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Patient Info

32 years old
Dr. Inessa Fishman


This 32-year-old man was bothered by his too-prominent earlobes, and wanted to improve their shape.  He had previous right-sided otoplasty (ear-shaping surgery) at a different practice, and felt this did not address his concerns.  Our Facial Plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman treated him with otoplasty, or ear-shaping surgery, to bring the lower halves of both ears and earlobes closer to the head.  The surgery was performed in the comfort of our clinic, with the patient awake and relaxed with by-mouth medications and laughing gas.  He is shown 6 months after surgery, with a great result and excellent healing progress; our patients describes his results as incredible!

This otoplasty surgery involved dissecting the lower portion of the ear cartilage (also called the concha) and bringing this framework closer to the head.  The bottom part of the helical rim (outer part of the ear) was also repositioned to tuck in the earlobes.

While children treated with otoplasty do best with general anesthesia (or being asleep in the operating room), most adults can have otoplasty surgery with the help of relaxing by-mouth medications, laughing gas, and injected numbing medications. This patient had his otoplasty surgery while awake and relaxed in the comfort of our luxurious clinic, and described a very comfortable experience.

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.Learn More About Otoplasty