About Ear Surgery
Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Shlomo Widder, offers ear surgery at Widder Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center in Vienna, VA, to improve the size, shape, and position of the ears. Medically known as otoplasty, ear surgery is a popular procedure that is performed on patients of all ages. Children as young as 5 can undergo this treatment as well. At our practice, you will receive a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Widder to determine the best course of treatment for your condition. When developing a customized surgery plan, Dr. Widder keeps your facial features and profile in mind. The overall goal is to not only correct the appearance of the ears but to make sure the outcomes compliment your current facial contour. The results will leave you with beautifully symmetrical ears that are in proper proportion to the rest of your face.
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Otoplasty patients should be at least 5-years-old and have one of the following concerns:
- Ears that protrude or stick out from the head
- Ears that are misshapen from a trauma or congenital defect
- Ears that are disproportionately large compared to the head
What to Expect
Otoplasty reshapes the ears by making small incisions behind the ear to expose the cartilage. The cartilage is then removed and reshaped until the ear reaches the desired size and shape. Any excess skin is removed from the ear and in some cases, the ears will be repositioned closer to the head. The technique to treat protrusion (ears that stick out from the head) is commonly referred to as the "pinning back" of the ears. The overall goal of otoplasty is to give patients natural-looking ears and to restore their self-confidence.
Patients can expect swelling and bruising after undergoing otoplasty. However, this will subside after the first couple of weeks of recovery. An elastic headband is usually worn for the first several weeks after surgery to keep the ears in their new position and patients are advised to avoid strenuous work for approximately 1 – 2 months after their surgery. Children who have otoplasty will need to be closely monitored throughout the healing process, so they do not compromise the healing of their ears or cause agitation by rubbing or scratching.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1.5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Improve Your Ears
Otoplasty can help patients, especially children, enjoy the way they look and restore their confidence and happiness. Having misshapen or excessively large ears can cause unwanted attention and teasing that can affect self esteem. We encourage anyone who is looking into otoplasty for themselves or their children to schedule a consultation. It is our goal to help you feel good about your appearance.