Ear reshaping surgery (otoplasty) improves the shape or position of ears that protrude or appear unusually large in relation to other facial features. During the procedure, a small incision on the back of the ear enables your doctor to reposition the ears for a more desirable appearance. Both children and adults may benefit from otoplasty.
The Otoplasty Process
Otoplasty is a surgical process to reshape the ear, set prominent ears back closer to the head, or reduce the size of larger ears. A variety of different techniques and approaches may be used to reshape congenital prominence in the ears or to restore damaged ears. Each individual seeking otoplasty is unique both in terms of the appearance of their ears and expectations for results following otoplasty surgery.
Planning Your Otoplasty
Planning your otoplasty with your doctor begins with a comprehensive consultation and examination. A price quote will be given during your consultation. You will go home the same day as surgery.
Preparing for Your Otoplasty
After your initial consultation, you will have a second visit with us two weeks prior to your scheduled procedure. This visit will cover any pre and postop instructions as well as any medication that will need to be administered after.
The Otoplasty Procedure
The procedure typically takes from a few minutes to 1 hour. You will go home the same day as surgery.
Patients typically return to nonstrenuous work or school in 5-7 days. Return to strenuous activities is permitted 4-8 weeks post-op.
Your doctor will see you for a follow-up appointment. The Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery team is always available to assist you with any questions following your procedure.
This is an easy problem to correct even on children as young as three. Incisions are made behind the ears and scars are not visible. You’ll find an immediate improvement that’s dramatic and rewarding.
Office/Clinic, Surgery Center or Hospital
Local anesthesia in the office/clinic. Or if you prefer we can also perform the procedure under IV sedation at a surgery center or hospital; or general anesthesia at a surgery center or hospital.
Do you have some questions, or want to find out more? The next step is easy, schedule a consult with Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque, or Dr. Patterson. Our staff will be happy to discuss otoplasty with you further. At Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we want to be your partner in achieving the appearance you’ve always wanted!
Performed by: Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque, Dr. Patterson