Otoplasty can improve the shape or positioning of your ears. It also can reduce the size of your ears if they are large in proportion to your other features. If your ears protrude more than normal, otoplasty can reposition them closer to your head. Serving patients from the San Jose Bay Area with world-class otoplasty, Dr. Ereso and his staff are proud to provide exceptional results and attentive care.
Your Personal Consultation
A personal otoplasty consultation is the first step. During your consultation at our cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Ereso will assess your physical and emotional health and discuss your specific cosmetic goals for otoplasty. You should arrive at the consultation prepared to provide complete information about:
- Previous surgeries
- Past and present medical conditions
- Treatments you have received
- Medications that you are taking, including nutritional supplements and herbal remedies
The Otoplasty Procedure
The supporting tissue of the ears, called cartilage, is reshaped in order to position your ears closer to your head. Many ears protrude and have a flattened appearance inside the rim of the ear. This usually is accomplished through incisions placed behind your ears. Subsequent scars will be concealed in the natural skin crease.
When otoplasty is completed, a large soft dressing resembling a soft helmet without the top is placed and left in position for 3-5 days. A tennis headband or elastic bandage is worn at night for several weeks after the dressing is removed. Your ears may feel ‘numb’ after otoplasty. This will improve over several months. It is unusual to require pain medication for more than several days.
Avoid straining, bending, contact sports and lifting during the early postoperative period. You may resume most of your normal activities within 10 days or less.
Ear Contouring Results
Our patients have been very pleased with their ‘new ears!’ Although the healing may take some time, you can expect the end results of otoplasty to be worth the wait. Results are long-lasting and usually exhibit significant improvement allowing patients to wear any hairstyle and go swimming (without a bathing cap!) with confidence. We have seen beautiful results in patients 60 years old as well as in kindergartners and high school students!
Many patients choose to undergo otoplasty along with rhinoplasty, facelift, or other facial cosmetic procedures.
Schedule an Otoplasty Consultation with our Plastic Surgeon
We invite you to learn more about ear surgery by contacting our practice to schedule a consultation. Dr. Alexander Ereso has provided excellent otoplasty results to patients from throughout the San Jose Bay Area, including Mountain View, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale.