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, John Layliev, and David Pincus 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.
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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.