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Ear Surgery (Otoplasty, Ear Reshaping, Ear Pinning) – Phoenix, AZ

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Ear Surgery

About Ear Surgery

An ear surgery, commonly called an otoplasty, is a procedure that our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. G. Robert Meger, performs for his Phoenix, AZ patients. An otoplasty addresses oversized, disproportionate, and deformed ears by reshaping the cartilage and skin or pinning back the ears to create a more symmetrical appearance. This procedure can be successfully performed on children as young as 5 – 6 years of age, but it can also be administered to adult patients as well. If patients are experiencing insecurity or self-esteem issues related to the size or shape of their ears, then we invite them to schedule a consult at Robert G. Meger, M.D. P.C. to learn more about how they can restore their appearance. 

Best Candidates

The best candidates for ear surgery:

  • Have prominent, sticking out, misaligned, misshapen, or disproportionate ears
  • Can be as young as 5 or 6 to correct ear abnormalities
  • Have anxiety about the look of their ears
  • Desire a long-term solution
  • Desire a natural look

What to Expect

Otoplasty is an outpatient procedure that normally requires only local anesthesia. Small incisions will be made around the ears to allow our surgeon better access to the cartilage. Cartilage can then be manipulated through removal, reshaping, and reforming to repair the ears for an improved, symmetrical look. Excess skin from the ear can also be removed if needed. Ear surgery is commonly used to reshape, resize, pin back protruding ears, and repair earlobes to provide natural-looking results. The length of the surgery depends on the technique and the condition of the patient’s ears.

Anticipated Results

Following ear surgery, the ears will be dressed to provide protection. The dressing will remain in place for around 5 days for children and 2 days for adults. There’s little pain or discomfort associated with otoplasty, but patients should expect to experience tenderness and swelling. It’s crucial that pediatric patients not touch or bother their ears while they are healing. Results are long lasting and should provide years of positive benefits for patients.

Transform Your Ears Today

Anxiety about your ears as an adult or harassing and bullying at school for children can have profound effects on self-esteem and self-image. However, ear surgery can vastly improve a patient’s appearance and confidence. To learn more about transforming your or your child’s ears, give us a call today to schedule a consultation.