feel self-conscious about your ears. Call DeRosa Clinic Facial Aesthetics in Boston, MA to schedule your appointment and receive more information about ear surgery. We look forward to helping you gain a look you can love and the confidence to show it off.
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