What is Ear Surgery?

Ear surgery, or “otoplasty,” is a surgery to correct abnormalities in ear shape, size, or projection. People of a range of ages, from children aged four or five to adults, are candidates for this custom surgery.

Ear surgery can correct a variety of aesthetic problems, including:

  • Protruding ears
  • Large, stretched, or split earlobes
  • Uneven ear size
  • Smaller, constricted ears
  • Overly large ears
  • Shell-shaped ears
  • Ears damaged by trauma

What is the Procedure? How Do You Reshape My Ears?

Several methods can be used to perform otoplasty. A common technique involves making a small incision to remove excess ear cartilage and pinning a protruding ear back to lie nicely parallel to the head. The incisions are uniquely positioned, so the scars are virtually invisible once healed. We take all the time needed with every procedure to deliver quality results to exceed your expectations.

What Are the Benefits of Ear Surgery?

Otoplasty can help you or a child who is struggling with protruding or misshapen ears. Adjustments to ear structure can improve your ability to comfortably wear glasses comfortably, wear any hairstyle with confidence, and repair damage from trauma. If your earlobes are stretched, ripped, or overly large, they can be recontoured to the ideal shape and size.

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South Florida Facial Plastic Surgery is Here to Help You Look Your Best

When it comes to surgery, choosing an experienced doctor can make the difference between a good outcome and an amazing one. The surgeons at South Florida Facial Plastic Surgery are board-certified and use the most advanced technology and the latest techniques. We are focused on ensuring you achieve personalized care at every step of your journey.

Our caring staff is committed to helping you enjoy a happier, more confident life. Your surgeon will guide you through your ear surgery and address any questions or concerns you may have. With a focus on safety and results, you can be assured that you are under the care of a professional who is known for achieving exceptional outcomes.

Meet Our Physicians

Jennifer Harb, MDFacial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Jennifer Harb is a talented facial plastic surgeon who focuses on achieving a refreshed, healthy, natural look. Her background and experience have led to her reputation as being among the most accomplished facial plastic surgeons in the area for a custom facelift, eyelid surgery, facelift, and post-Mohs surgery.

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Kim Patrick Murray, MDRhinoplasty Specialist

Dr. Murray has a personal passion for cosmetic rhinoplasty and brings his extensive surgical experience to nose surgeries of all kinds. He has studied with internationally acclaimed experts in rhinoplasty to gain advanced techniques for functional, reconstructive, and aesthetic nasal surgeries. His breadth of knowledge of the nose structure, inside and out, has been honed to a remarkable level of ability, with highly aesthetic surgical outcomes.

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Jay Young, MDRhinoplasty Specialist

Dr. Jay Young is passionate about the art and science of facial plastic surgery, a world-class rhinoplasty specialist. His artistry, personal care, and precision techniques allow him to achieve a look that is very natural, balanced, and elegant. His breadth of knowledge of facial anatomy, along with an artistic eye for facial harmony are the fundamentals of the remarkable enhancements he achieves every day.

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Todd Kupferman, MDFacial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Kupferman takes facial plastic surgery to a higher level. His extensive education and experience allow him to perform facial plastic surgeries with exceptional beauty – elegant, refined, and sophisticated. With his help, you can achieve the changes you envision to enhance your natural features and enjoy the confidence of knowing you look incredible.

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Cristina Vasquez, LMA

Christina delivers a range of advanced medspa treatments, from skin renewing procedures to body sculpting. For a personalized approach, VIP care, and results that enhance your quality of life, she invites you to enjoy a personalized, concierge-style treatment delivered at a world-class European spa.

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Ear Surgery FAQ

At what age can you undergo ear surgery?

There is no right or wrong age. Children as young as four or five can successfully have the surgery as long as their ears are fully developed. Choosing to have this surgery is a personal decision. For most, it is something they have been considering for a long time. The most important factor in otoplasty is ensuring you are under the care of a talented facial plastic surgeon.

Will I need time off work?

Everyone’s healing process is different, but most people can go back to work or school in one week or less. If you regularly exercise, go to the gym, or play sports, you must limit your physical activities for at least 30 days to allow for full healing.

What is the recovery time?

You will need to sleep on your back during recovery to keep the repaired ears free from pressure. In your follow-up appointment, the bandages are removed, the incisions cleansed, and new dressings placed, which will remain for about a week. During that time, you should feel comfortable, but you may experience some aching or throbbing. Typically, over-the-counter pain medicines such as Advil or Tylenol are all you will need. Internal stitches will dissolve naturally, and any external stitches will be removed at a one-week check-up.

Are there any risks or scarring involved?

Our surgeons are board-certified and specialize in ear, nose, and throat procedures. You are well cared for. For fast recovery and beautiful results, follow your aftercare instructions carefully. The incision scars will be almost invisible, hidden behind your ears, and will fade to being undetectable with time. We invite you to meet with our facial plastic surgeon in a private consultation to discuss this customized procedure.

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