Otoplasty (Cosmetic Ear Surgery)

Otoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery involving the ears. During otoplasty, a plastic surgeon can adjust the size, positioning, or shape of your ears.

There are several different types of otoplasty:

  • Ear augmentation. Some people may have  small ears or ears that haven’t completely developed . In these cases, they may want to have otoplasty to increase the size of their outer ear.

  • Ear pinning. This type of otoplasty involves drawing the ears closer to the head. It’s performed on individuals whose  ears stick out  prominently from the sides of their head.

  • Ear reduction. Macrotia is when your ears are larger than normal. People with macrotia may choose to have otoplasty to reduce the size of their ears.

It can take between 1 to 3 hours, depending on the specifics and complexity of the

Following your procedure, you’ll have a dressing placed over your ears.  Your dressing will stay in place for about a week. After it’s removed, you’ll need to wear an elastic headband for another 4 to 6 weeks You can wear this headband at night. Your doctor will let you know when you can return to various activities.