Craig Colville, M.D., F.A.C.S.
John Zavell, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Toledo ear shaping cosmetic surgery for symmetrical, non-protruding ears.

Most patients, young and old alike, are thrilled with the results of ear surgery. Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. For the most part, the procedure is performed on children between the ages of 4 and 14. Ears are almost fully grown by age 4 and the earlier the surgery, the less ridicule the child will have to endure. For men and women of all ages in Toledo, otoplasty surgery can offer the improved appearance they desire.

You may be a good candidate for ear surgery if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Protruding ears or ears that are overly large;
  • Lop ear, or when the top seems to fold down and forward;
  • Cupped ear, which is usually a very small ear;
  • Shell ear, when the curve in the outer rim, as well as the natural folds and creases, are missing;
  • Large or stretched lobes or lobes with large creases or wrinkles;
  • Those born without ears or those who lost an ear through injury.

Length of Otoplasty Surgery

Our Toledo ear pinning surgery takes 2 to 3 hours, although complicated procedures may take longer.

Anesthesia Requirements for Ear Shaping Surgery

For young children, general anesthesia is used; for older children or adults, local anesthesia with sedation is used during otoplasty surgery.

Ear Pinning Surgery in Toledo

Otoplasty surgery is typically outpatient.

Side Effects of Ear Sculpting Surgery

Throbbing and aching are possible side effects of ear reshaping surgery.

Risks of Otoplasty Plastic Surgery

Blood clots, infection, scarring, and risks of anesthesia are possible risks of otoplasty cosmetic surgery.

Recovery from Ear Pinning Cosmetic Surgery

Patients are usually up and around within a few hours of surgery; stitches are removed or will dissolve within a week; any activity in which the ear may be bent should be avoided for about a month; children can go back to school after about 7 days, and adults can return to work within 5 days, a head band may be worn over the ears for 7 days.

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