Ear Surgery | Otoplasty near Denver, CO

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What Is Ear Surgery?

Patients of all ages, especially children, may be bothered by ears that stick out or protrude, are asymmetrical or misshapen, or look unnaturally big. Otoplasty (ear reshaping) is a cosmetic treatment that helps redefine the shape, size, and position of the ears to create a more aesthetic appearance. Our gifted facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons have helped many adults and children in Denver, CO move past the anxiety of showing their ears with otoplasty treatment. Regardless of the deformity, ear surgery at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery can allow an individual to feel more confident in their appearance while experiencing a boost in self-esteem. If you or your child are worried about the appearance of your ears, we welcome you to schedule a visit at our Englewood, CO facility to learn about the benefits of ear reshaping with otoplasty.

How Is ear surgery performed?

Ear reshaping surgery can be ideal for patients of all ages; however, it's commonly performed for young children. Denver area patients who have large, uneven, misshapen, or prominent ears, or those looking to fix torn earlobes, are often good candidates for otoplasty. Ear reshaping surgery, also called ear pinning, is performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia, local anesthesia, or IV sedation and typically takes around two hours to complete. During this procedure, the cartilage or other ear tissues will be reshaped to create a more natural appearance. Otoplasty outcomes are visible almost immediately, and the results should continue to improve as the ears heal.

Otoplasty FAQ

Will the results of ear surgery last?
Usually, the ears grow faster than other parts of the face and body, which is the reason why an otoplasty can be performed on younger patients with long-term results. Our skilled surgeons will examine the ears and discuss realistic expectations about how long the results ought to last. Even as the body and face can change dramatically from age and gravity, the effect on the ears should be minimal. In the event there are significant changes to the ears because of an injury, another otoplasty might be performed.

Do I need to have both ears done or just one?
The most common problems, such as ears that are oversized or stick out, occur in both ears, so both will need to be addressed. During ear surgery, our surgeons will shape both ears — so they are as equal as possible. However, if only one ear needs to be altered, the size and shape will be adjusted to mirror the untreated ear. When your surgeon creates your treatment plan, we will tell you whether one or both ears need to be corrected.

What about fixing stretched or torn earlobes?
The popularity of oversized earrings and ear gauges have made earlobe reconstruction a popular surgery at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery. If you're interested in having earlobe reconstruction, schedule a consultation with our team. We will analyze your ear and then discuss what could be done in order to repair your earlobes.

Reshape Your Ears With Otoplasty

Although the ears are small, an unusual shape, position, or size can impact how adults and children feel about their appearance. Ear reshaping with otoplasty can improve the shape or position of the ears and help significantly boost confidence and self-esteem. We invite you to call Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO to schedule a consultation and learn more about cosmetic ear surgery, otoplasty cost, and other details.

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