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.
Ideal Candidates for Otoplasty
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 for a long time wanted to help my chronic back and neck pain and get my breasts back to where they were many years ago before kids. I picked Md Romanelli after doing my do justice of researching doctors and organizations.I could not have been more happy.from the initial consult with the surgeon to any of the NP,PA,NURSES and office staff everyone I felt went out of their way to help before and after my journey.Post-op I did have some issues but with quick assessment and hard work from my MD and all his associates the future to my new look is bright.I am about 3 months out and feel and look great,except I now need new smaller tops."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 27, 2019
"Amazing experience, Dr. Layliev and his staff were professional and very welcoming. - From beginning to end Dr. Layliev and his staff were professional and very welcoming. They made me feel very comfortable and took the time to answer all of my questions. Dr. Layliev did an amazing job and I feel better than ever thanks to him and his team's great work. Thank you! The procedure and recover was exactly how they explained it was going to be. They were available 24/7 after my surgery and during my recovery process."- M. / RealSelf / Nov 27, 2019
"Everything from the time I walked in to the time I was seen by a Dr.Layliev was amazing. Everyone was so nice and really listened to what I was looking to achieve."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 26, 2019
"I went to Cherie the other day to get lip fillers and honestly she was amazing. I normally use a cannula and I wasn't sure i was getting the results i wanted with that technique. She spoke to me about using a different technique which i was nervous about since I've never used it but I trusted her and my lips came out beautifully!! Not only that but i get nervous around needles and started to feel weak and Cherrie and Carrie came back in with ice packs and ginger ale For me to feel better. I am so pleased with the way my lips look and my experience at Romanelli!"- A.L. / Yelp / Nov 21, 2019
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 2.5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
Surgical Technique for Otoplasty
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 from Otoplasty
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 with Otoplasty
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.