The surgery to set ears closer to the head or to reduce large ears is called otoplasty. The team of board-certified surgeons at Hass Plastic Surgery offers otoplasty surgery for adults and children in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Wellington and the surrounding areas of Florida.
protruding or oversized ears
Otoplasty can be performed on children and adults, especially if they are self-conscious about protruding or oversized ears. Since ears are nearly fully grown by age four, the earlier the procedure is performed, the less teasing a child may have to endure. We also find that many adult patients make ear changes while having other facial surgeries. Some of our patients tell us they’ve always been bothered by their ears, but now that they’re considering facial rejuvenation this surgery is easy to add on with a facelift or eyelift.
Otoplasty does not affect a person’s hearing, but provides cosmetic benefits to help a person feel more comfortable about the shape, size and position of the ears.
no visible scars
Otoplasty is an outpatient procedure with incisions made behind the ears so there are no visible scars. If the ears are protruding, they may be rotated back, or if natural folds are missing, they can be re-created. Ears that have been injured and are thickened can be thinned and sculpted.
After surgery, a pressure dressing is placed over the ears for 48 hours to hold them in place while they heal. Our patients tolerate the surgery very well, as there is normally very little pain or bruising involved post-operatively. The area may be sensitive for about three weeks, and numbness may occur with the sensation returning slowly over a period of two to six months. This numbness is the reason there is generally no pain during recovery, which can make the surgery exceptionally well-tolerated for a young person.
With great care during the healing process, the results of ear surgery are permanent.
otoplasty is elective surgery
Generally, the elective surgery of otoplasty, or ear-pinning, is not covered by insurance. You can check your provider to find out, but unless it is to ease a medical symptom, most insurances will not cover plastic surgery of the ears.
If you or your child need ear surgery, entrust the procedure to the surgeons at Hass Plastic Surgery. Costs of cosmetic surgery should not be prohibitive, which is why the Hass Plastic Surgery center accepts financing through CareCredit® and Alphaeon® Credit. Having large, protruding ears makes anyone feel self-conscious. The team of board-certified surgeons at Hass Plastic Surgery offers otoplasty surgery for adults and children in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Wellington and surrounding areas of Florida. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary medical spa consultation.
We built our practice on providing you with excellent guidance and exceptional results. We want you to get the best procedure for you; that’s why we offer complimentary consultations. Our team wants you to feel confident about your procedure before you undergo plastic surgery.