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Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) in Winchester, VA

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What is Ear Surgery?

Ear reshaping surgery, a procedure officially called otoplasty, is sometimes performed to reduce the size, shape, and general proportion of the ears for a better appearance. Otoplasty can also correct defects that are present from birth, problems caused by injury to the ears, and earlobe repairs. This surgery can also be performed to remove tissue and cartilage from the ear to mold it into a more refined and attractive shape. Winchester, VA and surrounding area men and women can benefit from this surgery if they are unhappy with the appearance of their ears or who need reconstruction of an ear. Double board-certified plastic and ENT surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen can also perform this procedure on children as young as five who have large or protruding ears who may get teased for their appearance throughout childhood. For more information, contact Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa to schedule a consultation today.

What Can I Expect from Ear Surgery?

In the case of protruding ears, the cartilage of the ears will be reformed and sometimes supported by splints, and soft tissue may also be trimmed away. Dr. Karen will make incisions behind your ear to reveal the ear’s confines. From there, the ears will be repositioned by tightening the skin. In cases of "hidden ears," when cartilages are not fully developed, Dr. Karen may choose to reshape the cartilages by pulling or repositioning while splints are placed as supports. In some cases, tissue grafting is also necessary to gain volume. Ear surgery is typically performed with general anesthesia and takes 1 – 2 hours to complete. In the case of earlobe repair, Dr. Karen can help repair a split, torn, or stretched earlobe in as little as 20 – 30 minutes. Following your procedure, you will be sent home for recovery with your ears bandaged to keep the new position and shape in place. This also helps young patients so they cannot touch or play with their ears. Dr. Karen or one of his Winchester, VA team members will give you post-op care instructions, which will include a variety of activities you should avoid your first week after surgery. Your scars will remain hidden behind the ears or within the natural folds if the incisions are made in front of the ear. You can expect your results to be long-lasting.

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Average Cost  
From $1,100
Average Procedure Time  
30 minutes- 2 hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
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Reshape Your Ears

If you are unhappy with the shape of your ears, it is possible to correct their shape or how far they stick out at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa. At our Winchester, VA facility, double board-certified plastic and ENT surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen offers ear surgery, as well as earlobe repair for men, women, and even children as young as five. For more information on ear surgery, including cost and treatment plans, call our office today.

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