What is ear surgery (otoplasty)?

Ear surgery, or in medical terms, “otoplasty,” treats a range of cosmetic concerns of the ears. Whether you live with overly large ears, protruding ears, misshapen ears, or have aesthetic issues from wearing heavy earrings, ear surgery is custom-tailored to restore the most natural, balanced look. This procedure strictly focuses on the aesthetics of the ears and doesn’t affect or improve auditory functions. With our advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Liebertz performs transformative ear surgeries, ensuring natural-looking results and ears that nicely frame your face.

Is ear surgery right for me?

If you have any of the following aesthetic issues with your ears, custom ear surgery is likely right for you:

  • Abnormally small or prominent ears.
  • Protruding ears.
  • Stretched or torn earlobes.
  • Cauliflower ears from trauma.
  • Lop ears or ears with prominently visible creases.
  • Shell-shaped ears.

When is the right time to undergo ear surgery?

While otoplasty can be performed on patients of almost any age, it’s typically recommended for children above four years old, as the ears are usually fully developed by then. Ideal candidates for the procedure are:

  • Individuals with realistic expectations.
  • Those in good health, without conditions that could complicate surgery.
  • Patients seeking cosmetic or reconstructive enhancements to the ears.

What is the procedure?

The duration of the ear surgery varies but typically lasts between two to three hours. Depending on the patient’s age and the nature of the procedure:

  • Younger patients usually require general anesthesia.
  • Adolescent or adult patients may have a combination of local anesthesia and sedation.
  • For cases like earlobe repairs, our approach ensures closure without any notching, maintaining the earlobe’s original shape. Recontouring the ears involves discreet incisions behind the ear, followed by the necessary modifications and suturing.

Our process at Liebertz Plastic Surgery at Yarrow Bay

Every transformative journey begins with a thorough consultation. During your meeting with us, the following issues are addressed:

  • We will comprehensively assess the structure and aesthetics of your ears.
  • Medical records will be reviewed to ensure suitability for surgery.
  • We encourage patients to share their concerns and desired outcomes, aiding in the creation of a tailored surgical plan.
  • All procedural details, potential costs, and expected results will be transparently discussed.

What is recovery like after ear surgery?

Post-operative care plays a crucial role in achieving optimal results. You will be provided with aftercare instructions to help make the healing process uneventful and fast.

  • It’s normal for patients to experience discomfort and a throbbing sensation in the initial days.
  • Prescribed medications will ensure a comfortable healing process.
  • Patients are advised against engaging in strenuous activities for the first week and should avoid sleeping on their sides for two weeks.
  • Scheduled follow-ups will facilitate bandage replacement and suture removal, marking the journey towards revealing beautiful results.
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How much does ear surgery cost?

The pricing structure for ear surgery, including “ear pinning,” is influenced by various factors, including the complexity of the procedure and anesthesia choices. At Liebertz Plastic Surgery at Yarrow Bay, we’re committed to providing value and ensuring patients receive the best possible care. For those considering financing options, we collaborate with partners like Alphaeon Credit, making the process seamless and stress-free.

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Why choose us?

At Liebertz Plastic Surgery at Yarrow Bay, we pride ourselves on our unwavering commitment to patient-centric care. Our world-class plastic surgeon has a deep understanding of the intricacies of facial aesthetics, ensuring results that not only meet but often surpass expectations. We utilize cutting-edge techniques and technology, making certain that every otoplasty procedure is performed with precision and finesse.

Our facility is not just a testament to state-of-the-art care but reflects the professionalism of Dr. Liebertz. As one of the select few plastic surgeons with advanced subspecialty fellowship training at Emory University in Atlanta, Dr. Liebertz has been extensively mentored by globally renowned surgeons in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. His strong foundation from the prestigious Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California further equips him with a unique blend of skill and artistry. Choosing Dr. Liebertz for your ear surgery can bring you confidence that you are under the care of a surgeon of exceptional caliber.

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