Ear Surgery


Perfect Your Profile with Precision Ear Surgery

At Iorio Plastic Surgery & Medspa, we understand the importance of feeling confident and comfortable in your skin. Our experienced team, led by Dr. Louis Iorio, offers transformative solutions to enhance your natural beauty and restore facial harmony. One such procedure we specialize in is ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, which aims to address protruding ears and create a more balanced facial profile.

How Does Ear Surgery Work?

Performed under general anesthesia for children and local anesthesia for adults, ear surgery typically begins with an incision hidden behind the ear, allowing the aesthetics practitioner to access and reshape the underlying cartilage. This process brings the ears closer to the head, effectively reducing protrusion and enhancing facial harmony. The procedure typically lasts between one to two hours, depending on the complexity of the correction needed.

What Is Ear Surgery?

Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure designed to correct the appearance of protruding ears by repositioning them closer to the head. While it is commonly performed on children between the ages of 5 or 6 and 14, it is also suitable for adults seeking to improve the symmetry and proportion of their ears.

Earlobe Repair

Earlobe repair is a surgical procedure to fix damaged or elongated earlobes caused by heavy earrings, trauma, or aging. This quick restoration process reconstructs the earlobe’s natural shape and allows for re-piercing, enhancing both appearance and functionality.

Earlobe Shortening

Earlobe shortening is a cosmetic procedure that reduces earlobe length to improve facial proportion and aesthetics. Ideal for those with naturally long or stretched earlobes due to aging or genetics, this surgery removes part of the earlobe to achieve a more youthful and balanced look.

Benefits of Ear Surgery

Restoring Facial Proportion

Ear surgery helps balance facial features by reducing the prominence of protruding ears.

Correcting Folded Ear Tips

Patients with lop ears can achieve a more natural ear shape through otoplasty.

Reshaping Earlobes

Long or offset earlobes can be reshaped to enhance overall facial aesthetics.

Enhancing Congenital Defects

Otoplasty can address congenital irregularities, including very small ears, to improve appearance and self-confidence.

Remedying Accidental Injury

Whether due to injury or trauma, ear surgery can restore the appearance of damaged ears, including cases involving partial or complete loss.

Procedure Timeline for Ear Surgery

Why Choose Us for Ear Surgery?

Frequently Asked Questions

Is ear surgery painful?

Ear surgery is performed under anesthesia to ensure a comfortable experience. While some discomfort and swelling may occur during recovery, pain is typically well managed with prescribed medications.

Most patients can return to normal activities within a week following ear surgery. However, avoiding strenuous activities and contact sports for at least a month is essential to allow for proper healing.

The incisions for ear surgery are typically well-concealed behind the ear, minimizing visible scarring. Any residual scarring tends to fade over time and is generally inconspicuous.

Yes, the results of ear surgery are permanent, providing long-lasting improvements to the appearance of protruding ears. However, following post-operative care instructions is essential to maintaining optimal outcomes.

Ideal candidates for ear surgery are individuals bothered by protruding ears or other aesthetic concerns related to ear shape and position. During a consultation, Dr. Iorio will assess your candidacy and discuss treatment options based on your goals and medical history.