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Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
What is an Otoplasty?
An otoplasty is a surgery performed to correct prominent or floppy ears. The otoplasty procedure pins the ears back so that they have better natural proportion to your head. Prominent Ears are due to an unusually large cartilage bowl, common in people of Irish or Scottish heritage. Lop ears are due to a weakness in the cartilage of the upper ear lobe. With lop ears the upper part flops down instead of lying near to the head.
I keep my hair long to hide my ears
Some patients have both a large cartilage bowl as well as weakness of the cartilage. Treatment is surgical repair of the deformed cartilage. The ear surgery is called otoplasty and can be performed under IV anesthesia. Dr. Rodriguez performs all of his Otoplasty procedures in his AAAASF Accredited surgery center in Baltimore, Maryland.
What is the right age to have the otoplasty (ear pinning) procedure?
The otoplasty surgery should be delayed until after age 6, when the ear is more developed. The surgery is performed on both children and adults.
Can you see any scars after the otoplasty procedure?
The incisions made to pin the ears back are carefully hidden in the crease behind the ears. Once the ears have healed it is almost impossible to distinguish them from normal ears.
How long will I be out of sports activities following the procedure?
Your bandage is removed after a week. There are no stitches to remove. You should wear a tennis sweatband for a further two weeks. You can resume all sports after 6 weeks.
Before and After Otoplasty Photos
See our gallery of Before and After Otoplasty photos, all performed by Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years experience. Please note that all of these patients have given their written consent to use the photos at our web site. We are very grateful to our patients for participating in patient education!
Can I finance my otoplasty surgery?
Yes, your ear surgery can be 100% financed with convenient monthly payments. Please call the office at 410-494-8100 to get more information or click the contact us button below.