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Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) in Phoenix, AZ

Do you find that your ears are more prominent than you would like? Are you bothered by the shape, proportions, or position of your ears?

Dr. Boll offers cosmetic ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, to restore a natural-looking ear size, shape, and projection. This procedure can correct ear deformities or defects due to genetic conditions and injuries.

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What Is Otoplasty Used For?

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The Otoplasty Procedure

What Can I Expect at My Otoplasty Consultation?

During your consultation, Dr. Boll will ask you about your aesthetic goals. She will examine your ears and determine if ear surgery can provide those results. She will also take the time to answer any questions you have about the procedure.

How Is Otoplasty Performed?

Otoplasty is usually performed under local anesthesia. In some cases, general anesthesia may be needed.

Cosmetic ear surgery will involve incisions made either behind or inside the outer ear. Incision placement will vary depending on the needs of the patient and their aesthetic goals.

During the operation, excess cartilage and skin will be removed. The remaining tissue will then be stitched together in the new and ideal form.

Can Otoplasty Be Combined With Other Procedures?

Ear surgery can be performed alone or in concert with other plastic surgeries.

Some of the most common procedures combined with otoplasty include:

What to Expect After Ear Surgery


How Long Does Otoplasty Recovery Take?

Patients will need to avoid placing pressure on the ears for at least two weeks after surgery. This will help them heal correctly. You will need to wear a compression headband for six weeks after surgery. The cartilage has memory and will try to revert back, so this helps prevent that. Tenderness in the ears may last for six weeks.

How Should I Sleep After Ear Surgery?

You will need to take measures to avoid sleeping on your ears for up to four weeks. To protect your ears, tie a scarf or wear a supportive headband around your head. You can sleep on your back if you won't move to your side in your sleep. Many patients use pillows to support the head and keep it propped up throughout the night.


Does Otoplasty Leave Scars?

Otoplasty will leave small scars in or behind the ears. However, these scars are extremely difficult to detect and will fade over time.


Will My Otoplasty Results Be Permanent?

While the size, shape, and projection of the ears may change slightly over time following the surgery, the results of otoplasty are generally permanent. Your protruding ears should remain closer to your head, and your new ear contours will remain stable barring injury.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Otoplasty

How much does otoplasty cost in Phoenix?

The otoplasty surgery cost will vary depending on the size and complexity of the treatment and the technique used. Fees charged by the surgeon and anesthesiologist can also vary.

Dr. Boll will provide you with a personalized otoplasty cost following your consultation. She also offers cosmetic procedure financing plans to help patients afford the cosmetic surgery they desire.

Am I a candidate for otoplasty?

Anyone unhappy with the size, shape, or projection of their ears is a potential candidate for ear surgery. Ideal candidates will have a clear understanding of their cosmetic concerns and ideal results. Dr. Boll can confirm if ear pinning surgery can provide those results during the consultation.

What is the right age for otoplasty?

There are no age restrictions on otoplasty for adults. Children should not undergo cosmetic ear surgery until they are at least five or six years old, but otoplasty is often performed on children. All healthy adults are eligible for ear surgery.

For more information, read our blog on the best age for otoplasty.

How can I prepare for otoplasty?

Before your surgery, you should refrain from taking blood-thinning medications, drinking alcohol, and smoking for two weeks. These steps will make your procedure safer, reduce the risk of complications, and speed up your recovery.

Does otoplasty surgery hurt?

Patients will experience itching, minor pain, and swelling around the ears for a few days after the operation. Patients can usually manage these symptoms with over-the-counter medications.

Are there risks or side effects from otoplasty?

Cosmetic ear surgery comes with risks like all surgical procedures. These are usually minor but cannot be entirely eliminated. Risks may include:

  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing
  • Minor nerve damage
  • Ear asymmetry
  • Poor aesthetic results