Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. The operation is done on children between the ages of four and 14. Ears are almost fully grown by age four, and the earlier the surgery, the less teasing and ridicule the child will have to endure.
Ear surgery on adults is also possible, and there are generally no additional risks associated with ear surgery on an older patient. The otoplasty procedure usually takes 1-2 hours and is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. You can return to work in 7 days. A headband is worn for many weeks following the otoplasty procedure.
What follows are photos of our otoplasty plastic surgery patients. You are viewing an image gallery for Dr. Scott Harris, Dr. Alan Dulin, and Dr. Peter Raphael of the American Institute for Plastic Surgery. Dr. Raphael, Dr. Dulin and Dr. Harris are Dallas plastic surgeons who specialize in otoplasty and many other cosmetic procedures. To see more detail on these patients who have chosen to undertake an otoplasty (ear lift procedure, please click on any individual image.
Individual results may vary.