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Miami Plastic Surgery®
Plastic Surgery
8940 N. Kendall Drive Suite #903e - Miami, FL 33176
(305) 595-2969

Ear Surgery / Otoplasty Miami FL

Ear Surgery is a surgical procedure used to alter the appearance of protruding ears. This procedure is most commonly performed on small children who fall victim to name calling. This type of cruelty from other children can negatively affect a child’s self image. Adults may also benefit from this procedure, giving them more freedom with hairstyles and improving self esteem. However, when considering otoplasty, the earlier the better because softer cartilage is easier to mold; and because, the child will grow up without the self consciousness.

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Good Candidates For Otoplasty

  • The cartilage in the ear must be fully developed, usually around age five to six.
  • You are self conscious about the size and/or shape of your ears.
  • Your ears are not symmetrical.
  • You are in good health.
  • You have realistic expectations.
  • You have your child’s best interest at heart.

Your Otoplasty Consultation

During your initial consultation, you will meet with the plastic surgeon and staff. Your previous surgeres, your medical history, medications you are presently taking, and your overall physical and emotional health will be reviewed. Your skin quality will also be evaluated. Photographs may be taken for your medical record. Your surgeon will determine what you benefit from most and whether or not additional procedures will be necessary for you to achieve your desired results. Recovery time, risks and limitations associated with surgery will be also be discussed. The doctor's patient coordinator will review surgical costs and scheduling with you.

About Otoplasty Surgery

  • Anesthesia is required. Your surgeon will decide what type of anesthesia.
  • An incision is made just behind the ear, where the ear meets the head.
  • Any extra skin and/or cartilage is removed.
  • The surgeon will sculpt the cartilage to its desired shape.
  • Stitches are used to "pin back" or secure the ears into place.

Patient Financing options are available at Miami Plastic Surgery® and can be discussed in more detail during your consultation.