Ear position or shape irregularity can often cause insecurity and discomfort with your appearance. An otoplasty addresses issues with the size, shape, protrusion, and/or position of one or both ears.

What concerns can an otoplasty correct?

An otoplasty performed by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Pellegrino will:
  • Balance the appearance of large or protruding ears
  • Correct ear asymmetry
  • Alter the size and/or appearance of ears
  • Remove any sagging or drooping earlobe skin due to aging

An overview of an otoplasty

At your initial consultation, Dr. Pellegrino will give you a comprehensive explanation of what to expect from your otoplasty. He will carefully evaluate your desired outcome, and make recommendations to ensure that all your concerns are alleviated. This procedure will leave a scar behind the ear, although it will fade over time and is nearly imperceptible due to its location.

What to expect during recovery

There is very little discomfort and downtime associated with otoplasty surgery. Patients will be required to wear a head dressing for one to two days following the procedure. After that period has passed, they will change to a lighter headband that should be worn over the ears at all times for a week and then at night only for several weeks.

Is an otoplasty right for you?

If you are considering having otoplasty surgery, we highly encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pellegrino so he can evaluate your ears and give you an opinion on your individual situation. Generally, otoplasty surgery can be performed on adults and children above the age of 5, as long as their ears are fully formed. It is important to have a realistic expectation of what otoplasty can accomplish as well as a clear goal in mind during your consultation, but otoplasty is a relatively common surgery and the risks associated are generally minimal.

Meet Dr. Pellegrino

Dr. Pellegrino is board-certified in plastic surgery and a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. His 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery allows him to create individualized custom treatment plans for each client, leading to beautiful, natural results.

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