Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Otoplasty is the surgery to correct abnormalities in the structure of the ear. The surgery is for children preferably age 5 or over. Adults also choose to have cosmetic ear reshaping.

Otoplasty can correct many abnormalities including large ear lobes; “lop ear,” which means your ear tip folds down, and trends forward; or “shell ear,” which means certain features of a normal ear are missing, such as the curve in the outer rim and other natural fold.  There are many ways an ear can be reshaped. One involves cutting out the cartilage of the ear and another involves folding and stitching that cartilage instead of cutting it away. In either case, Dr. Marion will begin by making a small incision at the back of your ear, allowing him or her to access the cartilage and conduct the necessary procedure. After the surgery is complete, the incision site will be secured with stitches.