About Cosmetic Ear Surgery
Ears that appear to protrude and stick out, are asymmetrical or misshapen, or are obviously oversized, can affect your self-esteem, especially as a child. Otoplasty or ear surgery is a cosmetic procedure that can help in correcting the shape, size, and position of the ears to produce a natural appearance. Drs. James Romanelli and John Layliev are plastic surgeons in Huntington, NY who have helped many men and women to move past the anxiety of exposing their ears with this life-altering facial surgery. No matter what the physical irregularity, otoplasty at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery on Long Island allows one to show their face from any angle with confidence. Call our office in Huntington, NY to learn more.
Otoplasty can be performed on patients of all ages; however, it is most common among children and is recommended prior to reaching elementary school. By six years of age, this surgery is safe and effective to be completed on a child. If you feel embarrassed by the look and shape of your ears because of a visible deformity, otoplasty may help attain a normal appearance. Sufferers of a torn or damaged earlobe, you may also be a candidate for cosmetic ear surgery.
"Amazing Liquid Rhinoplasty! - I was unhappy with my facial profile so I went to Dr. Layliev for a liquid rhinoplasty(nonsurgical nose job). He listened to all my concerns, and discussed exactly how he would mold the filler to smooth the bridge of my nose. At the end he suggested adding some to the tip to give it a little turned up look, which I elected to do, and LOVE. He gave me my dream nose, all with filler, no..."- L. / RealSelf / Sep 28, 2018
"I had a breast augmentation with Dr. Romanelli two weeks ago, what an amazing experience. I was uncomfortable for only 2 days, I even managed to go away the weekend after. My results are better than expected. I would highly recommend Dr. Romanelli and the staff! Best decision ever."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Mar 09, 2019
"Dear Dr. Layliev and staff,I want to thank you and your wonderful staff helping me through my procedure and making my first ever experience with plastic surgery so incredible. From the first consult, you and Cherie made me feel so comfortable and confident in my decision to have surgery. Michelle for taking such great care of me in recover and April for being so compassionate to wash my hair after the surgery.There aren't words to express how grateful I am for your expertise, attention to detail, and perfection in my surgery. With each passing day, I’m more and more elated and overjoyed with my new look! My face and neck look so refreshed, and the best part is that I still look like me! You beautifully erased a decade of embarrassment and discomfort for which I am truly grateful. With the abundance of before and after pictures it truly shows what an amazing difference you have created for me. I want to thank you once more for what feels like a brand new me! You are such a wonderful person and an extremely talented physician. You have my highest recommendation for any new patient.Charlene C."- C.C. / Google / Mar 06, 2019
"A brand new me! - Dear Dr. Layliev and staff,I want to thank you and your wonderful staff helping me through my procedure and making my first ever experience with plastic surgery so incredible. From the first consult, you and Cherie made me feel so comfortable and confident in my decision to have surgery. Michelle for taking such great care of me in recover and April for being so compassionate to wash my hair..."- S. / RealSelf / Mar 06, 2019
"I chose to have it done by Dr. Layliev — best decision of my life! - After 20+ years of researching plastic surgeons for my breast augmentation, I chose to have it done by Dr. Layliev. And, I’m so happy I did. Dr. Layliev and his entire staff are amongst the most incredible people I’d ever met. They are kind, caring, compassionate, and eager to help in any way that they can. The level of professionalism is unsurpassed and unlike anything I’ve ever exper..."- T. / RealSelf / Mar 01, 2019
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,000 - $9,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 2.5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
Otoplasty is performed using general anesthesia or IV sedation. In many patients, the incision is placed behind the ear or within the ear. During this procedure, cartilage will be reshaped to create a smaller or larger appearance. It is common for each ear to be addressed during otoplasty to make sure they appear even. After this, the incisions are secured with sutures and are carefully bandaged so they stay protected.
What to Expect
When surgery is over and you are released, you will recover at home. We will provide you with a healing protocol before you leave our office. It's very important for you or your child not to touch, pick at, or scratch the ears. In addition, your child or you should not lay on the ears, rather sleeping upright for a few days. We typically like to see otoplasty patients back within a week — at this time, one of our plastic surgeons will be able to remove the wrappings and look at you or your child's surgical results. The outcomes can be seen right away and the progression of results will continue to look better as the ears heal.
Reshape Your Ears
Ears that are overly large or that sit in a weird position may make a big difference to your child or you. Ear surgery may help your child avoid getting teased from classmates or you if you've always felt self-conscious about your ears. Contact Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY to schedule a consultation today to get more information about surgical ear reshaping.