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Ear Reshaping - Quick Facts

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To correct overly prominent ears. It will improve the shape and position of the ears.

The length of time it takes for an ear reshaping procedure may vary, but it is usually completed in 1 to 2 hours.

Otoplasty is usually performed under local anesthesia. However, general anesthesia is an option. General anesthesia is also used for children.

Outpatient in our fully certified, private, in office surgical suite.

Approximately four to seven days.

Ear Reshaping


Many people who think their ears are too big learn that it is not the size of their ears, but the fact that they stick out that bothers them. This can be a problem, especially for children, who can be easy targets for teasing. The sooner this problem is corrected, the better.

This procedure can be performed as early as age four or five, or any time as an adult.

This procedure provides dramatic, immediate results that last a lifetime. More about this procedure.

More About This Procedure

Although there are different approaches to this problem, the most common one involves reshaping cartilage from behind the ear and then resuturing the ear. This pulls the ear closer to the head. All the work is done behind the ear so scars are usually unnoticeable or hidden in the creases.

The procedure usually takes about one to two hours and is performed in the in-office surgical suite under local or sedation. After surgery, the ears are covered with a dressing. Usually any soreness or discomfort can be easily controlled with medication. Most patients can resume regular activities three to four days after surgery, but recovery could take up to seven days.


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