- Dr. Inessa Fishman
This 5-year-old girl presented with overly prominent ears, a feature present in her family. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Fishman treated her with otoplasty, or surgical ear shaping, to place the ears closer to the head. The patient is shown 1 month after surgery, with great healing progress; the ears will continue to improve in their appearance and position as swelling resolves over the next few months.
About Otoplasty Procedure
Prominent or “stuck-out” ears can be a source of peer ridicule and teasing both for adults and children. While protruding or misshapen ears may be corrected with non-surgical newborn correction, surgical correction is required for older children and adults. Our facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman performs otoplasty surgery to correct abnormally protruding or misshapen ears, treating both children and adults. Otoplasty commonly involves the shaping of the ear cartilage and tucking the ear closer to a more aesthetically pleasing position with the head and facial outline. Dr. Fishman does otoplasty surgery as a standalone procedure, or commonly combines it with rhinoplasty or blepharoplasty.